BUILDING, SUPPORTING AND EXCELING IN 2019 - A group of coral - Coral reef

CRF, Mote kick up restoration efforts in 2019

Sometimes, the news from the reef can feel heavy and hopeless. Between record coral bleaching, overuse of ocean resources, toxic runoff, and now a mystery coral disease,...
Governor appoints Cates to County Commission — Former Key West mayor to finish Kolhage’s term - A man smiling for the camera - Key West Citizen

Governor appoints Cates to County Commission

Craig Cates no longer has to mount an election campaign for his County Commission run. Governor Ron DeSantis called Cates Tuesday morning and, after a brief conversation,  appointed...
Oro Gold

Oro Gold Cosmetics Re-opening Draws Protests

Members of the Key West Rip-Off Rapid Response Team on Sunday afternoon protest the reopening of Oro Gold cosmetics shop at 518 Duval St., Key West.  City officials had issued...
Prescribed Burns

Prescribed Burns planned on Big Pine Key Next Week (October 28 – November 1)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to conduct prescribed burns on one or more locations within the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key next...
First Quarry apartments could be ready next summer - Carlos Curbelo et al. standing on top of a cutting board - Florida Keys

First Quarry apartments could be ready next summer

When some tenants are given their keys to The Quarry Apartments on Big Coppitt Key a year from now, their new homes will be the result of...
All quiet in Key West? Nope - A sign on the side of a building - Florida Keys

Solution in motion

It’s easy to see how the raised shell of a house at 31462 Ave. E on Big Pine Key will soon be a home. The studs are bare...
Cure for the crisis? - A man wearing a blue shirt - Beard

‘Hit the ground running’

When Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan K. Miller returned to Big Pine Key days after Hurricane Irma, she had a hard decision to make....

Hot in here …

“I’m a lucky guy,” said Dennis Lee Thompson. Through wind, rain, and now fire, he stays completely optimistic. His roof is still blue from Hurricane Irma, and...
Officials say screwworm gone - A insect on the ground - Insect

Officials say screwworm gone

 I don’t expect to see another case." —    Dr. John B. Welch, USDA Officials will continue to treat disease for 120 more days In an abundance of caution, Florida...
SECOND TOKE IS THE CHARM? - A close up of a bottle - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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...