Water managers move more water south

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) deactivated its Emergency Operations Center and returned to “seasonal readiness” at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The district received an average of about 1 inch of rainfall throughout Hurricane Dorian. District staff are working to return the regional flood control system to normal operations. The district […]

Blood roundup meeting Monday; plus other club meetings and entertainment

VFW Post 9528 hosts events BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge will host the following events: A full breakfast will be served on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. by the VFW Auxiliary. A rib eye sandwich dinner will be served on Wednesday, Sept. […]

Road Watch for Glades County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • U.S. 27 from Fifth Street to north of S.R. 78: (Construction projec) Crews will be milling and resurfacing the roadway on U.S. 27 from […]

Heartland counties still have no voice at SFWMD

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board will focus on water quality issues at its Sept. 11 workshop meeting in West Palm Beach. The Heartland counties of the South Florida Water Management District will once again have no representation. The seat for the at-large member for an area that includes […]

SFWMD re-opening public access to recreation land after Hurricane Dorian passed

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has re-opened public access to SFWMD-managed land and all land managed in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) as of Thursday, Sept. 5. Access was temporarily closed for public safety last week because of the expected impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Information on all SFWMD-managed lands […]

Glades Inn site sale agreement OK’d

MOORE HAVEN — A little over a year after they accepted a plan to buy and develop the site of the old Glades Inn, the Glades County commissioners approved a purchase and sale agreement with New Moore Haven LLC on Aug. 26. The matter had been tabled from their Aug. 13 meeting. Commissioner John Ahern […]

Dorian relief efforts for Bahamas under way in earnest

Relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas are being mounted in nearly every community around Lake Okeechobee and across South Florida. Floridians are finding it only natural, not to mention a little heart-wrenching, to take the attitude of “There but for the grace of God go we.” It easily could have been us […]

Glades County will push to finish Moonshine Park

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners will continue to press for more state financing for the ambitious Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park plan, part of the Moore Haven Canal project undertaken with state and federal partners. The project was discussed at the commissioners’ meeting Aug. 26 briefly as it is on the legislative priority list they […]

Mesloh is Glades’ top pick, again

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board has selected Jennifer James-Mesloh as its top choice to be the next county manager, for the second time in just over a year. Ms. Mesloh, a resident of Michigan, was Glades commissioners’ top-ranked applicant last summer, too, before withdrawing her name from consideration last Aug. 3. Their second […]

Labor Day brings hurricane fatigue

Lake Okeechobee area residents spent Labor Day weekend watching the very slow progress of Dorian, which grew to a massive Category 5 hurricane by Saturday and then stalled about 100 miles off the Florida coastline. By Tuesday, the storm had fallen in strength to Category 2 and was slowly moving northwest. The track deviation from […]