“Tahoma Tours” Offers Historic Stories of Yakima

Historic stories of Yakima are featured in a new video series, “Tahoma Tours,” offering virtual tours of the City of Yakima’s Tahoma Cemetery, 1802 Tahoma Avenue. The first episode – available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-OElZrb3VA – provides a Tahoma Cemetery overview such as sections of the cemetery dedicated to early pioneers and local community service groups. Future … Continued

Yakima City Council October 20th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 20th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the October 20th regular meeting include: Receiving a COVID-19 update Recognizing the City water treatment plant for its Gold Certificate of Achievement for 10 years … Continued

Second Round of Yakima CARES Funds Available for Non-Profits

The City of Yakima has dedicated $1.4 million in grant funds to assist non-profit corporations in the city limits. Funding is through a second round of grants the City received from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Yakima City Council has set aside the funds to provide non-profit corporations short-term … Continued

Harman Center Resumes Health, Wellness Classes

Health and wellness classes resume Monday, October 19th, at the City of Yakima Harman Center. “It is exciting to be able to bring back these classes for our community,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “We have missed our seniors and I know they have missed us here at the Harman Center as well.” Classes … Continued

Yakima City Council Extends Emergency Declaration Due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 6th, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, November 3rd. The declaration enables the City to potentially be eligible for state and federal assistance needed to meet costs associated with the COVID-19 emergency and to make purchases … Continued

Fall Garden Webinar is October 24th

The Fall 2020 Heritage Garden workshop on Saturday, October 24th, will be in a webinar format due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. The free webinar is titled “Floods, Bugs & Design.” It will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Register online at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3450944096661763855 The Fall 2020 Heritage Garden Workshop/Webinar will feature the following presentations: … Continued

Harman Center Plans October Events

The community is invited to participate in a number of free activities at the City of Yakima Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue, during the month of October. All will follow social distancing requirements due to COVID-19. Events include: Hands-Off Halloween Express – Friday, October 30th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm All ages are welcome … Continued

Pandemic Sparks Run on 96-Gallon Garbage Carts

Since February, the City of Yakima Solid Waste Division has seen an 11 percent increase in the tonnage generated by its residential customers.  To hold all this extra tonnage, customers have been requesting additional 96-gallon carts. “Normally, ordering additional carts does not stretch our resources. However, the current demand is causing a shortage,” said Solid … Continued