Upper Yakima CFHMP 2018 Cowiche Draft Addendum

The City of Yakima and Yakima County are approaching the final stages of the addendum to the 2007 Upper Yakima River Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan (CFHMP), a long-range plan undertaken in response to the 2016 and 2017 Cowiche Creek flood overflows into the City of Yakima. Click Upper Yakima CFHMP 2018 Cowiche Addendum – Joint … Continued

Scout’s Project Benefits Yakima Dog Park

A Yakima teen saw a need and acted. The result is new agility equipment for the City of Yakima’s Dog Park at Randall Park. Brayden Packard, 15, noticed the need for dog park equipment and made it his project for earning an Eagle Scout badge. “I see a lot of elderly people using the park … Continued

Sealcoating Project to Impact Traffic

A sealcoating project will impact traffic on a portion of 48th Avenue for part of the day on Wednesday, August 15th. City of Yakima crews will be sealcoating the section of 48th Avenue between Summitview Avenue and Tieton Drive from 10:00 am until about noon on August 15th.  As a result, that section of 48th … Continued

Yakima Rhythm & Brews Festival is August 18th

A long-popular local event has a new name and promises yet another day of quality music on Yakima’s historic North Front Street on Saturday, August 18th. The Yakima Rhythm & Brews Festival, formerly known as Blues & Brews, will be held Saturday, August 18th on Front Street with this year’s line-up poised to provide a … Continued

Lip Sync Video Debuts Today

The Yakima Police Department’s long-awaited response to a lip sync video challenge debuts today, Monday, August 13th. The Police Department’s video features the Journey song “Don’t Stop Believin” and was produced over a 3-week period with support from the City’s Community Relations Office. Other City staff, such as firefighters, also participated as did the public … Continued

Fire Hydrant Installation to Close a Portion of Walnut Street

Installation of a new fire hydrant will result in the closure of Walnut Street between 6th Street and 7th Street from Monday, August 13th to Wednesday, August 15th.  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 … Continued

Sealcoating Project to Impact Traffic

The City of Yakima Streets Division is nearing completion of its annual chip sealing program work for this year.  The final step is sealcoating, a process by which a liquid layer of sealant is applied to the road surface to protect it from damage that water, oil, and other natural elements can cause.  Sealcoating also … Continued

Yakima City Council Approves Truck Routes

The Yakima City Council has approved a truck route system to limit truck use on local streets, as well as other non-truck route arterial streets. Council members took the action after a public hearing during their regular meeting on Monday, August 6th. The truck route network is intended to concentrate truck traffic to better accommodate … Continued

Air Quality Alert Issued for Yakima Area

The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an air quality alert for the Yakima area that is in effect until 10:00 am Friday, August 10th. The alert is due to wildfires burning in the region, combined with forecasts that call for conditions which could cause air quality to reach unhealthy levels. Pollutants in smoke … Continued

Work Underway on New Sidewalks in East Yakima

The City of Yakima is installing new sidewalks just in time for the start of a new school year.  “Improving sidewalks in neighborhoods and keeping Yakima children safe are certainly priorities of the Yakima City Council,” said Assistant Mayor Dulce Gutierrez, who chairs the Council’s Public Safety Committee. “Results from partnerships with local schools are … Continued