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 Community Review Board and Community Integration Committee (youth) each have one available position.  The Board of Appeals and Henry Beauchamp Advisory Committee each currently have two available openings.  The Yakima Housing Authority has one term expiring … Continued

Fisher Park Extends 2020 Golf Season

Weather permitting, the 2020 golfing season at the City of Yakima’s Fisher Park Golf Course will be extended two weeks. “With our opening delayed due to COVID-19, we are going to try and stay open a little later than we have in the past,” said Recreation Supervisor Tami Andringa. “We are planning Sunday, November 15th, … Continued

“Tahoma Tours” Offers Historic Stories of Yakima

Historic stories of Yakima are featured in a new video series, “Tahoma Tours,” offering virtual tours of the City of Yakima’s Tahoma Cemetery, 1802 Tahoma Avenue. The first episode – available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-OElZrb3VA – provides a Tahoma Cemetery overview such as sections of the cemetery dedicated to early pioneers and local community service groups. Future … Continued

Asphalt Grinding to Impact Traffic on Tieton Drive

Traffic will be restricted on a section of Tieton Drive for about a week beginning tomorrow, Thursday, for an asphalt grinding project. Crews will grind the eastbound slow lane on Tieton Drive starting at 77th Avenue and continuing to 72nd Avenue from tomorrow through Friday, October 30th. The lane will be closed between 78th Avenue … Continued

Yakima City Council October 20th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, October 20th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Recognizing the City water treatment plant for its Gold Certificate of Achievement for 10 years of outstanding performance producing drinking water. Authorizing deferral of previously adopted 2021 airline and terminal building rate increases for Yakima Air … Continued

Sewer Main Extension to Close Section of Powerhouse Road

A section of Powerhouse Road will be closed 24/7 for about a month due to a sewer main extension project. The closure begins tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21st, for the sewer main project, which runs from the Riverview Manor mobile home court to just short of Cowiche Canyon Road. The closure is expected to last until … Continued

Yakima City Council October 20th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 20th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the October 20th regular meeting include: Receiving a COVID-19 update Recognizing the City water treatment plant for its Gold Certificate of Achievement for 10 years … Continued

Second Round of Yakima CARES Funds Available for Non-Profits

The City of Yakima has dedicated $1.4 million in grant funds to assist non-profit corporations in the city limits. Funding is through a second round of grants the City received from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Yakima City Council has set aside the funds to provide non-profit corporations short-term … Continued

Harman Center Resumes Health, Wellness Classes

Health and wellness classes resume Monday, October 19th, at the City of Yakima Harman Center. “It is exciting to be able to bring back these classes for our community,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “We have missed our seniors and I know they have missed us here at the Harman Center as well.” Classes … Continued