COOMA has officially been named in the Nation's TOP 100 REGIONAL TOWNS for family living.
Coming in at number 59, the study - conducted by RP DATA for AUSSIE HOME LOANS - took into account Amenities, House Pricing, Average Bed Rooms and Lot Size.
39 NSW towns made the list in totalL, the most of any state.
While not taking into account employment opportunities, an RP DATA spokesperson says the results could convince some city dwellers to make the country change.
The Minister for Primary Industries believes the new Local Land Services has what it takes to deal with the WILD DOG PROBLEM over KOSCIUZKO, despite its doubters.
Duty MLC for the Monaro, Steve Whan spoke out against the new board... blaming a lax attitude from NATIONAL PARKS for the increased numbers.
After multiple unfavourable WET SEASONS, Minister Katrina Hodgkinson, says - being made up of the past Livestock, Health and Pest Authorities - they'll have the experience and skill necessary.
Having won the past two Premierships, JINDABYNE TIGERS Coach, Matthew Lowe is confident his seniors can score the three-peat.
Expected to face either BERRIDALE or COFFEYS in the semis, recent wins against both should hold the Minor Premiers in good stead.
they need to get through this weekend first though. With one day to go, the second placed COFFEYS have set them a 400 run TALL ORDER to round out the SEASON.
Regardless, even without proper FACILITIES, LOWE says they have have the experience to WIN it ALL, saying "We might not be able to train as much as some of the other teams, but we've got a lot of experience after winning the past two premierships. And the skill level of the boys is right up there as well"
- JINDABYNE CENTRAL'S STAND IN PRINCIPLE, DEBBIE LEIGH-HUGHES says the new MY-SCHOOL website is an excellent tool for both PARENTS and SCHOOLS.
- CELEBRATING it's FIRST BIRTHDAY, ZOE DAWSON of the COOMA UNIVERSITY CENTRE says COOMA will soon become the EDUCATIONAL HUB of the SNOWIES.
- PRESIDENT RON SHEARGOLD says The VIETNAM VETERAN's MOTORCYCLE CLUB already has FUNDING targets in mind for the COOMA HOSPITAL.
- POLICE are re-starting their search for a MISSING CANADIAN HIKER... who vanished from KOSCIUZKO NATIONAL PARK last year.
- WITH 6,000 DOLLARS on offer to BUSINESSES that employee recently retrenched workers, MEMBER for the MONARO, JOHN BARILARO says the rebate will encourage LOCAL businesses to grow and create new employment opportunities for the future.”
- MARGARET FERGUSON of the SNOWY RIVER SHIRE COUNCIL has been FORMALLY RECOGNISED by MINISTER, DON PAGE while HONORING the work of WOMEN in LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
- As a STATE review of the Kosciuszko Horse Management plan continues, WILDERNESS FOUNDATION DIRECTOR, KEITH MUIR is calling for WILD BRUMBIES to be dealt with now.
- With less than a week to VOTE, the MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES is urging MONARO LAND HOLDERS to have their VOICE HEARD in the LOCAL LAND SERVICE ELECTIONS.
- As the SOUTH CARE CHOPPER'S awareness month gets underway, SNOWY HYDRO'S DAVID HOGAN says there's no better way for the COMMUNITY to show their support for the LIFE SAVING ASSET.
- 6 years on, MONARO POLICE are yet to FIND a TRACE of 53-YEAR-OLD SYLVIA PAJUCZOK... RE-LAUNCHING an investigation into her DISAPPEARANCE from BOMBALA...
- A LOCAL COUNCIL MEETING on the 20th will determine the formation of a new CHAMBER of COMMERCE in BOMBALA.
- As drought stricken MONARO FARMERS look to DROVE HERDS for feed, MOTORISTS have been asked to be wary of their presence.
- OFF the BACK of our STRONGEST SUMMER SEASON EVER, TOURISM SNOWY MOUNTAIN'S NEIL THEW says numbers will only continue to grow.
- SHADOW MINISTER for RURAL WATER, STEVE WHAN has hit out against the MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and MEMBER for the MONARO, JOHN BARILARO as they look to reform the SNOWY SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE.
- Gearing up for his opening address, SPORTS BROADCASTER STEVE LIEBMANN says the UNITING POWER of the COOMA SHOW should not be UNDERESTIMATED.
- VICTORIA STREET in COOMA will be partially closed off for up to three weeks... as WORKS to the TOWNS WATER MAINS CONTINUE.
- OWNERS of HERITAGE LISTED PROPERTY in the COOMA MONARO SHIRE have been invited along to a COUNCIL INFORMATION SESSION in two weeks time, as Council re-assesses their development applications.
- The HUNT is still on for COOMA TIGERS SOCCER PLAYERS... as the second of TWO REGISTRATION NIGHTS this week approaches.
Held at NIJONG OVAL in COOMA TONIGHT from 5:30... all players from ages 12-18 invited along.
- While JINDABYNE NETBALL PRESIDENT, ALICE CHILCOTT expects some TIGHT FINALS contests.... she says it's pretty hard to look past the UNDEFEATED REIGNING PREMIERS in the SNORTS.
- The THREDBO ARROWS are continuing their strong run in the 2014 JINDABYNE DARTS COMPETITION, taking the points against the MIDDLE of the TABLE BERRIDALE INN and sitting two games clear of the LEADERS after round 12.
Police in Cooma are investigating a series of thefts from motor vehicles and the theft of three motor vehicles overnight on Tuesday 7th January 2013. During the morning of Wednesday 8th January, Cooma Police have received reports of 14 separate incidents of stealing from motor vehicles. They have been centred around Cooma North and Cooma East areas. Reports so far are of the theft of minor amounts of cash and some electronic devices, including mobile phones and ipads, as well as some sunglasses.
During the morning reports were also received regarding the theft of two motor vehilces and a motor cycle.
A white Mazda sedan was reported stolen from an address in Orana Avenue Cooma North, which was later recovered in Cooma East.
A further report was received regarding the theft of a silver Nissan Navara table top ute from Cooma East, which remains outstanding.
Later another report was received relating to the theft of a green Kawasaki trail bike from Cooma North. This also remains outstanding.
Police also want to remind people to make sure they lock their vehicles when they are left unattended, even for a short time, and when they are parked at home. Valuables should, where possible, be removed from the cars, or at least hidden from view.
Police are requesting anyone with information relating to these matters to call Cooma Police on 64520099.
Motorists are advised Alpine Way will reopen to traffic from 4pm on Monday 14 October after work to clear debris and slope stabilisation work was completed following the recent rock fall.
The 70 kilometre section of Alpine Way from two kilometres west of Thredbo and Khancoban will reopen from 4pm on Monday.
Motorists are advised alternating traffic conditions, temporary traffic lights and a reduced speed limit will remain in place while minor work including fence installation continues.
Wet weather may change work times and dates.
Roads and Maritime thanks the local community for their patience during temporary road openings and reminds them to take care in changed conditions during local events in coming weeks.
Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic NSW for iPhone® and iPad from the App StoreSM, download Live Traffic NSW for AndroidTM from Google Play, or call 132 701.
Studio 02 6457 2977 Office (Cooma) 02 6452 1521
Fax 02 6456 1006 Office (Jindabyne) 02 6456 1555
Cooma Office 28 Sharp St Cooma, NSW 2630 [map]
Jindabyne Office Top Floor, Snowy Mountains Plaza
Jindabyne NSW 2627 [map]