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POTRERO SECURITY

Unfortunately as things slow down crime picks up in these parts.

Saturday a home up in Pacific Heights witnessed 3 young (approx 25 yrs in age), possibly armed, men attempting to break into their bodega during the heavy rain and thunder storm. 

Nothing was taken (other than a few beers from an outside fridge) and no one was harmed as the home’s caretaker went to investigate a noise and scared the individuals off.

Be aware of a suspicious teal/bluish/green 4 door car around this area that has been seen many times.

Lock up and keep a lookout for you and our neighborhood!

22 September 2014 | 8:48am
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The new episode of HGTV’s House Hunters International, featuring local realtor Randy Toltz of Coldwell Banker Beach Properties of Costa Rica will have a special big screen showing this Thursday evening at Bar La Perla’s.

Show airs at 8:30pm. Get there early for a good seat and some great dinner. 

17 September 2014 | 1:01pm
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NOVEDADES

A scheduled power outage has been ordered by the national electrical institute (ICE) for the Nuevo Colón Substation for this Friday

ICE will be performing a scheduled suspension to change a damaged element at Liberia´s substation. They will need to cut the power on the transmission line Liberia-Papagayo-Nuevo Colón. Power likely will be out from about 4am to 6am on Friday, September 19th. 

Affected areas include: 

CIRCUITO PLAYA HERMOSA: ARTOLA, ARTOLITA, PLAYA HERMOSA, CACIQUE DEL MAR, HOTEL BOSQUE DEL MAR, TRES HEMANOS, LUPERÓN, PALO ALTO, HERMOSA HIGH, VISTA HERMOSA, SARDINAL, OBANDITO, LIBERTAD, SAN BLAS, RESERVA DE GOLF, EXPORPACK, Bº LA CARPINTERA, PLAYONES, COMUNIDAD, GUARDIA, PALMIRA, PASO TEMPISQUE, CATSA, TABORES, TABLAZO, DANIEL ODUBER, EL ZAPAL, SANTA RITA, LAS TRANCAS, DO IT CENTER, EL CIMA, ANTIGUAS BODEGAS DE SENECA, LANGOSTINOS, RANCHO GESLING, CHALACO, EL PASO, PALMIRA, CATSA, FINCA EL REAL, LOS ANGELES DE PALMIRA, HIELO CRISTAL, FINCA MONTE CLARO, CERRITOS (AGRO RICE PUNTO DE BOMBEO LA ROMÁNTICA), HACIENDA TEMPISQUE

CIRCUITO OCOTAL: PLAYAS DEL COCO, BARRIO LOS CANALES, OCOTAL, LA SEGOVIA, LA AURORA, COCO BAY, Bº LAS PALOMAS, PRECARIO, Bº SAN MARTÍN, Bº LA HERMOSA, Bº LOS ANGELES, BARRIO LA CHORRERA, URBANIZACIÓN MAPACHE, LA CLÍNICA, LAS TORRES DEL ICE QUE ESTÁN EN PUNTA CACIQUE, COCOJOYA, CLUB PACÍFICO, RESIDENCIAL LAS COLINAS, VILLAS DEL SOL, AZUL PARAISO, BARRIO LA CHORRERA, URBANIZACIÓN MAPACHE, LA CLÍNICA, LAS TORRES DEL ICE QUE ESTÁN EN PUNTA CACIQUE, COCOJOYA, CLUB PACIFICO, RESIDENCIAL LAS COLINAS, VILLAS DEL SOL

CIRCUITO MATAPALO: HOTEL RIU, PLAYA MATAPALO, LA GUACAMAYA, HOTEL RIU, PLAYA MATAPALO, LOMAS DEL MAR

CIRCUITO POTRERO: NUEVO COLÓN, PLAYA POTRERO, CERRO PRESTON, SUGAR BEACH, PAN DE AZUCAR, PLAYA FLAMINGO, FLAMINGO NUEVO, FLAMINGO VIEJO, LA MARINA, SURFSIDE, BRASILITO, RINCON LARGO

CIRCUITO BRASILITO: HOTEL WESTIN CONCHAL, RESERVA CONCHAL, HUACAS, LA GARITA, HASTA EL CEMENTERIO DE SANTA ROSA, LOMAS DE MATAPALO, LAJAS DE MATAPALO, MATAPALO, HOTEL EL CONDOR, PUERTO VIEJO, HOTEL LOS PIRATAS, PLAYA VENTANAS, PLAYA GRANDE, PLAYA VENTANAS, HOTEL LAS TORTUGAS, LAS BAULAS, PALM BEACH

This suspension is requested by ICE as they need repairs in Liberia Substation and therefore must suspend service on the transmission line Liberia-Papagayo-Nuevo Colón. 

17 September 2014 | 12:39pm
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Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort in Guanacaste to Open 2015 in Costa Rica

¡AL CHILE!

A manta ray tangled in fishing line was deftly cut free by divers near the Bat Islands in Guanacaste earlier this week, in this incredible footage from Rocket Frog Divers. Canadian Brian Thompson did the honors, said the dive company, which said its divers are keeping pieces of the line as mementos.

Dive Operation: Rocket Frog Divers
Divers: Thomaz Monteiro, Flavia Passaglia and Brian Thompson
Divemasters: Frankilin Alfaro and Yaser Mendoza
Camera: Thomaz Monteiro 
 oceanovideosub@gmail.com

8 September 2014

HYPERLOCAL

Congratulations are in order for newly-engaged Sally Duncan and Harlan Clark. But not just because of their upcoming wedding! Bar La Perla is now ranked the number one restaurant in Playa Potrero, according to online trip-planning service TripAdvisor.  

¡Felicidades a los dos!

15 September 2014
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¡Al chile!Costa Rica Independece Image: Ferrariwolf15 September 2014

 

¡Al chile!
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Image: Ferrariwolf
15 September 2014

En los senderos solo se puede ingresar con carros de doble tracción y a pie el camino está en mal estado por lo que las personas adultas mayores o niños no pueden pasar por ahí…

"You can only get to the trails with four-wheel drive and the foot of the road is in such bad condition the elderly and children cannot go through there…"

Kevin Moreno, president of Playa Potrero’s Development Association (ADI), commenting on the relative inaccessibility of Playa Danta and Dantita to the public. Moreno said one of the wooden footbridges is being eaten away and completely unsafe. 

Joined by Leonel Duarte, president of the community-run aqueduct (ASADA), last week Moreno publicly accused the Las Catalinas megaproject of limiting public access to nearby beaches, as well as the old road between Sardinal and Playas del Coco.

"In 2005 the Sala Constitucional and the Sala Tercera  forced the public road open in Jacó," said Rene Orellana Meléndez, a lawyer from Playa Potrero. “The same needs to happen here.”

Yet Las Catalinas’ director of community and environmental affairs, Michael García, disagrees, maintaining public access to the beaches has been available since 2010. He said the tourist project that year donated the terrain for the trails to the municipality, which, he added, should be responsible for their upkeep.

"We’re open to meeting with residents to find a solution to this, but we don’t share their version of the facts, since it’s not correct."

31 August 2014 | 9pm
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Eight Flamingo Coast Guards were arrested Friday on suspicion of illegally confiscating seafood, including octopus and snapper. 

Judicial Police (OIJ) from Santa Cruz said the arrests came after the national Director of the Coast Guard, Martín Arias, had been made aware of the apparently ongoing activity. 

The officers, identified by last name onlyJuárez, Campos, Membreño, Correa, Soto, Ortíz and two by the last name Jiménez—were arrested while leaving the Flamingo station in their personal vehicles. 

The seafood they had with them was presumed to have been “confiscated” the day before.

Meanwhile, some Potrero locals allege the area’s Coast Guards have long taken bribes of seafood caught illegally (using illegal nets or lines, fishing within a distance illegal from shore, poaching certain species) as long as they ignore the activity. 

31 August 2014 | 8:11pm
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CLAMBAKES & COW-TIPPING

21 Thursday Turn your radios on to 99.5 right now. Radio Dos is DJing out of Flamingo Beach Hotel until 7pm.

22 Friday Bahia del Sol hosts a night with Exitos en Español, 5pm.

We wanted to share an event our neighbors in Negra are putting on to Salve Los Monos. Check it out at Villa Deevena.

DJ Zapata hosts karaoke at Tiki’s Seaside Grille in Brasilito, 7pm.

It’s The Shack's last full day for the season. Get in as many chimichangas and fish & chips that you can!

23 Saturday Karaoke at Perlas with Joff, 8pm.

24 Sunday The Club at Mar Vista is having another night for musicians to find their groove, jam and for everyone else to enjoy, 4pm.

21 Agosto 2014 | 5:22pm
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CLIMA

Today makes the third day in a row with decent rain. Finalmente, we can breathe a little easier with the much needed water!

20 Agosto 2014 | 7:12pm
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CLASSIFIEDS

Locals of Potrero are looking for workers with experience with gabillones to start immediately. Please call 8915-4406 or email segersdirk@hotmail.com.