Spring/Summer 2023 Bus Routes Begin April 3rd

Yakima Transit has issued its new Spring/Summer 2023 Bus Book showing City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride and Bikes on the Bus. Schedules in the bilingual Bus Book are effective from Monday, April 3rd to September 3rd. It is available online at Spring-Summer-2023-Bus-Book.pdf (yakimatransit.org) The new Bus … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion of E. Viola Ave

Water line work will result in the closure of East Viola Avenue between South 14th Street and South 15th Street on Thursday, March 30th. Work on the project will begin at around 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Due to heavy traffic volumes on Viola Avenue, drivers can expect delays and should use alternate … Continued

April Pools Day Canceled due to Project

The free “April Pools Day” event scheduled for this Saturday has been canceled. “We were hoping to host the event again this year, but unfortunately we are having to cancel the 2023 April Pools Day due to a project at Lions Pool,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Jason Zeller. “This project will involve repairs and renovations … Continued

YFD News Release – YFD, KVFR form training academy

Click the following link for a Yakima Fire Dept. (YFD) news release about the Central Washington Fire Training Academy – YFD, KVFR form Central Washington Fire Training Academy | Yakima Fire Department The academy is a partnership between YFD and Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue. The news release includes photos from the academy’s most recent … Continued

City Seeks Refuse Pickup Options Other Than Alleys

To help ensure the safety of its employees, the City of Yakima Refuse Division is currently looking at options for pickup locations other than alleys. “This plan is a work in progress,” said Solid Waste Manager Trace Bradburn. “We will work with residents on a case-by-case basis as collection sites other than alleyways may not … Continued

City Irrigation Season Begins April 3rd

Monday, April 3rd, will mark the start of the 2023 irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system. That’s the day the majority of the collection of systems operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division are scheduled to begin delivering water. All City of … Continued

Yakima City Council March 21st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 21st. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the March 21st Council meeting – Yakima City Council (yakimawa.gov) The March 21st Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter Spectrum … Continued

City of Yakima Wins Best Tasting Water Contest

In this month of March Madness, it’s on to the next round for the City of Yakima after winning the 2023 Central Washington Best Tasting Water contest. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) Central Washington Subsection competition was held March 14th. Entries for Best Tasting Water were submitted by the cities of Yakima, Walla Walla, … Continued

Free Community Cleanup March 25th for Yakima Neighborhood

Residents in a City of Yakima neighborhood will have the opportunity for some spring cleaning this Saturday, March 25th, during a free Community Cleanup event. Households located from East R Street to East Yakima Avenue and between Front Street and North 10th Street can participate in a free cleanup from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm … Continued

Fisher Park Begins Golf Season on March 24th

The City of Yakima’s Fisher Park Golf Course will open for the 2023 season on Friday, March 24th. The par-3, 9-hole course is located at 823 South 40th Avenue, across from Eisenhower High School. It is typically open from March through October each year, depending on the weather. Specials include an Early Season Special through May … Continued