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Stolen vehicle recovered

A mine vehicle stolen from Nymagee last week has been recovered by officers from the Orana Mid-Western Police District. About 4.40pm on Saturday, Orana Mid-Western Police District officers were conducting inquiries in relation to the stolen Toyota Landcruiser, when the vehicle was allegedly been driven towards a police vehicle parked […]


Battling six bush fires

The Cobar Rural Fire Service (RFS) has had a busy few days fighting six bush fires that broke out in the Cobar Shire as a result of lightning strikes. RFS District Manager of the Far West Team, Inspector Brad Lennon, who’s also been dealing with even more fires in the […]


Melbourne Cup Day celebrations—Cobar style

Pictured is Cobar Bowling & Golf Club secretary/manager Jason Howell with the entrants in the club’s Melbourne Cup Day Fashions on the Green competition yesterday. The three winners are at centre Eva Halliger (Best Millinery), Janette Bishop (Best Dressed Female) and David ‘Turk’ Kershaw (at front) was the Best Dressed […]


Community remembers our lost miners

        Three mine geologists recount their time in Cobar Cobar welcomed three geologists, former residents, Therese and Craig Stegman and Roger Jackson, as guest speakers at ‘A Night to Remember Our Lost Miners’ event on Friday. Therese and Craig first came to Cobar in 1988 to work […]


Cobar to farewell a fine gentleman

Cobar residents were saddened to hear of the passing of former Cobar Mayor, Peter Abbott, who passed away at his home on Friday night, aged 77. Cr Peter Abbott was elected as Mayor of Cobar Shire Council in February 2021, following the death of Mayor Lilliane Brady. Cr Abbott joined […]


Cobar welcomes Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Local historian Kay Stingemore (at far right) joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Fellows for a special storytellingperformance about our lost miners at the Cobar Miners Memorial on Friday afternoon. The Fellows worked with Cobar High School students and music teacher Laura Andrew earlier that day to create the music […]


Firies fraternity farewells former captain

  Brad Lennon (at centre holding framed certificate), a long serving Fire and Rescue Station 256 crew member, has recently retired after dedicating 18 years as a Retained Firefighter with the service. Brad joined the Cobar station in January 2005 as their 151st firefighter and served as their captain for […]


New team of Marsden and Prince to lead Council

Councillor Jarrod Marsden became Cobar’s newest mayor after being voted in unchallenged at Cobar Shire Council’s Ordinary Meeting last Thursday. Cr Marsden takes over the role from outgoing mayor Peter Abbott, who did not choose to re-stand. No other nominations were received for the mayor’s position and so Cr Marsden […]