College student charged after reportedly removing, taking photo with goliath grouper

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An 18-year-old college student was charged following an online tip that showed a picture of the male allegedly posing with a goliath grouper out of the water.  According...
#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’

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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,...

Virtual support platform delivers supplies, meets needs and helps locals

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Community. Reaching out. Locals helping locals. These were the things on Stephanie Stevens’ mind when she launched the Florida Keys Request Line Facebook group earlier this week.  “From...

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...
Officials say screwworm gone - A insect on the ground - Insect

Officials say screwworm gone

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 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...

Key West official explains $1.2M in illegal rental fines

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News of Key West’s first illegal rental arrest met with enthusiasm from residents vehemently concerned about visitors, who are not permitted in the Florida Keys, continuing to...

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...

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...

Somebunny loves Stock Island! Locals stage Easter HUNT tomorrow

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Organizers have put together a combination Easter egg hunt and scavenger hunt on Sunday, April 12. One hundred numbered buoys will be placed around Stock Island, south...
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....