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Deadline for Northern Outback Business Awards 2017 submissions has passed

BUSINESSES nominated for the Northern Outback Business Awards have now completed the finishing touches to their submissions which were due on Friday. They now wait for the final results announced at the awards to be held at the Mount Isa Civic Centre on

Friday, 18:28 in Regional

Chinova Resources' Osborne Mine worker to care at Rhino Orphanage

A CHINOVA Resources nurse has been offered a three month placement in South Africa to care for baby rhinoceros’ traumatised by poaching. Emergency response nurse Ruby Bell had not yet worked at Osborne Mine, 150 kilometres south of Cloncurry, for four mo

Friday, 17:11 in Regional

Landcare cleans dam, finds rubbish dating back to 1960s

On the evening of Friday September 15, Mount Isa Landcare Group had a dinner meeting at Mark and Natalia’s place.My camera was left on a “micro” setting after sending another photo of an unidentified plant to the Queensland Herbarium! Then on Saturday Se

Friday, 17:11 in Regional

CQ Field Mining Services opens in Cloncurry

Mackay based mining business, CQ Field Mining Services, have today expanding their portfolio to include major mining town, Cloncurry.GRAND OPENING: The friendly team at CQ Field Mining Services; Jack Green, Eden Stanton and John Green. Photo: supplied Ge

Friday, 16:10 in Regional

QFES Cloncurry-Charters Towers area controller speaks on fire conditions

A record level of low humidity and strong winds are some of the conditions increasing the severity of fire conditions this year. These conditions risk further grass fires from lightning strikes when the storm season starts. QFES’s area director of the Ch

Friday, 15:10 in Regional

State Scene Column

THE KATTER’S Australian Party launched our policy on crime last week. The epidemic of juvenile crime raging throughout our region is of serious concern to the whole community. My office receives numerous calls asking for help.We need a new approach in ta

Friday, 11:47 in Regional

Fire in Camooweal Street determined to be arson

POLICE allege that a fire in Camooweal Street on Wednesday afternoon was arson. The fire happened in Mornington at 3.30pm on September 20. A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service investigator and a Queensland Police Service scientific officer examine the cr

Friday, 10:25 in Regional

Mount Isa Touch Association hires coastal referees for finals

Two touch football referees travelled to Mount Isa this month for Mount Isa Touch Association’s (MITA) 2017 grand finals at Kruttschnitt Oval.Touch refs Kerrod Hall from Townsville and Fiona Quinn from Mackay, in Mount Isa. Kerrod Hall travelled from Tow

Friday, 09:57 in Sport

Mount Isa woman talks about her breast cancer diagnosis in lead up to Pink Ta Ta Fun Run

IN A WAY the Pink Ta Ta Fun Run started when a Mount Isa woman sat on her couch on New Years Day waiting for her children to come home. It’s the second time the annual fun run will be held at Lake Moondarra. Organiser Juanita Godwin started it last year

Thursday, 17:42 in Regional

Aurizon works on development application to service Dugald River

AURIZON is completing a development application to upgrade and reopen its Cloncurry based container terminal, according to the shire mayor. Mayor Greg Campbell said the terminal had been placed into care and maintenance a year ago. He said the upgrade wa

Thursday, 17:08 in Regional

Memoirs of life in Isa

This is an extract from ‘The Long, Long Road – Isa to the Burma Railway and Back’ written by George Beard (founder of Playtime stores) and reproduced here with kind permission of the Beard Family.School: George Beard and classmates with seated planks at

Thursday, 16:29 in Regional

Power outage in Mount Isa believed to be due to stick

IT IS believed a stick deliberately thrown onto a power line caused an outage in Mount Isa. Ergon Energy will investigate the incident. Power was cut to parts of Mount Isa from 3pm on Thursday. Power flickered several times before it stopped for half an

Thursday, 16:15 in Regional

Hospital inspires high school students with work experience

Thirteen high school students from Mount Isa schools experienced working life in a busy hospital last week, on work experience.Twelve students from Good Shepherd Catholic College, and one from Spinifex Senior High School experienced life on the wards, in

Thursday, 15:10 in Regional

Mount Isa firefighters kept busy with fires

THERE have been around 15 fires that firefighters have fought in Mount Isa during the last fortnight, according to the Mount Isa Rural Fire Brigade’s first officer.

Thursday, 14:41 in Regional

Family business Michael's Jewellers moving out of Mount Isa

Family owned business Michael's Jewellers is closing down after 22 years in Mount Isa, with a clearance sale ending on September 30.Michael's Jewellers has resided on West Street in Mount Isa for 22 years. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

Thursday, 13:10 in Regional
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