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FKCC waiving fees at enrollment expos

July 16, 2018

With the Fourth of July still fresh in people’s minds, and summer now in full swing, Florida Keys Community College is reminding potential students that the fall semester starts on Aug. 20...more

Florida women suing doctor now focusing on implant maker

July 16, 2018

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSONVILLE — A Jacksonville plastic surgeon accused by hundreds of women of botching their surgeries has settled the bulk of their lawsuits and the women’s lawyers have...more

Partnership looks to use art to inform travelers

July 16, 2018

Key West’s Sustainability Board has long been looking for ways to promote alternative transportation to tourists and the answer may lie with another of the city’s advisory boards....more

Work progresses at Truman Waterfront Park

July 16, 2018

As work wraps up on the main parts of Key West’s Truman Waterfront Park, city staff is moving forward with the next steps in the park’s progress. Phase 1A of park construction...more

Yacht is reported stolen in Tavernier

July 17, 2018

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the theft of a 52-foot, cream-colored, 1987 Jefferson motor yacht. The yacht was taken sometime between noon, July 12 and 10 a.m. on July 13, from Tavernier, oceanside. The yacht had been anchored just off-shore. Anyone with any information about the theft can contact Lt. Nancy Alvarez with...more

July 16, 2018

“How does anybody know that another person is in this country illegally? Can you just look at them and tell? Because it’s difficult for the authorities to find out so the average person has no way of knowing, other than their inherent prejudice. I guess when you see someone that looks like they’re from Mexico...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

City to preserve local history

July 11, 2018

MARATHON — The city has lacked a method for nominating or designating a structure as locally significant or historic — until now. A proposed ordinance amendment set to be...more

Coral experts convene to battle mystery disease

July 11, 2018

KEY LARGO — More than 40 coral reef specialists are expected in Key Largo this week, but not for the diving. The multi-agency group aims to spend three days sharing information about the...more

Dead woman’s neck was cut

July 11, 2018

KEY LARGO — The death of Mary Bonneville, a 70-year-old woman whose body was found inside her burning home nearly nine months ago, remains a mystery.  Investigators initially described...more

Fish kills reported along most of Keys

July 11, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS — Dead fish began surfacing in Florida Keys waters on June 12, launching a streak of 28 fish kills reported to the state through July 2. Sites of the local incidents reported...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

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

Stewart, Woods each have double/double in week two

July 12, 2018

After two weeks of action at the Sugarloaf Gym and on the Bill Butler Floor of the Bobby Menendez Gym, Tune Squad and AAU teams are tied for first in the Adult Summer Basketball League standings....more

Chris Hall triples, doubles in four-hit night

July 11, 2018

Although they did not play last week in the Key West Men’s Softball League, Murray Marine stayed anchored in first place with 10 wins and two losses. One game behind is 5 Brothers, with a...more

UWF coach helping next generation of college players

July 11, 2018

Key West has always been about family for University of West Florida women’s soccer coach Joe Bartlinski. He first made the trip to the Conch Republic as a 10-year-old during a visit with...more