Precautions Urged During Solar Eclipse

Yakima residents are encouraged to use caution next Monday, August 21st when a solar eclipse will be visible throughout the area. Pacific Northwest locations that will experience a total solar eclipse, with the sun 100% obscured, include Salem and Baker County in Oregon. Although Yakima is not in the direct path of a total solar … Continued

Fourth Annual Blues and Local Brews Bash set for August 19th

The fourth annual Blues and Local Brews Bash returns to Yakima’s Historic North Front Street on Saturday, August 19th. The event will feature six bands performing a combined six hours of live blues music on two stages. Otis Taylor of Boulder, Colorado is the headlining artist. Taylor, whose unique instrumentation includes banjo and cello, will … Continued

Yakima City Council August 15th Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 15th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 15th business meeting include: Discussing a draft letter to President Donald Trump regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Discussing a … Continued

Yakima City Council to Continue Discussion of Homeless Issue

The Yakima City Council will continue its discussion on the issue of homelessness during a study session on Monday, August 14th at 10:00 am in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street.  The discussion is the result of an update on Camp Hope the Council received during its July 18th business … Continued

Repair to Manhole to Impact Traffic on Nob Hill

A project to repair a manhole will result in traffic restrictions on a portion of Nob Hill Boulevard for most of the day on Thursday, August 10th. As a result of the project, westbound traffic along the section of Nob Hill between 26th Avenue and 27th Avenue will be restricted to one lane from 5:30 … Continued

Air Quality, Heat Alerts Extended for Yakima Area

The National Weather Service (“NWS”) is extending an air quality alert for the Yakima area through Saturday, August 12th. It was previously extended through tomorrow, Wednesday. The alert is due to smoke from wildfires in Eastern Washington, British Columbia, and Montana, NWS officials said. Northeast winds are pushing smoke through the area and air quality … Continued

Utility Work to Close a Portion of North 20th Avenue

Utility work will result in the closure of North 20th Avenue between Fruitvale Boulevard and Willow Street on Tuesday, August 8th.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Because of heavy traffic volume, drivers can expect delays in the project area.  Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until … Continued

Air Quality Alert Extended for Yakima Area

The National Weather Service (“NWS”) is extending an air quality alert for the Yakima area through Wednesday, August 9th. It was originally scheduled to conclude at 12:00 pm tomorrow, Saturday. The alert is due to smoke from wildfires in Eastern Washington, British Columbia, and Montana, NWS officials said. Northeast winds are pushing smoke through the … Continued