TONASKET – Extending the school day is no longer optional, the elementary school is bursting at the seams with students, the alternative school is crumbling, the national award-winning FFA program has a lengthy waiting list and some of the athletic facilities are in dire need of a makeover. Those are just some of the needs [...]
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 – This past year has seen a mix of the good and the bad for North Valley Hospital’s financial condition.
On the positive side, the hospitals’ registered warrants (money it owes Okanogan County) have been reduced from nearly $3 million in August, 2012 to about $300,000 at one point, and stood at $595,000 at the time of the Thursday, Oct. 31, meeting of the Board of Commissioner. And the second floor surgical center opened just last month.
CTL & CWL (2B) Standings & Schedules Cross Country Class 1A District 6/7 - Top Tonasket Girls Finisher: Johnna Terris (30th, 22:47.61) Top Tonasket Boys Finisher: Adrian McCarthy (61st, 20:1.55) Race Results Class 2B District 5/6 - Top Oroville Girls Finisher: Sierra Speiker (1st, 17:56.04) Top Oroville Boys Finisher: Diego Santana (21st, 19:41.8) Race Results Girls Soccer [...]
Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Fall Standings / Schedules Chelan 48, Tonasket 7 - Chelan is CTL #3 seed to 1A playoffs Oroville 62, Bridgeport 34 Cascade 62, Brewster 27 - Cascade is CTL #4 seed to 1A playoffs Cashmere 50, Quincy 26 - Cashmere is CTL #1 seed to 1A playoffs Okanogan 43, Omak 7 [...]
TONASKET – There’s no turning back now.
The Tonasket Water Ranch took another step toward becoming a reality on Friday, Oct. 26, as Linda Black and her team of organizers hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at Chief Tonasket Park to celebrate the beginning of the final stages of Black’s water park dream.
Rituals team earns Tonasket’s second national runner-up finish in three years LOUISVILLE, KY – For the second time in three years, a Tonasket FFA team is bringing a national runner-up trophy home from the national FFA convention. Sophomores Rade Pilkinton, Jenna Valentine, Janelle Catone, Jordan Hughes, Sammie Earley, Madison Bayless and Rachel Silverthorn, who won [...]
TONASKET – North Valley Hospitals showed off its new second-floor surgical center on Friday, treating visitors to tours and giving an overview of the services to be offered there, as well as some reflection on the road to getting the refurbishment completed.
Injuries, turnovers endanger Hornets’ playoff hopes in homecoming loss
Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Standings and Schedules White Swan 22, Oroville 20 Tonasket 35, Omak 21 Chelan 35, Brewster 16 Cashmere 47, Cascade 20 Okanogan 35, Quincy 34 Liberty Bell 45, Lake Roosevelt 0 Bridgeport 29, Manson 27 (Kittitas – bye)