Saturday, December 10, 2016
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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Concert for homeless youth


Cooma Little Theatre will host a live concert next Friday as part of a new project involving young women in the Monaro. 

Project O is big Hart's new project on the Monaro, working with young women at Monaro High School.

Cooma Little Theatre will host Sydney band, Little May on December 16th.

Producer for Project O in Cooma, Rose says proceeds from the concert will go towards youth homeless in the region

Minor quake


For the second time in the past few months, The Snowy Mountains has experienced a minor earthquake.

A 1.8 magnitude quake was felt around Jindabyne, Kalkite and Berridale at about 9 PM on Wednesday Night.

The mini quake follows the 2.5 magnitude tremor that hit the region in September



Koala spotted in Kosciuzko National Park


A koala has been spotted in Kosciuszko National Park for the first time in more than 70 years.

The koala was sighted near the Snowy Mountains Highway last month.

The koala appeared to be a healthy male casually crossing the road.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Matt White says the sighting comes at a time in which the NSW Government is taking greater measures to protect koala habitat.

Cooma Races


To horse racing, and the Cooma Races were held at Ti Tree race course on Saturday. 

A feature race was Race 5, The 1600 metre Cooma Cup, which was won by Imminent from New Zealand.

The horse was ridden by Melinda Kinny and trained by Matthew J Stephens.

Girls Own ridden by Rachel Hunt and trained by Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones finished 2nd

While in 3rd place was Mineral Deposit, whose jockey was Carly Frater and John Marzol was the trainer.

New campaign attracting visitors


Tourism Snowy Mountains recently launched a new marketing campaign called 'More to it than you think' and it is already yielding promising results. 


Website traffic has increased by 29% on the same time last year and 20,000 new Regional Visitor Guides have been produced and distributed around Australia. 


Executive Officer of Tourism Snowy Mountains, Neil Thew says the campaign is helping to attract more visitors to the region in the summer months.


Farmers for Climate Action


Farmers in the Monaro have told their local representatives that they are increasingly noticing rapid changes on their land and in the weather.

Federal Member for Eden Monaro, Dr Mike Kelly met with members of the 'Farmers for Climate Action Group' in Canberra this week.

Dr Kelly says a national survey has found that many farmers support Australia moving more towards renewable energy, which has been and continues to be a priority for Dr Kelly as well