About Brent Baker

Brent is a freelance sports reporter for the Gazette-Tribune and owns and operates his own high school sports website OK Valley Sports. (See it online at okvalleysports.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Valley-Sports/172342412808987?fref=nf). 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 worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

Stories by Brent Baker

OHS Wrestling: Hartvig, Arrigoni win at Ephrata

EPHRATA – Scott Hartvig and Charles Arrigoni led the way for Oroville on Saturday, winning their weight classes at the Ephrata Invitational.

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Half-baked: Time for a new chapter

Four and a half years ago, Kim and I rolled into Tonasket sight unseen in a 30-year-old RV that was on its last gasp. What little we still owned was left in storage in Michigan.

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One foot in the past, the other in the present

Churchill Clark brings his family legacy to life TONASKET – Churchill Clark has the look of a man who stepped out of history. The weathered face, flowing silver mane and laid back mannerisms speak of another time and place. So does the adze – a hand tool the Clark uses to transform 750 pound tree [...]

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

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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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