Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road on Wednesday, January 22nd. The section of Powerhouse between 24th Avenue and 28th Avenue will be closed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on January 22nd to accommodate the project. Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road on Tuesday, January 14th through Thursday, January 16th. The section of Powerhouse between 24th Avenue and 28th Avenue will be closed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from January 14th to 16th to accommodate the project. Drivers are reminded that the speed … Continued

Man Injured in Late Friday Evening Shooting

At about 11:30 pm on Friday, December 27th, Yakima police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of Garfield Avenue.  After arriving on the scene, officers found 32-year-old Alberto Tamoyo walking in the area and suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid to Tamyo.  He was ultimately … 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, Planning Commission and Tree City USA Board each have one available position.  There is one vacant youth position each on the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Community Integration Committee. The … Continued

Winter Weather Means More Cautious Driving

As Yakima experiences its first significant weather event this winter, emergency responders encourage drivers to follow some simple safety measures to avoid being involved in an accident. “The most obvious tip for driving in winter weather is to slow down,” said Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler.  “Simply driving more slowly than normal increases … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of North 2nd Street

Water line work will result in closure of 2nd Street between Staff Sgt Pendleton Way and Yakima Avenue from Monday, December 9th through Friday, December 13th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Due to heavy traffic volumes on 2nd Street, drivers can expect delays and … Continued

Yakima City Council December 3rd Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a presentation of the draft Equity and Community Integration Plan. Holding a discussion regarding Henry Beauchamp Jr. Community Center … Continued

Severe Wind Causing Damage in Yakima

Severe wind has resulted in damage to trees and other structures in Yakima since it began early Wednesday. The community Christmas tree, which was just set in place yesterday at Millennium Plaza, rolled onto its side sometime this morning as a result of strong winds.  The tree appears to have suffered only minimal damage and … 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 early Thursday morning to reach out to people camping on public property and point them toward safe, temporary housing, regular meals, and other services. The task force included representatives from Yakima Union Gospel Mission, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, and … Continued

Wastewater Line Installation to Restrict Traffic on Jerome

The installation of a wastewater line will result in the closure of a portion of Jerome Avenue from Monday, November 18th through Wednesday, November 20th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 4:00 pm each day. While the project is underway, Jerome Avenue between 20th Avenue and 25th Avenue will … Continued