Florida Keys News

Tax hike to pay for fire service, staff raises

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MARATHON -- The Marathon City Council last week unanimously set its 2014-15 property tax rate at $232.97 per $100,000 of assessed value, which is 5.43 percent greater than rollback, or the rate that...

Garcia, Curbelo trade insults again

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The nasty congressional campaign between Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia and the Republican challenger Carlos Curbelo pressed on Monday as each took a turn comparing the other to the scandal-plagued...

FKCC floats idea for yacht repairs

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The 53-foot, former sport fishing yacht berthed behind Fishbusterz is for now called the R/V Dante Fascell, in honor of the Florida politician who did so much for the Sunshine State. However, the...

Tour train, trolley deals are up for renewal

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The city of Key West's franchise deals with Historic Tours of America's Conch Tour Train and Old Town Trolley will turn 20 years old come Feb. 7. That anniversary is also an expiration date....

Robber serving life wins appeal

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A man sentenced to life in prison in 2010 in the Sept. 2, 2006, armed robbery of the now-closed Beachcomber Jewelers in the Overseas Market will get a new trial, an appellate court has ruled....

Parents call shots at the Key West Preschool Co-Op

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 29, 2014

In 1988 a group of area parents with similar ideas about how they wanted to begin educating their children, formed the Key West Preschool Co-Op. The parents wanted to ensure that their offspring...

TDC ad wins 'Henry' award

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 29, 2014

A glossy, full-page photo shows two presumably gay young men in front of a familiar, downtown Key West coffee shop sign for the Cuban Coffee Queen. The text in front of the photo tells readers,...

Garcia vs. Curbelo heads up forum

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 29, 2014

After a five-day cooling off period, U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-South Fla., and Carlos Curbelo, the Republican vying to knock him out of office Nov. 4, return to Key West tonight for another chance to...

First Street closure

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 29, 2014

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority will be closing First Street from Seidenberg to Harris avenues today in order to repair a street patch that has failed. Detour signs will be in place.

Grinder pump issues aired in court

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 29, 2014

A group challenging the state permits to build the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System will have its date in court. The group, Dump the Pumps, is challenging the plans of Monroe County and the...

Navy: Air wing en route to Key West

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 29, 2014

Operations at Boca Chica Field are about to ramp up this week as an entire air carrier wing is flying into town to train. Air Carrier Wing Two based out of Naval Air Station Lemoore in California...

News

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 28, 2014

Appearing before a United Nations climate summit this past week, President Barack Obama pressed other countries to follow the United States' lead on the issue. "The United States has made...

Insurance available for costly life flights

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 28, 2014

While medevac flights save lives every day, their costs can be crippling. A new insurance option in Florida will provide $10,000 of coverage toward the cost of an emergency life flight, no matter...

Street closure on Monday

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority will be closing First Street from Seidenberg to Harris avenues on Monday in order to repair a street patch that has failed. Detour signs will be in...

City weather facts

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 28, 2014

1) With more than 80 percent of Americans living in cities, these urban heat islands -- combined with rising temperatures caused by increasing heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions -- can have...