Roadwork to Close Section of 86th Avenue on April 24th

Roadwork will result in the closure of a section of 86th Avenue for most of the day on Monday, April 24th. While the work is underway, that section of 86th Avenue between Occidental Road and the 85th Avenue cutoff will be closed to traffic.  Work on the project will take place between 6:30 am and … Continued

Power Work to Impact Traffic at Washington and Cornell Intersection

A project involving improvements to part of the system used to deliver electricity to local homes and businesses will result in daytime traffic delays at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Cornell Avenue on Monday, April 24th. Crews from a Pacific Power contractor will be transferring power in the area, which will result in the … Continued

Free Earth Day Cleanup for Yakima Neighborhood

People living in a portion of the north-central section of Yakima will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhoods on Earth Day during a one-day community cleanup event on Saturday, April 22nd.  More than 300 volunteers from Yakima area churches, schools, and other organizations will also be pitching in to support the event. … Continued

Text 9-1-1 Now Available in Yakima County

SunComm, the Public Safety Communications Division is pleased to announce the availability of Text- to 9-1-1 for residents and visitors in Yakima County. Yakima County is joining eight other counties in the State of Washington offering Text-to-9-1-1 emergency service. SunComm, would like to remind residents that calling 9-1-1 is still preferred and callers using text … Continued

Manhole Project to Impact Traffic on Nob Hill

A project to repair a manhole will impact traffic along a section of Nob Hill Boulevard for part of the morning on Thursday, April 20th. City of Yakima Wastewater Division crews will be working on the project between 5:00 am and 10:00 am on April 20th.  The manhole being repaired is located on Nob Hill … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is asking volunteers interested in serving on the City of Yakima Parks & Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Arts Commission, Community Review Board, Public Facilities District Board and the Henry Beauchamp, Jr. Community Center Advisory Board to submit applications to the City Clerk’s office.  Additionally, there is one vacancy … Continued

Yakima Area Arboretum Celebrating Success With Arbor Fest

This year’s Arbor Fest at the Yakima Area Arboretum will celebrate two major milestones – the Arboretum’s 50th anniversary and the formal presentation of a Tree City USA award to the City of Yakima. The free, family-friendly Arbor Fest will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 15th at the Yakima Area … Continued

Roadwork to Close Section of Occidental Road on April 13th

Roadwork will result in the closure of a section of Occidental Road for most of the day on Thursday, April 13th.  The project causing the closure was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 12th, but was delayed due to rain. City of Yakima Streets Division crews will be prepping the section of Occidental … Continued