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Quirino Ordaz at WNMU

Western New Mexico University officials met today with Sinaloa elected governor Quirino Ordaz, to sign a letter of intent between WNMU and Sinaloa. The agreement is the first step in initiating future collaborations with Sinaloa in the areas of academics, science and culture for the secondary and higher education institutions. The objective of the agreement is to

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2016 Pacific Marathon

27 bandas have been contracted to play along the 42 kilometer route of the 18th edition of the Gran Maratón Pacífico Mazatlán that will held November 26 & 27.  About 12,500 runners are expected to participate in different categories. Marathon program on Saturday November 26 6:30 am  – 3k, 5k and 10k races at the Start/Finish

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2016 Mazatlan Ciclotour is back!

The 6th edition of Ciclotour (Mazatlan Bike tour) will be held December 3. At a press conference attended by Mayor Carlos Felton and Tourism Secretary Rafael Lizarraga, the organizers confirmed that 1,200 participants from all over the country have already registered and the target is  1500 cyclists. The Ciclotour is NOT a race. It’s a group tour on bicycles

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Sinaloa Governors Coming and Going…

Coming…. Snr. Quirino Ordaz, Governor-elect of Sinaloa held a meeting with Governor Jerry Brown of California and other government officials and businessmen in Sacramento. California is a significant commercial partner of Sinaloa with an estimated half a million Sinaloenses living in the State. They discussed topics of mutual interest including  agriculture, energy, education and tourism among others.

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Littering fines are in force

Last weekend municipal authorities conducted an informative campaign at Colonia Infonavit Alarcon to encourage proper waste disposal. The area is strewn with garbage containers even from other colonias adding to pollution and creating unhealthy conditions. The authorities decided to take out  the containers and educate residents to garbage collection schedules, warning them that penalties will be enforced. 2

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O’Neill murder accused make 2nd appearance.

Editor’s note: This report is based on the Prosecution’s statement read over 3-hours in minute detail. We are reporting what we believe are the most pertinent facts as they were presented in court. Because the defense will not be presenting their own statements and evidence until March 2017, we have chosen to close comments on the

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Missing Californian Baby was located in Mazatlan

Authorities say 36-year-old Erika Ramos Saucedo went to the South Bay Women’s Recovery Center on November 8, kidnapped 2-month-old Maximus Garcia Ramos and fled to Tijuana. Authorities in Baja California issued an Amber Alert for a woman suspected of kidnapping her baby from a facility in National City, California. Ramos is a known methamphetamine user which

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More hotels in town!

Mayor Carlos Felton, Snr. Rafael Lizarraga Sinaloa’s Tourism Secretary, Jorge Abdala and Gerardo Valdez from the Radisson Group joined in to lay the foundation of a new hotel in Mazatlan. The $197 million peso Park Inn by Radisson will be located on Sabalo Cerritos, between the Hotel El Rancho and Paraiso Costa Bonita. The hotel will have

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Bike lanes are coming…

On September 24 a new signage scheme was put in place on Mazatlan’s Malecon. The program is officially called “Via de la Convivencia”  with 40 signs posted on the coconut palms. They encourage pedestrian traffic to stay closest to the beach side while cyclists and presumably other “wheeled” riders remain closer to the road. The hope is

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O’Neil murder suspects appear in court.

The first hearing in the O’Neil McGean case was held today in Mazatlan. Three accused persons accompanied by their lawyers, and a team of 6 from the Prosecutor General’s office appeared before Judge Elba Patricia Lopez. The prosecuting attorney read a lengthy statement outlining the evidence gathered and alleges that: Confidential information about Mr. McGean’s bank accounts

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Pepe’s life in the Colonia Azteca

Pepe is an 8 year old boy who lives in Mazatlan’s Colonia Azteca. Every evening he goes to play outside on the street with his friends. They don’t care that the street is not paved. They just love their soccer. Pepe’s mother Lupita is chatting with the neighbors. They gossip about the teenager who just

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Gov. confirms body is that of O’Neil

AHOME._ Governor Mario López Valdez confirmed last night that the body found buried Friday afternoon in a home in Mazatlan is that of US citizen McGean Patrick O’Neil, who disappeared on October 25. “We sincerely regret the death of this resident of Mazatlan.” said Lopez Valdez. He added that the authorities will take action against those responsible and

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Gov. Mario Lopez comments on O’Neil disappearnce.

While not confirming or denying that the body recovered in Mazatlan is that of missing resident O’Neil McGean,  Gov. Mario Lopez Valdez said today that the Prosecutor General of Sinaloa will soon be issuing a statement about the case and in compliance with the country’s judicial regulations and privacy laws. Speaking to the Press in Los Mochis, he expressed

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THIS JUST IN…….

Body found in Colonia Azteca…..last night. Unconfirmed reports from at least two local newspapers indicate that a body discovered buried at a home in the area of Mateos Lopes & Zaragoza may be that of missing Mazatlan resident O’neil McGean.  There are no confirmations from the authorities, but the scene is heavily surrounded by the Military,

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2016 Golden Deer Awards

The 22nd edition of the gala dinner “Fiesta Amigos” on Nov 1 at the Oceano Palace hotel. It is an annual summit of local and international tour operators, travel agencies, leisure suppliers and media, organized by The Mazatlan Hotel Association (AhyET) jointly with the state and municipal governments. The Association awards “Golden Deer” plaques to companies

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