Garbage Collection Switching to Summer Hours due to COVID-19

The City of Yakima’s Refuse Division has switched to its summer hours due to COVID-19. “Normally we begin the summer schedule in June, but in an attempt to work with staff scheduling due to COVID-19 we have implemented our summer schedule,” said Refuse and Recycling Manager Loretta Zammarchi. As a result, City crews will collect … Continued

City of Yakima Irrigation Season Begins April 1st

Wednesday, April 1st, will mark the start of the 2020 irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system.  That’s the day that the majority of the collection of systems operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division are scheduled to begin delivering water. All City … Continued

Second COVID-19 Related Death in Yakima County

“Today, we received the tragic news that another Yakima County resident has died as a result of COVID-19. The deceased was in their 30’s and had several chronic conditions. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of this individual. During this difficult time, we must come together as a community and ensure … Continued

Segunda muerte relacionada con COVID-19 en el condado de Yakima

“Hoy recibimos la trágica noticia de que otro residente del condado de Yakima murió como resultado de COVID-19. El fallecido estaba en sus 30 y tenía varias condiciones crónicas. Nuestro más sentido pésame a la familia y amigos de esta persona. Es en momentos difíciles debemos unirnos como comunidad y asegurarnos de que estamos haciendo … Continued

First COVID-19 Death in Yakima County

“Today, we received the devastating news that Yakima County has suffered the first death related to COVID-19. The deceased was an elderly resident of a long-term care facility in Yakima County. This is a tragedy for all of us and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of this individual. We are working … Continued

Primera muerte de COVID-19 en el condado de Yakima

“Hoy recibimos noticias devastadoras que el condado de Yakima sufrió la primera muerte relacionada con COVID-19. El fallecido fue un residente de era un residente de un cuidado a largo plazo. Esto es una tragedia y nuestros pensamientos se van a la familia y amigos de este individuo. Trabajamos día y noche en asociación con … Continued

City Strongly Urges People Follow Stay at Home Orders

The City of Yakima is strongly urging community members to follow the Stay at Home orders that have been issued by both Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and the Yakima Health District.  “The most potent defense against COVID-19 currently available is limiting interaction with other people,” said Yakima Mayor Patricia Byers.  “It is the responsibility … Continued

Fisher Park Golf Season Postponed due to COVID-19

The golfing season is postponed indefinitely at the City of Yakima’s Fisher Park Golf Course. The course was scheduled to open this Friday, March 27th. “We are going to postpone the opening until further notice due to concerns and restrictions associated with COVID-19,” said Recreation Supervisor Tami Andringa. Yakima Parks and Recreation also reminds the … Continued

Free Landscaping Workshop Rescheduled due to COVID-19

The Spring 2020 Heritage Garden workshop at Yakima Area Arboretum has been tentatively rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. The workshop, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, will instead be held on Sunday, May 17th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm “We currently have 80 attendees registered,” said Heather Wendt, Assistant Manager Benton and … Continued