Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Jindabyne students to perform at Opera House

17 Jindabyne Central School Students will perform on their strings at the Sydney Opera House this Thursday.

The violin and cello musicians from Years 3 to 6 and were chosen to be part of the Instrumental festival of Music and have all learnt four challenging pieces of music off by heart.

The festival is attended by schools from all over the state and around 200 musicians will be on stage together.

JCS Principal Debbie Lee Hughes says it part of a program to give country children access to a broader range of opportunities.

Sleep on a couch for the homeless

People in COOMA and SNOWY MOUNTAINS are being urged to sleep on a couch to gain awareness about youth homelessness.

Statistics reveal that 42% of Australia's homeless community is young people aged under 25.

The Salvation Army is highlighting homelessness with 'The couch Project' between now and October.

The official sleepover fundraiser is on Friday, September 16th.

 

Brumby activists dispute numbers with government

Brumby activists are disputing the counting of Brumbies in Kosciuzko National Park, ahead of a proposed culling of the animals.

Public Submissions to the NSW Government's draft Wild Horse Management Plan have now closed.

While those in favour of the cull claim that Brumby numbers are too large, activists say the number of horses in the mountains is between 3 to 4 thousand, and sustainable.

Peter Cochran from the Snowy Mountains Bush Users Group says the government's information on Brumby numbers is inaccurate.

Assault at Thredbo

Police are seeking assistance from members of the public who may have witnessed a violent assault at the corner of Chimney’s Way and Friday Drive, Thredbo.

 At 8.30am on Thursday a 15yr old male from Little Bay in New South Wales was standing in an overnight parking space near the Thredbo Leisure Centre with his 15 year old male friend from Banksmeadow. The two young males were minding a parking space for one of their fathers when they became involved in a verbal altercation with five males who were driving past in a dark coloured Subaru Liberty Station Wagon.

After a brief verbal exchange the five males left the vehicle and began to assault the two 15 year olds. As a result of the assault the young male from Little Bay suffered a 3cm long laceration to the side of his head which later required suturing. The other male suffered only minor injuries.

The five males involved in the assault are described as being aged between 20 and 25 years of age.                

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 

Climate meeting in Michaelago

By MIKE ALLEN

Keeping the Monaro cool and the impact of climate change on the region will be discussed in a meeting in Michaelago this Saturday.

Retired soil microbiologist Walter Jehne, now with Healthy Soils Australia, will talk about the history of farming in the region since the 1840s.

It was a greener region then and trees captured moisture from south easterly winds. The region is much drier today and this can place farming in a vulnerable position.

Mr Jehne explains that the quality of soil in the region is a crucial issue 

Counterfeit Currency in Jindabyne

By MIKE ALLEN

Business owners are being urged to remain vigilant in the the Snowy Monaro, following the discovery of counterfeit currency around Jindabyne.

Police seized 12 dodgy 50-dollar notes along with a quantity of the drug ice, during a routine search of the vehicle at about 1.35 am on Monday.

Two 24 year old men were arrested and taken to the Jindabyne Police Station. The driver was charged with Driving Under the Influence of a Drug andPossessing a Prohibited Drug

The passenger was charged with possession of counterfeit currency and suspected stolen goods.

The pair will face Cooma Local Court on September 8th

Monaro Duty Officer Mark Murphy says police are urging the community to be watchful after similar incidents in recent weeks.