Stagnant Water a Concern for Building Closures

Extensive COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and required closures have resulted in many commercial buildings (offices, hotels, medical facilities, etc.) with little or no water use. Stagnant water in these buildings can cause conditions that increase the risk for growth and spread of Legionella (Legionnaire’s disease), lead to low or undetectable levels of the disinfectant chlorine, and create … Continued

Yakima City Council July 7th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 7th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the July 7th regular meeting include: Receiving a COVID-19 update A tentative resolution approving extension of Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency order, if the Mayor … Continued

City of Yakima Closures for Independence Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s services will be closed in observance of Independence Day. City departments such as services located at Yakima City Hall and the Y-PAC building will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of the holiday. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service on Friday, July 3rd. Regular service will … Continued

Fireworks are Illegal in the City of Yakima

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) reminds the community that per Yakima Municipal Code 10.15.015, it is illegal to store, sell, possess or discharge fireworks in the City of Yakima. “We encourage community members to celebrate safely this July 4th, and that includes not discharging fireworks in the City,” said Yakima Fire Chief Aaron Markham. “Each … Continued

Celebrate July 4th with #ChalkYakima

The City of Yakima is asking for community members to show their patriotic spirit this week by filling sidewalks and driveways with festive chalk art. Even though traditional 4th of July celebrations, including large fireworks displays, may not be happening due to COVID-19, it is still possible to celebrate with a different sort of display … Continued

New Windows Alive! Exhibit Installed

The new Windows Alive! exhibit is now on display in Downtown Yakima. Artists for the exhibit were announced in April, but the installation was delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. Due to the delay, the new installation will be in place through December. The artists, their complete artist statements and a sample of their respective works … Continued

Parks and Recreation Launches “Step Up & Park It”

Walk for exercise, visit local parks and you might win a prize in Yakima Parks and Recreation’s “Step Up & Park It” program­ that begins Monday, July 6th and continues through August 31st. This free, 8 week program is designed to help you stay active while visiting local parks. Participants of all fitness levels are … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of North 6th Avenue

Water line work will result in the closure of 6th Avenue between I Street and Madison Avenue starting Monday, June 29th through Thursday, July 2nd. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Due to heavy traffic volumes on 6th Avenue, drivers can expect delays and should … Continued

Yakima Airport Providing Face Masks

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with face covering requirements that take effect Friday, Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field (YKM) will provide more than 12,000 masks to airport tenants, passengers and visitors. YKM has received 6,500 cloth masks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will receive an additional 6,000 masks … Continued

Face Coverings Required Beginning June 26th

Beginning Friday, June 26th, a statewide order issued by Gov. Jay Inslee will require individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when people are unable to stay six feet apart from each other. Due to Yakima County’s high rate … Continued