Spring Cleaning

A crew from the City of Yakima Refuse Division recently visited a local school for a presentation about its work in the community. Starting March 1st, the Refuse Division’s work will include offering yard waste collection services. Click Yard Waste Collection | Refuse Division (yakimawa.gov) for details.

Training time

This week’s photo shows Yakima Fire Department firefighters during a recent training. The photo is courtesy AR1 Auto Parts, which provided vehicles for the training.

Clearing the way

This week’s photo comes to us from the Yakima Airport. Crews there have been busy around the clock with snow removal to keep the airport open and safe for the community’s travel needs.

Congrats, grads

This photo of the week is courtesy of the Yakima Police Dept and shows 17 Yakima Police Explorers who recently graduated from the WLEEA Explorer Academy at the Yakima Training Center. Per YPD Facebook, “It was a challenging week full of physical agility training, law and justice classes, drill-downs, and more. They all did a … Continued

Oath of Office

On Jan. 2nd, 2024, four Yakima City Council members took the oath of office to mark the start of their new terms. The three council members pictured from left; Reedy Berg, Rick Glenn and Leo Roy; are all beginning their first term in office. At right is Patricia Byers, who was re-elected to her second … Continued

Tree Time

Our photo of the week shows the Community Christmas Tree at Millennium Plaza all aglow this week. The tree was delivered and installed at the plaza last week. The official tree lighting ceremony was Sunday, Dec. 3, following the Holiday Lighted Parade. Visit Yakima Holiday Festivities | Points of Interest (yakimawa.gov) for a summary of … Continued

SEA you later!

This week’s photo shows a flight taking off from Yakima Airport. A second daily flight between Yakima & Seattle resumes Friday, Nov. 17th. Click FLY YKM | Yakima’s Best Way to Travel for more about the airport.

Sweet Treats

Our photo of the week is courtesy of SunComm, which on Oct. 28th hosted its first-ever public safety Trunk or Treat event, which featured partners from around the Yakima Valley.

Chalk Art Carnival

This week’s photo is actually a montage of photos by the Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) during its annual Chalk Art Festival held in Downtown Yakima on October 14th. This year’s festival featured a “Carnival” theme for the chalk art.