14-year-old Crystal River girl reported missing

14-year-old Crystal River girl reported missing

[UPDATE January 17, 2020, at 12:17 p.m. — Kayla Desiree-Marie Nienhuis was found safe.] On January 13, 2020, Kayla Desiree-Marie Nienhuis was reported as a missing juvenile to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. She is a 14-year-old white female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 115 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair, wearing a maroon Hollister shirt, […]

Wawa spokesperson untruthful as to why construction is delayed

Wawa spokesperson untruthful as to why construction is delayed

Wawa spokesperson Lori Bruce insinuated in an email that the Crystal River Wawa has been delayed due to permitting delays. However, the city says that is not true. According to City Manager Ken Frink, the site has been permitted since June. Now, the store is not slated for completion until 2021. Many were glad to […]

Community mourns, Captain Jack Sparrow look-alike found dead

Community mourns, Captain Jack Sparrow look-alike found dead

The body of 43-year-old paddleboarder, Joshua Hensley, was recovered Monday by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River. Josh’s board was later found at Christmas Island. According to deputies, Hensley had last been seen Saturday evening on his stand-up paddleboard leaving Hunter Springs Park. He was heading to Shell Island […]

Recreational bay scallop season for certain counties begins today

Recreational bay scallop season for certain counties begins today

Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus, and Hernando counties opens July 1 and will remain open through September 24. This includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River, and Homosassa. Rules Do not discard scallop shells in inshore waters commonly used for recreational […]

Home of the six-pound burrito challenge

Home of the six-pound burrito challenge

Crystal River — In a family, friendly environment where the food is always prepared with the freshest of ingredients, awaits a behemoth dish for one person. The owners of the Riviera Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, located at 1935 SE U.S. Highway 19, pride themselves on great food, service, and promise to always make you feel […]

2019 Crystal River Scallop Festival

2019 Crystal River Scallop Festival

Crystal River — The Crystal River Scallop Festival is almost here. This year the festival will be on July 27 and 28. Scallop Festival Activities Free 32’ Rock Wall- All hours Bounce House – All hours Water Slide – All hours Beer & Wine – All hours Arts, Crafts, Food – All hours Water Balloon […]

Movie on the beach

Movie on the beach

Crystal River — Ralph Breaks the Internet will be the June movie on the Beach at Hunter Springs Park. Join in for a summer evening of fun. Food trucks, treats, games, water slide, swimming, and trivia. Food trucks are an additional cost, all other activities are free. The event is on June 28, from 5 […]

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Beverly Hills/Crystal River — On June 14th, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU), in partnership with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) Probation Office, completed the largest drug seizure in the history of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. FDOC Probation Officers visited the home of Daniel Battisti, located at 11 South […]