Road Repair/Replacement Project Will Close Part of Naches Avenue

From Monday, October 1st through Friday, October 5th, the section of Naches Avenue between SST Pendleton Way and MLK, Jr. Boulevard will be closed during daytime hours while a road repair and grind and overlay paving project is underway. During the project, the portion of Naches Avenue between SST Pendleton Way and MLK, Jr. Boulevard … Continued

Y-PAC Video Voters Pamphlet Features Yakima County Candidates

Y-PAC, the City of Yakima’s government access channel, has produced a 2018 Video Voters Pamphlet focusing on candidates for four Yakima County offices in the November 6th General Election. Candidates featured in the Video Voters Pamphlet are: ·         James (Jim) Curtice and Jack B. Hawkins – Yakima County Coroner ·         Robert C. Udall and Nolan … Continued

Yakima City Council October 2nd Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 2nd in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the October 2nd regular meeting include: Reading a National Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation. Introducing Finance and Budget Director Steve Groom. Receiving a report … Continued

Water Service Line Install to Restrict Traffic on Fruitvale Blvd

Installation of new water service will result in traffic restrictions on Fruitvale Boulevard between North 24th Avenue and North 28th Avenue from Monday, October 1st through Friday October 5th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. The installation is for Regal Mobile Home Park, 2700 Fruitvale … Continued

Harman Center Launches “Toys for Tots” Drive

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center is getting a jump start on the holiday season with a “Toys for Tots” toy drive that begins next Monday, October 1st. “We are trying to continue to give back to the community through quarterly projects,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Those wishing to participate can bring new, … Continued

New Finance and Budget Director Chosen

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore has announced that Steve Groom has been chosen to become the City’s new Finance and Budget Director.  Groom replaces Danny Agsalog, who resigned from the City earlier this year. “The City is fortunate to have Steve Groom joining its senior management team,” said Moore.  “Steve has a broad range of … Continued

Pit bull ban repeal takes effect Sept. 23rd

A long-standing ban on pit bull dogs in the city of Yakima will be lifted effective this Sunday, September 23rd. During its meeting on August 21st, the Yakima City Council repealed Municipal Code Chapter 6.18 that banned pit bull dogs. Prior to that, the Council previously amended Municipal Code 6.20, which added language regarding dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs.  … Continued

Sunfair Parade Kicks Off Fair Season in Yakima

For the 57th year in a row, the Yakima Sunfair Parade will follow its familiar route of more than one-and-a-half miles through Downtown Yakima on Saturday, September 22nd.  The parade is expected to include more than 300 participants as it makes its way down Yakima Avenue from 16th Avenue to Naches Avenue. It is estimated … Continued

Fire Hydrant Replacement to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

A fire hydrant replacement project will result in traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Arlington Street and Nob Hill Boulevard from Thursday, September 20th through Friday, September 21st.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions … Continued