Downtown Yakima Events Usher in the Holidays

The calendar is full of family fun holiday festivities this season in Downtown Yakima. The Holiday Lighted Parade is 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 5th. The procession will begin at 6th Avenue and continue down Yakima Avenue to 3rd Street, ending at 3rd and Walnut Street. Parade organizers anticipate about 10,000 spectators. The parade is … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Thanksgiving

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 25th and 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. In addition, the City’s Harman Center will … Continued

Centers for Disease Control Media Statement: CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

Today, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release: Yakima Health District Encourages Safe Thanksgiving Celebrations

With Thanksgiving and other holidays fast approaching, the Yakima Health Districtencourages community members to celebrate safely to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As ofNovember 17, Yakima County reported a case rate of 326 per 100,000 and a hospitalization rate of 5.0per 100,000. Additional precautions during the holidays will help reduce the risk of COVID-19.Tips for … Continued

El Distrito de Salud de Yakima Comunicado de prensa: El Distrito de Salud de Yakima Fomenta las Celebraciones Seguras del Día de Acción de Gracias

Con el Día de Acción de Gracias y otros días festivos acercándose rápidamente, el Distrito de Salud de Yakima alienta a los miembros de la comunidad a celebrar de manera segura para reducir la propagación de COVID-19. El 17 de noviembre, el condado de Yakima reporto una tasa de casos de 326 por 100,000 y … Continued

Community Christmas Tree Arrives Nov. 22nd

Preparations are under way for the arrival of Yakima’s Community Christmas Tree on Monday, November 22nd. The Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) crew in partnership with the City of Yakima Public Works Division and Russell Crane will secure a tree provided by a Yakima area residence, move the tree to Millennium Plaza, and place the … Continued

Yakima City Council Nov. 16th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 16th. Action taken by the Council included: Approving appointments to City boards and committees Authorizing a contract for $750,000 of HOME Investment funds to support construction of a 16-unit farmworker affordable housing complex Approving Ad Valorem Taxes to be levied for collection in Fiscal … Continued

Asphalt Restoration Work to Close Portion of Englewood Avenue

Asphalt work will result in the closure of Englewood Avenue between Powerhouse Road and North 32nd Avenue tomorrow, Thursday, November 18th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Due to heavy traffic volumes on Englewood Avenue, drivers can expect delays and should use alternate routes if possible until … Continued

Clean City Program Reports 3rd Quarter Progress

Abating/cleaning 824 incidents of graffiti, clearing nearly 61 tons of garbage and removing 340 grocery carts are some of the City of Yakima Clean City program activities during the third quarter (July – Sept.) of 2021. The Yakima City Council received a report on the program in its agenda packet for the November 16th meeting. … Continued

Yakima City Council November 16th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 16th, via Zoom. Agenda items for the November 16th regular meeting include: Introduction of Interim Assistant City Manager Matthew Selby Second public hearing on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Public hearing/ordinances for Ad Valorem Taxes to be levied in 2022 Closed … Continued