STORM UPDATE: TROPICAL STORM IAN’S TRACK CONTINUES WESTWARD SHIFT; NO DECISIONS YET ABOUT SCHOOL...

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Cautiously optimistic news about potential impacts from Tropical Storm Ian continued in Monroe County’s 3 p.m. briefing on Saturday as the storm’s projected track continues to shift...

STORM UPDATE: TROPICAL STORM IAN IS TRENDING WEST OF FLORIDA KEYS; SCHOOL CLOSURES STILL...

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The Florida Keys’ Saturday morning official storm briefing for Tropical Storm Ian contained good news from warning forecast meteorologist Jon Rizzo of the National Weather Service. “We like...

STORM UPDATE: COUNTY OFFICIALS WILL MAKE ANY EVACUATION DECISIONS SATURDAY MORNING

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As of 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 Florida Keys officials are closely monitoring the tropical depression that’s expected to become a hurricane by Monday. “Any evacuation decisions for the...

$519-MILLION BUDGET APPROVED BY MONROE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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Monroe county commissioners unanimously adopted a $519-million spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year during a final budget hearing at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key...

NEW MARKER BUOYS IN UPPER KEYS AIM TO PROTECT SEAGRASS & CORAL

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Monroe County Office of Marine Resources replaced 80 regulatory marker buoys at the Whale Harbor Channel “Flats” in Islamorada and 11 regulatory marker buoys at Harry Harris...

KEY LARGO MAN CHARGED IN MAY FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA

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A Key Largo man is facing charges in a May boating accident in Key West that left one woman dead. On Sept. 16, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation...

COUNTY OFFICIALS JOIN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR KEVIN GUTHRIE FOR IRMA PRESS CONFERENCE

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Five years after Hurricane Irma, Monroe County Mayor David Rice, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Monroe County Emergency Management Director Shannon Weiner joined the Florida Division...

PAY RAISES FOR ISLAMORADA EMPLOYEES INCLUDED IN APPROVED BUDGET

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Islamorada Village Council unanimously voted 4-0 on a $47-million spending plan and a millage rate of 3.00 at a final budget hearing on Sept. 19 at Founders...

CROOKED PALM DISTILLERY DEVELOPMENT AGENDA ITEM PUSHED BACK TO A SPECIAL MEETING

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A major conditional use request to develop the former BB&T bank building to a distillery and tasting room on Plantation Key was tabled during the Sept....

TAX RATE IN ISLAMORADA COULD DECREASE

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Islamorada Village Council adopted a tentative millage rate of 3.000 via a 3-1 vote during a special budget hearing on Sept. 8 at Founders Park Community Center....