Nelson Celebration

A drone photo provided by Yakima County captures the scene on Wednesday, May 24th, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate removal of Nelson Dam and completion of Phase 1 of the Nelson Project. You can learn more about the project and the many partners who helped make it possible by visiting Nelson Project Phase 1 … Continued

Trail Time

Our Photo of the Week shows progress on expanding the walkways at Chesterley Park. The project began in March and is adding almost 2,200 feet of new walkway at the City of Yakima’s Chesterley Park. The new walkway will be located on the southeast and south side of the park. The City’s Streets Division is … Continued

Awesome Blossoms

Warm temps in early May brought out the spring colors in Yakima, including these awesome blossoms pictured at the Yakima Area Arboretum.

Downtown Decor

The new Windows Alive! installation in Downtown Yakima includes work by several local artists, including a sampling of artwork by Davis High School C.T.E. (Career and Technology Education) students. Click Windows Alive – Downtown Yakima for more about the exhibit and artist info.

Dozer Day Display

The City of Yakima Refuse Division was one of the featured participants during Dozer Day on Saturday, April 15, at State Fair Park. The annual event is a treat for families and children to see big rigs at work.

Oath of Office

With her family looking on, new Yakima City Clerk Rosalinda Ibarra receives the oath of office during the Yakima City Council meeting on April 4th. Ibarra, a longtime City employee, is replacing Sonya Claar Tee, who will retire in June after serving the City of Yakima for more than 30 years.

Community Cleanup Crew

The City of Yakima Public Works Department joined with several community groups and volunteers for a free community cleanup event on Saturday, March 25th, in the Barge Lincoln neighborhood. The cleanup was sponsored by City of Yakima Public Works Department, OIC of Washington, Poor Boys Auto Wrecking, Yakima County, Yakima Waste Systems, The Heights Church, … Continued

Waiting in the wings

Spring is barely a month away. This photo of the week highlights details of the butterfly selfie mural at Washington Fruit Community Center. The mosaic is located on the south wall of WFCC, 602 N. 4th Street. It was installed last fall thanks to the Millennium Foundation and its partnership with Tieton Mosaics. Click Think Spring … Continued

YFD on the Scene

This week’s photo shows the Yakima Fire Dept. at the scene of one of over 200 incidents it responded to last week. During the week of Feb. 5th, YFD has been posting on Facebook and Twitter with daily safety messages for National Burn Awareness Week.

Showing Appreciation

This photo is from Yakima Police Department on Jan. 9th during a visit to local schools for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. YPD and Washington State Patrol were invited to Whitney Elementary School and Garfield Elementary School, where they received cards of thanks to take back and share with fellow officers and troopers.