New Legislation Extends Regional Airport Search

On Monday, May 15th, Governor Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1791 (ESHB 1791). The bill creates a new State Commercial Aviation Work Group and directs it to study the need for additional airport capacity in Washington. Gov. Inslee signed ESHB 1791 with selected sections vetoed. The bill directs the work group to consider only existing airports for potential expansion to meet state and … Continued

Yakima City Council May 16th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 16th. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the May 16th Council meeting – Yakima City Council 05-16-23 ( The May 16th Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter … Continued

Stormwater Project to Close Section of Jerome Avenue

A section of Jerome Avenue will be closed Thursday, May 18th, due to a stormwater manhole project. Jerome Avenue will be closed between North 18th Avenue and North 16th Avenue during scheduled project work hours of 5:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday. In addition, North 16th Avenue will be one lane each way at … Continued

Traffic Signal Maintenance to Impact Intersections

This Wednesday and Thursday, May 17th and 18th, drivers will encounter routine traffic signal cabinet maintenance along Yakima Avenue: Maintenance crews will post stop signs in all four directions at the intersections while each traffic signal is dark. While undergoing maintenance, each signal will flash red in all directions for one to five minutes before … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues 2023 Summer Program Guide

The 17th annual “Paws in the Pool,” as well as activities at Washington Fruit Community Center are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2023 Summer Program Guide recently issued by City of Yakima Parks and Recreation. The guide is now available at the Yakima Parks and Recreation office (2301 Fruitvale Boulevard), … Continued

Yakima City Council May 16th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023. Agenda items for the May 16th regular meeting include: Click the following link for the entire May 16th meeting agenda packet – NovusAGENDA The meeting will be held at Yakima City Hall, 129 N. 2nd Street and via … Continued

Asphalt Work Will Result In Closure of Summitview Avenue

Asphalt work will result in the early morning closure of Summitview Avenue between 40th Avenue and 39th Avenue on Friday, May 12th. Work on the project will begin at around 3:00 am and last until 8:00 am.   Due to heavy traffic volumes on Summitview Avenue, drivers can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on Tieton Drive

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on Tieton Drive between South 40th Avenue and South 38th Avenue on Thursday, May 11th, and Friday, May 12th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day.   Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in … Continued

Special City Council Meeting on May 11th

Due to a possible quorum of Yakima City Councilmembers, the City of Yakima is noticing a special meeting regarding air service. The agenda is available at Coversheet ( The special meeting is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, May 11th, 2023 at 4:00 pm at Yakima Convention Center Room H1, 10 … Continued

Sewer Main Project to Close Fair Avenue on May 10th

With completion of a sewer main extension project, a section of Fair Avenue will be closed to traffic tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10th, to repave the roadway. Fair Avenue will be closed between Tennant Lane and Lindy Lane from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday. Work on Fair Avenue sewer main extension began the week … Continued