2018 Yakima Irrigation Season Ends October 15th

Monday, October 15th marks the end of another irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system.  That’s the day the system operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division will be shut off until next spring. The few other irrigation systems in the area that … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Halloween Blood Drive

The public is invited to participate in the Harman Center’s first Halloween Blood Drive scheduled for 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 26th. “It is a Halloween-themed blood drive, so people are welcome to dress up in costume if they’d like,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “We’ll have the Harman Center decorated … Continued

Repaving Project to Close Englewood Avenue

A repaving project will close a portion of Englewood Avenue this week. Englewood will be closed in both directions from 44th Avenue to 48th Avenue from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm starting Wednesday morning, October 10th, and continuing through the end of this week. The project will also involve removing the old road bed, prior … Continued

Company Offering Water Quality Testing Not Licensed in Yakima

A company that is offering water quality testing services in Yakima is not licensed to conduct business in Yakima.  Door hangers containing a logo with the words “Quality Water Department Water Update” in it have recently been hung at homes throughout the city.  Some Yakima community members have contacted the City’s Utilities Services Division asking … Continued

Harman Center Issues Fall Newsletter

A classical guitar concert, Santa Lego Festival and memoir writing are just some of the events included in the Fall 2018 Newsletter published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled through the end of December. It includes event announcements, as well as a weekly … Continued

Harman Center Movie Nights Return October 11th

John Wayne, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and many more film legends will grace the silver screen during 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 movies scheduled. The free film series will include: … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Sessions, Hearings for 2019 Budget

The Yakima City Council will conduct four study sessions over the next two weeks to begin discussions for the 2019 budget. The purpose of the study sessions is to evaluate city service levels within forecasted city revenues. The City of Yakima is committed to keeping citizens informed and seeking public input prior to city council … Continued

Sewer Project to Impact Traffic on 72nd Avenue

A sewer extension/installation project will impact traffic on a section of 72nd Avenue from Friday, October 5th through Friday, October 12th. As a result of the project, the section of 72nd Avenue between Nob Hill Boulevard and Zier Road will be closed to through traffic between 6:00 pm and 5:00 am each day from October … Continued

Yakima Wastewater Plant Receives State Honor

The Yakima Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant has been recognized by the Washington State Department of Ecology (“DOE”) for having achieved full compliance with all clean water requirements during 2017. DOE presented the Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award during the Yakima City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd. “Yakima is well served by dedicated … Continued