Applications Being Accepted for Community Academy

The City of Yakima Police Department is accepting applications for Community Academy through Monday, February 26th. Click the Yakima Police Department news release below for more information about signing up for Community Academy. Community Academy – News Release

Waterline Install to Impact Traffic on South 3rd Avenue

New water service installation will disrupt traffic in the northbound and southbound lanes of South 3rd Avenue on Wednesday, February 14th. The work will begin at 7:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm. South 3rd Avenue between West Viola Avenue and West Logan Avenue will be restricted to one lane going north and … Continued

Water Service Repairs to Impact Traffic on South 16th Avenue

Water service repairs will disrupt traffic in the northbound and southbound lanes of a portion of 16th Avenue on Wednesday, February 14th.  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 West Mead Avenue and Loren Avenue will be … Continued

Yakima Fire Chief, Deputy Chief to Retire This Month

Two Yakima firefighters with more than 70 years of combined experience will retire this month. Yakima Fire Chief Bob Stewart will retire February 28th and Deputy Fire Chief Mark Soptich will retire February 16th. “Chief Stewart and Deputy Chief Soptich have had long and distinguished careers in the fire service,” said Yakima City Council Public … Continued

St. Patrick’s Day Iron Chef & Dance to Debut

Entries are now being sought for the first-ever St. Patrick’s Day Iron Chef at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center. The free Iron Chef & Dance event will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16th. “It’s a brand new idea for us,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “We wanted to … Continued

Wind Advisory Issued for Yakima Area

The National Weather Service (“NWS”) has issued a wind advisory for the Yakima area. It is in effect today, Thursday, February 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The NWS anticipates sustained winds between 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind speeds are expected to peak this afternoon. It cautions that … Continued

Waterline Repairs to Close a Portion Englewood Avenue

Repairs to a waterline will result in the closure of Englewood Avenue between North 32nd Avenue and Powerhouse Road from Thursday, February 8th through Friday, February 9th.  Work hours 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 alternate routes if … Continued

Yakima City Council February 6th Business Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular business meeting yesterday, Tuesday, February 6th. Action by the Council on February 6th included: Authorizing an application for a Violence Against Women STOP Grant. Directing staff to determine estimated expenses and possible funding sources for an Eastside Community Swimming Pool at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Approving a … Continued

Crack Sealing Project to Impact Traffic on Fruitvale

A project involving “crack sealing” will impact traffic along a portion of Fruitvale Boulevard from Tuesday, February 6th through Friday, February 9th. City of Yakima crews will be filing cracks along the section of Fruitvale from 16th Avenue to 24th Avenue from February 6th through February 9th.  Work on the project will take place from … Continued