Yakima All-America City 2015

Yakima has been named a 2015 All-America City, the second time the community has received the prestigious award. To see the award-winning presentation made by a group of 25 Yakima community members in Denver in mid-June, click “Read More”.

2015 Downtown Summer Nights Concert Series

Blake Noble is one of the performers in the lineup for the 2015 Downtown Summer Nights Concert Series. The free, 10-show series runs from June 18th through August 20th. Shows begin at 5:00 pm every Thursday night on 4th Street behind the Capitol Theatre. Click “Read More” to see the complete lineup of performers.

City of Yakima State of the City Presentation

Five members of the Yakima City Council recently made a State of the City presentation at a luncheon held by the Yakima Chamber of Commerce. They discussed highlights from 2014 and 2015. Click “Read More” to see the presentation.

Community Court Survey

The City of Yakima is evaluating the potential of establishing a community court. As part of the evaluation process, an online survey is available in both Spanish and English. Click “Read More” to find links to the survey on the City of Yakima website.

2nd Annual Yakima Blues & Local Brews Bash

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee Nathan Williams and his band Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas are among the top-notch performers for this year’s 2nd Annual Yakima Blues & Local Brews Bash that will take place on June 13th. Click “Read More” to see the complete lineup of outstanding performers, find out how to get tickets, and learn other details about the event.

Yakima Roots & Vines Festival

Fruition, a string-infused quintet from Portland that embodies the sound of Americana will be one of the featured bands at the inaugural Yakima Roots & Vines Festival in Downtown Yakima on May 16th. Click “Read More” to learn more about the festival, including how to get your tickets now.

2015 Election Candidate Filing Period May 11-15

Candidates interested in running in 2015 for open seats in Yakima County, including in the City of Yakima, will have to file with the Yakima County Auditor by mail between April 27th and May 15th or in person at the Auditor’s office between May 11th and May 15th. Click “Read More” to find out more about how to file and to see a list of seats that are open this year.

Yakima Crime Drops Significantly

Serious crimes in Yakima have dropped by nearly 22% in the last two years and by nearly 70% since they hit their heights in the late 1980s. Click “Read More” to see charts detailing the most current Yakima crime statistics and a comparison of crime stats over the last few decades.

2014 Yakima Citizen Survey Phase 2 Results

The rating for street repairs in the results of Phase 2 of the 2014 Yakima Citizen Survey rose dramatically from previous years. To see the full results from Phase 2 and Phase 1 of the survey, click “Read More”.