BREAKING: Dog squads search river bank for missing Gladstone mum

POLICE block off a street as dog squads sweep the Calliope River for a missing Gladstone mum.

A helping hand for environment care with Green Army

Weeding and revegetation was part of the Green Army's work.

'Controlling feral pigs': Green Army help environment

3D printers that make human body parts are almost here

SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Naomi Paxton will be in Gladstone with the Flying Scientists program for the World Science Festival on Friday and Saturday.

'Fully restored': 3D printers can make human body parts

The price council is paying for mayor's Adani mega-mine pitch

LOTS OF CASH: Gladstone Regional Council Mayor Matt Burnett and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk discuss the water dividends.

Gladstone mayor Matt Burnett will fight for our region's jobs.

BREAKING: 4WD located, police chopper searches for missing mum

DISAPPEARED: Police are calling for public assistance in the search for a missing mum.

POLICE and her family are worried for the Gladstone mum's safety.

Ice-addicted drug dealer claims jail saved his life

A court heard the man had overcome his ice addiction while in jail.

TEXT messages showing a planned ice deal were found on his phone

Gladstone's Islamic Centre approval hits final stage

IN THE MAKING: The Gladstone Regional Council have received a development application for the construction of an Islamic Centre Anson Cl,  near Toolooa State High School.

The public has 15 business days to make submissions for or against

'Bad year': Man guilty of ice supply, underage sex

Tyson Raymond Smith.

HE WAS charged with drug possession, supply and carnal knowledge

'FIFO hub': Gladstone mayor to fight for Adani jobs

JOBS: Recruiters set sights on skilled Gladstone workers for $26 billion Adani project. Photo Contributed

GLADSTONE leader to fly to India to fight for our city.

Family man downloaded 921 disgusting images

Bradley Robert Dale.

SOON-to-be dad of two caught with hundreds of filthy images.

Gladstone man attacks police and hospital staff

A GLADSTONE man who tried everything he could to avoid a hospital trip has landed himself a criminal record after multiple assaults to emergency workers.

Owner finds Gladstone man living under home, police arrive

THE man will be forced to pay hundreds of dollars he doesn't have.

'Moment of weakness': Man has sex with underage girl at church group

A COURT heard the Gladstone man experienced "a moment of weakness” when he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.

'Major concern': Gladstone industry needs new coal power plant

INDUSTRY leader believes cheaper electricity is needed to save jobs.

High-profile talks to discuss Gladstone's industry future

BRIGHT FUTURE? High-profile figures will meet with Gladstone's industry leaders today to discuss what 2017 holds.

HIGH-PROFILE figures fly into Gladstone to discuss industry in 2017.

Worker sacked after snack goes horribly wrong

ENDLESS JOBS: A massive Central Queensland FIFO-base for Adani's $21 billion mine is expected to flood bring 1500 jobs.

MINE worker blames "excruciating pain" for losing his memory.

New boss leaves horror years, embattled project

Glen Lewis will start work as managing director for Realm Resources on March 6.

NEW BOSS of major mine looks forward to putting horror years in past

Split Adani FIFO workforce

JOBS: Recruiters set sights on skilled Gladstone workers for $26 billion Adani project. Photo Contributed

A TURNAROUND in Gladstone could see FIFOs opt for home over Adani.

Uncertain future for Boyne Smelter workers, as more cells removed

Boyne Smelters Limited commissioned the opening of their new Carbon Bake Furnace, CBF4. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer

JOB CUTS could be around the corner as the Smelter drops production

'Misjudged': Volatile gas industry hurts Gladstone investment

A worker takes in the view from the top of one of the huge APLNG tanks on Curtis Island. The gas being gathered in the Surat Basin will eventually make its way to Curtis Island for export. Photo Contributed

Origin Energy announces massive write downs, including on APLNG.

Major food franchise plans to open new local store

Pizza franchise Dominos is looking at opening a store at 95 Hampton Dr, Tannum Sands.

Tastebuds should be tingling after mega chain takes the next step

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

600 apply for 35 jobs at exciting new store

Marney Rackley and Ashlea Gessell from Harris Scrafe display the latest fashions that can be purchased in store.

HUGE store opening soon is flooded with hundreds of job applications

Gladstone's retirees buy homes out of town to cash-in big

TOUGH SLOG: Gladstone's much-loved seniors are being forced to re-locate, away from Gladstone.

CHEAPER living costs gives our elderly a nicer retirement elsewhere.

'I had no role in' Gladstone's $200k contract decision: O'Dowd

Incumbent member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd awaits official polling results of the election.

HUNDREDS of thousands local pollie won for our city goes out of town

Popular business man deeply regrets selling his name

Len Smith is now enjoying retirement after years of running the business.

WELL-KNOWN Gladstone man regrets selling his name with his business.

OPINION: Local woman's anger at 'jobs for the boys'

NOTHING new when it comes to for "jobs for the boys!"

COMMENT: Face it! Some men will always beat their wife

Domestic violence and assault is one are of law which the Murwillumbah Local Court deals with.

NO AMOUNT of legislation, no matter how sincere, will stop r

'Every time I think of this stupid father I feel sick'

Baby Paige

Letter: Why didn't the grandmother speak up for little Paige?

LETTER: Malcolm Turnbull must take stand on Trump

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Silence offers tacit approval to US's policy on immigrants, refugees

It looks like we get the future we choose

Welcome to a future when Parliament is chocka with single-issue, single-ego splinter parties.

Michael Burlace takes a satirical look at the future of politics

Greg Bray rediscovers a scouting past

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Our columnist took time out to look back on the Cub's handbook

How to be happy for your ex, not angry at them

If you find yourself turning into a bit of a wreck after a break-up, calm down and read on.

When it's over it's O-V-E-R, find happiness not anger

Pro-life group welcomes Qld abortion decision

Some of the crowd who recently protested against Queensland's abortion laws

“Mr Pyne was used by the pro-abortion lobby,'' group says

I was not pushed: Christensen resigns as chief whip

BIG CALL: Dawson MP George Christensen says he will quit the LNP if the backpacker tax is passed.

His last day in the position will be Thursday

WATCH: Ipswich youths tracked via Polair chopper

Police have released POLAIR vision of an evade police incident at Gailes on February 26.

VIDEO: Four teens charged after stolen car rams police

Lawyers fight extradition of man set to face murder charge

Police have been investigating the death of Michele Lord.

Lawyers fight application to extradite man to charge with murder.

Mum helps son suicide after he's charged for child porn

The judge said the mother acted out of love as she sobbed

How young job seekers are shooting themselves in the feet

A recent study has offered some interesting insights into why Australian graduates can't find jobs.

The sob story of majority of Australian graduate students

Get ready: Rain and storms set to hit parts of Qld and NSW

The rains are here in a big way with a chance of showers across a lot of Australia, while a heatwave hits parts of SA, Tas and Vic.

Grab the brolly and get set for a whole lot of rain

Amputee is chopping down life's hurdles

Nick Fredriksen is a champion wood chopper. He donates some of his prize money to LifeFlight, which supported him when he lost his arm as a child.

Losing an arm hasn't held back woodchopping champ.

'I'm just so grateful that people loved him as much as I do'

The front porch was Dianne Steel and her late son Cameron Britt's favourite place to sit together.

Mum thankful for community's help after her son's tragic death

Murder charge expected after Tweed River crash

Police are expected to charge a man with the murder of Michele Lee Lord.

Murder charge expected over Tweed River crash

First smartphones with HDR 4K screen revealed

The next smartphone wars will be over TV screen quality.

The latest smartphone battle will be fought over screens

Tara Brown murder: her daughter's heart-breaking question

Tara Brown was a devoted mother.

The young daughter of Tara Brown still asks after her “mummy”

They saw things lovers should never see

A young couple Kate and Nick planned an idyllic getaway, but it became the holiday from hell. Picture: Supplied

It was supposed to be a romantic getaway, it didn't end well.

George W Bush weighs into Trump media debate

George W. Bush

"We need an independent media to hold people like me to account."

Trump seeks extra $A70b for US military might

"We have a hornet's nest. It's a mess."

History in making for electric bike rider

OTHER THAN having an eye on less fossil fuel emissions, motorbike rider Richard Kent had other reasons to go electric. Here's why.

Ultra athletes go the distance

Lindsay Warwick and Brett Stevens competed at the Ultra Marathon in the Blue Mountains

Two Gladstone runners sacrificed all to crack the ton

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

GOTTA SEE THIS: Swimming wallaby's saltwater adventure

A daring wallaby went for a quick swim across the Great Sandy Straight.

Unusual footage of a daring wallaby who has taken to the seas

EXCLUSIVE: Boy tells of snake wrestling drama

SNAKE BOY: Oli Wardrope of Agnes Water has been seen by more than four million people after a video of him wrangling a snake from under his dad's car went viral.

THIS LOVABLE young boy wins hearts as he recalls wrestling a snake.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

Gladstone man's massive gold find claim, needs mining giant

BIG FIND: Explorer Jeff Harris clams he's found 'a lost Dutch settlement' in the countryside of Western Australia.

GLADSTONE man needs cashed-up investors after claiming he found gold

Famous Aussie explorer with Gladstone man on gold theory

ON THE TRAIL: Les Hiddins believes he may have found the site where the Dutch first landed and lived in Australia.

FAMOUS Aussie explorer also believes in long lost gold.

VIDEO: Cockroaches flee infested Toowoomba home

Skin-crawling moment dozens of cockroaches flee Toowoomba home

'I wasn't naked': Blanca Blanco speaks out

BLANCA Blanco made headlines around the world after 'accidentally' flashing, but she says she was actually wearing a nude bodysuit.

‘IT’S A LITTLE SAD’: Trump makes Oscars bungle all about him

US President Donald Trump claims Hollywood's elite were too busy mocking him to pay attention on Oscars night.

Donald Trump ‘explains’ Oscars stuff up.

Lama and Sarah’s ‘epic’ MKR fail

My Kitchen Rules contestants Lama and Sarah.

Tempers flare as Lebanese feast turns into an epic fail.

Oscars 2017: How did biggest award get stuffed up?

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

'Guys in headsets starting buzzing around. They took the envelope.'

Lisa Curry can't marry her fiance

Lisa Curry breaks down in the jungle.

Lisa Curry says she can’t get married to her fiance

The true cause of the Oscars bungle

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars ended with a moment that left everyone speechless.

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land incorrectly named Best Picture.