Looks like lock down will continue for awhile

MIRAMAR

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Audsley, last week my husband couldn't get into town with a face mask, permanent resident card and utility bill. Also, be careful about asking on this forum about how to get into the safe zone (even though there are a lot of workers going in and out from Sonoyta and other places). You'll be accused of being irresponsible: "Hope you enjoy your stay but do not infect your neighbors.check the definition of irresponsible."
 

audsley

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Audsley, last week my husband couldn't get into town with a face mask, permanent resident card and utility bill. Also, be careful about asking on this forum about how to get into the safe zone (even though there are a lot of workers going in and out from Sonoyta and other places). You'll be accused of being irresponsible: "Hope you enjoy your stay but do not infect your neighbors.check the definition of irresponsible."
Thanks for sharing your husband's experience.

My immediate desire is to accompany a friend across the border during Phase 2 (June 1 or soon after) and then down to Puerto Lobos to check on his house. This normally involves a short side trip into Rocky Point to top off the gas tank at the first Circle K. We can probably find some other way to get gas without having to enter the safe zone. Our main challenge is getting across the border and getting through whatever roadblocks and check points we might run into on the highway going past RP, Santo Tomas and Desemboque.
 

Jungle Jim

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Hello Audsley,

Just go straight thru Sonyta south directly to Caborca. From Caborca west is a short drive to the Coastal Highway then south again only twenty five miles or so to Puerto Lobos. No need to go thru PP.

Is your friend interested in renting his house? I've been leaving my boat on and off down there since last summer and would like someplace to sleep and rent other than the green fishing barracks that Sr. Crab has to offer.

Sorry, you can call me here in Yuma at 800-494-5597 if he might be interested. I want to leave a Jeep down there as well.

JJ
 

playaperro

El Pirata
Thanks for sharing your husband's experience.

My immediate desire is to accompany a friend across the border during Phase 2 (June 1 or soon after) and then down to Puerto Lobos to check on his house. This normally involves a short side trip into Rocky Point to top off the gas tank at the first Circle K. We can probably find some other way to get gas without having to enter the safe zone. Our main challenge is getting across the border and getting through whatever roadblocks and check points we might run into on the highway going past RP, Santo Tomas and Desemboque.
When you go over bridge and hit the sanitation stop you will be hit up by the Marines, they will be asking when you left town and do you have re-entry paperwork or going to funeral. You cannot get passed them but they will let you go by escort to first gas station and get gas but will not let you leave your vehicle, both cops and visitors have gone to jail for mordida trying to get in to this ghost town. I tried going to M/palace but it is blocked same as the entrance west back into town, saw many trucks going with furniture turned back, I wish they would tell you once you cross into Mexico Penasco is closed off, they patrol the area with drones too. I know someone says it's possible to get in but I wouldn't attempt it.
 

joanC

Well Known Member
Should we be considering a welfare check on Dr Bob, or he just trying to psych us out by not sharing his medical expertise ? Does anyone know if he is younger, or older, in good health, or not ? We sure don't want to lose him on this forum !
 

audsley

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Playaperro, I gave your post a like just to say thanks, but it wasn't what I wanted to hear.

Most of the people on this forum seem mainly concerned with getting in and out of Rocky Point. I'm mainly concerned with getting in and out of Mexico. RP is important, but it's a moot point if you can't even get into the country.

I'm resigned to waiting until the closure agreement among the US, Canada and Mexico expires and isn't renewed. Initially the temporary border closure was for 30 days beginning March 20. Then on April 19 they announced it was being extended another 30 days. (Nice of them to give everyone plenty of advance notice.) I'm expecting that around Tuesday May 19 they'll announce another 30-day extension taking us to June 20.

The best medicine for self-pity attacks, which I'll admit I've been having, is looking at how this virus has affected some other people. Then boredom and restlessness doesn't look so bad.
 

joester

2 salty dawgs
I've been reading more news, but decided to delete those stories that seem unpopular. Stay safe, stay healthy. peace.
 
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Jungle Jim

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Hello again Audsley,

Caborca is not "locked down". Puerto Lobos does not have a power hungry mayor, in fact no one at all to enforce the "I am in command" thug mentality.

The "police station" there in Lobos is a ten by ten foot building with no service that has most likely never been occupied.

Also, keep in mind that there is no fuel available SW of Caborca on Hwy 44 after the Pee-Mix station at Y La Griega junction. The next fuel might be had at the tiny Pee-Mix station at Puerto Libertad thirty five miles further south of Puerto Lobos.

Dr. Bob is probably doing just fine this afternoon chowing down on some F-Fine F-Frog takeout and avoiding the endless negativity spewed by the happy members of this informative forum.

JJ
 

RP Life

Well Known Member
Just an update for Monday from rp times:

Source: Rocky Point Times Newspaper

UPDATE!
THINGS CHANGE DAILY, (and we are doing the best we can to bring you current and accurate information as provided by the city...not speculation.)

The City has announced Phase 1 of the city’s reactivation and it will began Monday May 18th.
These are the following business/activities that will be able to operate, following strict sanitary guideliness like wearing a mask and gloves at all times.
By appointment and one customer at a time only
...
-Hair salons/barber shops/spas
-Auto repair shops/ac and electric repair.
-Carwash
-Printing, serigraphy and taylor/sewing shops
-Street vendors will be allowed to sell food and/or artesanal objects in non-tourist areas.
- And La Milla/Unidad Deportiva will be open for 50ppl at a time only for 1hr for ppl that need to exercise or walk for an hr. By appointment only, call 638-113-3300
- Construction sites, 1 worker per 50 square meters, and no cafeterias will be allowed to be open at the site. Workers will be able to be transported but no more than 9 per vehicle.
-Construction material/supplies companies.

By Delivery only...(or 2 customers at a time)
-beauty supply/distributors
-book stores (papelerias)
-Flowershops
-Electronic stores
- Furniture stores
-Pest/Insect control
-Laundromats
-Paint stores
-Clothing stores
-etc

(NO to opening Pools on phase 1, sorry)

PHASE 2 June 1st - June 15th at 40% capacity'

-Restaurants
-Taco places
-Cafe's (Cafeterias)
-Gyms
-Public spaces (for residents only, not the Malecon or the Beach)
-Golf

PHASE 3 June 16th -...
With the protocols from the Dept. of Health, keeping a safe distance and no agglomeration.
-Hotels at 40% capacity


Modifications are still being made, we will post as soon as we have all the info.
Questions or doubts or if you have a question about your business please reach out to the city authorities at Gobierno de Puerto Peñasco.

Again, the road block or sanitary filter is still in place, the beach is still closed and waiting for the Federal Govt. to allow the opening, border is open for essential travel only, only 1 person per vehicle, wearing a mask is mandatory. Curfew hrs are still in place. And the Mayor asks for discipline so all 3 phases are possible.

Phase 1- May 18th-May31st
Phase 2- June 1st-June 15th
Phase 3- June 16-...

www.facebook.com/groups/PuertoPenasco/permalink/10158301170514002
 

Mexico Joe

Cholla Bay 4 Life
Should we be considering a welfare check on Dr Bob, or he just trying to psych us out by not sharing his medical expertise ? Does anyone know if he is younger, or older, in good health, or not ? We sure don't want to lose him on this forum !
Actually Joan, we wouldn't want to lose him on this forum. Bob has provided YEARS, DECADES of good ACTIONABLE intelligence for many topics of concern. I won't speak for Bob but I would rather have 100 of him than one of you. You're a Rocky Point cheerleader right? I see your face on many billboards in town... Kind of a hoity toity type? Scarf wearing, sipping hot totties on a cold January day at Manny's?
 

playaperro

El Pirata
Hello again Audsley,

Caborca is not "locked down". Puerto Lobos does not have a power hungry mayor, in fact no one at all to enforce the "I am in command" thug mentality.

The "police station" there in Lobos is a ten by ten foot building with no service that has most likely never been occupied.

Also, keep in mind that there is no fuel available SW of Caborca on Hwy 44 after the Pee-Mix station at Y La Griega junction. The next fuel might be had at the tiny Pee-Mix station at Puerto Libertad thirty five miles further south of Puerto Lobos.

Dr. Bob is probably doing just fine this afternoon chowing down on some F-Fine F-Frog takeout and avoiding the endless negativity spewed by the happy members of this informative forum.

JJ
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brokenwave

Well Known Member
Big shoot out at y greca they taking your Jeep Fords and Rams. Don't head out that way.
Translated roughly from De Frente:
ARMED FACE BETWEEN STATE POLICE AND MALANDROS IN THE REGION OF THE AND GREEGA
With high-power bursts, armed civilians tried to tear down the State Police helicopter on a day of armed crash that has developed for several hours this Sunday.
Elements of the State Police have besieged a town in the area of Caborca, called San Felipe, located in the agricultural area of the municipality, 10 kilometers from the Y, heading to Puerto Peñasco, as part of the confrontation they hold against the criminal group I love you so much
So far, State Police have arrested several people, secured thick-caliber firearms and several vehicles, one of them armored.
 

RP Life

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Residents trying to return before June 16th: (update on Rocky Point 360 Facebook)

May 18th - Phase I gradual reopening phase beginning in Puerto Peñasco. In this morning's interview on La Reyna Del Mar Radio, Puerto Peñasco Mayor Kiko Munro emphasized points as to the first phase of businesses / activities starting to reactivate. *Key take aways*: *any business that fits within the outlined points for phase 1 MUST have a Letter of Commitment signed with the City (at Economic Development office), who will then program visit and sanitizing of establishment... (NO COST) * recreational activities: La Milla sports complex limited to 50 people per hour (5 am - 8 am / 5 pm - 8 pm) and need to reserve spot 638 113 3300 (No cost) (at sports facility practice social distancing as use of gloves/masks not required (when speed walking, running - but maintain distance). Limited permissions for golf and tennis at developments. * Vehicles - 1 person only guideline still applies, IF there are 2 for an essential purpose (taking someone to work or scheduled appointment) the second person needs to be in back seat and both people with masks * Roadblock health filter to remain in place through Phase I and II - residents trying to return to Puerto Peñasco prior to June 16th will be subject to isolation at area hotel for 12-14 days (hotel not named) and responsible for paying 1/2 of the accommodation expenses For questions on reopening guidelines in Phase I for businesses - contact Economic Development: 638 108 2200 9 am – 1 pm.

www.facebook.com/rockypoint360/
 

joanC

Well Known Member
Actually Joan, we wouldn't want to lose him on this forum. Bob has provided YEARS, DECADES of good ACTIONABLE intelligence for many topics of concern. I won't speak for Bob but I would rather have 100 of him than one of you. You're a Rocky Point cheerleader right? I see your face on many billboards in town... Kind of a hoity toity type? Scarf wearing, sipping hot totties on a cold January day at Manny's?
? You may have misread what I said. If not, we need a welfare check on you as well !
 
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