Monroe County News

New Trauma Star Air Ambulance approved

COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES PURCHASE OF THIRD HELICOPTER FOR LIFE-SAVING TRAUMA STAR AIR AMBULANCE PROGRAM The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved purchasing a third Sikorsky helicopter...

SECOND TOKE IS THE CHARM?

Legalization of medical marijuana back on the ballot   In 2014, Amendment 2 legalizing medical marijuana failed although it garnered 58 percent of the vote but fell short of...

T.S. Matthew gains traction

The budding tropical system in the Caribbean was officially named Tropical Storm Matthew as of Wednesday afternoon. The storm does have the potential to strengthen as it...

 UNSUNKEN: County removes 16 derelict vessels

The 32-foot steel sailboat ran aground in Key West Harbor about a 1/4 mile north of Wisteria Island and was removed at a cost of $16,000. It...

Key Colony Beach to hire city administrator

Puto and Schraffenberger are early applicants By Sara Mathis & Jason Koler On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the tiny city of City of Key Colony Beach is taking a giant...

Cry for help: Everglades Update

County, Islamorada pass resolutions asking for federal and state for Everglades Restoration On July 21, Monroe County passed it’s Everglades Restoration resolution, a plea to move as quickly...

Domestic Abuse Shelter struggles to rebuild

When the Domestic Abuse Shelter’s certification to operate a shelter was temporarily suspended in May by the state Department of Children and Families, The Lodge stepped in...

Going after the fourth penny

TDC and Monroe County argue advertising vs. affordable housing Can one be guilty of doing their job too well? That’s what the Tourist Development Council and the Lodging...

Saunders running for Clerk of Courts

Former State Rep seeks his first county office There were rumors, but many doubted the validity. Yet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, former Monroe County State Representative Ron...

News of Turkey Point leak rocks Keys

Drinking water is safe for now; experts worry about Biscayne Bay Wednesday’s news of radiation contamination emanating from the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant leaking into Biscayne Bay...