Saturday, February 21, 2015

Melaque/San Patricio planta de aguas negras no sirve

Well it used to work and the guys that ran it were real proud of it. I went out there in 2007 and they gave me a tour. I hear it only operated for 3 years and I can only assume the Cihuatlan administration changed and decided to not fund the upkeep. Could have been a few of the machines broke and expensive to fix but the pump that pumps black water out there is still working full time. Problem is you combine that mess with the high water table issue and you have some real health concerns for anyone living in the area. This water mixed with an abundance of surface ground water mostly heads for Laguna de Tules but it's probably in well water and it crosses the main road into Pinal Villa in 3 places.

2007 waste treatment plant

2015 waste treatment plant
It smells really bad

The State requires any town over 2500 pop to treat waste water but the date to comply was in 2010 and they want a plant like that in the fotos but it's expensive to build and maintain. El Grullo decided to go with an artificial lagoon which is much cheaper and very little upkeep. Some group here is trying to get a tour and technical explanation of how it works in El Grullo. Something has to be done

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jalisco promotes it's Organic Coffee

Expo Gourmet Cafe 2015, to be held from 26 to 28 February in Guadalajara Expo

Various regions of Jalisco have their own quality high altitude coffees  (above 900 meters above sea level) and their production takes place in suitable micro-climates; this can be enforced to achieve certification of organic food, which will open niche markets that value this feature at a premium above the conventional product.

The CEO of agricultural development of the Ministry of Rural Development of Jalisco, Mario Ramos Velasco, said it is a strategic objective Jalisciense positioning coffee as organic and gourmet, since the smaller coffee production can not compete by volume, as the regular coffee product have large tracts of coffee, in Chiapas, Veracruz, Puebla and Oaxaca.

"La SEDER" will participate in Expo Gourmet Cafe 2015, to be held from 26 to 28 February in Guadalajara Expo, with a pavilion for Jalisco coffee growers.

He stressed that certified Jalisco coffee would have a plus and will be more attractive in the market for organic products.

According to a statement from La SEDER, Jalisco contributes 0.3 percent of coffee production in the country with plantations on 3,000,800 hectares and with a roster of 100 thousand producers; production is 8400 tonnes.

In the field there are 10 Jalisco coffee municipalities. Talpa de Allende (2000 150 hectares), Cabo Corrientes (865 hectares), Cuautitlán de García Barragán (337 hectares) and Amacueca (95 hectares), along with small areas in Pihuamo, Tuxpan, Tonila, Zapotitlán de Vadillo, San Sebastián del West and Tolimán.

In the case of Cuautitlán de García Barragán, in this region south coast, the coffee produced in the area Cuzalapa has reached international markets work and promoting women's group "Color of the Earth".

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Zoologico de Vallarta

Located in Mismaloya, Zoologico de Vallarta is surrounded by lush jungle vegetation in one of Puerto Vallarta's most exotic zones.

Zoo located in the jungle on the road to Eden

Zoo entrance

A not real foto of many of their cats

A beauty and babies

On approximately 64 hectares (158 acres), in which 5 hectares (12 acres) have been developed. The remaining 59 hectares (146 acres) are foreseen for future expansion of the park. For your convenience, we have a full restaurant area on the premises.

This naturally tropical environment provides the perfect setting for the zoo's more than 400 mammal, bird and reptile inhabitants. Half the animals on display are indigenous to Mexico, and most every creature found in this area is represented – jaguars, pumas, coyotes, ocelots, tlacuaches, coatimundis and quite a few bird and reptile species among them - crocodiles and iguanas included.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Last day for 15% discount for Tarjeta de Circulacion

Last day for 15% discount for Tarjeta de Circulacion

La SEPAF informa que a partir de 2015, el recibo de pago hará las veces de tarjeta de circulación, la cual llegará posteriormente a su domicilio, según lo dispuesto en el artículo tercero transitorio de la Ley de Ingresos, que aprobó el Congreso de Jalisco.
El plazo para realizar el pago del Refrendo Vehicular 2015 concluye el 31 de marzo próximo, y su costo es de 476 pesos. Los contribuyentes cumplidos se beneficiarán con descuentos escalonados, según la fecha en que realice el pago:
MES DE PAGO             BENEFICIO                  PAGO TOTAL
Enero                             15%                         405 pesos
Febrero                          10%                         428 pesos
Marzo                             5%                          452 pesos
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