State Honors Yakima Water/Irrigation Manager

A City of Yakima employee is among those being honored by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) next week for their efforts to provide safe and reliable drinking water. Yakima Water/Irrigation Manager Dave Brown will receive the DOH’s Commitment to Excellence Award during the Yakima City Council’s regular meeting at 5:30 pm next Tuesday, … Continued

May 1st March Taking Place in Downtown Yakima

The “Fighting for Dignity and Justice for All March” is planned for Wednesday, May 1st. It will begin and end at Miller Park (502 N. 4th Street). The march will begin at 6:00 pm on Wednesday at Miller Park. Organizers anticipate about 300 participants in the march. The march will head south on 3rd Street … Continued

Grand Re-Opening Set for Randall Park

The City of Yakima is inviting the community to celebrate completion of a project five years in the making with a grand re-opening ceremony for Randall Park at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 7th. The ceremony will be held on the wildlife observation deck at Randall Park and will commemorate more than $1 million in … Continued

Apron Project Begins at Yakima Airport

Work is underway on a nearly $2 million project to rehabilitate the West General Aviation Apron at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field. Construction began on Monday, April 22nd, and will continue through June 28th. The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is working with Granite Construction and JUB Engineering on the project. It involves the removal and installation … Continued

Water Line Installation to Close a Portion of West J Street

Installation of a new water service will result in the closure of West J Street between 16th Avenue and 20th Avenue from Wednesday, April 24th to Thursday, April 25th.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm every day until completed. Due of heavy traffic volume in the area, drivers … Continued

Harman Center Begins New Community Outreach Project

A new community outreach project is underway at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center. The veterans’ toiletry and clothing drive began this month and will continue through June 30th. “We will be accepting donations of new/gently used clothing for men, women, and children as well as new toiletries,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “The … Continued

YV-Tech Students Create Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety PSAs

Students from the Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center (YV-Tech) are working with the City of Yakima to share messages about bicycle and pedestrian safety. Students in the YV-Tech Digital Media program, in cooperation with the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, competed in creating 30-second public safety announcements (PSA) for radio about bicycle and pedestrian … Continued

Yakima City Council April 16th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, April 16th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a Tele-Communicators Week Proclamation. Issuing a Stand Against Racism Proclamation. Issuing a Cinco de Mayo Proclamation. Recognizing Walt Fridley of the Wastewater Division for an Apple Award. Approving a letter of support for Opportunity Industrialization Center. … Continued

Yakima City Council April 16th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 16th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the April 16th regular meeting include: Issuing a Cinco de Mayo Proclamation. Recognizing Walt Fridley of the Wastewater Division for an Apple Award. Receiving a … Continued

East-West Corridor Project Open House Planned

An open house to discuss phasing and design of the East-West Corridor Project will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm next Wednesday, April 17th, at the Yakima Convention Center, 10 N. 8th Street. A listening session to receive public comment for the project’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review, the open house is … Continued