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Wildlife & Environment
St. Johns River Connector Florida Forever Project

Key land parcels added to Florida Wildlife Corridor

Totaling nearly 20,000 Acres, land parcels will preserve key links in the Florida Wildlife Corridor.
Gopher tortoises are long-lived reptiles that occupy upland habitat throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. They dig deep burrows for shelter and forage on low-growing plants.

FWC seeks landowners to help with gopher tortoise conservation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking landowners to help with gopher tortoise conservation efforts...

Take a Moonlit Tram tour of Fakahatchee

The 12-passenger tram allows for social distancing and provides an excellent platform for viewing park features by moonlight.
Agriculture
As Mexico increases tomato exports across the world, including to the United States, prices plummet for American growers...
Proper nutrition for disease damaged citrus trees is critical to extending their productivity. Growers can learn more...
In an effort to support the owners of equine athletes and other animals visiting Ocala’s new world-class World Equestrian Center
Coronavirus
Police/Fire

HCSO investigates threats made on social media

Should anyone have additional information regarding this threat or any others, please contact HCSO immediately.

Immokalee pedestrian in critical condition following crash

A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated at approximately 9:51 p.m. on Sept. 18 a 61-year-old Naples man operating a sedan was traveling north in the left lane...

Fire Department fleet grows

The truck has a “Quint” rating and pumps 1500 gallons per minute and carries 500 gallons of water.

Take A Break, Don’t Drive Drowsy

FLHSMV is leading the Drowsy Driving Prevention Week campaign to remind motorists of the dangers of drowsy driving...
Sports

Deer hunters: Find answers to your FAQs

Part of many deer hunters’ preseason prep includes brushing up on hunting regulations. We’ve compiled a list of ...

Boating safety and water smart practices can save lives during the holiday

During the Labor Day holiday, the Drowning Prevention Coalition (DPC) of Palm Beach County encourages all recreational boaters to follow safe boating and water...

Apply now for FWC’s 2021-2022 High School Fishing Program curriculum and grant funding

The FWC 2021-2022 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs...
Schools
Pace Center for Girls Collier is excited to welcome Sharon Tolnai to the organization as Development Manager.
During a recent tour of The Immokalee Foundation’s 18-home Career Pathways Learning Lab construction project...
Phone calls went out to parents of IMS students on September 16, 2021, after reports of a possible threat
Human Interest

Coalition of Immokalee Workers calls for justice for Nicholas Morales

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers work to amplify their community’s demands for justice and common-sense police reforms.

Parents face special challenges after a hurricane

Nobody ever said family life was a breeze ... yet few are prepared for the gale force impact that hurricanes can pack…

Okeechobee's Trail of Hope Rescue has puppies galore

OKEECHOBEE – If you’re in the market for some puppy love, check out the Trail of Hope rescue in Okeechobee.
Government

Governor Ron DeSantis recognizes September as Florida Preparedness Month

Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation to declare September as Florida Preparedness Month in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Ready” Campaign...

Disagree with the assessed value of your property?

Deadline to File with the Value Adjustment Board is September 10, 2021

Be on guard when a stranger knocks on your door

Collier County Clerk Crystal K. Kinzel is urging residents to exercise caution whenever a stranger knocks on their door, and to refrain from conducting business with door-to-door solicitors who do …
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Traffic/Road Work
Road Watch report for Collier County for the week of Sunday, Sept. 26. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and...
The following column is the Road Watch report for Collier County for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 19
Veterans
Congressman Greg Steube

Stories sought for Veterans History Project

VENICE, FL – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-FL) is  encouraging local veterans to share their stories. 
The Grey Team: Major James Hall, Cary Reichbach, Rep. Al Baldasaro (NH), Dr. Frank Marangos, and David Kirkland.

Local nonprofits joins forces to help veterans R.I.S.E.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County is proud to announce its partnership with The Grey Team, a local nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to prevent PTSD-related veteran suicides.
Entertainment

Exclusive Tour of Everglades Bank

What’s upstairs? Visitors to Everglades City have probably seen the old Bank Building and might even have taken a peek inside if...

Silver Spurs celebrates Southern Showdown with over 77 years of rodeo action and tradition

The Silver Spurs Southern Showdown will bring together professional roughstock riders and the Silver Spurs’ biggest broncs and baddest bulls in the Silver Spurs Arena...
Weather

Emergency assistance to be available for Florida if storm causes damage

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state, local and tribal response efforts …

National Weather Center update on Tropical Storm Elsa 2 p.m. UPDATE

The National Weather Center issued the following update on Tropical Storm Elsa at 11 a.m. on July 5:
This Oct. 8, 2020 photo made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico at 12:41 EDT. (NOAA via AP)

How much water do you need for your hurricane supply?

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season...
State

Bear spotted near 2 Florida campuses puts students on hold

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Officials at two central Florida schools ordered students to “hold in place" when a black bear was spotted near the campuses. said the caller to 911 on Monday …

Hurricane Sam swirling over Atlantic with Category 4 winds

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam strengthened again to a powerful Category 4 storm on Tuesday, centered well offshore in the Atlantic Ocean but still capable of sending dangerous swells and rip currents …

Troopers: Woman on bicycle killed by racing motorcycle

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was fatally injured when a racing motorcycle hit her bicycle, officials said. The crash occurred Sunday afternoon near Orlando, according to a Florida …
Nation & World
Lava from Spanish island volcano quickens pace toward sea

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — Lava flowing from an erupting volcano in Spain's Canary Islands has picked up its pace on its way to the sea and is now within 800 meters (875 yards) of …

Reparations draw UN scrutiny, but those who'd pay say little

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