Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Yakima

The National Weather Service (“NWS”) has issued a winter weather advisory for the Yakima area. It is in effect from 11:00 am tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8th through 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9th. The advisory states that a winter storm will bring widespread precipitation Tuesday and Tuesday night. A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing … Continued

Harman Center Trips and Tours Issues 2019 Publications

Harman Center Trips and Tours has recently issued two publications providing travel options for 2019. One is the annual “2019 Trips & Tours Guide” highlighting destinations ranging from Seattle Mariners baseball games to whale watching to mystery trips. The guide is available at https://yakimaparks.com/assets/2019-Travel-Guide.pdf New for the first time this year is Harman Center Trips … Continued

Repairs to impact East Viola, East Mead avenues

Traffic restrictions will be in place on portions of East Viola Avenue and East Mead Avenue next Monday through next Friday, January 7th through 11th so crews can repair shoulders on the roadway. Lane closures for both East Viola Avenue and East Mead Avenue are planned Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm … Continued

Yakima City Council January 8th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its first regular meeting of 2019 at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the January 8th regular meeting include: Issuing a School Board Recognition Month proclamation. Appointing a member to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. … Continued

Harman Center Publishes Winter Newsletter

A free Shakespeare production, a second annual iron chef event, projects to help the community, and much more are included in the Winter 2019 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 … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Winter/Spring 2019 Guide

April Pools Day (a free family swim activity), youth soccer and winter co-rec volleyball are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2019 Winter/Spring Program Guide issued recently by Yakima Parks and Recreation. The 16-page guide is available at Yakima Parks and Recreation offices (2301 Fruitvale Boulevard), as well as online at … Continued

Refuse Division Seeks Public’s Help During Winter Weather

To provide the best service possible, the City of Yakima’s Refuse Division is asking customers during winter weather to do the following: Make sure garbage carts are accessible and clear of all snow and ice at the curbside Keep a 36-inch-wide path around the carts to enable equipment to safely pick them up If your … Continued

Repair Project to Impact Traffic on Terrace Heights Drive

Both eastbound and westbound traffic on a section of Terrace Heights Drive will be reduced to one lane tomorrow, Thursday, for a City of Yakima project to repair a concrete barrier. Traffic restrictions will be in place from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm tomorrow on Terrace Heights Drive from 18th Street to the Yakima city … Continued

Lighting Upgrades Complete at West Valley Community Park

Lighting upgrades have been completed for the westside parking lot at the City of Yakima’s West Valley Community Park. The project is in response to a public safety forum the City Council hosted Dec. 10th at the Harman Center. The City of Yakima’s Traffic Operations Signals and Lighting staff completed parking lot upgrades at West … Continued

Work Underway on Water Main Break

City of Yakima crews are conducting emergency repairs on a water main break today, Wednesday, at the intersection of East Mead Avenue and South 1st Street. Customers on South 1st Street between Mead Avenue and Lindy Lane will experience water outages today until the repairs are completed. Northbound traffic on South 1stStreet is restricted to one … Continued