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...

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...

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...

Two sides to 1,300-unit coin

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

‘Hear our cry’ – Governor directs 1,300 housing units for Florida Keys

It’s often said issues in the Florida Keys can some way or another be drawn back to affordable housing – or a lack thereof.  Part of the problem...

SPEAK UP

“We are not adversaries. We want to help,” said Mandy Rodriguez of the Dolphin Research Center, flanked by three grandchildren who attend Stanley Switlik Elementary. “Please don’t...

One More

Five candidates are vying for the District 2 seat for Monroe County Commission. Debbie Halama, a Republican, is the latest to announce. The District 2 seat, being vacated...

Re-entry revamp – BOCC: Post-Irma rules were ‘ineffective’

County Commissioners agree that the process of allowing people back into the Keys after a hurricane needs a revamp. On April 19, the Board of County Commissioners and...

Stormtroopers!

On April 14, Leadership Monroe County graduated Class XXVI. Although Hurricane Irma threatened to disrupt the Keys galaxy, the “Stormtroopers” came together to become true ambassadors of...

Young at Heart – Pilot program’s success warrants future facility, says group

On March 28, Monroe County officials were welcomed by senior residents of Plantation Key’s JOY Center to discuss the program’s future and other services for the local...