In-sync – Synchronized swimmers headed to Junior Olympics

The duo of Riley Cooper, 12, and Alice Dangel, 11, placed third at the Florida Regional Synchronized Swimming Championship Competition. Both swimmers are now headed to Junior...

‘Take Stock’ grads capped on May 19

The Monroe County Education Foundation will recognize the accomplishments and celebrate the graduation of its 58 Take Stock in Children senior scholars on Saturday, May 19, at...

County to create taxing district

Monroe County Commissioners got the ball rolling Wednesday to create a special taxing district in the Middle Keys, the proceeds of which will go to rebuilding Fishermen’s...

COUNTY STALLS ON ACCEPTING THE ‘1,300’

There’s potentially a boatload of affordable housing units coming from the state to Monroe County, discussed at a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners May 10...

Star Spangled Snafu – Veteran business-owner fights to install flag pole

Patty Sparks’ favorite song is the national anthem. She sang it more than 1,000 times over her six years of military service. In fact, her love of...

METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE

Congratulations to long time resident Chip Kasper newly appointed Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NOAA/Florida Keys National Weather Service in Key West, Florida. The position was previously held by...

STANLEY SWITLIK GETS SRO

Sgt. Spencer Bryan was greeting children this morning (May 14) at Stanley Switlik Elementary. Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said he will be putting a school resource...

Visiting ‘Bomberos’ – Argentinian firefighters train in the Keys

Monroe County Fire Rescue (MCFR) is participating with firefighters from Argentina in an exchange program sponsored by Rotary International. Six volunteer firefighters from the Buenos Aires region spent...

Meteorologist-In-Charge

Congratulations to long time resident Chip Kasper newly appointed Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NOAA/Florida Keys National Weather Service in Key West, Florida. The position was previously held by...

Custody, Control & Care – National Correctional Officer Week is this week

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week runs through May 12. Each year, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office takes time to applaud the hard work, dedication, and commitment of...