First Batch of Primary Election Returns Released

The first returns of the 2018 Primary Election have given a clear indication of which candidates will move on to the November 6th General Election.  Only the top two vote getters in each race move on to the General Election. The Yakima County Auditor’s office conducts only one count of ballots on election night and, … Continued

Yakima City Council August 6th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Monday, August 6th. Action by the Council on August 6th included: Proclaiming August 19th, 2018 Doctor Joe T. Denman Day in the City of Yakima. Appointing City Council members to the Gang Proviso Program Steering Committee Amending Yakima Municipal Code Title 8 to establish truck routes. … Continued

Historic Recognition set for Yakima Landmark

An historic Downtown Yakima building is receiving national recognition. Hotel Maison, 321 E. Yakima Avenue, will unveil a plaque designating it on the National Register of Historic Places during a ceremony at 5:00 pm on Monday, August 13th. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. In 2016, the City … Continued

Excessive Heat Watch for Yakima, Central Washington

An excessive heat watch, including the potential for record-high temperatures, is in the forecast this week for Yakima and Central Washington. The National Weather Service (“NWS”) announced the excessive heat watch this morning, Monday. It is in effect from 9:00 am Wednesday, August 8th, through 9:00 pm Thursday, August 9th. “Hot temperatures and limited relief … Continued

Yakima City Council August 6th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, August 6th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 6th regular meeting include: Recognizing the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce’s 125th anniversary. Holding public hearings to consider amending the 2018-2023 Six-Year … Continued

Maintenance to Close Lions Pool August 4-27

Lions Pool, an indoor facility owned and operated by the City of Yakima, will be closed for a little more than three weeks during August so that needed annual maintenance on the pool can be performed. To accommodate the work, Lions Pool will be closed from Saturday, August 4th through Monday, August 27th. Yakima Parks … Continued

National Night Out Set for August 7th

Throughout the Yakima Valley and across the nation, communities will be throwing a “going away party for crime” during the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th.  In addition to numerous neighborhood block parties, several organizations and businesses will be sponsoring National Night Out events. As a result, the August 7th Yakima City Council … Continued