New magazine aims to capture the best of Cobar community

Cobar Weekly Association Inc vice president Stephen Dutton, photographer Klae McGuinness, The Dirt on Cobar magazine editor Tahnee Tomek and The Cobar Weekly managing editor Sharon Harland at the magazine’s official launch last Thursday.

A brand new local magazine, The Dirt on Cobar, has hit the streets to help promote the best our community has to offer.

The Cobar Weekly, which produced the magazine, held an official launch function last Thursday night to celebrate the release.

Magazine editor Tahnee Tomek and photographer Klae McGuinness were on hand for the launch along with advertisers, community members featured in the magazine, and staff and committee members from The Cobar Weekly.

Mrs Tomek said she hoped the magazine would have something for everyone—locals, tourists and prospective residents.

“We wanted to encourage people to look at Cobar from a new angle.

“Klae’s images capture parts of Cobar that people see all the time, but he’s looked at them with a different perspective,” Mrs Tomek said.

She said there were plenty of community members who were willing to share their thoughts and feelings on what is great about Cobar.

“Virtually everyone we spoke to had the same answer—the best part about Cobar is the community and the people in it.

“I hope that when locals read the magazine they feel a sense of pride in our town, and that they take ownership of passing that message on to others,” Mrs Tomek said.

She said she also hopes the stories and images will help visitors connect with the community and want to stop and spend more time in Cobar.

“We had an overwhelming response from local businesses wanting to advertise in the magazine which not only shows that Cobar has a lot to offer, but also that businesses want to be a part of promoting our community in a positive way.”

Copies of the magazine are available at many local businesses and The Cobar Weekly office.

Locals are encouraged to help distribute it to the wider world—call The Weekly office to find out how you can help.