LAST week’s lightning strikes still have the district on high alert, with residents at Mirranatwa evacuating under threat from two fires – one covering more than 1200 hectares. Scattered fires that started from lightning strikes in the Grampians on Thursday had resulted in two large complexes, still burning at time of going to press. Yesterday afternoon, Mirranatwa homes were in the direct path of the large blaze, which was making its way down into the Victoria Valley low country A [...]
WHILE most of us were enjoying the last hours of sleep before mundane Monday, Mirranatwa residents were woken by authorities and told to make a decision: Fight or flight. Farmers were up well before the sun, moving stock into bare [...]
IN just a short period of time, Hawkesdale’s annual campdraft has continued to go from strength to strength. This was further emphasised at the weekend when it was presented for the fourth time. It has now taken its place as [...]
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