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Stiff regulations in effect for holiday

Monroe County, the City of Key West, the City of Marathon, the City of Key Colony Beach and the Village of Islamorada announced all public parks and beaches will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend until Tuesday morning. All bars are closed and restaurants will be limited to[…]

Storm risk meetings to be held

The Army Corps of Engineers released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Monroe County Coastal Storm Risk Feasibility Management Study. Residents will have until Aug. 10 to comment and provide feedback to the Army Corps on the plan. The report can be found online at[…]

SAC seeks members

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is recruiting for four seats on its advisory council. The sanctuary is accepting applications for members and alternates representing charter sport fishing and recreational fishing. Applicants are evaluated on their expertise and experience, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of[…]

Use caution during holiday

Florida Keys officials are asking area businesses, which includes the entire tourism industry, to ensure customers comply with health directives to help reduce the spread of coronavirus throughout the community during the Fourth of July weekend. The three primary directives include mandatory facial coverings to be worn in business establishments[…]

Historic Armory gets repair grant

The historic Key West Armory sustained major damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017, but has received a National Parks Service grant to conduct thorough repairs. The roof and windows were compromised and the resulting water intrusion led to damaged walls and ceilings. The Historic Florida Keys Foundation, which maintains the[…]

FWC to meet online

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet virtually Wednesday and Thursday, July 22-23, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The FWC board will discuss significant changes to the stone crab fishery. The Florida Channel will be broadcasting live video coverage at http://www.TheFloridaChannel.org The commission is also offering the[…]

Bahama Village arch is getting a facelift

The Petronia Street arch that serves as the colorful entry to Bahama Village is getting a much-needed facelift. Sun and time had faded the vibrant colors, so, as part of the beautification of Duval Street, the sign has been temporarily taken down so it can be sanded and repainted, city[…]

Hazardous waste dropoff canceled for July

The City of Key West cancelled the July free hazardous waste dropoff known as First Saturday, because of concerns about heavy crowds and park closures. The city will be looking again at the feasibility of the drop-off for August at the end of July, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. All[…]

Duval Street closed to vehicles

The City of Key West will be temporarily closing Duval Street to vehicular traffic to help enhance the ability of social distancing over the Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5 a.m., the street will be pedestrian only between Truman Avenue and Front Street.[…]

Sanctuary buoy teams replace pick-up lines

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary buoy team completed an important maintenance mission before Fourth of July holiday weekend. Prior to the Independence Day weekend, NOAA allowed the sanctuary’s buoy maintenance team to conduct a special eight-day mission during which 352 buoy pick-up lines and 147 through lines were replaced.[…]