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Pastoral College rebirth given crushing blow

DESIRES to keep a fully utilised Longreach Pastoral College running have been somewhat quashed after the State Government announced it would no longer be...

Leaders called upon to build drought resilience

THE Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) is calling the public to stand up and take action in the name of drought resilience. ...

Making trains trendy again

REMEMBER when townsfolk would gather at the railway station to greet the Midlander train to see who was coming and going? Registering less...

Tourism’s knockdown from lockdown

THE savage blow to communities relying on the tourism dollar looks set to continue as the announcement earlier this month by the Premier that...

Walker named runner-up for Landcare Award

LOCAL businessman James Walker has been named?runner-up?at the National Landcare Awards.? The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is an award that goes to an individual...

Consultation on stock route fees

THIS month, State Government ministers visited Charleville,?Longreach, and Ilfracombe to declare that consultation on the Stock Routes Network Discussion Paper had opened. The State...

Isisford callers to be relocated

THE Isisford Race Club has plans to demolish the race caller’s tower in the coming months, with plans to repair the existing judge’s tower....

Barcoo rates go up, operational deficit

AN increase in general rates of three per cent will be seen in the Barcoo region this coming financial year. All rate increases...

Longreach Show holiday to repeat in 2022

THIS month council submitted to the State Government to have the Longreach Show as a public holiday next year. This comes after the...

Rates raised in Winton

AS a part of the budget released earlier thing month the Winton Shire Council have raised general rates and services and utility charges...

Recycle for change in Winton

WINTON residents can now exchange beverage containers for a 10-cent refund through a state-wide scheme. The Outwest Container Exchange is now receiving eligible containers...

Keeping the tourists here

WITH borders closed, and limited places to go, many have turned to the outback to explore. Queensland Tourism and Industry Council Chief Executive, Daniel...

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Barrel racing hotter than the weather!

It was at Blackall’s showgrounds last weekend, where Central Western Queensland horse enthusiasts descended to compete at the Outback Barrel Horse Circuit (OBHC) two-day...

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