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New GM for Peak as sale completed

David Pelchen will take over as the general manager of Peak Gold Mines from next month. The announcement was made yesterday as Aurelia Metals Ltd officially took ownership of the mine. Mr Pelchen is a mining engineer with extensive operational experience in underground operations in Australia, New Zealand, China and […]

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Rodeo action returns to Cobar

With over $15,000 prizemoney on offer, the Sullivan’s Mining & Hardware Rough Stock Rodeo on Saturday attracted a quality field of 66 competitors competing in 12 events. Among the cowboys and cowgirls competing at this year’s Cobar Rodeo was five times ABCRA (Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association) Australian Champion, […]


Medical centre extensions taking shape

The new extension to the Cobar Primary Health Care Centre (CPHCC) is starting to take shape with the building’s frame now up. CPHCC’s practice manager Bernie Martin told The Cobar Weekly that work is progressing well on the extension to the medical centre and is on schedule. “We did a […]


Locks lost for leukaemia

Local Jaymee Manns was really feeling the cool change on Monday morning (probably a little more than other Cobar residents) after shaving off her long locks on Saturday night at the Services Club. Jayme’s Shave for a Cure for the Leukaemia Foundation raised $8,656 with donations still coming in. Joining […]


Councillors discuss Newey progress

Councillors were updated at last week’s council meeting on the temporary ban on free camping at the Newey recreation area. Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said work was progressing on the creation of a Plan of Management for the Newey. Council has received two applications from consultants to […]


Locals have input on economic plan

Local residents from a diverse cross section of the community have provided input for a State Government regional economic development strategy. Following on from a NSW Government economic survey that received a good response from Cobar residents at the end of last year, members of the community were invited to […]