Louth crowd a mix of fashion and fun

There was a big crowd of punters at this year’s Louth Races on Saturday and many had travelled a long way to get there. Some were dressed for Fashions on the Field, some were vying for the Mr/Mrs Personality of Louth title while others were dressed for comfort. Pictured is […]


State award honours a local volunteer

Local resident Gordon Hill was honoured with a NSW Emergency Services Award at the Rotary Districts & Clubs dinner on Friday night at Bankstown Sports Club. The Rotary New South Wales Emergency Services Community Awards are an initiative of the Rotary Districts & Clubs of NSW. The objectives of the […]


New Gold looks to sell Peak

Peak Gold Mines is officially “on the market” after parent company New Gold announced last Thursday the mine was for sale. Staff were asked to attend a whole site meeting last Thursday morning where they were informed of the news, and New Gold included the news of the proposed sale […]


Five locals tackle the tough Kokoda Track

They followed a training plan, read guide books and history books, looked at photos and videos and talked to people who have walked the Kokoda Track however five locals say none of that could fully prepare them for the experience itself. The group have just returned from walking the eight […]


Locals throw their support behind RFDS

Three months ago local nurses Lisa Travis and Beau Webster had a goal to raise $5,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) by walking the Larapinta Trek in the Northern Territory. Last Monday when the pair returned from their 98km walk over five days through the McDonald Ranges, they […]


Water upgrades ahead

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Cobar Shire Council Mayor Lilliane Brady have announced the tender for the construction of Cobar’s replacement Water Treatment Plant had been awarded to Laurie Curran Water Pty Ltd. “The council, at its recent Extraordinary Council Meeting, approved the recommendation of the Tender Evaluation Committee […]


Does Cobar’s water meet health standards?

Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko and the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSW LHD) want to assure the Cobar community that our water supply meets public health standards. In response to a request from local resident Lydon McIntyre for a document attesting that Cobar’s water meets drinking water […]