123 HAITIAN MIGRANTS LAND IN MARATHON, FLORIDA

0
On Aug. 8, the Florida Keys experienced its second large migrant landing in less than three days, as a large sailboat carrying a total of 123 Haitian...

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

0
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...

$8.8M IN COUNTY BED TAX FUNDS GO TOWARDS A VARIETY OF KEYS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

By Mandy Miles, Jim McCarthy and Alex Rickert As evidenced by congested roads, a busy airport and packed restaurants, tourists continue to flock to the Florida Keys. Hotel...

TRAVIS PASTRANA TAKES FLIGHT OVER BOOT KEY BRIDGE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

0
The Boot Key drawbridge was removed in 2010, leaving a 65-foot gap in the decommissioned Marathon bridge that connected mainland Marathon to the mangrove island of Boot...

LAWSUIT FILED FOLLOWING FATAL PARASAILING ACCIDENT

0
A Memorial Day parasailing tragedy that left one woman dead and her son and nephew injured may now head to court, according to a lawsuit filed on...

POWERBOATS ARE COMING BACK TO MARATHON IN 2023

0
For the first time since 2016, powerboat racing is set to return to Marathon in 2023. The announcement comes courtesy of a June 21 press release from Race...

EMACIATED MANATEE RESCUED ON DUCK KEY

Dolphin Research Center’s Manatee Rescue Team (DRC), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, assisted by local residents, rescued an emaciated...

BRIDGE JUMP STUNT GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM MARATHON CITY COUNCIL

0
If his team can satisfy a lengthy but reasonable to-do list, renowned stuntman Travis Pastrana will make a return to Marathon next month. At its regular meeting on...

MARATHON HOMEOWNERS CAN STILL APPLY FOR VOLUNTARY BUYOUT

0
After Hurricane Irma swept the Keys in 2017, the state Department of Economic Opportunity allocated $75 million for the Voluntary Home Buyout program of the Community Development...

COAST GUARD REPATRIATES 99 CUBANS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark's crew repatriated 99 Cubans to Cuba on May 31, following seven interdictions off the Florida Keys.  A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144...