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Florida governor asked for no storms in Western Wall prayer

August 20, 2019

FORT MYERS — Florida's governor says when he visited the Western Wall in Israel in May he followed tradition by sticking a slip of paper with a written prayer in between crevices of the...more

Florida man opens front door; kinkajou runs in, bites him

August 20, 2019

LAKE WORTH BEACH — Officials say a small rainforest raccoon-like creature ran into a Florida apartment and bit a man after he opened the front door to head to work. The WPEC-TV reports the...more

FWC rescues 5, dog off Key Largo

August 20, 2019

State officers were able to save five people and a dog from the water Sunday, after their 14-foot vessel overturned in the water near the Dry Rocks coral reef east of Key Largo.There were no...more

Scores continue search for firefighters off Florida coast

August 20, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search an area stretching almost half of Florida's Atlantic coast for two firefighters who went missing while boating. The Coast Guard...more

Boater arrested for collision and threats

August 20, 2019

A Marathon man was arrested Friday after he was allegedly involved in a boat collision a month prior and then reportedly threatened an officer while being booked into jail.Destin Thomas Bayer, 33, was charged with failure to report a boat accident and corruption by threatening a public servant.The investigation began on June 23 when a Florida Fish and...more

August 20, 2019

“The plastic on our beaches comes from the Amazon river delta, it is brought by Gulf Stream currents and is more abundant when we have a south wind — read the labels when you pick it up. Not local local plastic. This same current brings the sargasso weed also, comes from the same place.”“Cheers to Dr Humphries and all the staff at the new Keys Animal Care Clinic on Big Coppitt. We had need of...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Boat towing business enlists ‘Sober Skippers’

August 14, 2019

KEY LARGO — Keeping boaters safe at sea might start with putting a name on a dotted line, says Cheryl Powers of Sea Tow Key Largo. “Any time we do a show or community event, we always work to...more

County applies for housing funds

August 14, 2019

KEY LARGO — Monroe County has submitted a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery request for up to $8 million for new construction funding and up to $2.1 million for land acquisition...more

Marine science outing caps summer camps

August 14, 2019

KEY LARGO — A touring team of marine science professionals based in the Florida Keys winds down the summer youth-camp season with an Aug. 31 session at Baker’s Cay Resort. “We’re all locals...more

Meters discussed for Fills, Anne’s Beach

August 14, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Day-trippers may one day be greeted by parking meters at the sharply reduced parking spots at the Indian Key Fill area and at Anne’s Beach park when it reopens. Money raised by...more

Editorials

Environmental legislation misses the point

August 17, 2019

In a recent Key West Citizen jeer to the City of Key West, the editors poked at the City for attempting to outlaw plastics and to make the City a plastic-free zone.At least one resident believes...more

Cheers and Jeers

August 10, 2019

Jeers: To those who display or allow to be displayed the dozens of vinyl banners at various locations in Key West. Between the dog park on White Street, the ballpark fences and even residential...more

Slow down, partner; this isn’t the Wild West

August 10, 2019

Iguanas. They are the unwelcome guest, lizard non-grata. The mere mention of them conjures extreme feelings of angst, frustration and disgust in many of us. Even hardcore animal lovers have a...more

Cheers and Jeers

August 3, 2019

Cheers: To the USS Billings, the massive 389-foot Naval vessel and its arrival in Key West. This brand new littoral combat ship recently docked in the Southernmost City and is being officially...more

Sports

Conchs rally for OT win

August 19, 2019

Five times the lead changed hands between the Key West High and Cypress Lakes football team and three other times the score was tied, including at the end of regular play, during the preseason...more

Shorthanded Dolphins undone by first-half struggles on the road

August 19, 2019

With several missing starters for the preseason, as well as several other players new to the varsity level, the Marathon High football team struggled early on against a high-powered...more

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Conchs strive for 3rd straight trip to postseason

August 17, 2019

In her six years as the Key West High School volleyball coach Kim Butler has led the Lady Conchs to the district championship and the state tournament over the past two seasons. If the...more

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Team chemistry key if ‘Canes aspire for berth in postseason

August 17, 2019

During the past two seasons, the Coral Shores High School volleyball was eliminated from the District 16-5A tournament by Keys rival Key West. The Hurricanes do not have to worry about the...more