Yakima City Council August 21st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, August 21st. Action by the Council on August 21st included: Recognizing Yakima Police Explorers. Authorizing an airport lease agreement with PocketiNet, Inc. Repealing Municipal Code Chapter 6.18 relating to pit bull dogs. Approving a contract to extend utilities and install electrical service for Camp Hope. … Continued

Hot Shots Canceled Due to Poor Air Quality

The annual Hot Shots 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament scheduled for this weekend in Downtown Yakima has been canceled due to poor air quality. “It just wasn’t healthy with all the smoke in the air,” said Rich Austin, Director of Sports Development for the Yakima Valley Sports Commission. “Even with possible improvements in air quality, … Continued

Rewards Available for Information About Recent Suspicious Fires

Last week, City of Yakima officials urged community members to provide any information they might have about recent suspicious fires in Yakima.  Now, community members have even more incentive to share relevant information about the fires – cash rewards. Both Yakima County Crime Stoppers and the Arson Alarm Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Renton, … Continued

Air Quality Alert Issued for Yakima

The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an air quality alert for the Yakima area that is in effect until 12:00 pm on Thursday, August 23rd. The alert was issued this morning, Monday, August 20th and covers seven counties. It states the unhealthy air is due to large wildfires burning in the region. In … Continued

Outdoor Summer Cinema Series Movie Cancelled due to Smoke

Tonight’s installment of Yakima Parks & Recreation’s Outdoor Summer Cinema Series has been canceled due to poor air quality resulting from smoke generated by Northwest wildfires. “The Lion King” was scheduled to be shown tonight (Sunday, August 19th) beginning at about 8:30 pm at Chesterley Park.  However, due to an Air Quality Alert issued by … Continued

Yakima City Council August 21st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 21st in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 21st regular meeting include: Recognizing Yakima Police Explorers. Holding a public hearing regarding the public records fee schedule. Considering repealing an ordinance … Continued

August 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the August 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – August 2018 Issues Brief The August 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles, photos, links, and news in brief. The City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter is a monthly publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations … Continued

Water Line Work to Close a Portion of Walnut Street

Water line repairs will result in the closure of Walnut Street between 6th Street and 7th Street from Wednesday, August 15th to Friday, August 17th.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm each day until completed. Detours around the construction site will be available, but because of heavy traffic … Continued

Sidewalk Repair Project to Impact Traffic on 40th Avenue

A project to repair sidewalk sections will impact traffic on a portion of 40th Avenue on Thursday, August 16th.  Work on the project will take place from 6:00 am until 3:30. As a result of the project, the outside, southbound lane of 40th Avenue between Arlington Street and Nob Hill Boulevard will be closed until … Continued