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By Roger Nichols
For the Sentinel 

City gets hot deal on truck



GREAT DEAL ON A NEW TRUCK: Goldendale is recipient of a grant that allowed acquisition of a new fire tender.

The Goldendale City Council met last night for mostly routine business, but the real star of the show wasn't even in the

building. Parked across the street was the city's latest firefighting vehicle, an attack tender, newly equipped with pumps, nozzles and a 2,000-gallon water tank. The truck, a 2002 M-1088 Stewart & Stevenson 6 x 6 with just 4,500 miles on it originally cost the Army $167,000, but was free to the city as part of a surplus program through the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Then last July , DNR came through with a 100 percent grant of $78,273 to fit it out as a fire truck covering "everything but hoses and hand tools," as Chief Halm put it. He said the ci...

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