It was cold. Really cold. But there was plenty of Christmas cheer to go around and warm the hearts, if not the bodies, of Tonasket celebrants on Dec. 6 during its annual Winterfest celebration. Visitors from Tonasket’s sister city of Princeton, B.C., added to the festivities.
About Brent BakerBrent 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
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners, with a healthy crowd in attendance, approved its 2014 preliminary budget at its Thursday, Nov. 14, meeting. As discussed at the Oct. 31 meeting, Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt presented a budget designed to stem consistent financial losses in the districts Long Term Care division. NVH [...]
TONASKET – Discussion about the future of the Tonasket Municipal Swimming pool continued at the Tuesday, Nov. 12, city council meeting after the council had had a chance to review a book-length report completed by Pool World of Spokane at its behest.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board worked toward a final decision on what it will present to the community in terms of its funding needs for the immediate future at its Monday, Nov. 11, meeting.
Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Class 2B State Football (round of 16, loser out) Reardan 41, Oroville 20 Colfax 22, White Swan 14 Class 1A State Football (round of 16, loser out) Okanogan 13, Connell 10 Cashmere 41, Meridian 22 (Cashmere and Okanogan play state quarterfinal Nov. 23 at Wenatchee Apple Bowl) [...]
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree passed through Tonasket on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to the delight of much of the Tonasket School District students, who lined the hill along SR-20 to catch a glimpse of the caravan on its way to Washington, D.C. This year’s tree grew on the Newport District of the U.S. National Forest [...]
Speiker defends state championship, takes third title in four years PASCO – Happy, but not quite satisfied, Sierra Speiker still has goals and aspirations to reach for, even after winning her third Class 1B/2B state title in four years. Speiker was heavily favored in the Saturday, Nov. 9, race at Pasco’s Sun Willows Golf Course [...]
Cross Country Oroville’s Sierra Speiker wins second straight Class 1B/2B state title and third overall with a time of 18:20.41. Other area 1B/2B results: Liberty Bell boys 5th as a team (Daily and Klemmeck 6th and 7th); Republic 7th as a team (Forsman and Reiss 8th and 12th). Area 1A results – Girls – Cascade’s [...]
Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Kettle Falls 33, Tonasket 27 (OT) – nonplayoff crossover 2B Playoff Watch White Swan 37, Liberty Bell 27 – White Swan clinches #1 seed to state playoff; Liberty Bell eliminated Manson 51, Kittitas 40 – Kittitas eliminated (With those scores, Oroville clinches league’s #2 seed to the [...]
WHITE SWAN – Oroville’s volleyball team played one of its best matches of the season Thursday, Nov. 7, in White Swan, but it wasn’t enough. The bigger, stronger, more experienced Cougars swept Oroville 25-19, 25-22, 25-20, but the Hornets didn’t make it easy. The Hornets only led briefly early in the first two sets, but [...]