Fire Class Ratings Improve for Yakima, Union Gap

Insurance premiums may be decreasing in 2018 for property owners in Yakima and Union Gap. The two cities received good news recently when the non-profit Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau improved their respective fire class ratings. The information is used by many insurance underwriters to determine the cost of premiums. The Yakima Fire Department provides … Continued

Water Service Line Repairs to Restrict Traffic on South Fair Avenue

Water service line repairs will result in traffic restrictions on South Fair Avenue between Chestnut Avenue and Spruce Street Tuesday, December 26th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Traffic will be channeled in both directions in the project area. Because of heavy traffic volumes on South Fair … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Christmas, New Year’s Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed the next two Mondays, December 25th, 2017 and January 1st, 2018 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the City of Yakima Community Integration Committee, Planning Commission, Community Review Board, Historic Preservation Commission, and the Board of Appeals. The Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and Board of Appeals currently have one opening each.  The Community Review Board has two positions open and … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Program Guide

A Snowball Tournament, travel, and Zumba are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2018 Winter/Spring Program Guide issued recently by Yakima Parks and Recreation. The guide is available at Yakima Parks and Recreation offices (2301 Fruitvale Boulevard), as well as online at One of the guide’s highlights is the 28th … Continued

December 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the December 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – December 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter The December 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes the following articles: Yakima Transit Seeks Input on New Bus Shelters – High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for $1000 … Continued

Yakima City Council December 12th Business Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular business meeting yesterday, Tuesday, December 12th. Action by the Council on December 12th included: Issuing proclamations to honor outgoing Council members Avina Gutierrez, Maureen Adkison and Bill Lover. Adopting the 2018 budget for the City of Yakima. Issuing a Homeless Persons Memorial proclamation for Wednesday, December 21st. Approving … Continued

High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for $1200 AWC Scholarship

The City of Yakima is encouraging area high school seniors to apply for a $1200 scholarship being offered by the Association of Washington Cities (“AWC”).  The AWC 2018 Center for Quality Communities Scholarship will be awarded to six high school seniors in spring 2018. Application packets can be downloaded from the City of Yakima website … Continued

Traffic Pavement Marking Project to Impact Traffic on Fruitvale

A project involving traffic pavement marking will impact traffic in the area of the roundabout that intersects Fair Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard on Tuesday, December 12th. City of Yakima crews will be placing traffic pavement markings in the area of and near the Fair Avenue/MLK, Jr. Boulevard roundabout on December 12th.  Work on the … Continued

Lunch & Learn Makes Harman Center Debut

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center is starting a new monthly program offering educational discussions and a light lunch at no cost to the public. The first Lunch & Learn will be from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Thursday, December 21st at the center, 101 North 65th Avenue. The topic will focus on “Hearing … Continued