Immokalee coalition makes strides since Irma

When Hurricane Irma made landfall, stakeholders in the Immokalee community quickly rallied to manage the overall response to the unmet needs in the area. For many, the needs were unimaginable. While some simply lost power, others lost all of their belongings including the roof over their heads and the bed they fall asleep in at […]

Flu activity continues to rise in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Health, flu activity is high and continues to increase. Although the panhandle region of Florida experienced the largest increase in flu activity, Collier County has seen mild activity while Lee and Hendry County have seen moderate activity. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that children under two years […]

Hurricane victims may qualify for tax credit change

Hurricane Irma brought devastation to the Immokalee area. But, for many residents the pain of dealing with the aftermath continued when they learned that they wouldn’t quality for federal assistance. Now, there are changes for this tax season that could help put money back in your pocket. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), those […]

Questions loom after sales tax addition proposed

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Collier County Commissioners moved one step closer toward asking the voters of Collier County to approve a one-cent sales tax increase in November. If approved by voters, the one-cent sales tax would bring between $420 million to $490 million in additional revenue for Collier County. As it stands now, the […]

Lake Trafford pier construction wraps up

For years, the pier at Ann Olesky Park in Immokalee has desperately needed repairs. In fact, the 40-year-old pier was in such disrepair that it became dangerous to lean on the railing in many places. With pressure from local residents and business owners, Collier County Commissioners finally decided to move forward with the rehabilitation project […]

One dead in vehicle versus pedestrain crash

On Monday, January 29, 2018, deputies responded to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at the intersection of Main Street West and South 2nd Street. Upon arrival they found a male victim laying in the eastbound lanes of Main Street West and silver sport utility vehicle with front-end damage stopped in the roadway. […]

Graduation rates climb in Collier County

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) announced that high school graduation rates in Florida are on the rise. Overall, Collier County’s graduation rate climbed to 88.2 percent, which is an increase of 1.5 percent over 2016. Since the 2011 school year, the graduation rate has increased by 15.7 percent. Immokalee High School has played a […]

Local comedian continues to grow his social media following

In a special interview with the Immokalee Bulletin, local comedian Josh Pray opens up about his growing social media presence, his life on tour, and what his plans are 2018. With over 29,900 YouTube subscribers, over half a million followers on Facebook, and nearly 10,000 followers on Instagram, Josh Pray is gaining steam in the […]

Candlelight vigil held for crash victims

Friends and family gathered for a candlelight vigil on Thursday, January 11, 2018 for Shatoria Brown, 27, Ra’Majesty Johnson, 5, and Ra’Layah Johnson, 3, who died when their vehicle went into a pond near Custer Avenue in Immokalee on Saturday, January 6, 2018. At the site of the crash, attendees lit candles, prayed, sang songs, […]

4-H Livestock Show returns to Immokalee

The Twelfth Annual Collier County 4-H Livestock Show will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018 through Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Roberts Ranch Museum Grounds, located at 1215 Roberts Avenue, Immokalee, Florida. Admission and parking are free. The Show this year is dedicated to Mildred Sherrod who was a long time supporter of 4-H […]