‘Improved’ pasture does not mean fertilized

There’s a lot of confusion in the media about Florida’s cattle ranches, according to Matt Pearce, president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. A common misconception: Some people think ranchers fertilize their pastures every year with so much phosphorus that excess runs off into waterways. At a recent South Florida Water Management District meeting Mr. Pearce […]

U.S. 27 repaving in progress; slow down!

MOORE HAVEN — Local motorists and through travelers were being urged to exercise extra caution in the area of the U.S. 27 intersection with Florida State Road 78, just west of town, as of Wednesday, Sept. 11. Ajax Paving began tearing up old pavement (above) in preparation for the repaving of the highway, and traffic […]

Lessons of Dorian discussed at EOC

MOORE HAVEN — Many of the county and other officials who gather in the event of an emergency also meet for a postmortem after every activation of the Emergency Operations Center, which is housed in the Glades County Fire/EMS station in the Public Safety Complex. The discussion of lessons learned and potential shortcomings during the […]

Hendry County Cattlemen to hold benefit

MOORE HAVEN — Dinner will be served by the Hendry County Cattlemen to honor the lives of Dustin Chapman, Charlie Ford and Easton Moss on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building, 900 N. U.S. 27. All proceeds will benefit the families of Dustin, Charlie and Easton. If you are interested […]

Football around the lake

Hurricane Dorian hovered off the coast of Florida for what felt like an entire month, causing many games to be canceled, postponed or played earlier. Now things are returning to normal around Lake O. • Coming off another tough loss, a 45-13 defeat to Dillard, the Pahokee Blue Devils are hosting another good opponent in […]

Glades Courthouse security system upgraded

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board agreed to upgrade the courthouse’s security system by a unanimous vote at its meeting on Aug. 26. A lightning strike at the courthouse a few weeks ago, said Deputy County Manager Bob Jones, damaged the current camera security system. The proposal to repair the system was $11,000, and […]

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 […]

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 […]