Partial access restored to Blowering western foreshore

Forestry Corporation will reopen the camping area on Blowering Camp Road from 12:30pm today (Friday) following a temporary closure in July, but access to the remainder of Blowering Dam’s western foreshore remains restricted due to ongoing hazards.

News

Lockdown lunacy

Vandals took advantage of the recent Regional NSW lockdown period to graffiti public amenities in Tumut, smash beer bottles, block basins, kick in walls and doors and set fire to features of the town’s volunteer-built mountain bike trails.

Gundagai takes another shot at demerger

The Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has again petitioned the Office of Local Government for a de-amalgamation, but Snowy Valleys Council is taking the process more slowly.

Landowners rebuff Transgrid reset

Members of the HumeLink Project Action Group say they have been trying to work with TransGrid since the group was formed in May 2020, but feel as though their efforts have been rolled over, with the powerline builder now proposing to form their own community consultative groups.

Emergency workers get jab

Many local emergency services professionals and volunteers have been vaccinated against Covid-19, but it is not mandatory across the board.

Clubs break free from lockdown

Things are mainly good at clubs in the local area after the lifting of lockdown in the Snowy Valleys LGA.

Cases, exposure sites in Albury and Wagga

Two cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the Albury Local Government Area, giving the Murrumbidgee Local Health District its first positive detections in more than 12 months. Exposure sites have also been listed in Wagga and Young, after an essential worker passed through the area over a week ago and later tested positive.

MLHD Bracing for Covid

The Murrumbidgee Local Health District has recorded its first cases of Covid, with the announcement on Wednesday that two cases were detected in the Albury Local Government Area, and exposure sites (unrelated to the Albury case) were recorded in Wagga and Young (both connected to the same traveller).

Community meetings hear preference for selling assets, reducing services

A community meeting held Wednesday afternoon heard that most participants would prefer to see the Snowy Valleys Council sell some of its ‘non-core’ buildings and reduce services before they’d accept a Special Rate Variation.

Sport

Wayne ready to run for Cancer Council

Tumut's Wayne Hibbens may be 59, but that isn’t going to stop him running the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail Half-Marathon on October 9 to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Ashley’s strong finish at Tokyo

Tumut swimmer Ashley van Rijswijk has wrapped up her events at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with a third place finish in her heat for the 200 metre women’s individual medley - SM14 - and a scoop of birthday ice cream.

Ashley shifts focus to medley

Ashley van Rijswijk turns 21 today (Tuesday), but the birthday cake will have to wait until after this morning’s heat for the 200m individual medley.

Marathon slated for October debut

For the second year in a row, the Hume and Hovell Ultra Marathon has been cancelled due to lingering bushfire damage along the trail.

Ready, Set, Tokyo!

Tumut swimmer Ashley Van Rijswijk landed in Tokyo last Thursday, after spending close to two months in Cairns avoiding any potential Covid complications in her bid for the Paralympics.

Junior sports content with relatively normal season

Junior sports are still waiting for clarity around Covid cancellations as Regional NSW enters its second - and possibly final - week of lockdown.

More local sports wind down

There are few sports in the Tumut region that have not stopped entirely or been severely curtailed by the Covid-19 lockdown of regional NSW.

Bullettes wind up with high-scoring clash

A four-try haul to Apryll Green helped Wagga City to a 46-25 win over the Tumut Bullettes.