Harman Center Closing for Spring Cleaning

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center will be closed next week from Monday, March 4th through Saturday, March 9th for an annual deep cleaning. “The building gets a lot of use and it’s time for a spring cleaning,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Work will include stripping and putting new finish on all floors, … Continued

Yakima Yard Waste Collection Begins March 1st

Yard waste collection in the City of Yakima will begin Friday, March 1st. The City’s Refuse Division will provide weekly yard waste pick-up from March 1st through November 30th. “Please have the green yard waste cart available by 6:00 a.m. on the curb or alley on the day of scheduled pick-up,” said Refuse and Recycling … Continued

Community members assist with snow removal

Throughout the city of Yakima, neighbors are helping neighbors with removing snow from driveways and sidewalks during a winter that has seen record snowfall during the month of February. One example is in the Meadowbrook area where Elder Pinhey, a missionary with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has been assisting residents with … Continued

Water Main Repairs to Restrict Traffic on Washington Avenue

Water main repairs will result in traffic restrictions on Washington Avenue between 24th Avenue and 16th Avenue from today, Wednesday, February 20th through Friday, February 22nd.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project … Continued

Yakima City Council February 19th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, February 19th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Approving a contract with Next Step Housing for $1 million of HOME investment funds to assist with land acquisition and development of the Bicycle Apartments. Authorizing an agreement with OIC of Washington for operation and maintenance of … Continued

Take Steps to Prevent Freezing Pipes

As outside temperatures continue to plummet overnight, the likelihood of freezing pipes increases. Frozen pipes are at higher risk of bursting, which can lead to costly water damage. “Fortunately, there are steps residents and building owners can take to reduce the risk of freezing pipes,” said Assistant Public Works Director David Brown. The following are … Continued

Art Projects Sought for 2019 Windows Alive! Display

The Yakima Arts Commission is seeking applications for the 2019 Downtown Yakima Windows Alive! project. The deadline for artists to submit an application is 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 28th. The goal is to have the show ready for Friday, April 5th. This is the seventh season for the popular event, which enables talented artists … Continued

Yakima City Council February 19th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 19th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the February 19th regular meeting include: Receiving the Gang Reduction Task Force Initiative mid-year report. Discussing the January 30th H2A Worker Housing Forum. Considering the … Continued