KEY WEST CHARTER CAPTAIN RETIRES AFTER 61 YEARS

Captain Joe Mercurio still wakes up at 5:30 every morning, but now he doesn’t have to check the wind and marine forecast while loading ice and tackle...

BOCC DISCUSSES FLOOD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE, CONSERVATION REPORTS & RESILIENCY PLANS

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In one of the quickest commission meetings in recent memory, the majority of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners’ July 20 meeting was spent hearing reports...

WILL KEY WEST OFFICIALS GIVE THEMSELVES A 150% RAISE?

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Some city workers were surprised Thursday by the city’s preliminary, proposed budget, which includes a 150% salary increase for the mayor and city commissioners. If approved, the...

TDC RELEASES VIDEO ON REGULATIONS & SAFETY FOR LOBSTER SEASONS

The Monroe County Tourist Development Council has released a new video to communicate lobster harvest regulations and safety tips in advance of the two-day lobster sport season...

POLICE OFFICER HELPS LOST BABY TURTLES FIND THEIR WAY BACK HOME IN THE FLORIDA...

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Key West Police Officer Randy Perez responded to a unique call on the night of July 18 — a baby turtle rescue. The tiny turtles had hatched on...

KEY WEST BRIDGE TO BE RENAMED FOR CHERYL CATES ON JULY 26

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The bridge that connects Key West and neighboring Stock Island will be renamed on Tuesday, July 26 for Cheryl Cates, who worked tirelessly to bridge gaps among...

RETIRED FIRE CHIEF EDDIE CASTRO ANSWERS HIS FINAL CALL AT 81

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Key West firefighters, perhaps all firefighters, recount the years and their careers by the fires they fought. Chief Edwin “Eddie” Castro, who died July 1 at 81, was...

‘ABSOLUTELY SENDING IT’ : Q&A WITH TRAVIS PASTRANA

He’s an X Games gold medalist, a championship-caliber motorsports competitor and an absolute legend of the industry. He’s made the rounds on smash hit TV shows, online...

BOAT RAMPS, BPAS & DEO CONFLICT STILL THE HEADLINERS FOR MARATHON CITY COUNCIL

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Upcoming charges for boat ramp use and a final administrative hearing to settle the ongoing feud between the City of Marathon and the Florida Department of Economic...

MONROE COUNTY: DUMPING FISH & LOBSTER CARCASSES IN CANALS IS ILLEGAL

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Did you know: It is a violation of Monroe County code to throw garbage into Monroe County canals, including fish and lobster carcasses? Monroe County Code prohibits the...