City Crews to Install Downtown Holiday Decorations

Crews from the City of Yakima will be installing approximately 80 lighted holiday decorations in Downtown Yakima on Tuesday morning, November 20th.  Traffic will be restricted at times to a single lane to permit City trucks and equipment access to overhead street light and utility poles during the installation. The restrictions will only affect traffic … Continued

Road Repair to Close Section of Pacific Avenue

A City of Yakima road repair project will close a portion of Pacific Avenue tomorrow, Friday. Pacific Avenue will be closed from 6th Street to 3rd Street beginning at 7:00 am through 3:30 pm tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 16th. Drivers are reminded the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones within the City of Yakima is … Continued

November 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the October 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter –  November 2018 Issues Brief The November 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles, photos and links. The City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter is a monthly publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Suspect Shot Attempting to Flee Violent Offender Task Force

Today at approximately 4:09 pm, members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (“PNVOTF”) attempted to take into custody a 41-year-old male for arrest warrants.  The PNVOTF consists of several local, state, and federal law-enforcement agencies. The suspect was located in a vehicle leaving a home located in the 1200 block of West Washington … Continued

Downtown Holiday Tree Arrives Nov. 15th

The search for the community holiday tree for Downtown Yakima is over. A donated tree, standing about 25 feet tall, has been donated by a local property owner and will be installed by 2:00 pm tomorrow, Thursday, November 15th at Millennium Plaza. Click Downtown Holiday Tree Arrives – DAY News Release for a news release issued … Continued

Road Repair Project to Impact Traffic on 1st Street

A road repair project will impact traffic on a section of South 1st Street for part of each day on Thursday, November 15th and Friday, November 16th. As a result of the project, traffic along the section of South 1st Street between Washington Avenue and Valley Mall Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in … Continued

Yakima City Council November 13th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, November 13th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a 2018 Small Business Saturday proclamation Conducting the first of two public hearings on the proposed 2019 City of Yakima budget Receiving the 3rd quarter City of Yakima Capital Improvement Projects Report Holding a budget work … Continued

Shopko Foundation Presenting Grant for “Day of Thanks”

Yakima Police Community Services will receive a donation tomorrow, Wednesday, for its upcoming “A Day of Thanks” event. The Shopko Foundation will present a $500 check to Yakima Police Community Services at 1:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th at Shopko, 5801 Summitview Avenue.  Proceeds from tomorrow’s check presentation at Shopko will be designated for the … Continued

Transit Advisory Committee to Meet November 14th

Yakima Transit’s Citizen Advisory Committee will meet at 4:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th at the City of Yakima’s Public Works Large Conference Room (2301 Fruitvale Blvd., main building). The agenda for tomorrow’s quarterly meeting includes updates on the Bus Book, the Ellensburg Commuter and new transit shelters. The meeting is open to the general … Continued

Yakima Police Department K-9 Dexter Passes Away

It is with great sadness the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) announces that retired YPD K-9 Dexter passed away on November 9, 2018 at the age of ten from complications of illness. K-9 Dexter served with his partner Officer Mark McKinney for seven years. K-9 Dexter, who was originally from Germany, joined the YPD in February … Continued