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Lobster mini-season comes with concerns

July 24, 2017

State wildlife officers and conservationists are calling on the 50,000-plus extra people who will converge on the Florida Keys on Wednesday and Thursday to participate in the spiny lobster sport...more

Raschein selected for military committee

July 24, 2017

Florida Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, is the newest member of a state task force that aims to preserve, protect and enhance Florida’s military missions and bases. Raschein this...more

Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

July 24, 2017

MIAMI — Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum. “Snooty was found in an...more

Stormwater fees to rise 3 percent

July 24, 2017

Key West residents can expect a 3 percent increase in stormwater fees when the 2017-18 fiscal budget is approved, while sewer and solid waste rates will remain the same. The stormwater increase...more

Man arrested for magic mushrooms

July 24, 2017

KEY WEST — A 28-year-old man accused of selling magic mushrooms to an undercover informant working for police about eight years ago was finally arrested Friday morning on a warrant related to the case, according to court documents.  Cole Daniel Lightfoot, of Key West, faces one count of felony sale of psilocybin mushrooms within 1,000...more

July 24, 2017

“Strangers come to our beautiful islands and steal our lobsters and fish. They steal our conchs and our Key deer. What’s next?! Locals, watch your children and pets!” “Is it the third, fourth or fifth 350 hp outboard on your boat that is only there for ego?” “Perhaps it’s not about eliminating the TDC, but...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Class offered to help meet demand for foster families

July 19, 2017

KEY LARGO — Wesley House Family Services for the first time is offering an in-class foster parenting program in Key Largo for those interested in opening their homes to children who have...more

Fire district proposes top allowable tax rate

July 19, 2017

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Fire-Emergency Medical Services District board unanimously approved a tentative property tax rate of $100 for every $100,000 of assessed property value for fiscal...more

Island chain once home to oil wells

July 19, 2017

FLORIDA KEYS — It may seem a bit far-fetched in this day with all the regulations the Florida Keys has in place to protect its fragile ecosystem, but in the not-so-distant past the...more

Sewer board eyes seven GM candidates

July 19, 2017

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District board will invite seven general manager candidates who passed screening and qualification procedures for interviews provided they are...more

Editorials

Navy seeks developer input on Sigsbee housing — what a lousy idea

July 16, 2017

The military allows their military personal to live off its own housing quarters into private housing. Our government then pays the private housing rents for military...more

Seeks maximum penalty for poachers

July 16, 2017

I am once more angered and saddened by the continued poaching of our natural resources by the ignorant and selfish. Recall the recent snatching of Key Deer by two Miami-Dade residents that...more

Supports toll road to aid island, residents

July 9, 2017

Being scolded and threatened by individuals visiting the Florida Keys with their large vehicles and trailers, as they create traffic jams and dangerous driving conditions for the citizens that...more

The end of a grand life well lived

July 9, 2017

The death of Fran Ford ends the life of one of the great women leaders of Key West. Wilhelmina Harvey, Floy Thompson, Rita Sawyer, Joan Knight, we have known and loved. HARC, the Garden Club,...more

Sports

Hot-handed Tony Guieb nets 37 for SI Cartel

July 23, 2017

The deal worked out well for the Stock Island Cartel as the newly acquired Antonio “Tony” Guieb raised his league-leading scoring average with a 37-point performance to help the...more

Training system develops mindset about game, life

July 23, 2017

The website for the W.I.T.T.S (Whatever It Takes To Succeed) basketball training system stated it challenges players to maximize their abilities with unconventional methods. On Thursday and...more

On Course on top with marlin

July 22, 2017

A blue marlin release put the On Course team at the top of the leader board following Friday’s second fishing day at the Havana Club Key West Marlin Tournament. Dan Harrington of Tierra...more

Senior Spotlight: DeQuian Youngblood

July 21, 2017

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: I started playing everything when I was about 6. Q: How much training do you do per day or week? A: About two to three hours of practice and then...more