Gusty winds late in the day Wednesday caused some movement on the northwest corner of the fire, but there wasn’t anything unexpected, operation section chief Dean Lange said.
The Yakima City Council cleared city staff to apply for a grant to support the use of anaerobic digestion, a natural process in which micro-organisms break down organic materials such as food scraps, manure and other organic waste.
The public has a chance to meet Yakima Valley candidates for school board, fire district, judicial and City Council seats at two upcoming forums.
The Yakima City Council's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee recommended lodging tax revenue be divided amongst the Yakima Convention Center, Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center, Yakima Valley Sports Commission, Capitol Theatre and SunDome.
The Yakima Council didn't approve a new sales tax to support housing projects on Tuesday. The measure had four votes, short of the supermajority needed.
In draft maps released Tuesday by the Washington State Redistricting Commission, the Yakama Reservation was united. The reservation is currently split between districts 14 and 15. The city of Yakima remains divided. The maps explore possible new boundaries for legislative districts across Washington using data from the 2020 Census.
The first series of draft maps from the Washington State Redistricting Commission will be released Tuesday as political boundaries set to change.
If passed, the ordinance would implement a tax of one-tenth of 1%, meaning Yakima consumers would pay one penny for every $10 spent on taxable goods.
The 60th Yakima Sunfair Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in downtown Yakima. Assistant Mayor Holly Cousens will be its grand marshal.
Yakima has had only six days of "good" air quality since Aug. 3 because of the Schneider Springs Fire. But rain in the forecast Friday could help tamp down the fire and the smoke. Once fire activity slows, the smoke will start to decrease.