Locals feeling the full effect of the big dry

A lot of old farming families in the Cobar district have seen too many droughts in their lifetimes like the current one that’s gripping most of southern Australia. Tom Mitchell, a second generation grazier at Gambolalley north of Cobar, has experienced his share of droughts (he’s also lived through the […]

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A decade of giving back to community

Over 40 local community and sporting groups shared more than $44,000 of the Regional Australia Bank’s million dollar Community Partnership Program. A total of $44,122.65 was divided among 41 worthwhile organisations, including the Cobar Preschool, Cobar Junior Rugby League, Cobar Netball Association, Cobar Athletics and Triathlon Squad (CATS), and the […]


Services Club is in dire financial straits

Cobar Services Club secretary/manager Linda Carter and the club’s board have found themselves once again fighting a tough financial battle to keep the club’s doors open. Mrs Carter said the club is currently experiencing a “dire financial situation” due to increased operating costs and a dramatic loss in income over […]


Grey Mardi Gras is an attention grabber

An idea that came up in a Cobar Shire Council workshop, the Grey Mardi Gras, is already getting plenty of attention. Cr Bob Sinclair’s idea for a unique festival for Cobar is also getting plenty of funding with Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visiting last week to hand over […]


Tensions flare at packed council meeting

Tensions flared at last Thursday night’s packed council meeting with Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko forced to call on councillors and members of the gallery to show respect to the meeting chamber. The public gallery was full with more than 50 people, including many local business owners, there […]


CHS students celebrate NAIDOC Day

Cobar High School celebrated NAIDOC Day at the school on Monday with students taking part in a range of activities to mark the occasion. NAIDOC Day activities are held around the country each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The NAIDOC […]