Water Service Line Repairs to Restrict Traffic on North 2nd Street

Water service line repairs will result in traffic restrictions on North 2nd Street between Staff Sgt Pendleton Way and East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard from Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be restricted in both … Continued

Media Event to Mark Fire Engine Transfer to Morelia

A media event at 3:30 pm tomorrow, Friday, November 30th, will mark the transfer of a fire engine from the Yakima Fire Department to Morelia, Mexico. It will be held at Yakima Fire Station No. 95, 807 E. Nob Hill Boulevard. The Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association (Y-MSCA) purchased the retired fire engine from the City … Continued

Air Stagnation Advisory Issued for Yakima Area

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an air stagnation advisory for the Yakima area that is in effect through 12:00 pm on Friday, November 30th. The advisory was issued this morning, Wednesday, due to a surface inversion that is allowing pollutants to become trapped. Poor air quality may cause issues for those with respiratory … Continued

Yakima Transit Providing Free Shuttle Service to Luminaria

Yakima Transit will provide free shuttle bus service to the Yakima Area Arboretum’s 2018 Luminaria Candle-Lit Walk event on Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th.   Shuttle buses will run continuously from the parking lot of the current U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer (formerly the K-Mart store parking lot), located south of Highway 24.  The Arboretum is … Continued

Downtown Yakima Festivities Begin Saturday

The calendar is full of family fun holiday festivities this season in Downtown Yakima. It all begins this Saturday, December 1st, with free horse wagon rides that begin and end at the Community Christmas Tree at Millennium Plaza. Offered every 20 to 25 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis, the rides are provided by the … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse Road

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road from Tuesday, November 27th through Thursday, November 29th. As a result of the project, Powerhouse will be closed between 24th Avenue and 26th Avenue from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day while the project is ongoing.  Detour routes around the project … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Lego Winter Village Contest

Pictures with Santa, a hot cocoa bar and holiday crafts will be offered during the City of Yakima Harman Center’s first-ever “Santa’s Workshop and Lego Village Competition” event. The free event is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 8th.  Contestants must pre-register for the Lego Village Competition contest by Thursday, December 6th … Continued

16-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wounds

A 16-year-old died this evening after being shot by an 18-year-old in West Valley. Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers responded to a call of shots fired at about 6:00 pm tonight at 1323 South 80th Avenue.  A witness reported to law enforcement that a vehicle left the area shortly after the report of shots was … Continued

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures Planned

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd, for the Thanksgiving holiday. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. In addition, the City’s Harman Center will … Continued

Two Mini-Marts Robbed at Gunpoint

Armed robberies were reported at two mini-markets in Yakima Saturday. At about 7:30 am on Saturday, November 17th, Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Food Mart located at 620 North 16th Avenue.  The suspect in the robbery of the Food Mart is described as a man … Continued