“Coffee With Your Council Member” is July 5th

The public is invited to visit with District 6 Councilmember Brad Hill during a “Coffee With Your Council Member” event from 7:30 am to 8:15 am on Thursday, July 5th at Starbucks, 5906 Summitview Avenue. “It’s an opportunity for the community to ask questions and talk about issues currently facing the City of Yakima,” Hill … Continued

Yakima Receives Historic Preservation Grant

A $12,000 state grant will help the City of Yakima explore the possibility of establishing a National Historic District for the City’s “Fruit Row” on First Avenue. “This is a great opportunity to continue working on an interesting project,” said Yakima City Councilmember Jason White, the Council’s liaison to the City’s Historic Preservation Commission. The … Continued

School Supply Drive Begins July 2nd

Students at a local elementary school will benefit from a summer-long school supply drive that begins Monday, July 2nd at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue.  “Items will be donated to Summitview Elementary School right behind us,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “We did this last year and the response … Continued

Harman Center Hosting First Lego Contest

The community has a chance to sharpen its building skills and earn prizes during the City of Yakima’s Harman Center first-ever Lego Contest from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 14th.  Contestants must pre-register for the Lego contest by Monday, July 9th. They can pre-register at the Harman Center’s front desk at 101 … Continued

Association of Washington Cities Conference in Yakima

A statewide organization representing all 281 cities in Washington will hold its annual conference in Yakima starting tomorrow. The Association of Washington Cities’ (AWC) 85th annual conference is Tuesday, June 26th through Friday, June 29th at the Yakima Convention Center, 10 N. 8th Street. “Yakima is a special place to call home­—we cherish our strong … Continued

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