Fire Hydrant Repairs to Impact Traffic on South 16th Avenue

Fire hydrant repairs will disrupt traffic in the northbound and southbound lanes of a portion of 16th Avenue on Thursday, February 1st.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Traffic in both the southbound and northbound lanes of 16th Avenue between Nob Hill Boulevard and Prasch Avenue will be … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Sweethearts Dance

For the first time in recent years, the City of Yakima’s Harman Center will host a Sweethearts Dance on Friday, February 9th. “The Halloween Dance went so well last year, we decided to have a dance to celebrate Valentine’s Day,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. The dance is from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. … Continued

Think Spring: Sign-ups Underway for Yakima Park Programs

The calendar may be turning to February this week, but it’s time to think Spring for City of Yakima Parks and Recreation programs. Registration is underway now for Spring activities for all ages. That includes the 2018 Spring Break Day Camp set for April 2-6. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5 through … Continued

Waterline Repairs to Close a Portion of Englewood Avenue

Repairs to a waterline will result in the closure of Englewood Avenue between North 32nd Avenue and Powerhouse Road from Monday, January 29th through Wednesday, January 30th.  Work hours on the project will be from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm each day. Drivers can expect delays in and around the project area and should use … Continued

City of Yakima Tour & Talk – Yakima Airport Snow and Ice

The City of Yakima will host a “Tour & Talk” for media at the Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field maintenance facility (3106 Washington Avenue) on Tuesday, January 30th from 10:30 am until about 11:00 am. The event will focus on processes and equipment air terminal staff use to combat ice and snow during winter months in … Continued

Track Removal to Close 3rd Avenue

Work to remove a traffic hazard will temporarily close a section of 3rd Avenue this Friday, January 26th. From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26th City of Yakima crews will remove a section of trolley track that poses a hazard to motorists at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street. The … Continued

Traffic Signal Work at 72nd Avenue and Tieton Drive to Affect Drivers

Traffic signals at the intersection of 72nd Avenue and Tieton Drive will be shut down temporarily during the morning on Wednesday, January 24th for about three hours while a traffic signal battery backup system is installed. City of Yakima crews will be working on adding flashing yellow arrow functionality to the traffic signal at that … Continued

Airport Calls For Drone Safety in Rattlesnake Ridge Area

The appearance of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, over the Rattlesnake Ridge area is prompting a call for safety by Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field officials. “Ninety-five percent of the air traffic at the airport comes from east of the Valley and they are flying over the potential site of the landslide,” Airport … Continued

Participation Sought in Yakima for Annual Homeless Count

The annual Point In Time homeless count in the City of Yakima and throughout Yakima County will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th. “The public’s participation is needed because an accurate count is vital to make sure sufficient services are available for the homeless in our community,” Yakima Mayor … Continued

Grant to Provide Three New Firefighters

The Yakima City Council on Tuesday night, January 16th, approved a grant that will provide three new full-time firefighters for the Yakima Fire Department. The Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is for three years and was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “The grant funding will help us reduce our … Continued