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Pubs and clubs have been shut down

With the closure of Cobar’s pubs and clubs this week more than 60 locals are set to lose their jobs. From midday on Monday all pubs, clubs, restaurants, casinos, cinemas and indoor sporting venues (including gyms) across the country shut down indefinitely after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a new […]


Locals enjoy picnic races

The fourth annual Cobar Picnic Races was held on Saturday with locals enjoying the social aspect of the day. Among the drawcards this year was a visit from legendary Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jim Cassidy, who also socialised with the crowd at Friday night’s Calcutta at the Empire Hotel. Spotted […]

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Can collectors counting cash

The Return and Earn cans and bottles recycling program is now available to Cobar residents with the Empire Hotel collecting containers displaying the 10c refund symbol. Empire Hotel owners Cindy and Andrew ‘Shorty’ Bryan said with an increase in alcohol prices because of the introduction of the Return and Earn […]