Tag Archive for Yakima County

Go to Yakima Jail, pay $50 booking fee

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County commissioners voted Tuesday to charge inmates a $50 booking fee when they are locked up in the county jail…. …read more

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Judge says Yakima detectives tricked suspect

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A Benton County judge says two Yakima County sheriff’s detectives tricked a homicide suspect into talking with them after he asked for a lawyer…. …read more

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Who stole owl from Selah rehabilitation center?

SELAH, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County sheriff’s detectives want to find whoever took off with an owl from the Raptor House rehabilitation center at Selah…. …read more

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ELIZABETH WRIGHT, Age Now: 17, Missing: 11/09/2013. Missing From GRANDVIEW, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Yakima County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-509-574-2500. …read more

From: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – WA

Man dies after shots fired into Yakima Valley home

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a 32-year-old man died after several shots were fired into a rural home west of Toppenish Saturday…. …read more

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Yakima County officers shoot, kill man near Selah

SELAH, Wash. (AP) — A Yakima County sheriff’s spokesman says officers fatally shot a man who fired at them several times during a three-hour standoff at a rural property east of Selah, Wash…. …read more

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Yakima County settles deputy assault lawsuit

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County has settled a lawsuit stemming from an assault by an on-duty sheriff’s deputy against his estranged wife…. …read more

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WDFW Commission approves land purchases for wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation

The properties, both situated on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, will be managed to benefit wildlife, while also providing public access for outdoor recreation, Wecker said.

Dan Budd, WDFW real estate manager, said the department secured an option to purchase the 5,497-acre Manastash property in Yakima County from the Nature Conservancy for an assessed price of $4,675,000.

Once that sale is finalized, the property will become part of WDFW’s L.T. Murray Wildlife Area, the third such acquisition in that area for WDFW since 2007 under the multi-party Heart of the Cascades land-conservation project.

The smaller property in Yakima County, historically owned by timber companies, is located within WDFW’s Wenas Wildlife Area and home to elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and a variety of other species. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has offered to sell the property to the department for its assessed price of $230,000.

Budd noted that WDFW will make payments-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) to counties on both properties once the purchases have been finalized. PILT payments are designed to compensate counties for the loss of local property taxes, which cannot be levied on state-owned lands.

In other business, the commission heard comments from nearly a dozen people about a proposed plan to develop a new policy for Grays Harbor salmon fisheries. That policy, which will set the direction for resource conservation and catch allocations, is the focus of ongoing public meetings in western Washington. Information about the proposed policy is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/fisheries/grays_harbor_salmon/ on WDFW’s website.