People: Francis Watson

Claremont Colts player Francis Watson, formerly of Balgo, has his name in this year’s AFL draft.

The AFL website has a longish feature about Francis, his family and his life. [read this story]

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Aboriginal, People Comments Off

Balgo and desert: Bad weather warning cancelled

The severe thunderstorm warning for areas east of Balgo has been cancelled.

DFESYou can read a DFES media release here:

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Bad weather ahead for the desert

DFES says there will be bad thunderstorms east of a line from Balgo Hills, to Carnegie in the east Pilbara.

DFESYou can read a media release here:

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Monday, April 7th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Halls Creek: DNA leads to sex assault arrest

Police have used DNA evidence to charge a man with a 2007 sexual assault.

ABC [read this story]

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Monday, March 31st, 2014 Halls Creek, Police and courts Comments Off

Halls Creek and Tjurabalan: $300,000 suicide fund

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council has been granted $300,000 to address suicide in Halls Creek and Tjurabalan.

Tjurabalan is a determined native title claim that includes the communities of Ringer Soak, Billiluna, Balgo and Mulan.

You can read a media release from local member Melissa Price and Indigenous Affairs minister Nigel Scullion here:

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 Government, Halls Creek Comments Off

Halls Creek: School enrolments up

More children are attending classes at Halls Creek schools.

Truancy officers have been appointed for Kalumburu, Halls Creek and Balgo.

ABC [read this story]

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Friday, March 7th, 2014 Halls Creek Comments Off

Broome: Man glassed wife

A Balgo man copped a three-year sentence for glass his wife.

The 30-year-old committed the offence with a broken beer bottle at Kennedy Hill last November.

ABC [read this story]

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

EKFL – weekend footy report with Dave Muller

East Kimberley Football League secretary Dave Muller has kindly provided this report of the weekend games.

He also includes the Round 2 league ladder and this weekend’s fixtures.

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 Halls Creek, Kununurra, Wyndham Comments Off
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