Santa Rosa Island Authority

Turtle Friendly Lights
3:46 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Casino Beach Getting New Turtle-Friendly Lights

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Gulf Power and the Santa Rosa Island Authority are teaming up on a project to make Pensacola Beach a bit safer for both humans and sea turtles.

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Pensacola Beach
4:03 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Santa Rosa Island Authority Looks Ahead

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The Santa Rosa Island Authority has agreed to hire a community planner to prepare for a future where its primary source of funding could soon disappear.

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Red Flag Warning
5:10 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Dangerous Surf's Up... And Who Dumped The Dead Fish?

Credit Photo via Flickr//Ben Ferenchak

Dangerous surf conditions along the local beaches are in the forecast for early this week, as the number of lifeguards on Pensacola Beach are at their normal October reduction in force. Red flags are also up at Navarre Beach in Santa Rosa County, where lifeguards will be on duty through October 31.

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Blue Angels Air Show
2:56 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Pensacola Beach Gears Up for Blues

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Final preparations are being made on Santa Rosa Island, for next weekend’s Blue Angels air show, the first since 2012. 

For Buck Lee, Executive Director of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, what a difference a year makes. He says the cancelation of most of the flight demonstration team’s 2013 season now has many of their fans viewing them in a new light.

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Gay Pride Weekend
11:46 am
Fri May 23, 2014

LGBT Memorial Day Party Gearing Up At Pensacola Beach

Tents set up on Pensacola Beach Friday morning.
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People are crowding onto Santa Rosa Island for the Memorial Day weekend. Many are looking forward to the beach parties that mark the annual mostly LGBT gathering at Park East.

About 150,000 people attended the LGBT-related events last Memorial Day. And organizer Johnny Chism is expecting higher numbers this time around. A number of events are on tap at Emerald City on Wright Street – the downtown Pensacola bar owned by Chism and considered the headquarters for the LGBT weekend.

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Santa Rosa Island Authority
1:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Lifeguards on Pensacola Beach Welcome Spring Breakers

Lifeguards returned to the beaches of Santa Rosa Island and Perdido Key this weekend, and are preparing for spring breakers and the 2014 summer tourist season. 

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2013 in Review
3:46 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

2013 In Review: Blue Angels

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As we get WUWF’s look back at the major news stories of 2013 off the ground, we start with the Blue Angels – who spent most of the year on it.

The cancelation was announced in the wake of sequestration – mandated across-the-board cuts that trimmed 85 billion dollars from the federal budget. The squadron flew its kickoff show over Key West, before their first in-season grounding since the Korean Conflict.

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