Yakima City Council August 22nd Study Session Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a study session at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 22nd in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 22nd study session include: A review of vehicle parking inventory, revenue possibilities and enforcement. A review of vehicle parking inventory, revenue possibilities and … Continued

New Security Gates Planned for Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field

Work should begin next month to replace 20 security gates at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field. The Yakima City Council recently approved contracts related to the project, which will replace 11 vehicle and nine pedestrian security gates. “A lot of them were installed 15 to 20 years ago. We did an analysis on their remaining useful … Continued

Yakima City Council August 15th Business Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council met for a regular business meeting yesterday, Tuesday, August 15th. Action by the Council on August 15th included: Discussing a draft letter to President Donald Trump regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and requesting changes. Appointing Councilmember Dulce Gutierrez to the Washington State Partnership on Juvenile Justice. Holding a closed … Continued

2017 Primary Election Returns Certified

The Yakima County Auditor’s Office has certified the results of the 2017 Primary Election, meaning the final count of returns has been completed and the results are now official.  The top two vote getters in each race now move on to the November 7th General Election. Three seats on the Yakima City Council are up … Continued

Precautions Urged During Solar Eclipse

Yakima residents are encouraged to use caution next Monday, August 21st when a solar eclipse will be visible throughout the area. Pacific Northwest locations that will experience a total solar eclipse, with the sun 100% obscured, include Salem and Baker County in Oregon. Although Yakima is not in the direct path of a total solar … Continued

Fourth Annual Blues and Local Brews Bash set for August 19th

The fourth annual Blues and Local Brews Bash returns to Yakima’s Historic North Front Street on Saturday, August 19th. The event will feature six bands performing a combined six hours of live blues music on two stages. Otis Taylor of Boulder, Colorado is the headlining artist. Taylor, whose unique instrumentation includes banjo and cello, will … Continued

Yakima City Council August 15th Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 15th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 15th business meeting include: Discussing a draft letter to President Donald Trump regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Discussing a … Continued

Yakima City Council to Continue Discussion of Homeless Issue

The Yakima City Council will continue its discussion on the issue of homelessness during a study session on Monday, August 14th at 10:00 am in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street.  The discussion is the result of an update on Camp Hope the Council received during its July 18th business … Continued

Two-Block Section of Ahtanum to Remain Closed Until Further Notice

One lane of a two-block section of Ahtanum Road will close on Thursday, August 10th and will remain closed until further notice. The outside, westbound lane of Ahtanum between 24th Avenue and 26th Avenue will be closed to all traffic due to roadway and shoulder damage.  That section of Ahtanum sustained significant damage during this … Continued

Repair to Manhole to Impact Traffic on Nob Hill

A project to repair a manhole will result in traffic restrictions on a portion of Nob Hill Boulevard for most of the day on Thursday, August 10th. As a result of the project, westbound traffic along the section of Nob Hill between 26th Avenue and 27th Avenue will be restricted to one lane from 5:30 … Continued