Reservation System set up for Yakima Parks Drive-in Movies

Due to the popularity of its first drive-in movie on Saturday, August 8th, Yakima Parks and Recreation has a reservation system for its free drive-in movie series. Community members can reserve their spots for the two remaining movies beginning at 10 am on the Thursday prior to the showing: For Aladdin, scheduled for Saturday, August … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of West I Street

Water line work will result in the closure of I Street between 5th Avenue and 1st Street starting Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 14th. Work on the project will begin at 5:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Due to heavy traffic volumes on I Street, drivers can expect delays and should … Continued

More than 70 Small Businesses Seeking City of Yakima Grant Funds

A total of 74 small businesses in the City of Yakima are moving to the next phase of the City’s $480,000 small business grant program. The money comes from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a Federal program intended to expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons. The Yakima City Council agreed to make … Continued

Harman Center Parking Lot Hosts August Events

The community is invited to participate in a number of activities at the Harman Center this month, all taking place at the senior center’s parking lot. “The Harman Center may be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that isn’t keeping us from being creative and having some fun,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Events … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Virtual Lego Contest

The Harman Center’s annual summer Lego tournament will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contest deadline for the Pirate Island Virtual Lego Tournament is Friday, August 28th. Competitors simply need to complete the entry form and submit it with a photo or video of their pirate-themed Lego creation. Click for contest … Continued

Yakima City Council August 4th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, August 4th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a COVID-19 update Extending the Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency order due to COVID-19. Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Yakima to execute an employment agreement for City Manager with Robert Harrison. The August … Continued

Yakima Council Approves City Manager Agreement with Robert Harrison

During its August 4th regular meeting, the Yakima City Council approved a contract with Robert Harrison, under which Harrison will become the next Yakima City Manager.  Harrison’s first official day on the job will be Tuesday, September 1st. As part of the agreement, Harrison will receive an annual base salary of $207,000. After the first year … Continued

Yakima City Council Extends Declaration of Emergency Due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 4th, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, September 1st. The declaration enables the City to potentially be eligible for state and federal assistance needed to meet costs associated with the COVID-19 emergency and to make purchases … Continued

Stormwater Project to Impact Traffic on Englewood Avenue

The installation of two storm drains and a storm pipe will result in the westbound lane of Englewood Avenue being closed between 49th Avenue and 51st Avenue from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 5th and Thursday, August 6th. City of Yakima Stormwater Division and Streets Division personnel will install the stormwater structures … Continued