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I set out to explore Everglades National Park on April 22. At that time, the entire park was closed to the public and most staff due to COVID-19, but I received permission to go and report on what I saw.

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Twenty-five years ago – November 4, 1995 to be exact – Homestead-Miami opened its doors, signaling hope amongst a tragic force of nature – Hurricane Andrew – that reared its ugly head on Homestead. The grand opening ceremonies comprised much pomp and circumstance, complete with a hauler para…

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With National Safe Boating Week and the release of the 2019 Boating Accident Statistical Report, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer. If you plan to enjoy our beautiful waterways, check out…

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Every so often, there is a person who enters the scene in a particular market and changes the way that area is viewed – locally, nationally and internationally. And I’m not just talking about sports, but pop culture, politics or really anything. Don Shula did that for Miami and all of South …

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On 4 May Everglades National Park began its return to regular operations by opening the Main Park Road from the Homestead entrance all the way to

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The arrival of toxic blue-green algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee may seem trivial in the midst of a global pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 800 Floridians and caused untold economic damage to our state, but it should serve as a reminder that our work protecting Florida’s fragile…

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As we continue to navigate through these irregular times with COVID-19 drastically changing much of our day-to-day routine, NASCAR is taking a step towards normalcy as they recently announced plans to resume the 2020 season.

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The Miami Dolphins selected Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to headline a draft class that includes 11 selections.

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I’ve spent the last few weeks recalling some of my favorite memories and drivers from the 25 years of racing here at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While I naturally think back to opening weekend in 1995 or some of the older moments in our track’s history, there are also a number of recent races …

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NSF - Pointing to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement that distance learning would continue through the rest of the school year, the Florida High School Athletic Association said Monday that it is canceling spring sports events, including championship events.

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As Homestead-Miami Speedway continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, I have used this space the last two weeks to discuss two of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history and the impact they have had on our track.

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Last week, I used this space to give a nod to Jimmie Johnson and the success he has experienced at Homestead-Miami Speedway during his decorated career. While we continue our 25th anniversary celebration, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take time to share my memories of another driver who had a gr…

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On the morning of April 10, 2020 Officers Martin Messier and Officer Glen Way of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) responded to the Dry Totugas due to a report from the Enforcement Coordinator of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary that the Documented Vessel …

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This year marks a milestone for Homestead-Miami Speedway as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. While the NASCAR season remains on hold due to the evolving situation with Coronavirus, I want to take the next few weeks to share with everyone some of the very special moments and drivers who hav…

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For the past two weekends, NASCAR has done a tremendous job of hosting the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. The virtual racing series has been a great way to provide a sense of normalcy for racing fans during a time when the coronavirus has made everyday life rather different for everyone.

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Last weekend was supposed to be the start of a special weekend for all of us – the Dixie Vodka 400 NASCAR weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was slated to be a time where all of you could enjoy three days of thrilling racing, all of the amenities that our staff has worked so diligently …

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding boaters and personal watercraft operators to slow down and keep a keen eye out for manatees as they enjoy Florida’s waterways this spring.

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Westminster Christian head coach Emil Castellanos made it clear to his team the season was likely coming to an abrupt end before facing rival Florida Christian.

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Sports has always encompassed an evolving landscape. Typically, this evolution comes in the form of things on the field of play – or in our case on-track. As an example, NASCAR is in the process of conducting various tests with its Next Gen Car, which is planned to be unveiled for the 2021 s…

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The South Dade Buccaneers dominated the Class 3A state wrestling championships on their way to their seventh consecutive state title.

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Earlier this week the FWC officers responded to an Injured Green Sea Turtle Near Alligator Reef Lighthouse, offshore of Islamorada in the Keys.

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This past weekend, we saw another great race at Auto Club Speedway as Alex Bowman took home the checkered flag. Through three races, we’ve already seen a number of intriguing storylines surface that make me even more excited for our Dixie Vodka 400 race weekend here at Homestead-Miami Speedw…

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It took a couple innings before the bats came alive for the Keys Gate Knights, but when they did, they exploded. Austin Yeber had two hits and knocked in three runs to help power the Knights to a 10-3 win over Somerset Silver Palms. “We’re talented on offense,” Keys Gate head coach Rich Bena…

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Yellow was the winning color of the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as Joey Logano celebrated his win in yellow confetti, yellow car, and yellow fire suit. This marked Logano’s second consecutive Pennzoil 400 win. Although he took home the win, Logano didn’t take the lead for good u…

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The FWC needs volunteers to assist with sponge community restoration efforts in the Florida Keys and Florida Bay. Sponges sometimes occupy similar habitat as corals. While they are very different animals, sponges often grow on coral reefs and other hardbottom structures and, in some cases, h…

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It was busy at the racetrack last weekend as both Formula America Racing Association (FARA) and the Sports Car Club of America held races on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Last week marked a milestone on the NASCAR calendar as the 2020 season commenced at Daytona International Speedway. Speedweeks, which consists of a number of racing events over a two week stretch, wrapped up on Monday with the 62nd running of the DAYTONA 500.

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Eight South Dade wrestlers won individual championships to lead the Buccaneers to a Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) championship held at Hialeah Gardens High School.

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We’ve turned the final corner of the NASCAR offseason and are finally ready to commence the 2020 campaign. The last two weeks have given us a taste of what’s to come this year as we got to see qualifying and the Busch Clash last Sunday, and then the Gander RV Duels last night.

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Colonial Christian senior catcher Morgan Wells has signed a letter of intent to play at Trinity Baptist College.