Victim Named in Homicide at North 1st Street Hotel

On Tuesday, January 11 at about 10:40pm, Yakima police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a male having been shot at the Yakima Inn hotel (1022 N 1st Street). When officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Clayton Peter Brown, Jr. deceased in a room in the hotel. Brown died from a gunshot wound to the head. … Continued

FCC Launches Affordable Connectivity Program

In accordance with Congressional directives in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Dec. 31st, 2021 officially launched the Affordable Connectivity Program, the $14.2 billion successor program to the *Emergency Broadband Benefit which helped almost 9 million afford internet access during the pandemic. Eligible households are encouraged to apply to … Continued

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: Arts Commission and Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee each have one opening. Board of Appeals currently has two available openings and three upcoming openings. Community Integration Committee has four openings (including two youth openings) and two upcoming openings. Henry … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues 2022 Winter/Spring Guide

The return of April Pools Day (a free family swim activity), youth soccer as well as winter and spring co-rec volleyball are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2022 Winter/Spring Program Guide issued recently by Yakima Parks and Recreation. The 16-page guide is available at Yakima City Hall and Yakima Parks … Continued

Harman Center Publishes Winter 2022 Newsletter

A St. Patrick’s Day Iron Chef competition, a project to help the community, and much more are included in the Winter 2022 Newsletter published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The 12-page newsletter is available by clicking 2022Q1.pdf ( The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled during January, February, and … Continued

Snow Route Alert Remains in Effect

A Snow Route Alert issued by the City of Yakima on Monday, January 3rd remains in effect.  The alert will remain in effect until further notice.  A key part of the Snow Route Alert protocol is to let drivers know they need to move their vehicles from designated snow routes.  The City is requiring drivers … Continued

Jan. 2022 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link for the January 2022 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – Issues Brief is published monthly by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Yakima City Council Jan. 4th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 4th. Action taken by the Council included: Electing Councilmember Janice Deccio as Mayor Electing Councilmember Soneya Lund as Assistant Mayor Issuing a proclamation declaring the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Jan, 17th, as a Day of Service Deciding to continue holding Council meetings in … Continued

Winter 2022 Bus Book Now Available

Yakima Transit has issued its new Winter/Spring 2022 Bus Book showing City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride. Schedules in the bilingual Winter/Spring 2022 Bus Book are effective through April 10th, 2022. The Bus Book reflects changes to Routes 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Revisions are necessary … Continued

City Refuse Division Seeks Public’s Help During Winter Weather

To provide the best service possible, the City of Yakima’s Refuse Division is asking customers during winter weather to do the following: Make sure garbage carts are accessible and clear of all snow and ice at the curbside Keep a 36-inch wide path around the carts to enable equipment to safely pick them up If … Continued