Yakima City Council August 20th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, August 20th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 20th regular meeting include: Receiving a presentation on the Henry Beauchamp Community Center history. Receiving the 2nd Quarter 2019 Capital Improvement Projects Report. … Continued

Street Repair Work to Restrict Traffic on Nob Hill Boulevard

Street repair work will result in traffic restrictions on Nob Hill Boulevard between 9th Avenue and 11th Avenue from Monday, August 19th, through Wednesday, August 21st.  Work on the project will begin at 3:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project … Continued

One-Way Traffic Changes on Jerome Avenue, Fairbanks Avenue

Sections of Jerome Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue in the vicinity of Garfield Elementary School will be subject to one-way traffic restrictions effective Thursday, August 15th. Beginning August 15th, traffic on Jerome Avenue will be one-way eastbound between Campbell Lane and North 6th Avenue. Also as of that date, Fairbanks Avenue will be one-way westbound between … Continued

Drive-By Shooting Suspect Captured in Texas

A Yakima man who fled after being charged with eight counts of 1st Degree Assault and three counts of drive-by shooting was captured yesterday, Thursday, in Lubbock, Texas by Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Northern Texas Fugitive Task Force. The charges against Isaiah Rodriguez, 22, stemmed from three drive-by shootings on May 12th and one … Continued

Community Members Invited to Solarize Yakima Workshops

People living in Yakima who are interested in installing solar panels as part of the Solarize Yakima campaign are invited to attend one of three upcoming workshops in order to qualify for a free site assessment and a group discount on installation costs.  The campaign is a partnership between the City of Yakima and Spark … Continued

Sewer Project to Close Intersection of 2nd Street and Chestnut Avenue

An emergency sewer project will require the closure of the intersection at 2nd Street and Chestnut Avenue on Monday, August 12th. During the project, traffic will be limited to local access only. Work will begin at 6:00 am Monday and contractor Ken Leingang Excavation anticipates completing the project that day. Work on Monday will also … Continued

Program Aims to Address Feral Cat Issues in Yakima

There are thousands of feral cats throughout the city of Yakima. They are usually too fearful to be handled or adopted, but there is a program available to help with the feral cat population. During the Yakima City Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting last Thursday, August 1st, Code Administration Manager Joe Caruso shared about the Yakima … Continued

Second Count of Primary Election Returns Released

The second count of returns from the 2019 Primary Election for candidates for four Yakima City Council seats were released this afternoon by the Yakima County Auditor’s office.  Only the top two vote getters in each race move on to the November 5th General Election. Yakima County uses an all-mail-in voting system, so ballots that … Continued

First Batch of Primary Election Returns Released

The first returns of the 2019 Primary Election have given an indication of which candidates for four Yakima City Council seats will move on to the November 5th General Election.  Only the top two vote getters in each race move on to the General Election. The Yakima County Auditor’s office conducts only one count of … Continued

Tree Trimming to Continue on 32nd Avenue

City of Yakima crews will continue a tree trimming project tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7th, on a section of 32nd Avenue. The project will close 32nd Avenue in both directions between Lincoln Avenue and Englewood Avenue. Work will begin at 8:00 am tomorrow and last until around 12:00 pm. During the project, flaggers will be posted … Continued