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Improvements Made to Downtown Street Banners

The banners along part of Yakima Avenue may look a little different. They have been turned so they now face the sidewalks instead of the street. Yakima officials said the poles from Seventh Avenue to First Street were getting hit by trucks that parked too close

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Prep Work on MLK Jr Underpass Starts Today

Martin King Jr. Blvd. is being prepped for closure between First Avenue and First Street. Mowat Construction Company will begin moving equipment and materials into the area near the BSNF Railroad tracks crossing MLK, Jr

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Yakima to Test Curbside Recycling Program

 

Yakima is preparing to test a pilot curbside recycling program after its citizen survey results showed most people in town were in favor of such a program. About 1,000 homes will be selected to a part of the pilot program. Each of those homes will be given plastic re

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Yakima City Council Decided Voters Will Not Vote on Tax Proposal

The Yakima City Council last night decided to not ask voters to pass a super majority tax proposal on the August ballot. The council voted to remove the issue from the ballot. It is now up to citizens to form a petition drive to get enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot later this year

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Ribbon Cutting For New City Employee Healthcare Clinic Tomorrow

Yakima will enter a new era this Wednesday when it officially opens its new in-house employee healthcare clinic. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 11:30 a.m. outside the entrance to the new clinic located at 103 S

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Cameras Installed to Help Fight Yakima’s Graffiti Problem

Yakima continues to battle the area's graffiti problem. Yakima police say they have 20 graffiti cameras positioned in specific areas of the city. The cameras take pictures when they see movement and help police catch graffiti vandals

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Injured Oregon Man Settles a Lawsuit With The City of Yakima

 

Yakima County has settled a lawsuit with a worker who fell four stories down a Terrace Heights water tower. The man was severely injured in the accident in 2010. Michael Hanson of Oregon was hired to repair the tower when the floor gave way.

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City of Yakima Hires Air Service Planners to Attract Airlines

The Yakima Air Terminal is on the mend says City Manager Tony O'Rourke. The city council tonight is expected to approve a contract with a company called Air Service Planners for air service development at the airport

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Yakima Hires a Lobbyist to Fight for City Interests

The Yakima City Council meets tonight at city hall as it prepares for the upcoming legislative session. For the first time this year the city will have a lobbyist in Olympia hired to fight for specific city interests

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Yakima Gearing Up For This Summer’s Roadwork Projects

he city of Yakima is ready to do a lot of street work this summer with funding coming from a $5 million bond and a streets and traffic position that were eliminated in the 2013 budget. The work includes projects on all major roads in Yakima including Tieton Avenue, Washington Avenue and Nob Hill Blvd

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