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Spraying Alert

October 23, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will conduct an aerial larvicide mission via helicopter, weather permitting, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The treatment area is Key West,...more

Marathon Airport celebrates 75th anniversary

October 22, 2018

Clear skies and pleasant weather welcomed aviators of all kinds as the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday. Hundreds of attendees turned out...more

New airline to link KW, Palm Beach

October 22, 2018

It’s about to get easier for Key West residents — and visitors — to fly to and from the mainland.Southern Airways Express, a Mississippi-based company that bills itself as the nation’s...more

Pine rockland restoration underway on No Name Key

October 22, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a pine rockland restoration project to benefit federally listed species as well as to minimize the risk of severe wildfire on No Name Key...more

2 men arrested after fighting in the street

October 23, 2018

Two illegal immigrants were arrested on Sunday after they got into a physical altercation in the middle of the intersection of Duval and Greene streets.Guillermo Garcia Arias, 30, was charged with disorderly conduct — brawling, and Jelson Fernandez, 22, was charged with disorderly conduct — brawling and possession of cocaine.Around 3 a.m., Key West...more

October 23, 2018

“Where was the police or security presence during Goombay at the carnival at the end of Petronia? There were too many people: families, teenagers, drunks. I witnessed adults swearing at children, pushing children because they were overwhelmed I suppose, but this was certainly not OK! Please do a better job, Key West, to keep our events safe before something much worse happens.”“What a...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Key Largo Library offering inside story

October 17, 2018

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Public Library’s story as an epicenter of the community is a good one. Among its periodicals, new books section and kids’ corner, there’s education, culture and...more

Program trains tomorrow’s scuba pros

October 17, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS — Since the dawn of the prestigious Our World-Underwater scholarship program, many of those budding marine professionals spent significant time below the waves in the Florida...more

Seat 4 candidates promise new ideas

October 17, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Both candidates seeking to follow Islamorada Village Council veteran Chris Sante intend to bring new ideas to the municipal governing board. Eric Carlson and Ken Davis are making...more

Seat 4 candidates’ views differ on board’s role

October 17, 2018

KEY LARGO — Commissioner George Mirabella is seeking reelection for a third term to Seat 4 on the Key Largo Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services District board. He’s being contested by...more


Political advertising is reaching new lows

October 20, 2018

As party and ideological lines have deepened the past few years, perhaps it’s no surprise that political advertising appearing on television and online is more vicious this year than ever. No,...more

We’re being overrun by the invasive iguanas

October 16, 2018

Let’s start this piece by warning all the animal lovers out there the same way certain television shows like the “Walking Dead” are previewed: WARNING — This column contains strong language and...more

Cheers and Jeers

October 13, 2018

Cheers: to the five Fantasy Fest King and Queen candidates. Running a campaign is time consuming and a bit exhausting, but the end result is well worth it, as the various events raise much needed...more

The Keys are still recovering

October 12, 2018

Keys residents revel in our laid-back lifestyle, the beautiful subtropical weather and the community that cares. We take pride in embellishing the stories of the quirkiness of our neighborhoods,...more


Pair of come-from-behind wins highlight week five

October 23, 2018

Amid all the laughter and fun that teams have in Key West Coed Softball League, the competitiveness in the recreational league is intense at times, especially when things appear to be all but...more

Conchs close out their regular season

October 22, 2018

Though no school records were broken, the Key West High School swim team ended the regular season with a pair of home meets. On Friday, the Port Charlotte High School Pirates paid a visit to...more

Turnovers bring end to Conchs’ home win streak

October 22, 2018

Turnovers have plagued the Key West High football team this season. Key West had given the ball away eight times in its previous four contests, three of them losses, entering Friday night’s...more

REEF’s 2018 edition of the Upper Keys Lionfish Derby breaks records

October 20, 2018

REEF recently announced the results of the record-breaking lionfish derby in the Upper Keys, hosted by John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. In the ninth annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby, 47...more