Glades tourism guide being compiled

A new Glades County guide for tourists is being put together to distribute to local businesses after several members of the Tourism Development Council pointed out the need for one at a recent meeting. Patty Register said visitors to her alligator farm Gatorama, off U.S. 27 in the west end of the county, often ask […]

Tobacco-free worksites promoted in Glades County

MOORE HAVEN — While the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act protects employees from secondhand smoke in some indoor worksites, countless Floridians in the nightlife industry, construction and industries with outdoor worksites are exposed to toxic secondhand smoke. The Glades County Tobacco Free Partnership wants to raise awareness about the effects of tobacco use on worksites […]

Lake O releases are on hold indefinitely

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Lee, Glades and Hendry counties on both coasts of Florida because of algae blooms in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The governor’s order gives state agencies more flexibility in managing fallout from the harmful algae blooms now […]

Habitat for Humanity comes to Glades

County OKs program, which has first sponsor for a home There had been talk that Habitat for Humanity wanted to expand into Glades County, and it became actual news this week when a partnership with Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity was on the county board agenda for commissioners’ consideration at their meeting Tuesday. Interim county […]

Glades family injured in fatal crash

An Orlando woman died from injuries she suffered in a traffic crash on Tuesday, July 3. A Palmdale family including two children received serious and critical injuries in the accident, and one of the children later died. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) news release stated that at 3:16 p.m., a 2013 BMW X5 SUV operated […]

Cyanobacteria in water column, not lake’s surface

The good news: The surface of Lake Okeechobee is NOT covered in blue-green algae, toxic or otherwise. The bad news: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there is a large concentration of cyanobacteria (sometimes called “blue-green algae”) in the lake. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, some of the samples […]

Glades at a Glance

Club meetings canceled The July and August meetings of the Moore Haven Lions Clubs have been canceled. The next meeting is set for Thursday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Glades County Sheriff’s Office. When the Lions Club can be of assistance to anyone, please contact any member, including James W. Hunter at 863-227-1327, […]

It’s hurricane season; do you have an evacuation plan?

Last year, millions of Floridians spent many hours in their cars, stuck in traffic as they evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma. Preparing an evacuation plan now may help you save time and money later this summer if an evacuation is ordered. Don’t wait till a storm is forecast to start getting ready. Take action […]

Buck Island Ranch in Highlands wins Audubon prize

ORLANDO — On Wednesday, June 20, Audubon Florida announced Buck Island Ranch as the recipient of the 2018 “Sustainable Rancher of the Year” award. A 10,500-acre cattle ranch, Buck Island is part of Archbold Biological Station located in Highlands County. Audubon’s Charles Lee presented the award at the Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s annual convention at the […]

Glades Training Center progress all behind the scenes

MOORE HAVEN — Glades and Hendry county commissioners and school district officials are coalescing around a more regional approach to get state funding dedicated to establishing new job training programs at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). There weren’t any breakthroughs to announce during their recent joint luncheon meeting at the training center, unfortunately. […]