Florida Keys News

Slaton a no-show candidate at forum

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monroe County voters have the right to know the details of a judge's health problems in an election year, according to both candidates running against an incumbent who is on medical leave. "If...

Students return to school

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

About 8,000 area students dutifully returned to school Monday on what was a quiet first day of school in Monroe County. "I have not heard about any school-related issues," Sheriff's Office...

Workers housing issue on agenda

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As the Florida Keys real estate market continues to improve, so does the need for more affordable housing, officials say. In the past two years, the property values have steadily risen and so has...

Tumultuous weekend for serious accidents

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It was a tumultuous weekend in Key West as multiple people in separate cases suffered serious injuries after being beaten, falling from a building and cut by a dingy propeller, according to police...

Coast Guard: Free tours of new cutter

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Residents and tourists who want to get a peak of the newest cutter to be stationed in Key West can do so today and next week as the Coast Guard is opening the doors of the 154-foot Raymond Evans...

School board races raise big money

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 18, 2014

Two political newcomers and one veteran in separate contests for Monroe County School Board races could give lessons on how to raise campaign cash. Bobby Highsmith and Dennis Caltagirone have far...

Conchalele -- music to the ear

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 18, 2014

It looks like an obese mountain dulcimer and sounds like a tropical banjo, but the conchalele is truly a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. And it is gaining popularity throughout the Keys -- and...

Fishery panel meets this week

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 18, 2014

A Keys marine sanctuary panel will hold one of its last critical meetings Tuesday before drafting new regulations which could affect commercial and recreational fishing, and snorkeling and...

No infringement to beach access

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 18, 2014

The Navy and Monroe County have struck an agreement on how to keep beach access open to the public at the end of Boca Chica Road while the Navy removes trees as part of a runway safety project....

Students head back to school Monday

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 17, 2014

The already congested streets of Key West will be even busier than usual beginning Monday, as Monroe County School District students return to classes. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Key...

Boulevard hotel openings pushed back

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 17, 2014

The skeletal frames of four North Roosevelt Boulevard hotels at the entrance to the island are still taking shape, but work is a few months behind schedule, according to an official with the real...

Habitat areas for fish critical

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 17, 2014

Officials are considering closing fishing areas from the Florida Keys to North Carolina and are seeking fishermen's comments. Representatives from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council held...

Separate worlds at city's marinas

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 17, 2014

Garrison Bight will receive major financial help from the historic seaport -- if the port director's plan makes it through the city's final budget approval next month.To build Garrison's Angelfish Pier anew will cost some $1.5 million, city staff says, and the best way to pay for it: a loan from the Key West Historic Seaport's fund.

CAMPAIGN CORNER

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 17, 2014

• Civic Club holds forumThe Key Largo Civic Club is hosting a political forum from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the club, 209 Ocean Bay Dr., Mile Marker 100, Oceanside, Key Largo. The club is located across the street from the Lions Club and behind Capitol Bank.

New probe into Taser arrest starts

Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 16, 2014

The city panel that reviews complaints of police misconduct will receive the first report on a new investigation into the 2011 Taser arrest on Duval Street that left the suspect bleeding and...