Mar 16 2012

Snowy Hydro have been inundated with calls from people wanting to know why nothing's being done about the water level of Lake Jindabyne.

It's at capacity and spilling into the Snowy River, and on the foreshore Banjo Patterson Park has been almost entirely submerged for weeks now.

Last week, Snowy Hydro was knocked back in a push to lower lake levels when it approached NSW Water with a request to bring forward planned environmental flows.

Many of the requests the organisation have been receiving from the public specifically ask why water isn't being shifted across to Lake Eucumbene.

David Hogan of Snowy Hydro says it's simply impossible as there is no direct channnel between the two bodies of water.

Mar 15 2012

Recent rains have stalled, but not stopped the progress of conservation work at Mackays Hut.

The hut was originally constructed on Happy Jacks Plain by the Mackay family, who came to Kiandra in the eighteen sixties from Ireland, before opening a store in Adaminaby and finally moving into grazing.

Work on the the historically recognised building has seen it's chimney entirely rebuilt, rotten footings replaced and the removal of bonded asbestos.

Ranger for the Jagungal area of Kosciuszko National Park, Andrew Miller, says that the hut is a valuable resource that people use year-round, and they're even hoping for descendents of the hut's original builders to make a trip to visit the building in April.

Mar 15 2012

A bus service from Cooma to Canberra that commenced three weeks ago is being met with enthusiasm by members of the local community and those along it's route.

The Cooma Connector has made some minor alterations to it's schedule - it now provides a stop to the airport - and what began as a three month trial is now tentatively being tipped as a success by organiser and local Councillor Martin Hughes.

Mr. Hughes says he's very happy with the way it's been received so far, pointing to a facebook page in support of the service established by enthusiastic rider.

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