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Posted on: June 8, 2022

FIREWORKS: LEAVE IT TO THE PROFESSIONALS & REMINDERS FOR PERMITTING

Graphic with fireworks in the air on a black background that says "Leave it to the professionals&

 The Monroe County Fire Marshal’s Office wants everyone to have a fun and, most importantly, a safe 4th of July weekend. Please leave firework displays to the professionals.

“Discharge of fireworks can lead to loss of life and ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BREAKS GROUND AT ‘BELL HAVEN’ IN MARATHON WITH MONROE COUNTY LAND AUTHORITY

Six officials stand with hard hats and shovels at a dirt pile for the groundbreaking

Monroe County Commissioner Michelle Coldiron joined Monroe County Land Authority Executive Director Christine Hurley and Senior Property Acquisition Specialist Mark Rosch on Thursday at the Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys groundbreaking at Bell Ha...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

MALCOM SUCCEEDS HAMBRIGHT AS COUNTY’S LEAD HISTORIAN; WILL HEAD HISTORY CENTER

Malcom, Cates, and Matthews on the USS Ingham holding a historic journal

When long-time Monroe County Historian Tom Hambright retired earlier this year, the community wondered what would be next for the library’s Florida History Department. Monroe County welcomes veteran Florida Keys historian Dr. Corey Malcom of Key...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

KEVIN KOPP, CUDJOE KEY TRANSFER STATION, NAMED COUNTY'S EMPLOYEE OF THE FIRST QUARTER 2022

Kopp joins the County Commissioners standing in room to accept award.

Kevin Kopp, who works the scale at the Cudjoe Key Transfer Station for the Solid Waste Department, was named Monroe County’s employee of the first quarter for 2022. On Wednesday in Key West, he was recognized by the Board of County Commissioners...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

MCFR WELCOMES 27 NEW FIREFIGHTERS; ADEQUATE STAFFING MEANS ‘SAFER’ COMMUNITIES

27 new firefighters are at a pinning ceremony posed with the county commissioners

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners welcomed 27 new Monroe County Fire Rescue Firefighter/EMTs and Paramedics at a badge pinning and oath presentation at Wednesday’s meeting. Family and friends of the newly hired recruits were also a...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

THE AREA FORMERLY KNOWN AS BIG PINE KEY SWIMMING HOLE HAS A NEW NAME: PINE CHANNEL NATURE PARK

Boardwalk at Pine Channel Park overlooking water with tree in background

For the past year, Monroe County has been improving the property at the west end of Big Pine Key, formerly known as the Big Pine Key Swimming Hole, with funding from the Tourist Development Council and the Florida Department of Transportation. The park wi...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

WILKINSON POINT AT HARRY HARRIS PARK REOPENS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA REPAIRS

A silhouette of four people with fishing poles at the park at sunrise

Monroe County is pleased to announce the reopening of Wilkinson Point at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier. The point was closed following extensive damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017. Through the hard work of Monroe County staff and project manager Suzi Rub...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

KEY LARGO: HARRY HARRIS PARK BEACH AREA & PLAYGROUND CLOSED FOR BEACH JETTY REPAIRS

Sign in front of gate announcing the closure

The beach area and playground at Harry Harris Park in Key Largo is closed for repairs and will remain closed until the construction of the beach jetty is completed. The boat ramp and ballfields will remain open.

“The County understands that any cl...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

AREA OF CRITICAL STATE CONCERN ANNUAL REPORT APPROVED BY GOVERNOR & CABINET

Dane Eagle stands at lectern facing the Cabinet for presentation

Monroe County's designation as an Area of Critical State Concern was re-approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis at today's Cabinet meeting in Tallahassee. Dane Eagle, Secretary of the Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity (DEO), presented progress...
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Posted on: March 11, 2022

MONROE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM & SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS REMINDERS

Cathy Crane and Dawn Crane look at a computer screen. A tv shows a picture of the VA staff.

If you are a Veteran and need transportation to and from medical appointments at or around the Miami VA Hospital, Monroe County Veterans Affairs offers round trip transportation Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for scheduled appointments. Transportation...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

KOEHN AND BIG PINE SHORES ROADWAY AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY

Deb London and engineers look at plans, truck in background with asphalt and workers pouring asphalt

The Koehn and Big Pine Shores Roadway and Drainage Improvements project on Big Pine Key is underway. It includes culvert drainage installation, milling, overlaying existing road surfaces with asphalt concrete pavement, regrading roadway shoulders as drain...

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