911 Calltaker Talks Woman Through Heimlich Maneuver

On October 25th, Robbie Watkins discovered her husband Vic having trouble breathing in the kitchen of the Yakima home where the two senior citizens live. The first thing Robbie did was call 911. SunComm Calltaker Judy Dalzell immediately assessed the situation and, after determining that Vic was likely choking on an apple slice, asked Robbie … Continued

Change Smoke Detector Batteries with the Change of Clocks

Smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors save lives by waking us up or alerting us to toxic fumes or smoke in our homes in the early stages of a life threatening fire. The Yakima Fire Department (“YFD”) is officially reminding all citizens to check their smoke detectors when the clocks change early Sunday morning. Smoke … Continued

Capitol Christmas Tree Stopping in Yakima on November 7th

An 88-foot tall Engelmann spruce tree from the ColvilleNational Forest that will eventually grace the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to serve as the official 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree will make a two-hour stop over in Yakima on Thursday, November 7th. The convoy carrying the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree on its … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at YakimaCity Hall. Items on the November 5th agenda include: –    A public hearing on the Downtown Yakima Master Plan –    A public hearing on updates to the City of Yakima Shoreline … Continued