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

Budget season begins for City of Tonasket

TONASKET – Budget season has begun, a usually painful necessity for most municipalities.
City Clerk/Treasurer Alice Attwood said during a public hearing at the Tuesday, Sept. 23, city council meeting that the city’s sales tax income has remained level.

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Tuesday, Sept. 30 Sports Results

Central Washington 2B league Scores / Schedules / Standings Volleyball Tonasket 3, Oroville 2 (11-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-14, 17-15) Bridgeport 3, Manson 1 Okanogan 3. Liberty Bell 0 Brewster 3, Lake Roosevelt 0 Girls Soccer Okanogan 4, Tonasket 2 Liberty Bell 7, Oroville 0 Bridgeport 2, Entiat 1 Brewster vs. Manson

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Friday, Sept. 26 Football Scores

Central Washington 2B League Standings/Scores/Schedules Football Brewster 35, Tonasket 15 Okanogan 71, Oroville 0 Manson 46, Liberty Bell 35 Lake Roosevelt 21, Bridgeport 20 (NL) Kittitas 28, Omak 14 (NL) DeSales 27, Mabton 18 (NL) White Swan vs. Umatilla, OR (NL) Tri Cities Prep 45, Soap Lake 0 (NL) River View 40, Warden 14 (NL)

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Thursday, Sept. 25 Sports Scores

Central Washington 2B League Scores, Standings, Schedules here Volleyball Tonasket 3, Lake Roosevelt 1 Manson 3, Oroville 2 Bridgeport 3, Liberty Bell 1 Brewster vs. Okanogan Kittitas 3, Mabton 0 Warden 3, Soap Lake 0 White Swan 3, Waterville 0 Girls Soccer Tonasket 8, Oroville 0 Liberty Bell 6, Bridgeport 1 Brewster vs. Entiat

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Goods recovered as Tonasket store burglar nabbed

TONASKET – An burglar’s attempt to steal fishing gear, optics, knives and more from Scholz Sporting Goods in Tonasket ended in failure as Tonasket Police apprehended the suspect on Friday, Sept. 10, after a brief on-foot chase down Western Avenue.

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Friday, Sept. 19 Football Scores

Central Washington 2B League Scores / Schedules / Standings Tonasket 41, Liberty Bell 6 Oroville 41, Manson 28 Brewster 83, Kittitas 34 (NL) - corrected Okanogan 54, Bridgeport 3 Soap Lake 26, Lake Roosevelt 12 Warden 20, Wahluke 14 (NL) Goldendale 20, White Swan 8 Tri Cities Prep 21, Mabton 18 (NL)

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Architect on board for Tonasket Schools project

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board voted Monday, Sept. 8, to accept Superintendent Paul Turner’s recommendation to hire Design West Architects to guide the district through the facilities expansion construction project that still has yet to be funded.

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Thursday, Sept. 18 Sports Scores

Central Washington 2B League Standings, Scores, Schedules Girls Soccer Tonasket 5, Liberty Bell 3 Brewster 7, Oroville 0 Okanogan 6, Entiat 0 Bridgeport vs. Manson, ppd. Volleyball Liberty Bell 3, Oroville 1 Brewster 3, Tonasket 0 Okanogan 3, Manson 0 Bridgeport 3, Lake Roosevelt 0

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Tonasket seeks more info from emergency management

TONASKET – The devastating wildfires that scorched much of the southern half of Okanogan County this summer highlighted the need for managing emergencies that are larger than what local resources can handle.

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Tuesday, Sept. 16 Sports Scores

Central Washington 2B League CWL and CTL Standings/Scores/Schedules Girls Soccer Tonasket 6, Entiat 2 Okanogan 12, Oroville 0 Brewster 4, Bridgeport 1 Manson vs. Liberty Bell, ppd. Volleyball (North Div.) Liberty Bell 3, Tonasket 1 Lake Roosevelt 3, Oroville 1 Okanogan 3, Bridgeport 0 Brewster vs. Manson Cross Country Bridgeport Invitational - Tonasket’s Johnna Terris wins [...]

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