School Zone Painting to Impact Traffic Next Week

City of Yakima crews will be painting school zone markings at several locations next week, which will impact traffic in those areas. From April 3rd  through April 6th, City crews will be painting school zone markings near Washington Middle School, Adams Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Barge-Lincoln Elementary, Davis High School, Gilbert Elementary, and McKinley Elementary.  Traffic … Continued

Street Repair Work to Temporarily Close a Section of 8th Street

Street repair work will result the temporary closure of a section of 8th Street from April 3rd through April 14th.  City of Yakima crews will be removing old asphalt along the section of 8th Street between Yakima Avenue and Walnut Street and replacing it with new asphalt. The section of 8th Street between Yakima Avenue … Continued

Yakima City Council April 4th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023. Agenda items for the April 4th regular meeting include: Click the following link for the entire April 4th meeting agenda packet – The meeting will be held at Yakima City Hall, 129 N. 2nd Street. Live public … Continued

Spring/Summer 2023 Bus Routes Begin April 3rd

Yakima Transit has issued its new Spring/Summer 2023 Bus Book showing City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride and Bikes on the Bus. Schedules in the bilingual Bus Book are effective from Monday, April 3rd to September 3rd. It is available online at Spring-Summer-2023-Bus-Book.pdf ( The new Bus … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion of E. Viola Ave

Water line work will result in the closure of East Viola Avenue between South 14th Street and South 15th Street on Thursday, March 30th. Work on the project will begin at around 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Due to heavy traffic volumes on Viola Avenue, drivers can expect delays and should use alternate … Continued

April Pools Day Canceled due to Project

The free “April Pools Day” event scheduled for this Saturday has been canceled. “We were hoping to host the event again this year, but unfortunately we are having to cancel the 2023 April Pools Day due to a project at Lions Pool,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Jason Zeller. “This project will involve repairs and renovations … Continued

YFD News Release – YFD, KVFR form training academy

Click the following link for a Yakima Fire Dept. (YFD) news release about the Central Washington Fire Training Academy – YFD, KVFR form Central Washington Fire Training Academy | Yakima Fire Department The academy is a partnership between YFD and Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue. The news release includes photos from the academy’s most recent … Continued

City Seeks Refuse Pickup Options Other Than Alleys

To help ensure the safety of its employees, the City of Yakima Refuse Division is currently looking at options for pickup locations other than alleys. “This plan is a work in progress,” said Solid Waste Manager Trace Bradburn. “We will work with residents on a case-by-case basis as collection sites other than alleyways may not … Continued

City Irrigation Season Begins April 3rd

Monday, April 3rd, will mark the start of the 2023 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 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

Yakima City Council March 21st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 21st. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the March 21st Council meeting – Yakima City Council ( The March 21st Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter Spectrum … Continued