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Rocky Pt. draws UA spring breakers despite violence

A recent gunbattle in Tucson’s favorite Mexican beach town doesn’t seem to be deterring students from planning a spring break across the border.

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Steller: In Rocky Point, not enough whitewash for a helicopter gunship

When Mexico’s drug-war violence surged in the middle of the last decade, Rocky Point was in a building boom, and the tourist industry assured us the beach town remained tranquilo.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

The sound of gunfire ripped through the Sonora beach town of Rocky Point Wednesday morning during a deadly shootout between the federal police and alleged drug traffickers.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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At least 5 killed in gunfight in Rocky Point's resort area

At least 5 killed in gunfight in Rocky Point's resort area

At least five people were killed in a shootout involving federal police and military officials this morning near Rocky Point's Sandy Beach area, the Sonora state attorney general confirmed.

December 18, 2013 10:11 am Video Photos

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Travel warning lifted for Rocky Point

Travel warning lifted for Rocky Point

Rocky Point is no longer under the travel warning issued by the U.S. State Department; instead the government only recommends U.S. citizens use the Lukeville border crossing in order to limit driving through Mexico.

August 27, 2013 4:05 pmLoading…

Daytime I-10 ramp closures start today

Ongoing repaving and ramp work on Interstate 10 hasn't affected Tucson drivers much - until now.

October 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Daytime I-10 ramp closures start Friday

Ongoing repaving and ramp work on Interstate 10 hasn’t affected Tucson drivers much — until now.

October 18, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

Mexican cops patrol Sonoyta after criminals invade

Heavily armed police have been patrolling the Sonoran border town of Sonoyta this week after an armed convoy of criminals took control of the town for hours Sunday night.

September 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Earthquake swarms hit California, Rocky Point

As hundreds of small quakes hit in the Imperial Valley of California Sunday and Monday, another series of earthquakes occurred in the floor of the Gulf of California, south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

August 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
3 earthquakes reported near Rocky Point

3 earthquakes reported near Rocky Point

Three earthquakes struck Sunday night in the northern Gulf of California, south of Puerto Peñasco.

August 27, 2012 11:03 amLoading…
Viper, Aeromk to build jets in Sonora

Viper, Aeromk to build jets in Sonora

Mar de Cores International Airport in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.

August 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Viper, Aeromk to build jets in Sonora

Viper, Aeromk to build jets in Sonora

A venture between U.S. and Mexican aircraft companies promises to create up to 400 jobs over the next three years in the beachfront town of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

August 03, 2012 12:00 am

US urges 'caution' on Rocky Point travel after Americans targeted

The July 19 shootout in Puerto Peñasco made headlines because of its death toll, but it was just the culmination of a series of attacks in the beach town, including a July 17 home invasion targeting U.S. tourists.

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Home invasion on Rocky Point tourists prompts new U.S. warning

Home invasion on Rocky Point tourists prompts new U.S. warning

A shocking home invasion targeting a group of American tourists in Puerto Peñasco preceded the July 19 shootout there, prompting the U.S. consulate to issue a new advisory to travelers.

July 31, 2012 12:31 pm Related Loading…

Rocky Point death toll hits 6 in Thurs. shootings

Gunbattles that broke out in Puerto Peñasco on Thursday evening left at least six people dead, including at least one police officer.

July 21, 2012 12:00 am
Event offers tips for staying safe on UA spring break trips, revels

Event offers tips for staying safe on UA spring break trips, revels

With just over a week to go before spring break starts for University of Arizona students, school officials want to make sure students planning to travel abroad or spend long days and nights partying play it safe.

March 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

US warns about travel to Nogales, Rocky Point

As spring break approaches, Arizonans are urged to avoid Nogales, Sonora, and the beach areas of Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point.

February 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Fed travel warning again includes Rocky Point

As spring break approaches, Arizonans are urged to avoid Nogales, Mexico, and the beach areas of Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point.

February 10, 2012 12:02 pmLoading…

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