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Mardi Gras fun for all ages

Cobar’s first ever Grey Mardi Gras proved to be a huge success with locals and visitors of all ages getting into the retro spirit. Cobar Preschool (pictured above) was one of many local groups to take part in Saturday’s parade, while Friday’s dance lessons proved popular before the sold-out dinner […]

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Getting our groove on for Grey Mardi Gras

Local resident May Higgins (seated at centre) has lived through Cobar in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and has watched four more generations of her extended family grow up here. May and her family are all excited about Cobar’s inaugural Grey Mardi Gras event this weekend and dug out their […]

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New hospital starting to take shape

Cobar’s new health service project is really starting to take shape and is on track to be completed by next year. A Health Infrastructure spokesperson reports that roof sheeting has been carried out to three quarters of the new Cobar Health Service building, and work has also commenced on running […]

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Barwon voters put their faith in Butler

Roy Butler, a vegetarian cattle farmer from Mendooran, is set to take on the politicians in Sydney after winning the seat of Barwon in the NSW State Election on Saturday. From the completed initial count, it was the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers (SFF) candidate that Cobar voters put their faith […]

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CWA donation to help local bush kids

Cobar Mobile Children’s Services (CMCS) will once again be able to offer their services to bush kids aged between four and 12 years old. A donation of $8,000 this week from the Country Women’s Association (CWA) Cobar branch to CMCS, who recently lost some of their funding, will mean they […]

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Number of factors force show cancellation

The Cobar Show Society has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Cobar Show following discussions at an extraordinary meeting on Sunday. Cobar Show Society secretary Heather Christie said the cancellation of the Cobar Show comes off the back of the recent announcement of the cancellation of the 2019 […]

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Local mines look to conserve water

With no end in sight to one of the worst droughts on record Cobar’s three biggest employers, CSA, Endeavor and the Peak mines, are all actively working to conserve water to ensure their operations continue. The mines have been given assurances that their allocations will remain as is until July. […]

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Locals battle it out for lip sync supremacy

As the Judge’s Choice winners, the Pumpettes were presented with the Cobar Netball Association’s Lip Sync trophy at their fundraiser at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club on Saturday night. The event raised almost $8,000 to help with the construction of new netball courts. The Pumpettes girls were popular with […]

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Welcome downpour fills the drains

A storm which dumped nearly an inch of rain on Cobar’s CBD in around an hour has helped provide some temporary relief from the ongoing drought. While the Cobar Meteorological Office on Louth Road officially measured 13mm of rain from Thursday’s storm, there was 20mm recorded by the Cobar Airport […]