Tue, June 15th

Season begins

Thredbo had a great start to the season with snow falling up top from the minute the Gondola started turning. 

The atmosphere was high with people keen to make the most of first turns.

Over three days leading up to opening weekend, Mother Nature served up a huge snow storm total of 60cm. 

Tue, June 15th

Thank you to first responders

First responders in Cooma were treated to a breakfast last Tuesday as part of Thank A First Responder Day.

Honoured guests from the emergency services in the region, gathered at the Cooma Police Station for a warming cooked breakfast and a time to catch up and share their experiences.

Tue, June 15th

$10 million boost for Kosciuszko Snowies Iconic Walk

The Australian Government will provide $10 million to deliver Stage 4 of the Snowies Iconic Walk, helping showcase an iconic part of the Australian landscape. 

Tue, June 15th

Bombala students space talk

Students of the St Joseph’s Primary School in Bombala enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime last Thursday night as they had a live conversation with an astronaut on the International Space Station.

Post & Rail


Seriously? Besides “trashing the planet” Baby Boomers are now being cited as causing the Sydney housing crisis. Well I’m getting a little tired of all the Boomer Bashing, convenient as it is for younger generations to blame everything on us.

A problem with probity


On the evening of Tuesday June 7, the Snowy Monaro Regional Council presented a public information session to address the need for aged care facilities to comply with the new aged care regulations by

More letters and more numbers


Following the Post letter, “Have your say” by Phil Daley on 05/05/21, “Council’s moral obligation” by Bill Smits on 12/05/21, “Please buy what we’re selling you” on 14/04/21, and the “Postman” on 26/05/21, I raise further concerns about SMRC notification letters regarding our assets being reclassified to “operational” land.

The Post Man Calls

This might just be The Postman being a tad grumpy, but how many other people are wondering WHY, of all weekends to carry out “planned maintenance”, Telstra had to choose probably the busiest weekend of the year for our region?

Fire weed rampant in Snowy Monaro


Old Bega Road, Nimmitabel, is once again experiencing neglect from  Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

Some people like to trawl garage sales or village shops, or drive around checking out the local sights, but The Bloke and I sometimes get the yen to take a quiet drive through some of the little pocket communities around these parts and check out the houses.

Cuts and bruises


In response to the Post article, “Council cuts services to reduce budget deficit” on 21/04/21, I feel it is particularly strange how our community (who receive the “services”) were never involved in this exercise. Surely, the very recent financial changes (which seem to be still occurring given May 2021’s Council meeting papers) alter the state of what Council is proposing as a draft budget and operational plan for public exhibition? So, what was placed on display should be updated and then re-posted for another 28 days.

Elizabeth’s Wise Words - Lost in a moment

Life goes by so quickly and we are all caught up in the living of it. 

Sometimes it appears as if every day is the same, but that is so not true. 


Tue, June 15th

Juniors ready for rep rugby challenge

Four Cooma Junior Red Devils will compete against some of the best rugby talent in the country when they represent the Brumbies Provincial side in the Southern States Championships this July. 

15 June 2021

Cooma Little Athletics rewarded for stellar season

Cooma Little Athletics has capped off an excellent season, winning two major awards at the ACT Little Athletics annual presentation. 

The Cooma club’s excellent results have been rewarded with the ACT Little Athletics Small Centre Championship accolade. This award is presented to the athletics centre with less than 100 registered athletes who achieve the highest number of points at the state championships. 

15 June 2021

Regional touch footy finals

The Bombala High School (BHS) girls’ touch team travelled to Ulladulla recently to compete in the Regional Touch Football Finals. 

15 June 2021

Bombala gears up for heritage round

Anticipation is already building for the Bombala Blue Heelers’ Annual Heritage Round, which is set to be played on Saturday, July 10 at the local Exhibition Ground. 

15 June 2021

Snow Australia Para FUTURES back in 2021

Snow Australia Para FUTURES is back again in 2021 with a two-day camp organised in Perisher on July 24 and 25 with support from Paralympics Australia (PA) and Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA).


National Drought Forum continues the work of building Australia’s drought resilience

A National Drought Forum convening government, industry and non-government organisations held in Toowoomba, Queensland brought together ideas for the future of Australia’s approach to managing drought.

Schute Bell wool report

With the West coast of Australia not selling this week the national offering reduced to just over 36,000 bales. 

Prices were dearer from the outset and this continued into the final selling day. A stable exchange rate and increasing interest challenging the recent Chinese dominance is helping drive the market higher. 

Winter trout closure

Anglers looking to catch a trout are reminded that the June long weekend was their last opportunity to fish in streams and rivers across NSW, as the fishing season closed in these waters over winter.

Sheep flock to increase to over 68 million

Favourable seasonal conditions for the first half of 2021 coupled with a positive outlook will result in a faster national flock rebuild, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2021 sheep industry projections half year update, released today. 

Go Jindabyne

Drop in session held at JCS on new Jindabyne Education Campus

The Department of Education is delivering a new education campus for the Jindabyne community and is committed to working together with our school communities and other stakeholders to deliver the best possible learning facilities for students.

Discovery Holiday Park expands offering more accommodation this winter season

Discovery Holidays Parks, Jindabyne is receiving a facelift as the park introduces 12 brand new mountain style cabins to their premises.

General Manager of the Jindabyne site, Stuart Ryan, is excited to be offering the use of these new cabins ready for the winter season. 

Jindy Pride celebrate Pride Month with new Ngarigo Country artwork

Jindabyne’s LGBTQIA+ Social Group, Jindy Pride, are celebrating Pride Month this June.

Pride Month is every June and celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. 

Snowy Kids playgroup enjoy family day at Crackenback

Snowy Kids playgroup enjoyed a family day out at Lake Crackenback Resort on Monday.

The children and parents had a wonderful play in Wally Wombats Natural Playground, jumping on the trampolines and walking across the suspension bridge- finishing off with a sausage sizzle picnic. 

A win for Carinya Lane residents as eco-tourist facility denied

Snowy Monaro Regional Council held their monthly meeting in Cooma on May 20 welcoming concerned members of the public to address councillors as they made their final decision on the proposed Eco-tourist facility to be built in Carinya.

Visit Jindabyne’s newest gift store, Alpine Ambiance

A quirky boutique of beautiful trinkets, pampering products and elegant homewares sums up Jindabyne’s newest giftware’s store Alpine Ambiance in Nuggets Crossing.

Class Corner

Cooma Public School writers group - Chicken Day

It’s fun, it’s wacky and it’s got a whole lot of chicken.

Try not to ruffle your feathers on Friday 18 of June its Chicken Day. Get ready for the time of your life. We’ve got sausages, drinks and ice cream, fun activities and so much more.

SMCS Cockington Green Excursion

K/1/2 had a wonderful time at Cockington Green in Canberra, on Tuesday 25 May. We were very excited to have a train ride and see all the miniature buildings and people. We found out that the scale of Cockington green is 1 metre to every 12 metres. That means that a 12 metre high building is re-created as a miniature building only 1m high! 

BHS students poetry

Year 8 recently completed their poetry assessment, together in the library with Mrs Lew, Mr Brodie, Mr Perry and Sharon, working in a team-teaching environment.