Airport Calls For Drone Safety in Rattlesnake Ridge Area

The appearance of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, over the Rattlesnake Ridge area is prompting a call for safety by Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field officials. “Ninety-five percent of the air traffic at the airport comes from east of the Valley and they are flying over the potential site of the landslide,” Airport … Continued

Participation Sought in Yakima for Annual Homeless Count

The annual Point In Time homeless count in the City of Yakima and throughout Yakima County will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th. “The public’s participation is needed because an accurate count is vital to make sure sufficient services are available for the homeless in our community,” Yakima Mayor … Continued

Grant to Provide Three New Firefighters

The Yakima City Council on Tuesday night, January 16th, approved a grant that will provide three new full-time firefighters for the Yakima Fire Department. The Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is for three years and was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “The grant funding will help us reduce our … Continued

Yakima City Council January 16th Business Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular business meeting yesterday, Tuesday, January 16th. Action by the Council on January 16th included: Approving a resolution declaring an emergency due to an impending landslide. Issuing a proclamation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Week. Approving a resolution to accept a SAFER grant and increase the number of fulltime … Continued

January 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the January 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – January 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter The January 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes the following articles: Yakima Celebrating a Centennial in 2018 – Mayor Coffey Looks Forward to Change and Progress in 2018 – Refuse … Continued

Street Closures Planned for Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March

Motorists will find sections of some streets temporarily closed Monday, January 15th, for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March. Organizers will begin setting up at 10:00 am Monday morning and the march is expected to conclude by 2:30 pm. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be closed from North 5th Avenue to North … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed Monday, January 15th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service Monday … Continued

Yakima City Council to Consider Emergency Declaration

The Yakima City Council will consider an emergency declaration during its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. The declaration is related to the impending landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge, near Union Gap and approximately three miles south of the City … Continued

Yakima City Council January 16th Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the January 16th business meeting include: Issuing a proclamation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Week. Declaring an emergency due to an impending landslide. … Continued

Harman Center Issues Winter Newsletter

Ballroom dance classes, a new Writing Club, “Lunch & Learn” events and more are included in the Winter 2018 Newsletter published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled during January, February, and March. It includes event announcements, as well as a weekly schedule calendar … Continued