Author Archives: Trent Kelly

Alachua County Sheriff’s budget battle now heads to Tallahassee

By on December 7th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

After months of public debate over the budget for the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, county commissioners have voted against a motion to compromise with Sheriff Sadie Darnell. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly has more.

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Discovery of an arsenic-eating bacterium has the science world buzzing

By on December 2nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The journal “Science” is reporting the discovery of a new strain of bacteria that feeds off of the natural element arsenic. This has scientists excited because prior to this bacteria, there was no other known way to get rid of […]

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Seafood extension specialist continues to monitor the safety of Florida’s seafood since the BP oil spill

By on December 1st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

One of key researchers at the University of Florida who is keeping a close eye on the latest developments related to offshore drilling is Steve Otwell. Otwell is the Seafood Extension Specialist for the Florida Sea Grant Program. It’s his […]

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Business, nature collide on the Florida coast

By on November 23rd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Crystal River is often called the “Home of the Manatee”, but just how do you manage encounters with this endangered creature is at the heart of a debate pitting local dive shops against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly has more from the Nature Coast.

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Voters in Alachua County to decide on airboat curfew ordinance

By on November 22nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

When voters head to the polls this election day on November 2, they’ll be faced with a number of choices. But one of the most contentious items on the ballot this year doesn’t involve a senate or gubernatorial seat, but rather a a seat on an airboat. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM reporter Trent Kelly has been out on the water, talking to both sides of the issue.

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The legacy of Wes Skiles

By on November 18th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

On Tuesday we took you to Peacock Springs State Park near Live Oak for the renaming ceremony in honor of legendary underwater cinematographer Wes Skiles. Skiles is internationally recognized for his work mapping out the caverns associated with Florida’s numerous […]

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North Florida ceremony honors legendary photographer, scuba diver

By on November 16th, 2010 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 8:20 am

Family, friends and colleagues of Wes Skiles, an internationally known underwater photographer and scuba diver, braved rain conditions as they gathered in Peacock Springs State Park just north of Mayo this morning. They turned out to honor the man who died this past summer, doing what he loved, scuba diving. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly reports, by naming the state park in his honor, state officials hope to bring attention to the need for protecting the state’s natural springs.

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Singing for Conservation on the Rainbow & Withlacoochee Rivers

By on November 8th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

The city of Dunnellon lies at the intersection of the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers. Recent construction projects along the riverfronts have threatened the pristine ecology along both rivers…but one man is trying to spread his message of conservation…using an unusual and unique technique. WUFT’s Trent Kelly has more.

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Florida’s governor to be outlines key issues

By on November 4th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Governor-elect Rick Scott held his first press conference today(Thursday) in Fort Lauderdale. WUFT FM’s Trent Kelly breaks down Scott’s first comments and talks to a University of Florida economist to find out whether he thinks the plan for the economy […]

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Slideshow: Development issues along the Rainbow River bring split views on future of Dunnellon

By on November 2nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The small town of Dunnellon in Marion County was founded where the Withlacoochee and Rainbow Rivers meet. As Trent Kelly reports, with the threat of development looming along the banks of the two rivers, a citizen-led group is now trying […]

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