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Regal runs job ads with no reopening date

February 23, 2019

The Key West movie theater that's been closed since sustaining heavy damage in Hurricane Irma in September 2017 is now running online Help Wanted ads on Key West social media pages and accepting...more

Judge wants early 2020 trial in Florida school shooting

February 22, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE — Trial should begin in early 2020 for the suspect in a Florida high school massacre that left 17 people dead last year, a judge said at a hearing Thursday. Circuit Judge...more

Man arrested for 2018 burglary of Grace Lutheran School

February 22, 2019

After months of investigating a burglary at Grace Lutheran School, the Key West Police Department arrested a suspect on Sunday following a DNA match from blood found on scene.Robert H. Vallaster,...more

Mixed signals on radio tower

February 22, 2019

The proponents of a proposed 1,000-foot radio tower on Cudjoe Key did not receive the endorsement of the proposal or the head nod from Monroe County Commissioners on Wednesday they wanted.The...more

Parking in a tow-away zone leads to drug bust

February 23, 2019

A Key West woman was arrested Wednesday for various drug charges after Key West Police Department officers found numerous drugs and a large amount of cash on her.Michelle Ann Griffith, 41, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of paraphernalia.Around...more

February 23, 2019

“How are all my Keys’ peeps enjoying the traffic? Do you like the stop-and-go, gridlocked highway? Just for your further enjoyment, you should know the TDC is on track to spend another $30 million in advertising, including endless ads feature the ‘must-do’ drive. I’m sure some tourist shill will respond to this, saying the Keys will dry up and blow away if we pull back on their budget, but it...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Islamorada school may close doors

February 20, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Island Christian School, an Islamorada institution for nearly five decades, may close its classroom doors for good in late May.A final decision on the future of the Pre-K through...more

Ramrod Key trio finds creativity amid hurricane’s destruction

February 20, 2019

LOWER KEYS — After dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Ramrod Key, three local artists decided to get “salty.”Dawn Davis, Terri Colonna and Katty Crews came together to support their...more

Schools, organizations honored with awards

February 20, 2019

MONROE COUNTY — Several schools and organizations were recognized with Great Educational Moments, or GEM, awards by the Monroe County School District last week. Two schools also received state...more

Sculpture trail piece could move south to FDOT property

February 20, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Three statues acquired as a Florida Keys art project need a home.Islamorada Village Council members, meeting Feb. 21, will consider asking the Florida Department of Transportation to...more

Editorials

Our recurring Keys nightmare continues

February 23, 2019

Once again, the Monroe County Commission postponed a positive step on affordable and workforce housing in shooting down a proposal last week that would have allowed as much as a 50 percent...more

A peaceful kingdom

February 22, 2019

Something simple but special happened in Key West last weekend. Duval Street was returned to the people in the form of the Duval Promenade pilot project.Instead of Duval Street being something...more

KOTS isn’t going anywhere

February 22, 2019

I was having coffee at McDonalds and sitting in the next booth were 3 KOTS residents reading Timothy O’Hara’s article on the never ending county-city-sheriff talks of relocating the shelter.They...more

Let’s make a deal

February 22, 2019

Well done, Monroe County citizens. Goal 109 crashed and burned at a packed Monroe County Commission Goal 109 special meeting. We dodged a bullet on that one. High-density apartment complexes...more

Sports

LUCKY STARS: Linthon elevated Conchs’ play with speed, technical skills

February 23, 2019

When Steve Linthon left his home in Ecuador for the first time last year, he was unsure of what would be here for him in the United States and Key West. As luck would have it, the Key West High...more

PREP BOYS LACROSSE: Conchs bounce back with resounding 16-4 win

February 23, 2019

After a tough loss on Monday in their season opener at home, the Key West High School boys lacrosse team got a little redemption on Thursday with a 16-4 win over Florida Christian on the road in...more

PREP SOFTBALL: Youth steps up for Conchs in crucial district contest

February 23, 2019

In the opening game of the regular season, the Key West High School softball team took care of business against District 16-5A opponent Keys Gate at the Homestead campus.Key West freshman slugger...more

The Citizen’s All-Monroe County Boys Soccer team

February 23, 2019

KEY WESTGuylbersonCamilleKey West, junior, forwardNotes: “Guylberson led the team with 12 goals and he had six assists. He’s very fast and has good composure on the ball. He’s able to take on...more