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FKCC offers to train people for in-demand trades

July 18, 2018

Anyone who’s still trying to get storm repairs completed nearly a year after Hurricane Irma ripped off roofs is familiar with the frustrating shortage of available, licensed contractors to...more

Rod builder also now working as yacht broker

July 18, 2018

TAVERNIER — Florida Keys fishing guide and custom-rod builder Randy Towe has his sights set on a new horizon as a yacht broker. “After 40 years in the fishing business, it’s a...more

Stigler to accept plea in girlfriend’s death

July 18, 2018

TAVERNIER — Jeremy Stigler, a 45-year-old local man charged with the second-degree murder of live-in girlfriend Jade Green Dixon in late 2016, will plead guilty as part of a deal with...more

Village mulling higher taxes

July 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Chances of taxes going down look slim as the village takes its first step Thursday, July 19, toward setting property tax rates.  During the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at...more

Homeless harassment earns a trip to jail

July 18, 2018

The Key West Police Department arrested a homeless Key West man over the weekend for possession of drugs and disorderly conduct after he yelled obscenities and made sexual remarks to women passing by a Duval Street hotel. Officers initially responded Saturday to a report of an intoxicated person at Ocean Key Resort. Upon arrival, they met...more

July 19, 2018

“The only location [for KOTS] that the bumblers called City Commissioners could possibly agree on would be Wisteria Island. Out of sight, out of mind. Terrified to accept the responsibility of their job.” “How do you get the city to fix a road and sidewalk? I’ve called 10 times since Irma and the street is...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Company proposing free electric mini-bus rides

July 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A transportation company plans to pitch its free ride service aboard electric mini-buses to Village Council members at their Thursday, July 19, meeting. Freebee proposes to...more

Is FDOT pedestrian bridge out of step?

July 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Plans for a walkway bridge over U.S. 1 troubled a number of Islamorada residents July 10. “We thought it was going to be a temporary bridge, so I am disappointed,”...more

Love is patient

July 18, 2018

KEY LARGO — Former high school classmates unfold a classic love story — nearly 60 years in the making, proving that love is patient. At last, the happy couple will wed this weekend....more

New facility offers mental healing campus

July 18, 2018

KEY LARGO — Kinder in the Keys, a mental health treatment center focused on total body and mind recovery from depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating...more

Editorials

Appreciates paper’s local coverage

July 7, 2018

I just wanted to send this note in support of your position on maintaining local information sources based upon first-hand observation and interaction with fellow citizens on this island. I first...more

Cheers and Jeers: July 7

July 7, 2018

Cheers: to Monroe County Schools for earning an “A” grade this year, despite facing numerous challenges following Hurricane Irma. The teachers, staff, students and administration...more

City of Key West not like it used to be

July 7, 2018

We have been coming to Key West at least once a year for 26 years and have a treasure trove of memories and stories.  I read in a recent edition of The Citizen that the City Commission vote...more

Thank you Key West, for the hospitality

July 7, 2018

My husband and I recently had a fabulous time in Key West. We did everything tourists are suppose to do. We ate, had tours, bought souvenirs and rode the informative trolley. We were having a...more

Sports

Johnson drills 44 to aid NMB win over Rodriguez

July 19, 2018

After three weeks of action in the Key West Adult Summer Basketball League, the Tune Squad holds on to first place with a 6-1 record but AAU team is close behind at 5-1. GBE and the FLYT Club are...more

Miller, Arencibia go long to lead 31-homer barrage

July 18, 2018

 As the Key West Men’s Softball League ended the regular season, the home runs continued to take flight from Dewitt Roberts Field. In seven games last week, there were 31 home runs,...more

A Shot at Glory

July 14, 2018

Each year the Super Bowl of taekwondo, known as the Top 10 World Championships, is held in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the 2018 edition of the tournament taking place this weekend. Nikki Williams...more

Camp provides tools necessary for growth

July 14, 2018

The second annual Whatever It Takes to Succeed youth basketball camp will return to the Lower Keys on Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, at the Key West High School Bobby Menendez...more