Community News, March 7 edition | Half Dome permits, a job fair and a golf course mixer

Another view from Illilouette Ridge looking at Half Dome across Yosemite Valley.
Another view from Illilouette Ridge looking at Half Dome across Yosemite Valley. Special to the Sierra Star

Half Dome permits delayed

Yosemite National Park announced that the 2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits, which typically opens on March 1, will be delayed until Wednesday, March 13 due to a transition to a new contracted provider.

The lottery will open 7 a.m.

All hikers are required to have permits to ascend the subdome steps and the Half Dome cables seven days a week when the cables are up. Park rangers install the Half Dome cables each spring and take them down each fall, based on weather and trail conditions. The cables are typically up from late May to early October.

During the preseason lottery, 225 permits are available for each day that the cables are up.

2019 Eastern Madera County Job Fair

The Workforce Development Board of Madera County is hosting a job fair on Thursday, March 14, at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road.

The event will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Its goal is to help employers find employees, build a pool of strong applicants for future openings and showcase the resources available through the Workforce Assistance Center.

To reserve your space, contact Jorge Espinosa by phone at 559-662-4540 or by email at jespinosa@maderaworkforce.org, no later than Friday, March 8.

River Creek Golf Course mixer

The River Creek Golf Course mixer, co-hosted by the Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Thursday, March 14 at the River Creek Golf Course Clubhouse, 41709 Road 600, in Ahwahnee.

The event will run from 5-7 p.m.

Details: Call 559-683-5600