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10 new overnight cases

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Central West over the past 24 hours. Taking into account people who have been discharged at...

CW case numbers drop

With a large number of locals fulfilling their quarantine requirements, the total number of active COVID-19 cases has dropped by three overnight. However, locals...

Exposure at Alpha Hospital

Alpha Multipurpose Health Service went into a temporary lockdown after staff members were exposed to an unwell COVID-positive community member who presented for care...

New Year’s First Baby

Longreach welcomed its first baby this year on January 6, when little Maddison Grace was born to local residents Shelley and David Carr. Maddison...

Fracking rage

Under the assumption the channels would be protected by the Palaszczuk Government, Queenslanders dependant on the Lake Eyre Basin will now be fighting for...

Opal decision could devastate Winton Shire

The State Government’s decision to place a moratorium on small mining claims could spell disaster for the Winton and Opalton community if not handled...

Growing on us

The Longreach Community Gardens, homed at the back of the Youth Centre, has been growing exponentially over the past year. Members of the garden met...

White Christmas in Winton

Well over 300 people attended the Annual Emergency Services Christmas Street Party in the main street of Winton. The beautifully landscaped main street...

Banks park bash

Blackall locals were treated to Community Carols in the Park organised by the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council. They were given a free sausage sizzle coupled...

Beach day in the desert?

The Barcaldine Rec Park, a water park built on the outskirts of the Barcaldine township, had its unofficial opening with locals excited to escape...

Magic in Muttaburra

Muttaburra has held its Christmas celebrations - and community is the modus operandi. Muttaburra Town and Country Christmas Tree Event Secretary Emma Price said...

Omicron delays school return

The Palaszczuk Government has announced they will be postponing the beginning of the school year by two weeks, from Monday, January 24 to Monday...

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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...

15 new cases in CW