Local News

20-year-old Bendickson Reef scheduled for Expansion

Expansion of the Bendickson artificial reef located 20 nautical miles west of Hernando Beach is scheduled to take place the last two weeks of August, pending good weather and calm seas.  Approximately 600 tons of reinforced concrete structures will be deployed on bare sand bottom areas near the existing ten… Read More Read More

Boogie on the (Port Richey) Bayou

Port Richey’s waterfront district is located along the Gulf of Mexico both north and south of the Pithlachascotee (Cotee) River. It isn’t well marked and doesn’t look like much from U.S. 19, but it houses some really nice businesses owned by determined entrepreneurs that are improving the area with help… Read More Read More

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Our coastline on the Nature Coast is blessed with some of the best fishing Florida has to offer. I also believe that each part of Florida has it’s own unique and best fishing Florida has to offer. On the Nature Coast, and in Citrus County, our guides and captains are… Read More Read More

AlertHernando Emergency Notification System makes its Debut

Hernando County has launched its new emergency notification system, AlertHernando, which informs residents to emergency situations so that they can act to protect themselves. Through AlertHernando, the County can contact thousands of residents within minutes with important information such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of… Read More Read More

New Firehouse Program brings Awareness and Community Pride

Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) has recently kicked-off its new Community Firehouse Initiative designed to engage the neighborhoods in which it serves. This program aims to raise awareness about public safety and create opportunities for residents and emergency responders to work together on local projects that result in community pride. Read More Read More

Are the Chassahowitzka (Chazz) Bears OK?

 Chazz Bears are dangerously Isolated The Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Nature Coast was established in 1943 as a winter preserve for migratory water birds. Today, over 31,000 acres are protected and managed by several federal, state and local government agencies with the goal of offering migrating and wintering… Read More Read More

Pasco students recognized for Water Conservation Contest

Contest proves water resource management is elementary A joint team from Pasco County Utilities and the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) has inspired local students each year to protect water resources through the annual Water Awareness Poster Contest. The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners recognized students who took part… Read More Read More

Pasco County Recycling receives Award

Newspaper in Education insert won Honorable Mention in national contest Pasco County Recycling and Education in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times and the Pasco County School Board won an Honorable Mention in the National Newspaper Association “Newspaper and Education” contest for their work on the insert Pasco Recycling 2017:… Read More Read More