News

Tue, July 27th

Term extended by election postponement

The term of Snowy Monaro Regional Council has been extended after the postponement of the September 4 local elections.

Voters across Queanbeyan-Palerang and Snowy Monaro Local Government areas will now head to the polls on Saturday December 4, 2021 in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW. 

Tue, July 27th

Cooma’s disability employer of the year award

Mayor Peter Beer and local business and council representatives visited the Just Right Therapy offices in Cooma last Thursday July 22 to present them with the Fletcher Lee Shield, recognising them as the local employer of the year for people with a disability.

Tue, July 27th

Michelago’s changing waste services

In an effort to provide a more cost-effective waste management service in Michelago, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has replaced the village’s Saturday collection service with a bank of bins facility. 

Tue, July 27th

New locum for Bombala

The Bombala Medical Centre has welcomed Dr Keith Gleeson, who will be with the local surgery for the next three months. 


Post & Rail

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

I’ve noticed there is definitely something new that’s come about because of the COVID crisis; something I’ll call Mask Speak. It’s that mumbling thing that everyone has going on at the moment because regardless of how clearly we may be speaking, the person we may be speaking to doesn’t always catch what we’re saying.

Councils and computers

Editor, This letter follows Post articles, “We’re all in this together” dated 06/05/20, “A right of reply” published 27/05/20, and “Cuts and bruises” printed 09/06/21. During ABC South-East Radio’s 03/09/19 interview with Simon Lauder, he referred to, “a new IT system and I guess there was an issue with the contract at one stage and having to start from scratch there”.

Just alarmist rhetoric?

Editor, I notice Ms Goldie had an article in The Monaro Post on the 14th July titled – Climate and Energy. 

Climate and Energy

When my children were young, our family drove from Vancouver in Canada down the west coast of the US to San Francisco. 

The Post Man Calls

So, some more inconsiderate visitors have been bundled off back to Sydney after ignoring lock-down laws currently in place.

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

I’m guessing a few of us have experienced having a Backseat Driver in the car from time to time, and they are not always your mother. They don’t always sit in the backseat either.

Dollar first, care minimal

Editor,  After reading the article in The Monaro Post on July 7 titled, ‘Selling out Safe Ageing’ I was angered and felt compelled to speak out about the decision by Snowy Monaro Regional Council  to sell off Yallambee Lodge and Snowy River Hostel. 

Will the Badja forest have time to regrow?

Editor, On a recent bush walk I came across the area where the infamous Badja Forest fire had started in December 2019, racing within hours all the way to Cobargo and leaving a trail of death and utter destruction behind. 


Sport

Tue, July 27th

Stallions start finals charge

The Cooma Stallions first grade side will be looking to secure a home semi-final when they take on the Tathra Sea Eagles this weekend. 

27 July 2021

Bushpigs target home final

The Lake Jindabyne Hotel Bushpigs were narrowly defeated 26-22 by the Yass Rams in Yass on Saturday. 

The result makes for an interesting final round this weekend, with the Bushpigs needing a win and other results to go their way to secure a home semi-final the following week.

27 July 2021

Red Devils looking for strong finish to season

The Cooma Red Devils took on Crookwell at Rotary Oval on Saturday with the match played in cool and windy conditions. 

27 July 2021

Red Devils looking for strong finish to season

The Cooma Red Devils took on Crookwell at Rotary Oval on Saturday with the match played in cool and windy conditions. 

27 July 2021

Under 14 Tigers dominant win

The Cooma Tigers under 14 side put on a stellar display for their home crowd on Saturday with a comprehensive 7-1 win over Woden Valley United in the Under 14 Division 1 in Capital Football’s Youth League Competition. 


Real Estate


Grassroots

Talking health around a campfire

After spearheading initiatives to support local farmers through drought and the Black Summer bushfires, Monaro farmer George Walters is now teaming up with the Monaro Family Support Service (MFSS) to take on men’s mental health with their new program Around the Campfire.

Over 12 kilometres of show ribbons raise $42,000 for regional hospitals

Rugs crafted from the unused 2020 Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) ribbons and sold at the 2021 event have raised $42,000 for regional hospitals to help ensure our communities can continue to grow.

Cattle market continues to rise

Cooma Associated agents held their monthly cattle sale last Friday July 23. 

World-leader in livestock genetics retires

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has congratulated Dr Robert Banks on his esteemed career as a leader of the livestock industry, after the Director of the Board of the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (ABGU) announced his retirement.


Go Jindabyne

Exciting times ahead for the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre

The Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (SMNC) in Jindabyne has welcomed their new Admin Assistant, Ruth Reed.

Debate continues on the Southern Connector Road around Jindabyne

The Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct (SAP) Masterplan draft was released last month and a major cause of concern was the introduction of the Southern Connector Road being proposed in the town of Jindabyne.

JAG host community meeting on SAP

The Jindabyne Action Group (JAG) hosted a community meeting last Tuesday July 20 at the Jindabyne Bowling Club to start a discussion within the Jindabyne community on the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct (SAP) Masterplan Draft.

Don’t be a tosser, stop littering

The reduction in tourists has not reduced the amount of trash seen in the streets of Jindabyne and this has locals reeling after a successful year of keeping the streets clean.

Class Corner

Bombala HS English discussion

Bombala High School’s Year 8 English have been using photographs as a way of stimulating discussion and creative writing. 

Register now for MS Readathon

Registrations are now open for the 2021 MS Readathon and after a record number of sign-ups in 2020, the initiative hopes to see even more participants getting involved this year.

Calling primary school kids to join the Winter Reading Club Challenge

Snowy Monaro kids from kindergarten to year 6 are encouraged to sign up for Snowy Monaro Regional Library’s Winter Reading Club Challenge – a fun activity for kids to encourage literacy skills, a love of reading and initiative in finding great books to read.

Free telescope gets Jindabyne school kids dancing with the STARS

Sky-gazers, a space doctor and a music composer have headed to town to spark student interest in what lies above.