School Supply Drive Begins July 1

Students at local schools will benefit from a summer-long school supply drive that begins Monday, July 1st at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue. “The supplies will go to multiple schools in the Yakima City School District,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “Last year with the amount of donations we … 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

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of Yakima Avenue

Water line work will result in closure of Yakima Avenue between Naches Avenue and 6th Street from Monday, June 24th through Friday, June 28th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day.  Due to heavy traffic volumes on Yakima Avenue, drivers can expect delays and should use … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Lego Tournament

“Space” is the theme for the second annual Lego Tournament the City of Yakima’s Harman Center will host from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 27th. “Our hope is for a multi-generational event, with parents, grandparents, children having fun together with Legos,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “It will be an opportunity … 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

Summer 2019 Bus Book Now Available

Yakima Transit has issued its new Summer 2019 Bus Book. It shows City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride, Vanpool, and Bikes on the Bus. Schedules in the bilingual Bus Book are effective through Monday, September 2nd. The 52-page Bus Book also features schedules and maps for Union … Continued

Yakima City Council June 18th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, June 18th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a Yakima County Development Association report. Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with Spark Northwest for the Solarize Yakima Campaign. Setting public hearings for July 2nd and July 16th to review and adopt the 6-year Transportation Improvement … 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

Bus to Pool Program Begins June 20th

Yakima Transit and Yakima Parks and Recreation are again teaming up to make it easier for swimmers to use Franklin Pool and Lions Pool this summer thanks to the Bus to Pool Program. Starting this Thursday, June 20th and continuing each Thursday through August 25th, paying to swim in one of Yakima’s two City-owned pools … 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