Heat Advisory Calls for Extra Precautions

The National Weather Service (“NWS”) has issued a heat advisory for the Yakima area that will be in effect from 12:00 pm on Wednesday, August 2nd, until 8:00 pm Friday, August 4th. The NWS is predicting temperatures in the City of Yakima could reach as high as 107 degrees during the heat advisory. The agency … Continued

Road and Drainage Project to Impact Traffic at Browne and Custer

A road resurfacing and drainage improvement project will impact traffic through the Browne Avenue and Custer Avenue intersection for most of each day from Monday, July 31st through Thursday, August 3rd As a result of the project, the intersection of Browne Avenue and Custer Avenue will be closed to all traffic from July 31st through … Continued

Yakima City Council August 1st Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 1st, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. The Council is meeting earlier than its usual 6:00 pm time due to National Night Out events planned for that night. Agenda items for the August 1st … Continued

National Night Out Set for August 1st

Throughout the Yakima Valley and across the nation, communities will be throwing a “going away party for crime” during the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st.  In addition to numerous neighborhood block parties, several organizations and businesses will be sponsoring National Night Out events. The August 1st Yakima City Council business meeting will … Continued

Guardrail Project to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse Road

A guardrail project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road for most of the day on Thursday, July 27th As a result of the project, the section of Powerhouse Road between Garretson Grade and Cowiche Canyon Road will be closed to all traffic on July 27th from about 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  … Continued

Utility Work to Restrict Traffic on North 40th Avenue

Utility work will result in traffic restrictions on North 40th Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Englewood Avenue on Wednesday, July 26th and Thursday, July 27th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the City of Yakima Planning Commission, Community Review Board, and the Board of Appeals. Each committee has one vacancy. There are seven members of the Planning Commission, all of whom serve four-year terms and must live within Yakima city limits or own a … Continued