Man Dies in the Water Offshore of Big Pine Key

A man’s body was pulled from the water just offshore of the Koehn Avenue Boat Ramp Sunday afternoon. No foul play is suspected in the death. Witnesses...

Two Charged with Child Neglect

Two Big Pine Key residents were arrested Wednesday evening, charged with child neglect. Dispatchers received a report of a reckless driver. The caller said the male driver was...

Habitat and DEP Clean-up

There is going to be some heavy equipment moving on Middle Torch Key. This coming Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys will start cleaning up the old Baltuf Dump...
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...
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...
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,...
#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’ - An aerial view of a city street - Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport

#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’

Monroe County Commissioner David Rice presided over the “ground breaking” at Marathon Airport’s new Port of Entry offices. Although the silver and gold sledgehammers were purely ceremonial,...
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...

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...
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....