About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

Stories by Brent Baker

Pool plan gets blessing

  Tonasket Pool Assoc. unveils new plan for city pool TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council voted Tuesday, Dec. 9, to draft a resolution in support of the Tonasket Swimming Pool Association’s fledgling plan to construct a new swimming pool to replace the one that was condemned more than three years ago. The citizens’ committee [...]

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Winter 2014-15 Standings, Scores and Schedules (boys and girls basketball)

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Supt. Turner to leave Tonasket School District

TONASKET – Tonasket Superintendent Paul Turner will see his tenure with the district end as of the conclusion of the current school year.

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Winterfest & Tree Lighting

Tonasket Winterfest and Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting kick off the holidays.

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Sarah Quinlan crowned Tonasket Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – For the third straight year, there was just one candidate for the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen title.
That didn’t lessen the smile on Sarah Quinlan’s face as she was crowned 2015 Miss Tonasket Rodeo by 2014 Queen Brisa Leep at Saturday’s Tonasket Comancheros Rodeo Club dinner and coronation ceremony.

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North Valley Hospital District CEO resigns

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District Administrator Linda Michel tendered her resignation to the NVH Board of Commissioners Thursday, Dec. 11, following a lengthy executive session at the end of that evening’s board meeting.

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Tonasket Council agrees on COLA/bonus combination

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council agreed on a plan to settle the salaries of city employees for 2015, voting unanimously on Tuesday, Nov. 25, to adopt Council Member Scott Olson’s compromise plan that adopted features of a pair of proposals sitting before the council.

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Tonasket Schools approve $6.98 million bond

TONASKET – A year ago, Tonasket School District voters rejected a $6 million, 10-year bond that would have helped alleviate overcrowding, built a new Alternative/Outreach school and upgrade athletic facilities that in some cases pose safety hazards to participants.

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Silver Linings

LOUISVILLE, KY – When the expectation is to win a national title, the best you can do is meet them.
The Tonasket FFA Rituals team found out that sometimes, that isn’t going to work out. Adjusting those expectations helped the group of seven Tonasket High School sophomores gain more from their trip to the FFA national convention than they had expected.

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Friday, Oct. 31 Football Scores

Central Washington 2B League Scores / Standings Oroville 54, Liberty Bell 6 – Oroville (#4 North) travels to White Swan (#1 South) to open playoffs next week Omak 19, Tonasket 7 (NL, Thursday) – Tonasket (#3 North) travels to Warden (#2 South) Okanogan 44, Brewster 12 – Okanogan clinches North Division title and hosts Mabton [...]

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