Water, Sewer Projects Continue on Hathaway Street

After one month of work, and dealing with on-going inclement weather, a project to replace existing water and sewer mains along a section of Hathaway Street remains on schedule. The project limits on Hathaway Street are from North 6th Avenue to North 16th Avenue.  P.O.W. Contracting, Inc. of Pasco continues construction along various areas along … Continued

Emergency Notification System Available for Area Residents

A free service is available to Yakima area residents that provides emergency alerts via voice or text communications. Offered by Everbridge, the service is the emergency notification system for Yakima Valley Emergency Management. “I encourage City of Yakima residents to sign up for this system so they can stay in the know when there are … Continued

Phase 1 of North 1st Street Revitalization Project Getting Underway

Preliminary work on the long-awaited North 1st Street Revitalization project will likely get underway later this week and more construction activity will be taking place starting early next week. Tapani Inc, based in Battleground, Washington, is the general contractor for Phase 1 of the three-phase project. Tapani crews will begin saw cutting pavement this Thursday, … Continued

March 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link to see the March 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – The March 2019 Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles, photos, links and City contact phone numbers. The City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter is a monthly publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

St. Patrick’s Day Iron Chef & Dance is March 15th

Entries are being accepted for the St. Patrick’s Day Iron Chef competition at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center. The free Iron Chef & Dance event will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, March 15th. Iron Chef competitors will be asked to provide samples of an Irish cuisine item. Guinness Beer must … Continued

Police Investigating Suspected Homicide on Race Street

A 25-year-old man died Friday night at a house on East Race Street in what police suspect to be a homicide. Yakima police were dispatched to a home located at 604 East Race Street at about 5:15 pm Friday.  After entering the house, officers discovered the deceased 25-year-old man in a bedroom.  He had apparently … Continued

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 10th

Daylight saving time will officially begin at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 10th. Clocks are set ahead one hour and many people set their clocks to “spring forward” before they go to bed the night before, in this case Saturday, March 9th. When you change your clocks, the National Safety Council suggests also taking the … Continued

Report street light outages, potholes, graffiti through Yak Back

Street light outages are just one of many issues City of Yakima residents and businesses can report through the Yak Back application at https://www.yakimawa.gov/yak-back/ or on the front page of the City’s website, https://www.yakimawa.gov/ “It has been a tremendous tool for the community to help identify and report issues,” said City Manager Cliff Moore. “It … Continued

Input sought for MLK Jr. Park pool feasibility study

The City of Yakima Parks and Recreation Commission will seek community input for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park pool feasibility study during its regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 13th. “I look forward to hearing comments and questions from the public during the Commission’s meeting,” said Councilmember Kay Funk, the City Council’s … Continued

Coffee With a Cop Set for Wednesday, March 13th

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, March 13th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. YPD’s Coffee with a Cop will be at Tom Tom Espresso at the Soda Fountain, 2105 Tieton Drive. “The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between … Continued