Intersection Safety Improvements to Impact Traffic on 40th

The northbound and southbound inside lanes along a section of 40th Avenue will be closed from Friday, December 1st through Monday, December 4th while a project involving several intersection safety improvements is underway. The northbound and southbound inside lanes of 40th Avenue from just north and just south of the 40th and Chestnut Avenue intersection … Continued

Input Sought For New Bus Shelters

During its November 21st regular business meeting, the Yakima City Council approved a grant agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) that will provide funding for 20 new bus shelters. Yakima Transit currently has 629 bus stops, of which 205 are only benches and 32 have bus shelters. With Council approval in hand, … Continued

Downtown Yakima Holiday Festivities Begin Friday

The calendar is full of family fun holiday festivities this season in Downtown Yakima. It all begins this Friday, December 1st, with free horse carriage rides that begin and end at the Community Christmas Tree at Millennium Plaza. Offered every 20 to 25 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis, the rides are provided by the … Continued

Catch Basin Repair to Impact Traffic on 16th Ave

A catch basin repair project will disrupt traffic in the southbound lanes of a portion of South 16th  Avenue on Wednesday, November 29th.  Work on the project will take place from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm that day. Traffic on South 16th Avenue between Browne Avenue and Summitview Avenue will be restricted to one lane … Continued

Robbery-Pursuit-Officer-Involved Shooting

On November 27, 2017 at approximately 11:44 pm, Yakima Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the convenience store located at 1003 W. Nob Hill Blvd, in the city of Yakima. Arriving officers discovered that a male subject had entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded … Continued

Breakfast With Santa This Saturday

Young and old alike can enjoy breakfast with Santa and a host of holiday activity options this Saturday, December 2nd, at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center, 101 North 65th Avenue. “Breakfast With Santa” is from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the Harman Center. Breakfast is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children under the … Continued

Water Service Installation to Impact Traffic on 16th Ave

Water service installation will disrupt traffic in the northbound and southbound lanes of a portion of South 16th  Avenue from Tuesday, November 28th through Thursday, November 30th.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm each day. Traffic in both the northbound and southbound lanes of South 16th Avenue between … Continued

Yakima Transit Providing Free Shuttle Bus Service to Luminaria

Yakima Transit will provide free shuttle bus service to the Yakima Area Arboretum’s 2017 Luminaria Candle-Lit Walk event on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th. Shuttle buses will run continuously from the parking lot of the former K-Mart store, located south of Highway 24.  The Arboretum is located north of Highway 24, just across … Continued

Yakima City Council November 21st Business Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular business meeting yesterday, Tuesday, November 21st. Action by the Council on November 21st included: Approving an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation to provide funding assistance for 20 new Fixed-Route transit bus shelters. Renewing a contract with Yakima Humane Society for animal control services in 2018. … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Thanksgiving

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. In addition, the City’s Harman Center will … Continued