Florida Keys News

Feds to assess status of snakes, skink

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BIG PINE KEY -- You might not have even heard of the Florida Keys mole skink, the Key ringneck snake, the rim rock crowned snake or the peninsula ribbon snake. But officials at the National Key Deer...

State law helps save $267K on City Hall

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The city expects to save $267,000 on the $18.7 million City Hall at Glynn Archer School project by tapping a state law that eliminates sales tax on building materials. Florida law allows cities to...

Wal-Mart reps to address Guild

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wal-Mart representatives will be in town Wednesday to address local business and community leaders on their plans for a store on Rockland Key. The team, along with local private planner Owen...

Cosmetics customer gets full refund

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Duval Street cosmetics shop issued a full refund Monday to a man who claims the store charged his 68-year-old, mentally-ill wife more than $40,000 for beauty products. Adore Organic Innovation,...

County tax collector's office prematurely seeks taxes

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Monroe County Tax Collector's Office appeared to have jumped the gun in going after roughly $1.8 million in property taxes plus $179,000 in collections fees on four pieces of military property a...

Equality Florida's gala call to action

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 30, 2015

Florida's gay community may have scored a victory with this year's legalization of same-sex marriage but discrimination remains rampant, a leading Key West activist said Saturday night. "The fight...

Blending the old, new

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 30, 2015

When you walk onto the grounds of The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea, the allure of impressive architecture and landscaping is evident.

City seeks 'citizen survey' return

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 30, 2015

Survey takers, please write back. The 1,200 Key West residents randomly selected by an outside company to receive a 'Citizen Survey' need to complete and mail back their answers soon, city staff...

Bahama Village Tour yields tremendous turnout

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 29, 2015

Despite a chilly breeze and an ominous overcast for the 9 a.m. start, more than 100 bicyclists showed up Saturday for the Bahama Village History Tour. The surprising turnout far exceeded initial estimates of 20 to 30 participants, and 116 people showed up for the bike tour led by City Commissioner Clayton Lopez.

Energy bills fund $10K in donations

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 29, 2015

Keys Energy Services, the public power utility that serves 29,000 customers from Key West to the Seven-Mile Bridge and is governed by an elected board, donates $10,000 a year to various...

Key West housing bill stalls

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 29, 2015

Florida Keys State Rep. Holly Raschein is struggling to find a promising bill that would allow land authority money to be spent on more than just the purchase of land. The city of Key West wants to...

Fisherman likely to plead guilty

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 29, 2015

The last of five Lower Keys fishermen snared last year in a state wildlife case and accused of illegally selling fish to undercover officers will likely plead guilty in Plantation Key on April 9....

WIC raises awareness of breast feeding meetings

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Monroe County Women, Infant and Children Program is looking to increase attendance at its breastfeeding support meetings at the Monroe County Public Library. The support group meetings take...

Woman stabs mom, jailed

Key West Citizen - Saturday, March 28, 2015

A 34-year-old woman was arrested hours before dawn Friday after the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said she intentionally stabbed her mother in the upper chest during an argument at their Banyan...

Duval shop faces investigation

Key West Citizen - Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Monroe County State Attorney's Office and City of Key West code enforcement are investigating a Duval Street cosmetics store after a man claimed the shop charged his 68-year-old, mentally-ill...