Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Not everyone happy with 'No Vote' in 2016


There are 5 million eligible voters in NSW, with just half of them voting in local elections tomorrow.

Following the amalgamation of numerous councils, including the former Cooma-Monaro, Bombala and Snowy River Shires, one set of elections will be held tomorrow, with the rest delayed to September next year.

2.6 million voters who local councils have not been merged are voting with 2.4 million people not voting yet.

The situation does not sit well with ratepayers who were not in favour of the mergers.

Penelope Judge of the Delegate Progress Association says many locals in the Bombala area are unhappy that they do not get a say in local council elections this year.

Cooma Hospital receives vital equipment


Cooma Hospital will receive vital new medical equipment thanks to The Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

The Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn fun run helped raise the funds for a Broselow Paediatric Colour code Cart, valued at $5,240 for Cooma's Hospital and Health Service's Medical Ward.

Executive Chairman of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Paul Francis OAM says the colour coded cart is a life saving piece of equipment

Cooma man to face court over firearms offences

A 54 year old Cooma man was charged with eleven firearms offences at Cooma on Friday.

Just after 10 am on Friday, Police from Cooma Police Station executed a search warrant at a private residence in Lambie Street, Cooma.

Police allege that during the search, three .22 calibre rifles and a fourth shortened .22 calibre rifle, two shotgun ‘Powerheads’ and a quantity of ammunition were found and seized by Police. Police enquiries revealed that the firearms were not registered and the man was not licenced to possess the items.

The man was arrested and taken to the Cooma Police Station where he was issued Court Attendance Notices for a variety of firearms offences.

The man is due to attend Cooma Local Court on Thursday the 20th of October 2016.


Father's Day Gift Card boosts Cooma businesses


With Father's Day on Sunday it's an ideal time for Cooma's sons and daughters to purchase a gift card for their dad and at the same time support local businesses.

There are a variety of options available where the Gift Card can be used including, Cooma Home Hardware, High Country Automotive, Hip Pocket Workwear and Safety, Leading Edge Electronics and Sports Power just a few of the participating businesses in the Cooma Gift Card program.

There is a special Father's Day themed Cooma Gift Card this year and cards can be purchased from businesses such as: Cooma Ex Services club, Mainstreet Clothing, Mitre 10 Cooma and Blue Sky Outdoors Cooma and more.

President of Cooma Chamber of Commerce, Kathy Kelly says the program is a great boost to local businesses.

Queanbeyan to Cooma and Bombala rail line is viable


Re-opening the rail line between Queanbeyan to Cooma is up for discussion.

The last train to operate in the Monaro was in 1989 and Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator Dean Lynch says a rail line is more viable now than at it was back then.

There is also talk of re-opening the line through to Bombala.

Mr Lynch says that council has been approached by various investors who would be interested in doing business in Cooma, if there was a rail line open.

He says the rail corridor has great potential to grow the region and has to be explored.


Legacy Week

It's Legacy Week and The Cooma-Bombala Legacy Badge Day will be held this friday.

Badges will be on sale in the CBD's of Cooma, Bombala and Jindabyne with all funds raised to stay in the local area.

Legacy is a non profit organisation which does important work supporting the families of veterans.

Treasurer of Cooma-Bombala Legacy, Dennis Feaver says badges are being sold at a variety of locations.