City Begins Yard Waste Collection on March 1st

Yard waste collection in the City of Yakima will begin Monday, March 1st. The City’s Refuse Division will provide weekly yard waste pick-up from March 1st through November 30th. “Please have the green yard waste cart available by 6:00 a.m. on the curb or alley on the day of scheduled pick-up,” said Refuse and Recycling … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of Englewood Avenue

Water line work will result in the closure of Englewood Avenue between Powerhouse Road and North 32nd Avenue starting Wednesday, February 24th through Friday, February 26th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Due to heavy traffic volumes on Englewood Avenue, drivers can expect delays and … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of North 6th Avenue

Water line work will result in the closure of 6th Avenue between River Road and Madison Avenue starting Wednesday, February 24th through Friday, February 26th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Due to heavy traffic volumes on 6th Avenue, drivers can expect delays and should … Continued

New Windows Alive! Exhibit Now Available

The new Windows Alive! art exhibit is now on display in Downtown Yakima. It can be seen along the northside of Yakima Avenue between Hotel Maison and 3rd Street. The artists, their complete artist statements and a sample of their respective works can be found at https://windowsalive.com/ Following are the Central Washington artists selected for … Continued

Application Opens Feb. 19th for Small Business Grant Program

The City of Yakima has dedicated $266,406 for a second round of assistance for micro-businesses (five or fewer employees) for reimbursement of expenses related to COVID-19. The money is available for low or moderate-income business owners, again with five employees or less, located within the Yakima city limits. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, February … Continued

Yakima City Council February 16th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, February 16th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a 2021 state legislative update Directing the Yakima Arts Commission to create guidelines for painting crosswalks. Directing the City Manager to develop and issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a scooter transportation program in … Continued

Harman Center Re-Opens February 17th

The City of Yakima Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue, will re-open to the public tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th, as the South Central Region is in Phase 2 of the state’s Healthy Washington recovery plan. The Harman Center library, pool room and fireplace sitting area will all be open tomorrow. Crafts, games and coffee bar … Continued

Yakima City Council February 16th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 16th via Zoom. Agenda items for the February 16th regular meeting include: Authorizing an agreement with Yakima County Development Association for $266,406 of Community Development Block Grant funding for a micro-enterprise grant program to address the consequences of COVID-19 Holding … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Presidents’ Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s non-emergency services will be closed Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ Day. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service Monday. City of Yakima garbage pick-up service will continue as scheduled Monday. The City’s Refuse Division asks customers to have their carts set out at the curb by 6:00 am on … Continued