Yakima City Council January 7th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, January 7th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Electing Councilmember Patricia Byers as Mayor. Electing Councilmember Holly Cousens as Assistant Mayor. Issuing a Martin Luther King Jr. Week proclamation. Reviewing the City Council meeting agenda process. Discussing the Code of Ethics and Principles of … Continued

Harman Center Publishes 2020 Winter Newsletter

A birdwatching class, the third annual iron chef event, a project to help the community, and much more are included in the Winter 2020 Newsletter published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled during January, February, and March. It includes event announcements, as well … Continued

Harman Center Trips and Tours Issues Pacific NW Catalog

Harman Center Trips and Tours recently published its “2020 Pacific NW Trips & Tours Catalog,” highlighting destinations ranging from the Skagit County Tulip Festival to a Snake River mail boat adventure. The 23-page guide is available at https://yakimaparks.com/assets/2020-Travel-Guide.pdf Call Lori Schatz at 576-6405 for more information about Harman Center Trips and Tours. The City of … Continued

Winter 2020 Bus Book Now Available

Yakima Transit has issued its new Winter 2020 Bus Book showing City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride and Vanpool. Schedules in the bilingual Winter 2020 Bus Book are effective from January 7th through April 5th. The schedules include additional bus stop times during school days on some … Continued

City Council Member Swearing-in Ceremony is January 7th

Three new members of the Yakima City Council and a re-elected council member will receive the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. During the November 5th General Election, Eliana Macias was elected to the District 1 … Continued

Yakima City Council January 7th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its first regular meeting of 2020 at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 7th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the January 7th regular meeting include: Electing a Mayor and Assistant Mayor. Issuing a Martin Luther King Jr. Week proclamation. Receiving an … Continued

Options Available for Christmas Tree Disposal

With the holiday season winding down, the City of Yakima does offer an option for Christmas tree disposal. “If you would like our Refuse drivers to pick your tree up from your home, please call the Refuse Division at 575-6005 to set an appointment,” said Solid Waste Manager Loretta Zammarchi. The cost is $10.00 for … Continued

Man Injured in Late Friday Evening Shooting

At about 11:30 pm on Friday, December 27th, Yakima police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of Garfield Avenue.  After arriving on the scene, officers found 32-year-old Alberto Tamoyo walking in the area and suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid to Tamyo.  He was ultimately … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions. The Arts Commission, Community Review Board, Planning Commission and Tree City USA Board each have one available position.  There is one vacant youth position each on the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Community Integration Committee. The … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues 2020 Winter/Spring Guide

The return of April Pools Day (a free family swim activity), youth soccer as well as winter and spring co-rec volleyball are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2020 Winter/Spring Program Guide issued recently by Yakima Parks and Recreation. The 16-page guide is available at Yakima Parks and Recreation offices (2301 … Continued