Iconic Stop and Go Drive-In Heavily Damaged by Fire

The popular Stop and Go Drive-In on Fruitvale Boulevard was heavily damaged as a result of a fire Thursday morning.  When YFD crews arrived on scene at about 11:45 am Thursday, July 18th, black smoke was coming from the drive-in’s roof.  YFD crews initially took a defensive approach to fighting the fire due to concern … Continued

City Manager Accepts WSU Extension Director Job in Jefferson County

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore has accepted the position of Washington State University (WSU) Extension Director for Jefferson County (Port Townsend is the county seat of Jefferson County).  Moore’s last day on the job as Yakima City Manager will be August 20th. Moore was hired by the Yakima City Council to serve as Yakima City … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of South 6th Street

Water line work will result in closure of 6th Street between Rainier Street and La Salle Street on Tuesday, July 9th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Due to heavy traffic volumes on 6th Street, drivers can expect delays and should use alternate routes if possible until … Continued

Stormwater Project to Impact Traffic on Summitview

The installation of a stormwater drainage facility will result in Summitview Avenue being closed between Yakima Avenue and Pierce Avenue from 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 27th to 9:00 am on Friday, June 28th. Wheeler Excavation was hired by the City of Yakima to install a drainage facility beneath the traffic island at Summitview and 7th … Continued

Rail Crossing Asphalt Repair to Impact Traffic on Mead Avenue

Repairs to asphalt paving near a rail crossing will result in lane restrictions along a portion of Mead Avenue for most of the morning on Thursday, June 20th. While the project is underway, traffic on Mead Avenue between Maryland Street and Voelker Avenue will be restricted to one lane in each direction.  Work on the … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road on Wednesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 20th. The section of Powerhouse between 24th Avenue and 27th Avenue will be closed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on both June 19th and June 20th to accommodate the project. Drivers are reminded that … Continued

Multiple Agencies Partnering on Operation Invictus to Fight Violent Crime

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) and a dozen other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are joining together for what’s being called Operation Invictus, a targeted effort to identify, locate, and apprehend violent crime fugitives throughout the Central Washington region this summer. In addition to the YPD, local law enforcement agencies participating in Operation … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Nob Hill

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Nob Hill Boulevard on Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Nob Hill between 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on both June 12th and June 13th to accommodate the … Continued

Train Tracks Removal to Impact Traffic on South 1st Street

Removal of deactivated train tracks will result in the daytime closure of a portion of South 1st Street from Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 13th. While the project is underway, South 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Arlington Street will be closed to traffic.  Work on the project will take place from 6:00 am … Continued