Yakima Airport Selected as Electric Aircraft Test Site

Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field (YKM) is one of six airports selected to be an electric aircraft beta test site. The selection was announced last month in a feasibility study published by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division. The state legislature tasked the WSDOT Aviation Division with forming the Electric Aircraft Working Group … Continued

Free Webinar for Small Business Grant Program

A free webinar tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd, is available for small business owners interested in applying for $50 million in grant funding to assist with costs related to COVID-19. The webinar is 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm tomorrow and is being offered by the Washington Small Business Development Center. Click Working Washington Grants (ecenterdirect.com) to … Continued

Yakima City Council December 1st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, December 1st. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Appointing Councilmember Eliana Macias to be council liaison to the Community Integration Committee Authorizing the initiation of an airline incentive program at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field Authorizing the acceptance of a $12,000 grant from the Washington … Continued

City Public Works Facility Hosts Letters to Santa Event

Yakima Parks and Recreation is offering a drive-thru Letters to Santa event at the City’s Public Works facility this Saturday, December 5th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The free event will feature music and trucks decorated with holiday lights, as well as a special mailbox for letters to Santa. The Public Works facility is … Continued

Yakima City Council Approves 2021 Budget

The Yakima City Council approved the City’s 2021 budget during its regular meeting tonight, Tuesday, December 1st. The 2021 budget calls for $249,825,279 in total expenditures, a decrease of about $2.5 million from the City of Yakima’s 2020 year-end estimated expenditures. The 2021 budget achieves the following: Maintains the City’s General Fund reserves with a … Continued

Emergency Declaration Extended Due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting tonight, Tuesday, December 1st, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. 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 … Continued

Art Projects Sought for 2021 Windows Alive! Display

The Yakima Arts Commission is seeking applications for the 2021 Downtown Yakima Windows Alive! project. The deadline for artists to submit an application is 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31st, 2020. The goal is to have the show ready for Friday, January 29th, 2021. Click Windows Alive Application and Call to Artist Winter-Spring 2021.pdf for … Continued