Work on Nelson Dam Project to Result in Temporary Road Closures

Work continues on the Nelson Dam removal and replacement project and will result in temporary road closures next week. Work scheduled to continue next week includes pouring concrete for a new fish screen structure. The work requires temporary closure of South Naches Road at Powerhouse Road. This closure will start at 6:00 am and end … Continued

Yakima Airport Operations Impacted by Traffic Accident

Commercial flights at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field are temporarily canceled due to a motor vehicle accident early this morning, Friday, May 20th, that resulted in serious injuries to the driver and passenger. At about 3:00 am this morning, the driver of a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed eastbound on Washington Avenue … Continued

Harman Center Marks Anniversary With Open House

The City of Yakima Harman Center will celebrate its 18th anniversary with an open house from 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm this Friday, May 20th. “We will provide tours of the center and talk about all of fun things we have going on,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Cake and punch will be served. … Continued

Yakima City Council May 17th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 17th. Action taken by the Council included: Approving an agreement with the Millennium Foundation to install mosaic art at Miller Park; Authorizing grant agreement acceptance from the Department of Commerce through the Community Law Enforcement Partnership Program to implement the “Community Action Days” program; … Continued

Clean City Program Reports First Quarter Progress

Abating/cleaning 1,336 incidents of graffiti, clearing over 35 tons of garbage and removing 563 grocery carts are some of the City of Yakima Clean City Program activities during the first three months of 2022. The Yakima City Council received a report on the program in its agenda packet for the May 17th meeting. Click Coversheet … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on North 3rd Avenue

Water line work will result in temporary water outages and traffic restrictions on North 3rd Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and West D Street starting Tuesday, May, 17th through Friday, May 20th. Work on the project will begin each day at around 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. City of Yakima water customers in the … Continued

Installation of Gas Main Will Interrupt Traffic

Traffic will be intermittently interrupted during the next two weeks while Cascade Natural Gas (CNG) crews begin Phase 2 of an 8-inch gas main installation. On Monday, May 9th, CNG will start on Bonnie Doon Avenue, working west from 19th Avenue to 30th Avenue. Crews will then proceed south on 19th Avenue to Nob Hill … Continued

Work on Nelson Dam Project to Result in Temporary Road Closure

Work continues on the Nelson Dam removal and replacement project and will result in a temporary road closure next week. Work scheduled to continue next week includes pouring concrete for a new fish screen structure. The work requires temporary closure of South Naches Road at Powerhouse Road. This closure will start at 6:00 am and … Continued

Councilmember Cousens Earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Yakima City Councilmember Holly Cousens recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in four core areas: Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements Public sector resource management Community planning and development Effective local leadership … Continued

Asphalt Repairs to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

Asphalt repair work will result in temporary traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Walnut Street and East Pine Street this Friday, May, 6th. Work on the project will begin at around 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area during scheduled … Continued