Harman Center Parking Lot Hosts August Events

The community is invited to participate in a number of activities at the Harman Center this month, all taking place at the senior center’s parking lot. “The Harman Center may be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that isn’t keeping us from being creative and having some fun,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Events … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Virtual Lego Contest

The Harman Center’s annual summer Lego tournament will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contest deadline for the Pirate Island Virtual Lego Tournament is Friday, August 28th. Competitors simply need to complete the entry form and submit it with a photo or video of their pirate-themed Lego creation. Click https://yakimaparks.com/2020-pirate-island-virtual-lego-tournament/ for contest … Continued

Yakima City Council August 4th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, August 4th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a COVID-19 update Extending the Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency order due to COVID-19. Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Yakima to execute an employment agreement for City Manager with Robert Harrison. The August … Continued

Yakima Council Approves City Manager Agreement with Robert Harrison

During its August 4th regular meeting, the Yakima City Council approved a contract with Robert Harrison, under which Harrison will become the next Yakima City Manager.  Harrison’s first official day on the job will be Tuesday, September 1st. As part of the agreement, Harrison will receive an annual base salary of $207,000. After the first year … Continued

Yakima City Council Extends Declaration of Emergency Due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 4th, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, September 1st. The declaration enables the City to potentially be eligible for state and federal assistance needed to meet costs associated with the COVID-19 emergency and to make purchases … Continued

Stormwater Project to Impact Traffic on Englewood Avenue

The installation of two storm drains and a storm pipe will result in the westbound lane of Englewood Avenue being closed between 49th Avenue and 51st Avenue from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 5th and Thursday, August 6th. City of Yakima Stormwater Division and Streets Division personnel will install the stormwater structures … Continued

City of Yakima Re-opens Lions Pool

The City of Yakima’s Lions Pool opens to the public today, Tuesday, August 4th, for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect in March. Lions Pool is open for lap swimming and water walking activities. “With Yakima County now in Modified Phase 1 we are so excited to be able to open Lions … Continued

City Offers Assistance to Register Utility Accounts Online

The City of Yakima Utility Services Division is offering free one-on-one assistance in person to help residents register their City water, sewer, garbage and irrigation accounts online. The benefit of online payment is it allows City utility customers to manage their accounts at their convenience without coming to Yakima City Hall, which is closed to … Continued

Alaska Airlines Resumes Second Daily Flight between Yakima and Seattle

Beginning this week, Alaska Airlines is resuming a second flight between Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field (YKM) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The second flight is thanks to an increase in passengers at YKM and it also provides additional travel flexibility from Yakima. “The ability to increase daily service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport indicates a strong … Continued