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Prescribed Fire Conducted at Fellsmere Water Management Area to Mitigate Wildfire Risks

PALATKA, Fla. (IRN) — On August 23, 2023 the St. Johns River Water Management District embarked on a strategic 5,183-acre prescribed burn at the Fellsmere Water Management Area in Indian River County today. The objective of this controlled blaze is twofold: to alleviate the potential threat of perilous wildfires and to enhance the ecological integrity […]

Ryan Butler Appointed Clerk of the Court & Comptroller for Indian River County

Indian River County Resident Ryan Butler (R-Indian River County) has been appointed as Clerk of the Court & Comptroller for Indian River County by Governor Ron DeSantis, replacing retiring Clerk of the Court Jeffrey Smith (R-Indian River County). Butler was appointed on June 9th, 2023, with the appointment taking effect on July 1st, 2023. “I […]

Successful 2023 Cinco de Mayo Event Held by Hispanic Republicans of Indian River

The Hispanic Republicans of Indian River held a very successful Cinco de Mayo event on May 4th, 2023 at the Heritage Center in the City of Vero Beach. Republican Executive Committee of Indian River County Chairman Rev. Dr. John Vacchiano (R-Sebastian) gave a power opening invocation. Edwin Saro did a fantastic job singing the national […]

Salvation Army Helping The Homeless and Impoverished in Indian River County (and State of Homelessness in Indian River County)

Towards the end of March 2023, Indian River News had the opportunity to interview homeless and impoverished Indian River County residents at the Salvation Army of Indian River County, at the behest of Camp Hummingbird Shelters and Retreats Inc. President Jennifer Rahm. Many of the homeless that have received food at the Salvation Army of […]

Ed Henry Interviews Vero Beach Republicans

Real America’s Voice Anchor Ed Henry interviewed various Indian River County Republicans at Pointe West Country Club on March 25th, 2023. Henry was at Pointe West as a part of an event with the Vero Beach Republican Women Federated. The interviews were done as a part of a larger livestream event for former President Donald […]

Vero Beach Republican Women Federated to Host Ed Henry at Pointe West

Ed Henry, chief anchor at Real America’s Voice and former White House correspondent for Fox News, is set to broadcast live from the Pointe West Club House in Vero Beach on Saturday, March 25 from 3-5pm. The event is hosted by the Vero Beach Republican Women, Federated club, and Henry will be interviewing local residents […]

Vero Beach Railroad Crossings to Close for Construction Work

VERO BEACH, Fla. — The Vero Beach Police Department has released a press statement informing the public of multiple railroad crossing closures that will be taking place in the area. According to the statement, the closures will affect three crossings located at 23rd St, 14th Ave, and 26th St, as construction work is carried out […]

Camp Hummingbird Responds to Inquiry about Financial Records

Camp Hummingbird Shelters and Retreats Inc. President Jennifer Rahm has responded to an inquiry by Sebastian Vice Mayor Chris Nunn about the financial records for her Not-for-Profit organization. Nunn said he requested the records a few times from Camp Hummingbird and did not get a response each time. He stated not for profit organizations are […]

Vero Beach Police Arrest Drug Dealer – March 2023

Vero Beach, Florida – A recent investigation conducted by the Vero Beach Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit into the sale of narcotics led to the arrest of Gary Ritto, who was charged with multiple drug-related offenses. In March 2023, investigators conducted a controlled purchase of cocaine from Mr. Ritto, which was later tested and found […]

Local Non-Profit Seeks Donated Land for Covid and Inflation Relief Campgrounds

Fellsmere, Florida – Camp Hummingbird Shelters and Retreats Inc, a non-profit organization, is seeking donated land to create quick and efficient campgrounds to aid in Covid and inflation relief. The organization aims to ease the loss of housing by offering pre-set up tents/structures, basic necessities, and social services, as well as job training. With the […]