Which Blue Mountains Gazette stories did you click on the most in 2017? We’ve looked back at the statistics to tally the most viewed stories on our website for 2017.
1. ANZAC DAY MARCHES CANCELLED
Jennie Curtin’s story on January 10 that Anzac Day marches in Katoomba, Blackheath, Springwood and Glenbrook were to be cancelled due to the high cost of NSW Government anti-terrorism measures was followed up by news outlets around the country. The reaction was so strong the NSW Government and Blue Mountains City Council quickly agreed to share the safety costs to allow the marches to go ahead. View the story here.
2. KATOOMBA RSL CLUB ‘COMPLETELY GONE’
The fire that destroyed Katoomba RSL Club in February was the Gazette’s second most viewed story in 2017. We followed the club’s recovery progress throughout the year, including plans for the new clubhouse revealed in September. View the original story here.
3. POLICE OPERATION IN HAZELBROOK
Breaking news of a dramatic siege in Hazelbrook in September was the Gazette’s third most viewed story.
4. KATOOMBA RSL CLUB EVACUATED
Our breaking story on the day of the Katoomba RSL Club fire was our fourth most viewed story in 2017. View the story here.
5. HUNTSMAN SPIDER SPARKS FOUR-CAR CRASH
Arachnophobia can perhaps take credit for our fifth most viewed story of 2017 about a huntsman spider contributing to multi-car pile-up in Blaxland in February. View the story here.
The Blue Mountains Gazette’s top five photo galleries of 2017 were: