Florida Keys News

Underwater Easter egg hunt Sunday

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Easter Bunny will be packing his swim fins and SCUBA equipment on Sunday, as his rounds in the Upper Keys will include the 14th annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt in the shallow reef off of Key...

Powerboat races want site deal in writing

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 19, 2014

The final draft of the proposed five-year contract between the city and Super Boat International guarantees the promoters of the adrenaline-fueled races space at the Truman Waterfront during construction of the long-awaited park, and after it's finished.

Sheriff commits to ramping up patrols

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 19, 2014

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay has offered his agency's services in the county's battle to rid the nearshore waters of derelict and abandon boats. County officials have spent more than $500,000...

2 nabbed in New Town sting

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 19, 2014

Two men were arrested on multiple felony drug charges Thursday, including one member of Key West's famed treasure salvage family, after a sting by Key West police turned up more than 150 pills,...

Jetskiers land a year in prison

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 19, 2014

Two men convicted in January of fleeing from a Coast Guard cutter 30 miles south of Key West will each spend at least a year in federal prison, according to court documents. Coast Guard Keys...

Easter morning church services

Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 19, 2014

• Sunrise Service at the end of Old Boca Chica Road at 7 a.m. Sunday hosted by Big Coppitt First Baptist Church. • Easter Sunrise Service is set for 6:45 a.m. Sunday near the Matecumbe...

Peace Corps recruits locally

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 18, 2014

"Who needs the Peace Corps?" Frank Zappa once sang mockingly in the late 1960s. But the truth is, some 65 nations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and the...

Sewer funds not in budget

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 18, 2014

Budget conferences between the state Senate and House of Representatives start next week, and $50 million in sewer funding for the Florida Keys is on the line. Rep. Holly Raschein and Sen. Dwight...

Last call for 'The Top' bar

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 18, 2014

It's last call on the seventh floor of La Concha Hotel, Key West. You don't have to go home, but after Sunday you can no longer hang out at The Top bar, a longtime sunset-watching spot with a near-panoramic view. The bar is closing down to make way for a luxury spa.

City eyes bed tax funds for shelter

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 18, 2014

Attorneys for Monroe County and the city of Key West are researching the issue of whether Land Authority funds can be used for the development of a homeless shelter on Stock Island. Land Authority...

Fighter squadrons roaring into town

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 18, 2014

A slow month of March around Naval Air Station Key West will give way to a handful of squadrons roaring in and out of Boca Chica Field beginning this weekend. The slow thaw up north as spring nears typically means a downturn in squadron action out at Boca Chica Field, but this month through June will prove different.

Board votes to keep FKSPCA

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Monroe County commission unanimously agreed to stay with its current animal control services provider in Key West and the Lower Keys, the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...

Bernstein Park to get new community center

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Monroe County commission agreed Wednesday to spend an additional $1.7 million on upgrading Bernstein Park on Stock Island by placing a 5,000 square foot community center there. The commission...

Paving the way

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 17, 2014

A total of 625 tons of new asphalt will make driving along Duck Avenue a more pleasurable journey by the end of the week. Work crews Wednesday continued paving the 7,200 square yards of roadway...

New fire station opens

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy spoke bluntly Wednesday afternoon at the official unveiling of the new multimillion dollar Stock Island fire station. "The old station -- there's really no other...