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FORMER KEY WEST MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING SCHOOL SHOOTING AT UNIV. OF WEST FLORIDA

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A former Key West High School student was arrested this week in Santa Rosa County, in the Florida Panhandle, for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at University...

Restaurants can fully operate, per governor’s Phase 3 reopening announcement

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Flanked by restaurateurs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that he’d be signing an order immediately allowing restaurants to operate at a minimum capacity of 50%, regardless...

Private company helps Key West food pantry

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The SOS Foundation food pantry provides food to thousands of Keys residents every week, storing hundreds of pallets of nonperishable items in a Rockland Key warehouse. "There are...

Haunted house allowed in Big Pine. Are we getting back to “normal”? Maybe. Maybe...

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Against a backdrop of falling infection rates, the BOCC voted Wednesday to allow the first community event on county property since coronavirus shutdowns began: the Lower Keys...

Deputies shoot armed robbery suspect

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An armed robbery that started Saturday afternoon in Key West ended a short time later on Big Coppitt Key near MIle Marker 10, when the armed suspect...

Two confirmed to date, with third awaiting confirmation

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The number of positive coronavirus cases jumped to two Monday morning. Like the first case, the second is travel-related, according to health officials.  Per the Florida Health Department,...
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

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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...
Prescribed Burns

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

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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...