Teenager Who Ran Away From Yakima Facility Located

A 15-year-old who apparently ran away from a Yakima evaluation and treatment center on Friday evening has been located. On Saturday, Yakima police asked for the community’s help in locating 15-year-old Mia Tolman, who had reportedly run away from an involuntary, court ordered placement at Two Rivers Landing, a Yakima facility that serves clients between … Continued

Yakima Police Asking for Community Help to Locate Teenager

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is asking for the community’s help in locating a teenager who left an evaluation/treatment facility Friday evening. Mia Tolman, who is 15 years old and described as approximately 5’ 2” tall and weighing about 170 pounds, ran away from an involuntary, court ordered placement at Two Rivers Landing, a facility … Continued

Yakima City Council April 2nd Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the April 2nd regular meeting include: Issuing an Arbor Day proclamation. Authorizing an application for a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation … Continued

Matt Murray Selected to be Next Yakima Police Chief

At a news conference at Yakima City Hall today, Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore announced he has selected Matt Murray to become the next Yakima police chief. “Matt stood out among the five police chief candidates who came to Yakima last week because of the vast amount of experience he has gained during his long … Continued

Lions Pool Hosting Free “April Pools Day” Event

The City of Yakima’s Lions Pool is hosting an “April Pools Day” event from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 6th. “Every year, many pools around the state host April Pools Day events for families and community members,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “Our hope is that bringing this free event … Continued

Street Sweeping Underway in Yakima to Remove Winter Gravel

City of Yakima crews are at work sweeping each day to remove winter gravel from City streets. The street sweeping program began about a month ago. “Due to the severity of the winter, there is more of a sand/gravel mix left on the street after the snow melts,” said Streets & Traffic Manager Joe Rosenlund. … Continued

Road Improvement Project to Impact Traffic on Lincoln Avenue

A project to improve the road surface of Lincoln Avenue between 58th Avenue and 60th Avenue will impact traffic from tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27th through Wednesday, April 10th. While the project is underway, only local traffic will be allowed on Lincoln between 58th Avenue and 60th Avenue.  Work on the project will take place Monday … Continued

Yakima Irrigation Season Starts April 1st

Monday, April 1st, will mark the start of the 2019 irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system. That’s the day that the majority of the collection of systems operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division are scheduled to begin delivering water. All City of … Continued

SunComm Adds Additional Emergency Number

SunComm 9-1-1 Communications has added an additional emergency number to the county system in the event of a 9-1-1 outage. “SunComm is asking residents to add (509) 453-9000 to their home emergency plan, including mobile and computer-based phone systems,” said Brad Coughenour, Director of SunComm Communications. “The (509) 453-9000 number should only be used if … Continued