Yakima Health District News Release: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose Recommended for Certain Groups

On Friday, September 24th, the Washington State Department of Health announced it would begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses to certain groups. Individuals in these groups can receive a booster dose after at least six months have passed since completing their primary Pfizer vaccine series:• People 65 of age and older,• People 18 years of … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Fall 2021 Program Guide

A Ghosts and Goblins Golf Tournament, a Halloween egg hunt, and a Toys for Tots drive at the Harman Center are just a few of the activities in the Fall 2021 Program Guide recently published by the City of Yakima’s Parks and Recreation Department. The 12-page program guide is available by clicking 2021-Fall-Program-Guide.pdf (yakimaparks.com) The … Continued

City Offers Leaf Disposal Options

The City of Yakima is offering leaf disposal options for residents. “People can give us a call and we’ll do what we can to help them do the right thing with their leaves,” said Solid Waste Manager Loretta Zammarchi. The City of Yakima’s Refuse Division offers yard waste collection through November 30th. For $17.55 per … Continued

Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field to Host Exercise

Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field will be the site of a full-scale exercise from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm this coming Thursday, September 30th. The emergency scenario will simulate a Boeing 737 aircraft accident near the passenger terminal building located on the West General Aviation Apron. A passenger bus will be used to represent the downed … Continued

Parking Lot at Gardner Park to be Paved

City of Yakima crews will be paving the parking lot at the City’s Gardner Park beginning on Monday, September 27th.  The surface of the parking lot has been gravel for many years. While the project is underway, visitors to the park and residents in the area can expect some minor disruptions. Gardner Park is located … Continued

Sunfair Parade Kicks Off Fair Season

After a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19, the Yakima Sunfair Parade will follow its familiar route of more than one-and-a-half miles through Downtown Yakima on Saturday, September 25th.  The parade begins at 10:00 am and is anticipated to last until 1:00 pm. It is expected to include about 1,000 participants and 200 vehicles as it … Continued

Tree Trimming to Close Section of 6th Street

A tree trimming project will require closing 6th Street on Thursday morning, September 23rd, between Spruce Street and Pine Street. The closure will be in effect during scheduled work hours of 6:30 am to 10:00 am. The City will have flaggers on site to help drivers access their homes and businesses and also assist emergency … Continued

Yakima City Council Sept. 21st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, September 21st. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Making appointments to City of Yakima boards and committees Discussing a Yakima Valley Conference of Governments letter to Yakima County Commissioners regarding administration of funds for a program assisting those who experience homelessness Authorizing City staff … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on North 40th Avenue

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on North 40th Avenue between Summitview Avenue and Lincoln Avenue starting Thursday, September 23rd, through Friday September 24th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project … Continued

Yakima Transit Offers Free Shuttle Service to the Fair

Yakima Transit will again provide free shuttle bus service to the Central Washington State Fair throughout its 10-day run. Shuttle buses will run continuously from two locations at Gateway Center (home to Target, Big Lots! and other stores). One is the Park and Ride location at Gateway Center. The other shuttle stop is between the … Continued