Excessive Heat Watch for Yakima, Central Washington

An excessive heat watch, including the potential for record-high temperatures, is in the forecast this week for Yakima and Central Washington. The National Weather Service (“NWS”) announced the excessive heat watch this morning, Monday. It is in effect from 9:00 am Wednesday, August 8th, through 9:00 pm Thursday, August 9th. “Hot temperatures and limited relief … Continued

Yakima City Council August 6th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, August 6th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 6th regular meeting include: Recognizing the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce’s 125th anniversary. Holding public hearings to consider amending the 2018-2023 Six-Year … Continued

Maintenance to Close Lions Pool August 4-27

Lions Pool, an indoor facility owned and operated by the City of Yakima, will be closed for a little more than three weeks during August so that needed annual maintenance on the pool can be performed. To accommodate the work, Lions Pool will be closed from Saturday, August 4th through Monday, August 27th. Yakima Parks … Continued

National Night Out Set for August 7th

Throughout the Yakima Valley and across the nation, communities will be throwing a “going away party for crime” during the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th.  In addition to numerous neighborhood block parties, several organizations and businesses will be sponsoring National Night Out events. As a result, the August 7th Yakima City Council … Continued

Harman Center to Re-Open at Noon

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park, 101 North 65th Avenue, will re-open at 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, July 31st. “We had a malfunctioning part on the air conditioner and that has been replaced,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. The Harman Center had been closed since yesterday afternoon when the air conditioning … Continued

44th Annual Vintiques Rolls into State Fair Park

The 44th annual Vintiques Northwest Nationals will return to State Fair Park this week. Vendors and participants will begin setting up Thursday, August 2nd on the fairgrounds and in the Yakima SunDome. “We’re anticipating more than 600 cars this year,” said Art Reis, director of the 2018 Vintiques Northwest Nationals. Besides admiring classic automobiles from … Continued

Harman Center Closed due to Air Conditioning Issue

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park is closed until further notice due to a malfunctioning air conditioning unit. The City is currently addressing the repair to the air conditioning unit. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning that is in place through 11:00 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31st. … Continued

Harman Center Closing Early Today

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park is closed for the rest of today, Monday, July 30th due to a malfunctioning air conditioning unit. The City is currently addressing the repair to the air conditioning unit and the Center is scheduled to re-open at 8:00 am tomorrow, Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) … Continued

“Hazardous Weather” Predicted for Yakima, Central Washington

The National Weather Service (“NWS”) issued a special weather statement today, Friday, calling for “Hazardous Weather Conditions” in Yakima and Central Washington. “A strong high pressure system will strengthen over the Pacific Northwest and temperatures will continue to approach the century mark through the weekend,” the NWS’ statement said. “By Monday and Tuesday, temperatures are … Continued

City of Yakima Building Starts on the Grow

Construction activity is off to a strong start in the City of Yakima for the first six months of 2018. Information from the City’s Planning Division shows 617 permits were issued through the first six months of 2018 (January 1 through June 30), with a total combined valuation of $69.7 million. That’s well above the … Continued