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 […]


Jackson invited to return to speak

Former Cobar resident Roger Jackson has been invited as a guest speaker for the Night for Our Lost Miners event. The event recognises Cobar’s lost miners and is a part of the town’s annual Festival of the Miner’s Ghost festivities. Mr Jackson first came to town as a teacher at […]

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Festival plans canned due to COVID-19

Cobar’s annual Festival of the Miners Ghost (FOMG) is still more than two months away, however organisers have already made the decision to cancel this year’s event. Council’s tourism manager Demi Smith said the decision was made last week as the future looks uncertain due to COVID-19 restrictions. “It was […]

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Fashion stakes high in fun charity golf day

The golf Charity Day Ambrose on Sunday (formerly the Police Charity Day) was a huge success with 103 players (26 teams) taking part.  Run together by the local men and women golfers, the proceeds of the day including the nominations, raffle and auction, will be divided between the Cobar Public […]

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Running On Empty Festival brings in a big crowd

It’s hard to judge, but it’s estimated there were about 1,000 visitors here for the Festivals weekend, however it’s not hard to work out that everyone had a great time. Running On Empty Festival organisers John de Bruin and Ben Hewlett, together with their small committee, have received heaps of […]