Officials say screwworm gone

Officials say screwworm gone

 I don’t expect to see another case.” —    Dr. John B. Welch, USDA Officials will continue to treat disease for 120 more days In an abundance of caution, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced Thursday that a team of federal, state and local partners will continue to release sterilized flies for two more life […]

Marathon: Ground Breaking

Marathon: Ground Breaking

City staff hold ceremony recognizing new construction The City of Marathon broke ground on its new utilities and public works building on Wednesday. Representatives from the City of Marathon, contractor, designer and oversight agent attend the ground breaking of the new utilities and public works building in Marathon. The $1.9 million structure, located at 104th […]

The end of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’

The end of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’

What it means for the Keys  The repeal of the “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” policy on Jan. 12 by outgoing President Barack Obama met with mixed reactions in the Florida Keys. This strip of islands, closest to Cuba, is where the vast majority of migrants land first. And yet, most disappear in the mainland’s maw […]

Meet Bixby

Meet Bixby

Mike and his dog spread the positive message about rescue animals The first time Mike Minnick crossed the Seven Mile Bridge on his bicycle headed east with his dog three years ago, he was caught in a torrential downpour. “One second it was beautiful, and the next second it was raining so hard,” said Mike. […]

The Horrors of Heroin

The Horrors of Heroin

The Monroe County Coalition, dedicated to drug-awareness efforts, is having a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Department of Children and Families, 1111 12th St., Key West. Speakers will address marijuana legalization progress, presence of opiates in Monroe County and substance abuse trends. Jim Hall will be presenting on the 2016 […]