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Forestry roadworks continue

A washout during last year’s heavy post-fire storms took out $1.3 million worth of work which Forestry Corp had been undertaking on Yellowin Road on the western side of Blowering Dam. Engineers are still on site, with the reconstruction of that area “close to finishing”

JP Hub proposed for Tumut Library

A local Justice of the Peace is inviting other JPs to join a project to establish a JP desk in the Snowy Valleys Council area.

Men’s Shed making nesting boxes for fire-affected properties

The Riverina Highlands Landcare Nursery is offering free nesting boxes to fire-affected landholders in the region, built by members of the Tumut Men’s Shed.

Festival of the Falling Leaf attracts more than 3000

Last Saturday’s Falling Leaf Festival presented plenty of challenges for organisers, with the small committee of just eight volunteers hosting a crowd of 3300, complete with live entertainment, a song writing workshop, markets, circus performers, children’s rides and full CovidSafe protocols.

Batlow bristles at loo closure

Nearly 80 angry Batlow residents gathered Wednesday afternoon outside a toilet block near the town tennis courts which has been closed for roughly a year.

Highfield Farm rated delicious for second year

Highfield Farm and Woodland has again been named a State Winner in the ‘Delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards’ in the Paddock category for their Grass-fed Dorper Lamb.

Families remain in relief housing

Five local families are still living in bushfire-relief accommodation at the Batlow Caravan Park, more than 14 months after the fires were extinguished.

Autumn Leaf Rally returns to Tumorroma

Riders came from all over eastern Australia to the Tumut Valley Riders’ Autumn Leaf Rally Ride at Tumorroma on the weekend.

Motivation and mental health focus of Franklin school address

Motivational speaker Luke Kennedy appeared at Franklin Public School on Wednesday, speaking to Year 3-6 students about self-bullying and the importance of staying true to who you are to achieve your goals and maintain good mental health.

HumeLink consultation continues with newly-impacted landholders

A number of local landholders who have recently become impacted by TransGrid’s HumeLink project met with Energy Minister Matt Kean in Tumut this week, as discussions around the transmission project continue.