Multiple Agencies Partnering on Operation Invictus to Fight Violent Crime

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) and a dozen other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are joining together for what’s being called Operation Invictus, a targeted effort to identify, locate, and apprehend violent crime fugitives throughout the Central Washington region this summer. In addition to the YPD, local law enforcement agencies participating in Operation … Continued

Yakima City Council June 18th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 18th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the June 18th regular meeting include: Receiving a Yakima County Development Association report. Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with Spark Northwest for the Solarize Yakima … Continued

Projects to Close Section of 48th Avenue

A portion of 48th Avenue will be closed during a road rebuild and paving project, as well as a water main line installation. The projects will result in the closure of 48th Avenue from Nob Hill Boulevard to Tieton Drive from Monday, June 17th through Friday, July 12th. The closure will be in effect while … Continued

Wings of Freedom Bringing Vintage Aircraft to Yakima

Yakima community members will have a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about several unique and rare treasures that are part of U.S. aviation history from Monday, June 24th through Thursday, June 27th when the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour visits the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field. Included in the Wings of Freedom … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Nob Hill

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Nob Hill Boulevard on Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Nob Hill between 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on both June 12th and June 13th to accommodate the … Continued

Downtown Summer Nights Series Returns for a Seventh Year

The Downtown Summer Nights Concert Series returns to Historic North Front Street this Thursday, June 13th. The 2019 series will kick-off Thursday, June 13th, with Rafael Tranquilino, a blues guitarist from the Seattle area, followed by The Olson Band, which burst onto the country music scene in 2013 when it won a national songwriting contest … Continued

Franklin Pool Opens June 14

The end of the school year and rising temperatures are sure signs that summer is approaching in Yakima. So, too, is the opening of Franklin Pool, 2102 Tieton Drive. The roughly three-month-long 2019 summer season at the City of Yakima’s outdoor pool will officially begin when Franklin Pool opens its doors for the first time … Continued

Train Tracks Removal to Impact Traffic on South 1st Street

Removal of deactivated train tracks will result in the daytime closure of a portion of South 1st Street from Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 13th. While the project is underway, South 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Arlington Street will be closed to traffic.  Work on the project will take place from 6:00 am … Continued

Yakima Airport to Receive Training Center Troops

Approximately 435 troops will arrive at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field this Sunday, June 9th, to support the Yakima Training Center. Three chartered airline flights carrying the troops will arrive at the airport on June 9th. The flights will arrive at 9:25 am, 2:20 pm and 5:25 pm. The aircraft will park at McCormick Air Center, … Continued