Options Available for Christmas Tree Disposal

With the holiday season winding down, the City of Yakima does offer an option for Christmas tree disposal. “If you would like our Refuse drivers to pick your tree up from your home, please call the Refuse Division at 575-6005 to set an appointment,” said Solid Waste Manager Loretta Zammarchi. The cost is $10.00 for … Continued

Man Injured in Late Friday Evening Shooting

At about 11:30 pm on Friday, December 27th, Yakima police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of Garfield Avenue.  After arriving on the scene, officers found 32-year-old Alberto Tamoyo walking in the area and suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid to Tamyo.  He was ultimately … 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, Community Review Board, Planning Commission and Tree City USA Board each have one available position.  There is one vacant youth position each on the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Community Integration Committee. The … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues 2020 Winter/Spring Guide

The return of April Pools Day (a free family swim activity), youth soccer as well as winter and spring co-rec volleyball are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2020 Winter/Spring Program Guide issued recently by Yakima Parks and Recreation. The 16-page guide is available at Yakima Parks and Recreation offices (2301 … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for City of Yakima

City of Yakima offices will be closed Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. There will be no City … Continued

Winter Weather Means More Cautious Driving

As Yakima experiences its first significant weather event this winter, emergency responders encourage drivers to follow some simple safety measures to avoid being involved in an accident. “The most obvious tip for driving in winter weather is to slow down,” said Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler.  “Simply driving more slowly than normal increases … Continued

Tree Removal to Close Section of South 7th Street

A tree removal project will close the 100 block of South 7th Street starting Monday, December 16th and continuing through Tuesday, December 31st. The closure will be in effect during the project work hours of 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding Christmas Day. During the work hours, no parking will be allowed … Continued

Yakima City Council December 10th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, December 10th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Rescinding Resolution R-2019-113. Issuing a Climate Crisis Proclamation. Receiving a presentation on Yakima Transit routes to the YMCA Aquatic Center and the SOZO Sports Complex. The December 10th Yakima City Council regular meeting will air on … Continued

Sidewalk Improvement Project to Impact Traffic

A “Complete Streets” project to improve sidewalks will impact traffic through next month. This week, a crew from Belsaas and Smith Construction is beginning the sidewalk project on Viola Avenue between 10th Avenue and 4th Avenue. The area will be accessible only to residents during the work hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm each … Continued

Yakima City Council December 10th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its final regular meeting of 2019 at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 10th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the December 10th regular meeting include: Issuing a Homeless Persons Memorial Proclamation. Recognizing Councilmembers Kathy Coffey, Dulce Gutierrez and Carmen Mendez. Considering … Continued