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 […]

Corps to reduce lake releases to St. Lucie Canal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has reduced flows from Lake Okeechobee over the coming days. Starting Friday (June 29), the target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary was reduced to a 14-day average of 585 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart.  The target flow for the […]

Man sentenced for failure to register as sexual offender

MOORE HAVEN — On June 26, James Thomas Watkins, 38, of Moore Haven was sentenced to 63.2 months in prison for two counts of failure to register as a sexual offender. He was convicted earlier this month following a trial in Glades County. In April 2017, Glades County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve papers on […]

Man dies in Ortona traffic crash

A Lehigh Acres man died in a single vehicle traffic crash on State Road 78 near Chiaha Lane in Ortona. A Florida Highway Patrol news release stated that at 4:34 p.m. a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Ronald Miller, 36, of Lehigh Acres turned to the left for a curve in the road. As a […]

Glades at a Glance

Legion meeting set July 6 MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven American Legion Post 299, 600 River Road in Moore Haven, will meet on Friday, July 6, at 6 p.m. A complimentary dinner prepared by a post member will be served. All visiting legion members, veterans and interested persons are urged to be present and […]

Boaters advised to use caution in restoration area

JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is advising boaters to use extreme caution when navigating in the Kissimmee River Restoration Project Area near the C-38 Canal to the east of Hidden Acres Estates. Draft depths are extremely shallow in the area, causing it to be non-navigable by most vessels. “We are […]

GCSO Sgt. Neives received minor injuries in traffic crash

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Sergeant Neives received minor injuries sustained in a June 24 traffic crash. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, a 2003 Honda vehicle operated by Joseu Padilla, 28, of Clewiston, was traveling north on West Avenue SW in […]

Moore Haven Lock fully operational with no width restrictions

Moore Haven Lock west gate has been repaired and the lock is fully operational with no width restrictions.

Moore Haven traffic crash on U.S. 27

MOORE HAVEN — A Coral Springs woman sustained serious injuries from a traffic crash in Moore Haven on Friday, June 15. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) stated that at approximately 3:12 p.m., a 2000 Ford F350 pickup operated by Calvin Lee Billings, 28, Moore Haven, was eastbound on U.S. 27 in the left turn lane. […]