Sky Valley YMCA will run summer camp programs

City commissioners in Clewiston have approved Sky Family YMCA’s taking over operation of the city Recreation Department’s summer camp programs for children ages 5-12. The item had been postponed from the City Commission’s meeting March 19 when Commissioner Kristine Petersen asked for a comparison of fees and whether the YMCA camp program was at the […]

Time pressure off, Clewiston seeks new P.D. building bids

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston City Commission has rejected all bids received on remodeling the bank branch building it bought on Berner Road for a new city police headquarters, opting instead to re-bid the project yet again. Commissioners learned at their meeting Monday night, April 2, that the state money the Legislature had approved to finance […]

Clewiston asks state to help on Ventura

CLEWISTON — Clewiston city commissioners approved a resolution authorizing a Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation at their meeting Monday, March 19, that will finance the design for resurfacing of Ventura Avenue. Public Works Director Sean Sheffler pointed out that the city’s request to the state is only for […]

Clewiston street paving schedule draws criticism

CLEWISTON — Clewiston city commissioners awarded a contract at their last meeting for the 2018 overlay paving project; however, at least one was unhappy that the city’s not keeping up with streets that need work but are falling further into disrepair while available money is not being spent on that. Mayor Mali Gardner said at […]

Road closure in Montura Ranch Estates

ORLANDO  — You have until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 24, to register with FEMA if you have damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida between Sept. 4 and Oct. 18. How to register: • Online at • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you […]

Roland crusades against ‘excess’ weed spraying

Clewiston commissioner also decries lake’s conversion into a reservoir Clewiston City Commissioner Phillip Roland began his promised one-man quest Monday night to convince the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) that “excess use of defoliants” to keep aquatic weeds at bay in the south end of Lake Okeechobee is having the unintended effect of […]

Two local churches to serve Thanksgiving Dinner

New Hope Deliverance Christian Ministries, Inc. to serve Community Thanksgiving Dinner New Hope Deliverance Christian Ministries, Inc. invites the public to their free third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. until – at the Harlem Pavilion at the corner of Carolina Avenue and 10th Street in Harlem. New Beginning Church […]

Halloween photo contest planned

The Clewiston News will hold an online Halloween photo costume contest for all ages. Photos must be submitted by email to by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6. After the entry deadline, contest photos will be uploaded to The Clewiston News Facebook page as a gallery and the Facebook fans will be given a […]

Seacoast building to be new police station

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston City Commission voted unanimously Monday night to purchase the Seacoast Bank building on Berner Road, advertise for an architect to produce specifications for remodeling it into a new city police headquarters, and accept a grant from the state Department of Law Enforcement to finance the project. After the city takes over […]

City sets tax rate at 6.5314 mills

CLEWISTON – Clewiston commissioners voted weeks ago to raise the city’s property tax rate for the annual Truth-in-Millage notices to taxpayers and to allow a little budgetary wiggle room, yet still directed staff to try to balance the budget using the old rate. On Monday night – Sept. 25, however, after Finance Director Shari Howell […]