Yakima City/County Buyer Receives Top State Honor

Contact: Purchasing Manager Sue Ownby – 576-6695 Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler – Community Re – randy.beehler@yakimawa.gov Maria Mayhue, a senior buyer for the combined City of Yakima/Yakima County Purchasing office, has been named Buyer of the Year by the Washington State Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.  Mayhue received a plaque marking … Continued

January 2013 City of Yakima News Brief

Wide Hollow Creek Disc Golf Course Hosting Tournament After having opened only a couple of months ago, the new Wide Hollow Creek Disc Golf Course at Randall Park is ready to play host to the “Attack of the Three-Headed Monster” tournament on Saturday, January 19th. The tournament will feature three divisions of disc golfers – … Continued

Two Suspects Arrested for Purse Snatching

Contact: YPD Sgt. Sgt. Joe Salinas – 575-6212 On Friday, January 11th shortly after 8:00 pm, Yakima Police received a report of a purse theft that had just occurred.  The victim alleged she was confronted by a man wielding a handgun.  The suspect demanded the victim’s purse.  She complied with the victim and the suspect fled … Continued

Yakima Fire Department Provides Tips To Avoid Flu

Contact: Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler – 901-1142 – randy.beehler@yakimawa.gov Currently, 41 states are experiencing above average emergency room visits.  While most cases to date are caused by viruses other than influenza, flu activity is now on the rise and expected to get worse over the next few weeks. Everyone should take advantage of this … Continued

Wastewater Pipeline Projects Preparing Yakima for Development

Contact: Wastewater Manager Scott Schafer – 249-6815 Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler – 901-1142 – randy.beehler@yakimawa.gov Two major projects are underway that will significantly expand the City of Yakima’s capacity to process wastewater from current and future customers.  The projects, which are expected to be completed by late spring or early summer, are key to … Continued