Fire Damages 8th Avenue Home

Damage to a house in the 1800 block of South 8th Avenue in Yakima is estimated to be about $50,000 following a fire Wednesday evening. (It is the practice of the Yakima Fire Department to not release the specific address of a private home involved in a fire or other emergency response) Yakima Fire Department … Continued

Water, Sewer Projects to Impact Traffic, Residents on Hathaway Street

A project to replace existing water and sewer mains along a section of Hathaway Street will begin Monday, February 4th. Work will also include paving the roadway after water and sewer installation are completed. The project includes Hathaway Street from North 6th Avenue to North 16th Avenue. P.O.W. Contracting, Inc. of Pasco will begin construction … Continued

Public Invited to Free Low-Water Use Landscaping Workshop

A free workshop will teach home owners how to develop attractive landscaping that uses little water. The Spring Heritage Garden Workshop is titled “Low-Water Use Landscaping Made Easy.” The public is being invited to participate by the North & South Yakima Conservation Districts. It will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, … Continued

Think Spring: Sign-ups Underway for Yakima Park Activities

The calendar may be turning to February this week, but it’s time to think spring for City of Yakima Parks and Recreation programs. Registration is underway now for spring activities for all ages. They include: Youth Soccer Camp for children ages four to seven at Chesterley Park from April 2nd through April 4th. Beginner Pee … Continued

Coffee With a Cop Planned for Tuesday, Feb. 5th

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will host a Coffee with a Cop event from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 5th. YPD’s Coffee with a Cop will be at the Sub Shop, 20 North 2nd Street. “The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and … Continued

City of Yakima Seeks Community Input for Police Chief Search

The City of Yakima is asking community members to provide input regarding the recruitment of the next Yakima police chief during two upcoming forums.  The City and Public Sector Search & Consulting, the recruiting firm hired by the City to conduct a search for the next police chief, will host two community forums in early … Continued

Water Main Repairs to Restrict Traffic on Washington Avenue

Water main repairs will result in traffic restrictions on Washington Avenue between 24th Avenue and 16th Avenue on Friday, January 25th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. Because of heavy traffic volumes on … Continued

City of Yakima Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low in 2018

The city of Yakima’s average unemployment rate for 2018 was a record-low 5.5 percent according to year-end figures released today, Wednesday, by the State of Washington’s Employment Security Department. The numbers, which are not seasonally adjusted, bested the previous record-low annual average unemployment rate of 5.9 percent set in 2017. This year marks just the … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Valentine’s Blood Drive

The public is invited to participate in the Harman Center’s first Valentine’s Blood Drive scheduled from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15th. Appointments are now being scheduled for the blood drive. Call Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards at 575-6166 to make an appointment. “We’re encouraging the community to make a difference by … Continued

Victim in Shooting Being Treated at Harborview

A man who was shot on Sunday morning in the 1800 block of South 12th Avenue was transported earlier today to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.  A 43-year-old Yakima resident, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, reportedly received a single gunshot to his neck.  He was taken by aircraft … Continued