Suggested Tips For Halloween Safety

Costumed trick-or-treaters will take to the streets of Yakima for an evening of fun and candy on Wednesday, October 31st. Safety tips suggested by the Washington State Department of Health to help ensure your Halloween is a treat include: Replacing burned-out porch lights. Handing out healthier treats such as individual packages of raisins, trail mix, … Continued

Trick-or-Treating in Barge-Chestnut Neighborhood to Impact Traffic

For many years, the historic Barge-Chestnut neighborhood has been a popular destination for Trick-or-Treaters – up to 1000 or more show up each Halloween.  In recent years, the City of Yakima, the Yakima Police Department, and the Barge-Chestnut Neighborhood Association have partnered in an effort to ensure the safety of ghouls and goblins, princesses and … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Holiday Bazaar

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center, located at 101 North 65th Avenue, will host its annual Holiday Bazaar from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 3rd. “The vendors are excited. It should be a really fun event,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards.  As many as 55 vendors are expected to be on … Continued

Police Asking for Community Help to Prevent Suspicious Fires

Yakima police are asking for the community’s help in preventing suspicious fires by providing information about people who loiter around businesses and other commercial buildings after hours. This past summer, nearly 30 suspicious fires occurred in Yakima over the span of about six weeks, a number fire and police officials say was unusually high.  The … Continued

Car-Motorcycle Accident Leaves Yakima Man Injured

A 40-year-old Yakima man was injured late in the evening on Tuesday, October 23rd when the motorcycle he was riding struck a car near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and 3rd Avenue. Brian Sampson was riding his motorcycle in a westbound lane of Lincoln Avenue when Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers suspect he ran a … Continued

Fisher Park Wrapping Up Golf Season

The golfing season is rapidly coming to a close at the City of Yakima’s Fisher Park Golf Course. “The last day the course will be open for play will be Tuesday, October 30th,” said Recreation Supervisor Tami Andringa. The course is located at 823 South 40th Avenue, across from Eisenhower High School. The typical hours … 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. The Arts Commission and Community Review Board each have one available position.  The Historic Preservation Commission and the Board of Appeals currently have two available openings.  The Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee will have one vacancy and two term expirations.  … Continued

City of Yakima Offers Leaf Disposal Options

The City of Yakima is offering leaf disposal options for residents. “People can give us a call and we’ll do what we can to help them do the right thing with their leaves,” said Solid Waste Manager Loretta Zammarchi.  The City of Yakima’s Refuse Division offers yard waste collection through November 30th. For $16.30 per … Continued