Tree Removal to Close Section of South 7th Street

A tree removal project will close the 100 block of South 7th Street starting Monday, December 16th and continuing through Tuesday, December 31st. The closure will be in effect during the project work hours of 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding Christmas Day. During the work hours, no parking will be allowed … Continued

Yakima City Council December 10th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, December 10th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Rescinding Resolution R-2019-113. Issuing a Climate Crisis Proclamation. Receiving a presentation on Yakima Transit routes to the YMCA Aquatic Center and the SOZO Sports Complex. The December 10th Yakima City Council regular meeting will air on … Continued

Sidewalk Improvement Project to Impact Traffic

A “Complete Streets” project to improve sidewalks will impact traffic through next month. This week, a crew from Belsaas and Smith Construction is beginning the sidewalk project on Viola Avenue between 10th Avenue and 4th Avenue. The area will be accessible only to residents during the work hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm each … Continued

Yakima City Council December 10th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its final regular meeting of 2019 at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 10th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the December 10th regular meeting include: Issuing a Homeless Persons Memorial Proclamation. Recognizing Councilmembers Kathy Coffey, Dulce Gutierrez and Carmen Mendez. Considering … 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 Transit Offering Free Shuttle Bus to Luminaria

Yakima Transit will provide free shuttle bus service to the Yakima Area Arboretum’s 2019 Luminaria Candle-Lit Walk event on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th.  Shuttle buses will run continuously from the parking lot of the current U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer (formerly the K-Mart store parking lot), located south of Highway 24. The Arboretum is … 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

City Crews Installing Downtown Holiday Decorations

Crews from the City of Yakima will be installing approximately 80 lighted holiday decorations in Downtown Yakima on Tuesday morning, December 3rd.  Traffic will be restricted at times to a single lane to permit City trucks and equipment access to overhead street light and utility poles during the installation. The restrictions will only impact traffic … Continued

Downtown Yakima Events Usher in the Holiday Season

The calendar is full of family fun holiday festivities this season in Downtown Yakima. It all begins Saturday, December 7th, with free horse-drawn wagon rides that begin and end at the Community Christmas Tree at Millennium Plaza. This is the sixth consecutive year of Downtown Yakima wagon rides. Offered every 20 to 25 minutes on … Continued

Yakima City Council December 3rd Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the December 3rd regular meeting include: Receiving a presentation of the draft Equity and Community Integration Plan. Holding a discussion regarding Henry Beauchamp Jr. Community … Continued