Special Olympics USA Torch Run to Include Yakima

The City of Yakima will be among the last stops for a torch run leading to the start of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle from July 1st through July 6th. An estimated 30 runners will escort the torch in Yakima on Wednesday, June 27th. Their one-mile run will begin at 2:05 pm … Continued

Yakima City Council June 19th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, June 19th. Action by the Council on June 19th included: Directing City staff to prepare and present at the Council’s next regular meeting all necessary steps to place the following measure on the 2018 general election ballot for an advisory vote: “Should the City of … Continued

City of Yakima Unemployment Continues at Record Lows

With a jobless rate of just 5.8 percent for the month of May, the city of Yakima’s unemployment numbers continue at all-time record lows. That’s according to figures released today, Tuesday, by the State of Washington’s Employment Security Department. “This is encouraging news,” said City Council Member and Council Economic Development Committee Chair Jason White. … Continued

Free Community Cleanup for Yakima Neighborhood

Residents in many areas of City Council District No. 1 will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhood on Saturday, June 23rd during a free Community Cleanup event. The District No. 1 clean-up’s boundaries are areas east of North 1st Street and east of North Front Street.   Volunteers will be driving pickup … Continued

Yakima City Council June 19th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the June 19th regular meeting include: Accepting the Yakima Police Department’s 2017 Annual Report. Adopting the Yakima Central Plaza preliminary design. Amending the Municipal … Continued

June 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the June 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – June 2018 Issues Brief The June 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles on the appointment of a new fire chief, a new web-based app seeking community input on City bike rack locations, a Yakima fire captain’s … Continued

Tahoma Cemetery Tours Begin June 19th

The first in a series of 9 free guided walking tours of the City of Yakima’s historic Tahoma Cemetery is 6:30 pm next Tuesday, June 19th. “Stroll through the beautiful, park-like setting as you learn about the history of the cemetery and the story of some of those interred within,” said Parks and Recreation Manager … Continued

City of Yakima Seeks Input on Bike Rack Locations

Where are bike racks located in the City of Yakima? Where are they needed, or in need of repairs? A new City of Yakima web-based app aims to help the City’s Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee find answers to those questions.  The City has created a bike rack data collection system application online at http://www.yakimawa.gov/bike-racks … Continued

Harman Center Seeks Help With Teddy Bear Project

A project to comfort children during distress or an emergency is being organized at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue. Called the Help the Community Project, the effort involves creating teddy bears out of wash cloths and face towels. “We’re working on quarterly projects to give back to the community,” said … Continued

Curb and Gutter Replacement to Impact Traffic at Gilbert and Barge

A project to replace curb and gutter infrastructure will result in traffic restrictions at and near the intersection of Gilbert Drive and Barge Street for most of the each day from Tuesday, June 12th through Thursday, June 14th. As a result of the project, Gilbert Drive between Summitview Avenue and Yakima Avenue will be closed … Continued