City of Yakima Offers Cooling Centers

A City of Yakima facility will open tomorrow, Sunday, June 27th, to serve as a cooling center for those seeking relief from excessive heat in the area. The Washington Fruit Community Center (WFCC), 602 N. 4th Street, will open Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Community members are invited to cool off at WFCC, … Continued

City Public Works Offering Pfizer Vaccine

The City of Yakima’s Public Works facility, 2301 Fruitvale Boulevard, will host a free drive-thru clinic for first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm next Tuesday, June 29th. Appointments can be made at The clinic will be in the Public Works parking lot and administered from … Continued

Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Yakima

An excessive heat warning, including the potential for record-high temperatures, is in effect from 2:00 pm today, Friday, through 8:00 pm next Thursday, July 1st. High temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees each day during the excessive heat warning. For Yakima, specifically, the National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 111 degrees on … Continued

Keep Pet Safety in Mind during Hot Weather

Pets provide comfort and companionship, but as the weather warms your vehicle can be unsafe or even deadly for them. Hundreds of pets die around the country each year from being left in vehicles in dangerous temperatures. Summer officially began Sunday, June 20th, and temperatures in the Yakima area are expected to top 100 degrees … Continued

Chip Sealing Project to Impact Traffic

The City of Yakima Streets Division will begin its annual chip sealing program on the morning of Monday, June 21st. The project consists of two areas of City of Yakima roadways: From 3rd Avenue to 16th Avenue, south of Mead Avenue to Washington Avenue North of Englewood Avenue from 40th Avenue to 66th Avenue. The … Continued

Asphalt Restoration Work to Restrict Traffic on Lincoln Avenue

Asphalt restoration work will result in traffic restrictions on Lincoln Avenue between 34th Avenue and 36th Avenue tomorrow, Friday, June 18th. 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. Due to heavy traffic volumes on … Continued

Sidewalk Project to Restrict Traffic on 16th Avenue

Northbound traffic on a section of 16th Avenue will be limited to one lane tomorrow, Thursday, June 17th. City of Yakima crews will replace sidewalk on 16th Avenue, just north of Cherry Avenue. Northbound traffic on 16th Avenue will be one lane for about 200 feet, starting at Cherry Avenue, during project work hours of … Continued

Clean City Program Reports First Quarter Progress

Abating/cleaning nearly 1,100 incidents of graffiti, clearing nearly 30 tons of garbage and removing more than 300 grocery carts are some of the activities provided by the City of Yakima Clean City Program during the first three months of 2021. The Yakima City Council received a report on the program in its agenda packet for … Continued