Tue, June 21st

Bombala homes project underway

Bombala residents passing by the site for the new Kennedy Homes project would have seen a flurry of activity during the week. 

Local contractors were busy removing a number of large pine trees from the site.

Tue, June 21st

Lachlan Salvestro named film finalist with Snowy Labour

Budding Cooma filmmaker Lachlan Salvestro has been named as one of 13 finalists for the upcoming Far South Film Festival in Merimbula for his student film ’Snowy Labour’ a documentary about the Snowy Scheme with a focus on his grandfather and original snowy worker, Charlie Salvestro.

Tue, June 21st

Critical bridge upgrade for Bumbalong

The Snowy Monaro will have more secure access to critical roadways during bushfires and floods, thanks to a $4 million NSW Government to replace Bumbalong Bridge.

Tue, June 21st

Maddie Bligh Best Vet Team Leader

Maddie Bligh from Snowy Vets in Cooma has been named Australia’s Best Team Leader in a veterinary practice at this year’s Lincoln Institute Omega Summit, recently held at the Gold Coast.

Post & Rail

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

Interesting article in one of the Sunday papers at the weekend, especially the images that accompanied it; aerial pics of what was once pretty farmland and bushland west of Sydney, not so many years ago, that is now jam-packed to the eyeballs with houses and nary a tree nor a green space in sight.

End the ‘do nothing’ decade for seniors with disabilities

It’s time to end a decade of inaction over support for seniors with disabilities. 

Right now, people over 65 with significant disabilities are denied the same care, support and services delivered to other Australians, simply because of their age.

Case of deja vu


Further to my letter to the editor this time last year regarding the Jindabyne Equestrian Resort DA for a temporary/trial Caravan Park and campground 2021 it looks like a case of déjà vu only this time they want to make it permanent!! 

Concerns over water supply


Another  development application for a caravan park at J E Resort - this time a permanent one.

The 2021 Development application for a temporary/trial 75 site caravan park/campground was rushed to say the least with little to no community consultation. 

The Postman Calls

One of the Lions Club of Cooma Snowmen was abducted on Saturday, June 3 at about 1pm from outside the taxi rank in Cooma.

It was to be hoisted above the NAB bank when, unfortunately and during a lunch break, it was abducted by persons unknown.

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

Have I offended the weather gods or something? Or have they just randomly decided I’ve had too much of a good thing these last 10 years? Have they figured that for some obscure reason I needed a reminder of the teeth-chattering, core-chilling freeze of the inland winters I left behind?

Elizabeth’s Wise Words - When did we forget?

When did we forget to be our real selves?  When did we forget what really matters in life?  When did we become so lost?  We no longer are the people we were born to be.  It so pains me to say it.

Roads to unaccountable debt!


With all the ranting about “roads”, why can’t Council advise ratepayers what the total financial debt is? Since amalgamation, I believe SMRC has accumulated deficits over $68m (they appear to write-off the deficit every year) and over $60m of that was in the last three years.


Tue, May 24th

Heelers flying high

The Bombala High Heelers have continued their winning ways from last season with the league-tag side sitting atop of the Group 16 ladder. 

21 June 2022

Fleming’s NRLW dream alive

Fulfilling her dream of playing professional rugby league is now a step closer for Cooma talent Kayla Fleming following the Canberra Raiders’ successful bid to be part of an expanded NRL Women’s (NRLW) competition. 

21 June 2022

Williams farewells beloved Raiders

Cooma rugby league product Sam Williams has bid farewell to the Canberra Raiders with the halfback announcing his retirement from the Green Machine last week. 

21 June 2022

Pepper runs hot as Bushpigs win local derby

The Jindabyne Bushpigs have cemented third spot on the ladder following a dominant win over the Cooma Red Devils. 

21 June 2022

Tough outing for Bears sides

The Snowy River Bears will be looking to bounce back this weekend when they take on Batemans Bay in all grades. 

Real Estate


Look out for limping livestock

With the unseasonably wet conditions this year, livestock have been spending significant time standing on wet ground, surrounded by damp pasture. For some livestock, standing around on wet ground has resulted in the softening of their hooves and the tissue between the claws of the foot leaving them prone to bacterial infection and subsequent foot abscess in one or multiple feet.

Budget a golden opportunity to secure our future

NSW Farmers President James Jackson said Tuesday’s state budget presents a golden opportunity to invest in productivity-boosting measures to grow the agricultural sector and build a productive base to pay down debt. 

John Reed receives RFS Queen’s award

Group Captain John Reed from the Craigie Rural Fire Brigade was one of only eight RFS volunteers who will be receiving the Australian Fire Service Medal as part of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honour List.

Farmers welcome government program extension

NSW Farmers Rural Affairs Committee Chair Garry Grant has thanked the state government for continuing to fund the Farm Business Resilience Program.

Class Corner

JCS student selected as part of the 2022 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship

Jindabyne Central School (JCS) student Angus O’Brien is one of 20 students from who will embark on a two-week historical study tour in NSW, the ACT and Darwin as part of the 2022 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship announced early last week. 

Year 6 Leadership Team host successful fundraiser

On Wednesday June 1, the JCS Year 6 Leadership Team effectively coordinated a crazy sock and tutu fundraising event. Raising over $500, the funds were split equally between the 400in4 Charity Ride and Year 6 end of year events. Visited by participants from the 400in4 Charity Ride earlier this year, the students agreed it was a worthy cause.

Pirate Day at Bombala PS

There were eye patches, head scarves and feathered hats as far as the eye could see at the Bombala Public School last Tuesday as the students ands staff dressed like pirates for the day.

Reconciliation Week at CNPS

This week CNPS celebrates Reconciliation Week by Being Brave and Making Change. Cooma North Public School has made Indigenous Education a priority, ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island history, culture and perspective are embedded through our teaching, learning and whole school culture.