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Keys Energy Services to implement storm charge

Keys Energy Services plans to implement a storm surcharge in October to build a disaster reserve fund for expenses associated with hurricane recovery efforts and storm hardening. During the utility board’s budget workshop meeting on Aug. 14, board members directed staff to keep all fixed rates and charges the same[…]

Keys Energy reminds motorists to move over

Keys Energy Services is reminding motorists that utility crews are protected by the Florida Move Over Act as they work alongside local roads and highways to power the Lower Keys. The Act was amended in 2014 to include utility service vehicles and sanitation vehicles. Motorists are required to approach law[…]

‘The Keys Worst Hurricanes’ presentation set for Aug. 19

The Matecumbe Historical Trust will give free presentation Monday, Aug, 19, on “The Keys Worst Hurricanes.” The presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Island Community Church, 82350 Overseas Highway. An audio-visual presentation will be shown on several of the local Hurricanes starting with the 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet,[…]

Police Department honors 2 officers with Lifesaving Award

Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg recently awarded officers Neil Mogerley and Matt Hansell the Lifesaving Award. On July 24, Mogerley and Hansell responded to a call about an attempted suicide. They found the victim had inflicted severe deep wounds and was bleeding profusely. Both officers used their medical training[…]

County approves new firefighting program

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners has approved a second Monroe County Fire Rescue “Hot Shots” program. The program is a free firefighting and first responder training for qualified Monroe County residents in exchange for a commitment to volunteer for three years or work as a firefighter anywhere in[…]

Watch for gators, crocs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds everyone to be careful in and around water of alligators and crocodiles, especially now, as temperatures increase. The state hosts two native crocodilians: the American alligator, found in all 67 counties; and the American crocodile, sometimes found in coastal areas of the[…]

Sheriff’s Office app available for smartphones, tablets

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office app, available for smartphone and tablet users, allows the Sheriff’s Office to send messages to app users when something important takes place. The app is available for both Android-based phones and for iPhone and iPad users. It includes the ability to view arrests and mugshots[…]

Detective recognized for 10 years of service

Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg recognized Detective Tiffini Peters for her 10 years of service and presented her with a Chief’s Commendation. “Detective Peters continuously performs above and beyond her duties to provide exemplary service to the community,” said Brandenburg. “Detective Peters brings fierce dedication to the special roles[…]

KWAHS offers tour through website and phone app

Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and tourists to experience a multi-platform, self-guided, and free tour of Key West’s historic sites through the Key West Historic Marker Tours website and phone app. The program consists of a map of cultural and museum attractions featuring 121 historic location markers,[…]

Eco-Discovery Center features sharks on Saturday

Children will play games, color, and handle real shark jaws as they learn about the types of sharks and rays that live in Florida Keys waters during Discovery Saturday Aug. 17 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Space is limited, so call 305-809-4750 to register. The event is hosted by[…]