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Miners ghosts start making an appearance

A project by Peak Gold Mines (PGM) staff has seen miner’s ghosts making an appearance all over the place this past week. Metal miner’s ghost figures were the brain child of a group of Peak Gold Mines employees who were challenged with coming up with an idea for this year’s […]

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Tour de OROC peloton passes through

Riders on this year’s Toyota Tour de OROC were welcomed by Cobar Shire council’s deputy mayor Peter Abbott and general manager Gary Woodman with a cold beer when they arrived in Cobar on Tuesday afternoon after a long, hot ride. This year’s Toyota Tour de OROC 1,200km charity bike ride, […]

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Welcoming Cobar’s newest Australians

Nine Cobar residents received their Australian Citizenship at one of the biggest naturalisation ceremonies held in Cobar at the Cobar Shire Council Chambers last Friday. Colleen Arnold, Sophie and Phillipe Pearse, Gaile Talu, Josephine Umbella and her four sons Benjamin, Frank, Kelvin and Victor Mfoi were welcomed by Mayor Lilliane […]

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New fire truck named in Howie’s honour

Cobar Fire Station 256 took delivery of a new fire truck yesterday that, for the first time in Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) history, carries a personalised registration plate to honour fallen firefighter Daniel ‘Howie’ Howard. FRNSW Commissioner Greg Mullins presented local firefighters with keys to the new $310,000 ‘Class […]

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Best businesses of the year awarded

Cobar Quilt Shop was named Cobar’s Most Outstanding Business at the 2015 Great Cobar Business Awards on Saturday night at Cobar Bowling & Golf Club. The business was a favourite with this year’s judges and picked up three awards on the night, including being a joint winner of the Retail […]

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Howie’s legacy commemorated

  A section of Lewis Street that runs along the northern boundary of the Cobar Rugby Club and leads to the entrance of the club grounds has been officially renamed as Howie’s Drive as a legacy to Daniel ‘Howie’ Howard. A public function was held at Cobar Rugby Club’s Ailsa […]