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

Half-baked: Remembering my grandfather’s World War II legacy

Starting at 4:00 a.m., the mine sweeper YMS-481, along with others of its class, began its second day of clearing the waters near Tarakan City, on the east side of Borneo. Heavily fortified by the Japanese, the oil produced there was of such a high grade that it didn’t need to be refined before being [...]

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Lake Osoyoos Cup races

Jet skis filled the water at Deep Bay Park on Saturday, June 28, for the first of two days of racing. Competition continues Sunday.

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Tonasket Schools eye ACA changes

TONASKET – Tonasket School District employees may soon be feeling the full effects of the Affordable Care Act in their pocketbooks, and Superintendent Paul Turner said that he and the district’s various unions are having discussions over ways to mutually minimize those effects, he reported at the Monday, June 26, school board meeting.

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The Taming of the Shrew | Slideshow

The Tonasket Community Theater performed Shakespeare with a twist in June: Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” performed in its original language but set in the late 1960s.

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Oroville and Tonasket High School Graduations | Slideshow

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Table Mountain Star Party returns to Eden Valley in July

OROVILLE – Under the dark cover of night, they will come.
Okay, most will probably arrive during daylight hours. But the night will be the primary focus of five days (and nights) of seminars at the Table Mountain Star Party, which will be returning to Eden Valley Guest Ranch east of Oroville July 22-26.

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Half-Baked

Hope amidst tragedy

A headline in Saturday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Celebrities section reads “Harrison Ford, Jon Meis, Mekayla Diehl and more!”
Such has been life for the family of one of my son’s best friends for the past week and half, sharing headlines with Han Solo and a Miss America contender.

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Hospital warrants down to $175,000

TONASKET – With the North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners moved from its normal Thursday date to Monday, June 9, the agenda was a bit shorter than usual.

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Jack Black on board for pool, spray park fundraiser

Projects combine efforts to facilitate completion TONASKET – The Tonasket Water Ranch spray park should be completed this summer. Rebuilding the Tonasket City Swimming pool is likely to take several years at multiple times the cost. The committees working to make the two projects a reality combined forces in an effort to facilitate the completion [...]

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Oroville, Tonasket bring home state track medals

Hornets bring home multiple medals CHENEY- Oroville’s track and field squad brought home a total of six medals last weekend from the WIAA State 2B Track and Field Championships, with the girls squad garnering a ninth place finish. “Our athletes followed up at state with stellar performances,” said Oroville coach Harold Jensen. “Experience, dedication, and [...]

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