City Installing Downtown Holiday Decorations

Crews from the City of Yakima will be installing approximately 80 lighted holiday decorations in Downtown Yakima from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm tomorrow, Thursday, November 30th.  Traffic will be restricted at times to a single lane to permit City trucks and equipment access to overhead street light and utility poles during the installation. The … Continued

Lighted Parade Ushers in Yakima’s Holiday Season

The holiday season in Yakima again kicks off this year with the 23rd annual Holiday Lighted Parade at 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 3rd. The procession begins at 6th Avenue and continues down Yakima Avenue to 3rd Street, ending on 3rd Street in front of the Capitol Theatre. No on-street parking will be allowed along … Continued

Yakima City Council November 21st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 21st. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the November 21st Council meeting – The November 21st Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter Spectrum channel 194, beginning … Continued

Community Christmas Tree Arrives November 27th

Preparations are under way for the arrival of Yakima’s Community Christmas Tree on Monday, November 27th. The Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) crew in partnership with the City of Yakima Public Works Division, Russell Crane and Carrell Crane will secure a tree provided by Yakima area residents Barry and Jan Rosenkranz, move the tree to … Continued

Yakima Transit Luminaria Shuttles Canceled for 2023

Due to an ongoing driver shortage, Yakima Transit will not provide free shuttle bus service to the Yakima Area Arboretum for the Luminaria event scheduled next month. “We unfortunately will not be able to partner with the Arboretum this year because we lack sufficient drivers,” said Yakima Transit Manager Alvie Maxey. “We have appreciated the … Continued

Yakima Area Arboretum News Release – 2023 Luminaria

Click the following for a Yakima Area Arboretum news release about the annual Luminaria event, Dec. 8-9 – The release includes information about an online, timed-entry reservation system required to park at the Arboretum during Luminaria this year as there will be no Luminaria shuttle service by Yakima Transit due to a driver shortage.

City Plans Closures for Thanksgiving Observance

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23rd and 24th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, and Parks and Recreation offices. Yakima Municipal Court as well as business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. In addition, the … Continued

Yakima City Council November 21st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023. Agenda items for the November 21st regular meeting include: Click the following link for the entire November 21st meeting agenda packet – NovusAGENDA The meeting will be held at Yakima City Hall, 129 N. 2nd Street and via … Continued

Sewer Line Install to Close Section of 8th Avenue

The 1700 block of South 8th Avenue will be closed to traffic Monday, November 20th, so crews can install a new sewer service crossing. The closure will be in effect during project work hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday. Access to all properties in the project area will be available via intersections from … Continued

Lincoln Avenue Lane Closures to Continue

Lane closures for a 2-block stretch of Lincoln Avenue continue next week for an ongoing stormwater project.  Lincoln Avenue between 34th Avenue and 36th Avenue will be open without restrictions this week. However, lane closures will resume next Monday and Tuesday, November 20th and 21st. Lane closures will continue overnight Monday and during project work … Continued