Volunteers Boost City of Yakima Outreach

April is National Volunteer Month, and April 15th to the 21st is National Volunteer Week. Both serve as reminders of the many ways volunteers assist the City of Yakima in its outreach to serve residents. “The City of Yakima appreciates the many volunteers who are giving back to the community,” said Mayor Kathy Coffey. “Their … Continued

Harman Center Movie Nights Return April 12th

Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, and Audrey Hepburn will grace the silver screen during Spring Classic Movie Nights at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center. “Come enjoy the movies, everyone’s invited,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Showtime is 6:00 pm for each of the five movies scheduled. The free film series will begin with the … Continued

“Profiles in Business” Highlighting Yakima Economy

From the open road to the friendly skies – and a few stops in between – the City of Yakima’s “Profiles in Business” video magazine series is highlighting local success stories. “The videos give the public a behind-the-scenes look at the hard work and vision of our area businesses,” said City Council Member and Council … Continued

City of Yakima Taking Precautions Regarding Potential Flooding

The City of Yakima’s Public Works Department is taking precautions regarding potential flooding along Cowiche Creek and Wide Hollow Creek for this coming weekend. The Northwest River Forecast Center is reporting that the Naches River and the Yakima River may reach bank full this weekend. It appears the majority of the expected rainfall will come … Continued

Yakima City Council April 3rd Business Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular business meeting yesterday, Tuesday, April 3rd. Action by the Council on April 3rd included: Approving a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Selah for transit services. Authorizing an agreement related to the Cinco de Mayo event. Authorizing an agreement related to a fireworks display on July 4th, … Continued

First Friday Kickoff Set for New Windows Alive! Art Display

Empty storefronts in Downtown Yakima will come alive again on Friday, April 6th when the talents of local artists are put on public display.  The Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, developed the idea to harness the creativity of Central Washington artists. “It’s always exciting to see the new … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse Road

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road for most of each day on Wednesday, April 4th and Thursday, March April 5th. As a result of the project, Powerhouse Road will be closed between 24th Avenue and 27th Avenue from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on and April 4th and … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions and is accepting applications through April 16th. The Historic Preservation Commission and Board of Appeals currently have one opening each.  The following boards, committees, and commissions have term expirations in June and may have positions vacant:  Planning … Continued

Yakima Avenue Nominated in National Contest

Yakima Avenue in Downtown Yakima is one of more than 100 nominees seeking a $25,000 grand prize in the nationwide “America’s Main Street Contest.” Votes are being cast now through Sunday, April 22nd. Vote for Yakima Avenue/Downtown Yakima by clicking https://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile/148. Votes can be cast once every 24 hours, per IP address. “The nomination is … Continued