Chip Sealing Project to Impact Traffic

The City of Yakima Streets Division will continue its annual chip sealing program on the morning of Monday, July 23rd.  Several roads in the southeast section of Yakima, including multiple side streets of Fair Avenue, along with roads in the northwest section of the city, including side streets off of 85th Avenue, will be the … Continued

Yakima City Council July 17th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 17th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the July 17th regular meeting include: Considering revised Council Rules of Procedure. Holding a public hearing regarding a moratorium on accepting any new development … Continued

Water Line Work to Close a Portion of Front Street

Installation of a water line will result in the closure of North Front Street between SSgt Pendleton Way and Yakima Avenue from Monday, July 16th to Friday, July 20th.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm every day until completed. Detours around the construction site will be available, but … Continued

Chip Sealing Project to Impact Traffic

The City of Yakima Streets Division will begin a chip sealing project on the morning of Monday, July 16th.  This year, the initial work area will be in the vicinity of 88th Avenue, Kail Drive, Hawthorn Drive, Poplar View Way, and North Scenic Drive. Crews will chip seal from around 6:30 am to about 3:30 … Continued

Curb and Gutter Replacement to Impact Traffic at Gilbert and Barge

A project to replace curb and gutter infrastructure will result in traffic restrictions at and near the intersection of Gilbert Drive and Barge Street for most of the each day from Tuesday, June 12th through Thursday, June 14th. As a result of the project, Gilbert Drive between Summitview Avenue and Yakima Avenue will be closed … Continued

Task Force Helps Homeless Find Shelter, Food, Services

Local non-profit service providers and staff from several City of Yakima divisions and departments teamed up overnight to reach out to people camping on public property and point them toward safe, temporary housing, regular meals, and other services. The task force, which included representatives from Yakima Union Gospel Mission, Transform Yakima Together, Yakima Neighborhood Health … Continued

Aaron Markham Appointed to be Next Yakima Fire Chief

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore has announced he has appointed current Yakima Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Markham to serve as Yakima’s next fire chief.  Markham will officially begin his tenure as Yakima Fire Chief on Friday, June 1st. “Aaron has many years of experience in the fire service in a variety of roles,” said Moore.  … Continued