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Today's News

  • Captain's Log for the week of 6-9-16

    It was easy to tell that the offshore fishermen were back last week. By 8 a.m. on Saturday the nearest truck/trailer parking space was in Archer – slight exaggeration, so maybe Otter Creek.

    The weather was ideal and some impressive catches came in. John Blouse reported to me that the gag bite is strong, with plenty of fish in the legal range and several short fish (see photo). And the king mackerel are willing and able to stretch your line to its limits for those who care for smoked mackerel. I just like the way they scream the drag when they hit a flat line.

  • Community Calendar for the week of 6-9-16

    Mondays

    Retired Educators Meeting

    The Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association meets on the third Monday of every month at the Gathering Table in Chiefland with no June or July meeting. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Any retired educator from Gilchrist or Levy County is invited to attend.

    Free Summer Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Yoga CDs are used for instruction and some experience is necessary.

  • Pet of the Week 6-9-16

    Hello, my name is Miss Daisey Dumpster. I was found by my human-mother almost exactly 4 years ago beside the big garbage dumpster at the Cedar Key school.

    I did not look nearly as beautiful and healthy as I am now, having been dumped off at the age of about 6 weeks old with only a small food and water dish as my companions. Now, I am strong and playful, romping with my brother-cat and my two sister-dogs at my forever home on the island of Cedar Key. I was one of the lucky ones.

  • All in a day's catch

    Fileting the fish may not be the most fun of jobs, but the rewards at dinner are worth it.

    Capt. Carl Robinson, left, cleans the day's catch with Kip Riley.

  • Teen critical after accident

    A 17-year-old is in critical condition following a one-vehicle accident Monday shortly after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19 at Northwest 135th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Trevor D. Hill, 17, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after he lost control of his 2003 Ford Escape while southbound on U.S. 19 during heavy rain, overcorrected and the SUV started to rotate.

  • TS Colin: Damage assessments begin

     

    ****LEVY COUNTY POST STORM UPDATE****

  • Push is on to restore voting rights to 1.5M Floridians

    ORLANDO - More than one in 10 Floridians and nearly a quarter of African-Americans in Florida will be shut out of the polls in November because of past mistakes ― but civil rights activists say they hope to change that.



    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation in the House ― HR 5352 ― that would restore voting rights to people after leaving prison, with the exception of those convicted of murder, manslaughter or sex crimes.

  • Gag order has been lifted

    The long awaited grouper opener has arrived, and both gag and red grouper may be harvested again. Be advised that as of June 1st gag grouper in the gulf must be at least 24 inches long to keep. From what I understand the state wanted the gag grouper size limit to be the same on both coasts. Red grouper are still at 20 inches however. The grouper limit is four in aggregate, not more than two can be gags. Same for reds.

    Inshore the water is heating up and trout limits are less common than just a few weeks ago.

  • Shark News for the week of 6-2-16

    CKS graduation 2016

    Jesse Crawford

    Shark Correspondent

    Saying goodbye to the class of 2016, Cedar Key School, with help from the faithful junior class, will be sending them off Saturday, June 4th, at 9 am in the gym. With bright hopes for the future, the senior class is anxious to walk across the court in front of their loved ones and receive their diplomas in honor of their many dedicated years at the school. Be sure to make your way over to the CKS gym to see the seniors transition into the real world.

    Cedar Key celebrates field day

  • Cedar Key Community Give-Back program

    Seahorse Key has felt the support of the Cedar Key community very strongly and this is part of our way of giving back.  We have already begun offering annual free day trips for the Cedar Key historical society and this year will add the Lions Club, the Women’s club and the City Hall staff and Council (to be planned)

    Island Biology – A 10-day field course with SKML Associate Director Dr. Coleman Sheehy will be held at a later date.