Body of Shooting Victim Found Near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road

The body of a man who had been shot several times was found by Yakima police officers late Friday night near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of his family.    Yakima police continue to investigate the incident.  No arrests have been made at this … Continued

Water, Sewer Projects Continue on Hathaway Street

A project to replace existing water and sewer mains along a section of Hathaway Street continues. The project is taking place on Hathaway Street from North 6th Avenue to North 16th Avenue.  P.O.W. Contracting, Inc. of Pasco is the primary contractor on the project.  To date, the contractor has installed approximately 2,000 lineal feet of … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on Washington Avenue

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on Washington Avenue between 24th Avenue and 16th Avenue from tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th,through Friday, May 10th.  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 the project area. … Continued

Police Investigating Homicide on Sliger Road

A 16-year-old male died early Sunday morning after being shot in the 1800 block of Sliger Road.  Yakima police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Sliger Road shortly before 2:00 am Sunday following reports of shots fired.  Witnesses said the victim was walking to a residence on Sliger road along with two other juvenile … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on Washington Avenue

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on Washington Avenue between 24th Avenue and 16th Avenue from tomorrow, Thursday, April 18th,through Tuesday, April 30th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each week day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project … Continued

Phase 1 of North 1st Street Revitalization Project Progressing

The first of three phases of the North 1st Street Revitalization Project got underway about a month ago.  Crews continue to focus on the installation of new underground utilities, including water and sewer pipes, during the early stages of construction on Phase 1 of the project. Tapani Inc, based in Battleground, Washington, is the general … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions. The Arts Commission, Community Review Board, and Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee each have one available position.  The Historic Preservation Commission and the Board of Appeals currently have two available openings. It is the responsibility of the City Council to … Continued

Water Line Work to Close a Portion of Castlevale Road

Installation of a new water service line will result in the closure of Castlevale Road between 28th Avenue and 25th Avenue from Tuesday, April 2nd to Wednesday, April 3rd.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm every day until completed. Due of heavy traffic volume in the area, drivers … Continued

Teenager Who Ran Away From Yakima Facility Located

A 15-year-old who apparently ran away from a Yakima evaluation and treatment center on Friday evening has been located. On Saturday, Yakima police asked for the community’s help in locating 15-year-old Mia Tolman, who had reportedly run away from an involuntary, court ordered placement at Two Rivers Landing, a Yakima facility that serves clients between … Continued

Yakima Police Asking for Community Help to Locate Teenager

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is asking for the community’s help in locating a teenager who left an evaluation/treatment facility Friday evening. Mia Tolman, who is 15 years old and described as approximately 5’ 2” tall and weighing about 170 pounds, ran away from an involuntary, court ordered placement at Two Rivers Landing, a facility … Continued