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

Table Mountain Star Party camps out in Okanogan Highlands

Eden Valley Guest Ranch hosts group displaced by 2012 fire OROVILLE – Amateur astronomers tend to be a hardy bunch, rolling their telescopes into the night when more sane folk are tucked away in their beds. So when the site of the annual Table Mountain Star Party burned during last fall’s wildfire in the mountains [...]

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Tonasket, Oroville sports sign-ups

Tonasket on Aug. 15; Oroville on Aug. 20 Tonasket On Thursday, Aug. 15, Tonasket High School will be having its Fall Sports Registration Blitz starting at 6:00 p.m. Parent and coaches meetings begin at 6:00. Required paperwork and fees will be collected at that the conclusion of the meetings. Players are welcome to attend with [...]

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NVH proceeds with boiler replacement

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital is proceeding with the replacement of its aging boiler system, a portion of which is inoperative and will leave the hospital inadequately heated this fall if the issue isn’t addressed immediately. Kelly Cariker, who doubles as the Facilities Director and Chief Information Officer, reported on the status of the boiler [...]

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Green Okanogan e-cycle collection, July 18

TONASKET – Green Okanogan is planning a metal and e-Cycle Collection Drive on Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They hope to do this monthly and then haul the metal to Spokane. The drop off location is on Western Avenue across from Peter James’  house (corner of Western and Division). Bring your [...]

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Jack Black

Jack was here

TONASKET – Jack Black’s Tonasket-area connections are not exactly a secret.

Nor was his vacation here last week as the well known actor/musician and his family didn’t exactly hunker down and hide during his visit. Black, his wife Tanya and young sons Sammy and Tommy, while visiting dad and stepmom Tom and Linda Black, took in plenty of the area, from buying fireworks at the stand in the TVBRC parking lot, fishing, causing a bit of a stir while grocery shopping at Grant’s and consuming a pizza with his family (and a reporter) at the Tonasket Pizza Company.

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Hold on tight!

Chesaw Rodeo slideshow Pictures from the Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo!

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“Cat Ballou” continues at CCC, June 28-9

The Tonasket Community Theater concludes its run of “The Legend of Cat Ballou,” June 28-29 at the CCC. Both shows are at 7 p.m. If you can’t make it (or even if you have), enjoy this photo gallery from the local production.  

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Tonasket admin lauded for WSLA presentation

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District’s efforts to understand and develop strategies to improve the education of children coming from impoverished backgrounds received high praise after its administrators’ presentation at last week’s Washington State Leadership Academy in Spokane.

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NVH space allocation committee lays out changes

TONASKET – The structure formerly known as North Valley Assisted Living did not sit unused for long, as some of the changes recommended by the NVH Space Allocation Committee have already been implemented.

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Fathers’ Day Fly-In views | Slideshow

The 24th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In in Tonasket afforded lots of good food (steak barbecue Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning) and perfect weather made for great viewing.

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