Harman Center Hosting Halloween Blood Drive

The public is invited to participate in the Harman Center’s first Halloween Blood Drive scheduled for 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 26th. “It is a Halloween-themed blood drive, so people are welcome to dress up in costume if they’d like,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “We’ll have the Harman Center decorated … Continued

Repaving Project to Close Englewood Avenue

A repaving project will close a portion of Englewood Avenue this week. Englewood will be closed in both directions from 44th Avenue to 48th Avenue from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm starting Wednesday morning, October 10th, and continuing through the end of this week. The project will also involve removing the old road bed, prior … Continued

Harman Center Issues Fall Newsletter

A classical guitar concert, Santa Lego Festival and memoir writing are just some of the events included in the Fall 2018 Newsletter published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled through the end of December. It includes event announcements, as well as a weekly … Continued

Harman Center Movie Nights Return October 11th

John Wayne, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and many more film legends will grace the silver screen during Classic Movie Nights at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center. “Come enjoy the movies, everyone’s invited,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Showtime is 6:00 pm for each of the movies scheduled. The free film series will include: … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Sessions, Hearings for 2019 Budget

The Yakima City Council will conduct four study sessions over the next two weeks to begin discussions for the 2019 budget. The purpose of the study sessions is to evaluate city service levels within forecasted city revenues. The City of Yakima is committed to keeping citizens informed and seeking public input prior to city council … Continued

Yakima Wastewater Plant Receives State Honor

The Yakima Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant has been recognized by the Washington State Department of Ecology (“DOE”) for having achieved full compliance with all clean water requirements during 2017. DOE presented the Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award during the Yakima City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd. “Yakima is well served by dedicated … Continued

“Take Five with a Firefighter,” Fall Fire Safety Class on Tap

The Yakima Fire Department is hosting “Take Five with a Firefighter” from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Thursday, October 11th at Starbucks, 5906 Summitview Avenue. “Similar to Coffee with a Cop, this is an opportunity for the community to visit with City of Yakima firefighters and learn more about the department,” said Captain Jeff … Continued

Fire Department Spaghetti Feed Will Raise Funds for Burn Foundation

Next Wednesday, October 10th, the Yakima Fire Department will hold its 24th annual spaghetti feed at the department’s headquarters, Fire Station 91, located at 401 N. Front Street. The Yakima Fire Department Spaghetti Feed will get underway at 4:00 pm and will run until about 7:30 pm.  Proceeds from this year’s spaghetti feed will again … Continued

Yakima City Council October 2nd Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, October 2nd. Action by the Council yesterday included: Reading a New Citizens Day Proclamation. Introducing Finance and Budget Director Steve Groom. Recognizing the City’s Wastewater Division for receiving the “2017 Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award” from the Department of Ecology. Receiving a report on the … Continued

First Friday Kickoff for Windows Alive! Display

Empty storefronts in Downtown Yakima will come alive again on Friday, October 5th when the talents of local artists are put on public display for the latest “Windows Alive!” installment. Five years ago, the Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, developed the idea to harness the creativity of Central … Continued