Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field Hosting Military Training Exercise

The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is hosting a U.S. military training exercise beginning today, Friday, March 22nd and lasting through Sunday, March 24th.  Aircrews on a C-130 Hercules will conduct a variety of exercises throughout the Yakima Valley and within the Yakima Training Center.  During these exercises, the community may witness increased aircraft activity as … Continued

Police Chief Candidates Named

Five candidates for the Yakima police chief position are in Yakima today (Thursday, March 21st) and tomorrow to participate in a series of interviews and two “Meet & Greet” sessions – one with Yakima Police Department (YPD) staff and one with community members. The five candidates are: – Jason Horton – In January of this … Continued

Yakima City Council March 19th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, March 19th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Receiving Yakima Valley Tourism’s 2018 Annual Report. Receiving a presentation on the Alert Yakima Emergency Notification System. Appointing members to the Ad Hoc Homeless Facility Review Committee. Amending an ordinance regarding intermodal shipping containers used as temporary … Continued

Police Chief Candidates in Yakima Thursday and Friday

Five candidates for the Yakima police chief position will be in Yakima this Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd to participate in a series of interviews and two “Meet & Greet” sessions – one with Yakima Police Department (YPD) staff and one with community members. The names of the five applicants in the interview … Continued

Phase 1 of North 1st Street Revitalization Project Getting Underway

Preliminary work on the long-awaited North 1st Street Revitalization project will likely get underway later this week and more construction activity will be taking place starting early next week. Tapani Inc, based in Battleground, Washington, is the general contractor for Phase 1 of the three-phase project. Tapani crews will begin saw cutting pavement this Thursday, … Continued

Police Investigating Suspected Homicide on Race Street

A 25-year-old man died Friday night at a house on East Race Street in what police suspect to be a homicide. Yakima police were dispatched to a home located at 604 East Race Street at about 5:15 pm Friday.  After entering the house, officers discovered the deceased 25-year-old man in a bedroom.  He had apparently … Continued

Fire Damages 4th Street Apartment Building

One person was injured and approximately 40 people were evacuated this morning, Wednesday, due to a fire at an apartment building on South 4th Street near Downtown Yakima. (It is the practice of the Yakima Fire Department to not release the specific address of a private home involved in a fire or other emergency response) … Continued