Tracked sea turtle Eliza Ann lays second nest on AMI

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy Leana Cudzillo captured a photo early July 3 using night-vision camera gear of loggerhead sea turtle Eliza Ann returning to shore at the beach near 77th Street in Holmes Beach to nest. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and the Sea Turtle Conservancy placed a tracking device on the turtle June […]

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Turtle Watch, county stress HB nesting problems

Call it a message from Mother Nature. “As we struggle with the business of life and the problems with accommodating both our residents and our tourists, we’ve got to remember there is wildlife that depends on us,” Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources director told Holmes Beach commissioners at their June 27 meeting […]

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Coquina Beach visitor dies boarding PWC

A Georgia woman died after she experiencing difficulty boarding a personal watercraft at the Coquina south boat ramp in Bradenton Beach. Marsha A. Mincey, 51, was with family members from Georgia at about 2 p.m. July 1 when she stepped off a dock, went under water and started to panic, according to police reports. When […]

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New postal contract awarded to entrepeneurs

The U.S. Postal Service delivered as promised. There is a new post office operator at the Holmes Beach contract mail office in time to maintain continuous service. Mail, Etc. opened July 1 at 5354 Gulf Drive. The new contract postal unit serves Holmes Beach after another CPU lease expired June 30, USPS communications program specialist […]

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Key Royale accident blamed on boat operator

A boat veered off course along the waterfront homes on Key Royale Drive, crashing into a dock the second day of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Paul Martin Duncan, 32, was operating a 21-foot Sea Pro at 10 a.m. July 2 when it crashed into the dock at 665 Key Royale Drive in Holmes […]

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Intense heat, humidity and fishing spell out summertime

The humidity is up, the heat is intense and the fishing is following suit. Whether inshore or offshore, there is plenty of productive fishing. Red grouper, snappers and permit are being caught around nearshore and offshore structure. Also in these areas are flounder, goliath grouper and shark. Moving inshore is providing good action, too. Spotted […]

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