Florida Keys News

Shelter no longer only a crash pad

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

The city's homeless shelter has changed over the past three years from a simple bunkhouse to a center that employs case management and offers relocation services for people who can't make it on the...

Hooked on 'ponics

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

A funny thing happened the last time biology professor Bill Irwin gave a talk on his passion for aquaculture and hydroponic gardening at Florida Keys Community College, where he works. A member of...

It's not time to reopen

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

A group of state and federal fishery managers are not ready to reopen the Goliath grouper fishery for even a scientific harvest, but will continue their efforts to gain more information through...

Talk of unique rules for Keys

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

One of the biggest areas of contention between Florida Keys fishermen and federal fishery managers in recent years has been a seasonal ban on keeping black grouper. The South Atlantic Fishery...

Chamber questions mayoral candidates

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

Parking, homelessness, traffic congestion and governmental mistakes were among the topics debated Wednesday when the three Key West mayoral candidates squared off at a lunchtime forum hosted by the...

Grand jury not done with Eimers' case

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Monroe County grand jury that on Wednesday finished hearing three days of testimony about the last moments Charles Eimers had before he went from police suspect to life-support patient isn't done...

Scholl ponders staying city manager

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anyone planning to apply for Key West city manager could already have some serious competition. Interim City Manager Jim Scholl, who held the job prior to the man commissioners ousted last month...

Survival, safety are lessons to be learned

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Liv Castillo resembled a contestant on the CBS television show "Survivor" as she crouched beneath a makeshift canopy constructed of sticks and palm fronds, searching for relief from the sweltering...

Reunion with an old friend

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gabe Spataro had a reunion with an old friend on Tuesday. The legally blind Korean War veteran had to don scuba gear and dive nearly two dozen feet below the surface to meet up with his old pal,...

Constructions limits traffic

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Traffic will be limited from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. today to one inbound and one outbound lane on South Roosevelt Boulevard from the triangle to Flagler Avenue. The left lane on South Roosevelt...

City sets millage rate for staff raises

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A consensus of city commissioners Tuesday set the upcoming fiscal year's tentative millage rate at $2.9847 per $1,000 of taxable property value, which would cover $1.2 million in pay scale raises for...

Grand jury returns for a 3rd day

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Testimony before a Monroe County grand jury will continue today, with prosecutors presenting witnesses and evidence connected to the Dec. 4 death of Charles Eimers, the Michigan man who tangled with...

Board talks budgets, grades

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Monroe County School Board on Tuesday morning approved newspaper advertisement notices of coming budget hearings, following a PowerPoint presentation on the district's budget from Executive...

Boat capsizes; no injuries reported

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An report of a capsized boat near the Long Key Bight oceanside sent Coast Guard crews scrambling from the Islamorada and Marathon Coast Guard stations to search for the vessel around 12:30 a.m....

Marriage equality advocates rally

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Scores of supporters of marriage equality rallied early Tuesday outside of the Whitehead Street courthouse that has been the scene of some historic rulings on the subject of late. The protest was...