9-1-1 Service for SunComm Operational – Service Testing Continues

Emergency calls to 9-1-1 are directly reaching the SunComm center that serves several first responder agencies in Yakima County, but additional testing is being conducted to ensure intermittent outages experienced early this morning after a major outage occurred last night are completely resolved.  If an outage occurs again, or if anyone calling 9-1-1 gets a … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Winter/Spring 2019 Guide

April Pools Day (a free family swim activity), youth soccer and winter co-rec volleyball are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2019 Winter/Spring Program Guide issued recently by Yakima Parks and Recreation. The 16-page guide is available at Yakima Parks and Recreation offices (2301 Fruitvale Boulevard), as well as online at … Continued

9-1-1 Service Restored to SunComm

Emergency calls to 9-1-1 are again directly reaching the SunComm center that serves several first responder agencies in Yakima County.  On Thursday evening, an outage that originated with CenturyLink resulted in SunComm switching to a backup phone number.  Emergencies could also be reported during the outage by texting 9-1-1. The outage affected 9-1-1 calling capabilities … Continued

SunComm Being Affected by 9-1-1 Outage Occurring Across U.S.

Emergency calls to 9-1-1 at the SunComm center that serves several first responder agencies in Yakima County is being affected by an outage that is being attributed to an as yet undetermined issue originating with Century Link. Until the Century Link issues are resolved, people in Yakima County can call 509-457-0207.  Calls will then be … Continued

Refuse Division Seeks Public’s Help During Winter Weather

To provide the best service possible, the City of Yakima’s Refuse Division is asking customers during winter weather to do the following: Make sure garbage carts are accessible and clear of all snow and ice at the curbside Keep a 36-inch-wide path around the carts to enable equipment to safely pick them up If your … Continued

Repair Project to Impact Traffic on Terrace Heights Drive

Both eastbound and westbound traffic on a section of Terrace Heights Drive will be reduced to one lane tomorrow, Thursday, for a City of Yakima project to repair a concrete barrier. Traffic restrictions will be in place from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm tomorrow on Terrace Heights Drive from 18th Street to the Yakima city … Continued

Lighting Upgrades Complete at West Valley Community Park

Lighting upgrades have been completed for the westside parking lot at the City of Yakima’s West Valley Community Park. The project is in response to a public safety forum the City Council hosted Dec. 10th at the Harman Center. The City of Yakima’s Traffic Operations Signals and Lighting staff completed parking lot upgrades at West … Continued

State-Mandated Changes to Business License Regulations Taking Effect

Changes made recently by the Washington State Legislature require cities to adopt new business license regulation language and for the new language to take effect January 2019.  In the fall of this year, the Yakima City Council followed the new state law and approved revisions to the City’s business license regulations.  As a result, people … Continued

Work Underway on Water Main Break

City of Yakima crews are conducting emergency repairs on a water main break today, Wednesday, at the intersection of East Mead Avenue and South 1st Street. Customers on South 1st Street between Mead Avenue and Lindy Lane will experience water outages today until the repairs are completed. Northbound traffic on South 1stStreet is restricted to one … Continued