Asphalt Repair Work to Restrict Traffic on Washington Avenue

Asphalt repair work will result in traffic restrictions on Washington Avenue between 16th Avenue and Cornell Avenue starting Monday, June 27th,through Friday July 1st.  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. Due … Continued

Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit investigate an Officer involved shooting incident in Yakima

Yakima Wa- Detectives with the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit (YVSIU) are investigating an Officer involved Shooting incident that occurred in the city of Yakima. A 30 year-old Yakima man is in serious condition at Seattle Harborview for gunshot wounds following the incident, which occurred on 05/30/22 at approximately 2357 hrs. Yakima Police Officers located … Continued

Commercial Flights at Yakima Airport to Resume

Commercial flights will resume this evening at the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field, but the air traffic control tower at the airport is closed because of damage it sustained during a motor vehicle accident early Friday morning. FAA inspectors have determined the control tower cannot be occupied at this time because structural support beams inside it … Continued

Yakima City Council May 17th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022. Agenda items for the May 17th regular meeting include: Proclamations for Police Week and Correctional Week Recognition of Councilmember Cousens for earning an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership An agreement with the Millennium Foundation to install mosaic art … Continued

Work on Nelson Dam Project to Result in Temporary Road Closures

Work continues on the Nelson Dam removal and replacement project and will result in temporary road closures over the next couple of weeks. Work scheduled to continue next week includes pouring concrete for a new fish screen structure. The work requires temporary closure of South Naches Road at Powerhouse Road on Thursday, May 19th. This … Continued

Wastewater System Work to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

Wastewater system work will result in the closure tonight of southbound lanes along a portion of South 1st Street.  The project will also impact traffic during part of the day tomorrow. A section of the southbound lanes of 1st Street just south of Mead Avenue will be closed from 9:00 pm tonight, Tuesday, May 10th, … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on South 5th Avenue

Water line work will result in temporary water outages and traffic restrictions on South 5th Avenue between Pine Street and Tieton Drive starting Wednesday, May, 11th and lasting through Friday, May, 13th. Work on the project will begin each day at around 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. City of Yakima water customers in … Continued

Road Project Will Impact Traffic on Portion of Yakima Avenue

From Wednesday, May 11th through Thursday, May 19th, traffic along a portion of Yakima Avenue will be impacted while a grind and overlay paving project is underway.  The project will take place on the portion of Yakima Avenue between 10th Avenue and 12th Avenue.  Intermittent detour routes around the project area will be in in … Continued

Selection of New Assistant City Manager Announced

Yakima City Manager Bob Harrison announced today that Rosylen Oglesby has been selected to fill the position of assistant city manager. “Rosylen brings to the City a wealth of experience in a wide range of local government disciplines,” said Harrison.  “She has followed a very deliberate career path that has provided her with opportunities to … Continued

Officer-Involved Shooting in Yakima

On April 16, 2022, at approximately 5:35 PM, YPD Officers located an adult male wanted for felony domestic violence charges. The suspect fled from officers on foot in the area of N. 18th Ave and Jerome. The suspect was armed with a firearm during the incident, threatening officers. Officers located the suspect in the yard … Continued