Severe Wind Causing Damage in Yakima

Severe wind has resulted in damage to trees and other structures in Yakima since it began early Wednesday. The community Christmas tree, which was just set in place yesterday at Millennium Plaza, rolled onto its side sometime this morning as a result of strong winds.  The tree appears to have suffered only minimal damage and … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Thanksgiving

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. In addition, the City’s Harman Center will … Continued

Community Christmas Tree Arrives November 26th

Preparations are under way for the arrival of Yakima’s Community Christmas Tree tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26th. The tree arrival at Millennium Plaza is estimated to be between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm tomorrow. The Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) crew, with the assistance of the City of Yakima, will secure a tree provided by a … Continued

Task Force Helps Homeless Find Shelter, Food, Services

Local non-profit service providers and staff from several City of Yakima divisions and departments teamed up early Thursday morning to reach out to people camping on public property and point them toward safe, temporary housing, regular meals, and other services. The task force included representatives from Yakima Union Gospel Mission, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, and … Continued

Yakima Airport Launches New Look

With a view to the future, Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is unveiling a new logo and website design today, Thursday, November 21st. “The airport has witnessed tremendous growth over the past few years and is in a position to rebrand for the upcoming decade,” said Airport Director Rob Peterson. “The new logo conveys that, with … Continued

Yakima City Council November 19th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, November 19th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a proclamation recognizing the Downtown Rotary Club’s 100th anniversary. Receiving an update from the Yakima County Development Association. Receiving the third quarter 2019 capital projects improvement report. Approving a proposition to submit to the voters … Continued

Harman Center Hosting 2nd Annual Lego Winter Village Contest

Pictures with Santa, a hot cocoa bar and holiday crafts will be offered during the City of Yakima Harman Center’s 2nd annual “Santa’s Workshop and Lego Village Competition” event. The free event is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 7th.  Contestants must pre-register for the Lego Village Competition contest by Thursday, December … Continued

Wastewater Line Installation to Restrict Traffic on Jerome

The installation of a wastewater line will result in the closure of a portion of Jerome Avenue from Monday, November 18th through Wednesday, November 20th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 4:00 pm each day. While the project is underway, Jerome Avenue between 20th Avenue and 25th Avenue will … Continued

Yakima City Council November 19th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 19th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the November 19th regular meeting include: Issuing a 2019 Small Business Saturday Proclamation. Holding a second public hearing on the 2020 Preliminary Budget. Authorizing an … Continued

Latest Count of General Election Returns Released

The latest count of returns for the 2019 General Election have been released by the Yakima County Auditor’s office. In the race to replace Dulce Gutierrez in Yakima City Council District 1, Eliana Macias has expanded her lead over Kenton Gartrell 51.71% to 48.16%.  After the first count on election night, Gartrell led Macias 60% … Continued