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

Food handlers class in Oroville on Wednesday, March 20

OROVILLE – A food handler class will be offered Wednesday, March 20th at the Oroville Eagles at 10:00 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to pay the $10.00 fee so that class may begin on time. Please have exact change or a check for $10.00 payable to Okanogan County Public Health. The class [...]

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WDFW steelhead and whitefish update

Areas remaining open until March 31 include Okanogan River: From the mouth to the Highway 97 Bridge in Oroville, except closed one hour after sunset on March 17th from the first powerline crossing downstream of the Hwy 155 Bridge in Omak (Coulee Dam Credit Union Building) to the mouth of Omak Creek, and from the Tonasket Lagoons Park boat launch to the Tonasket Bridge (4th Street); and Similkameen River: From the mouth to 400 feet below Enloe Dam.

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Spring 2013 High School Sports Standings

Boys Soccer Baseball Softball (Fastpitch) Girls Tennis Boys Tennis Track & Field Tonasket Meets Oroville Meets Top individual performances 1A Districts 6/7 (Tonasket) Top individual performances 1B/2B Districts 5/6/7 (Oroville)

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Passions high over proposed TSD vocational program change

Issue back on agenda for March 25 meeting TONASKET – A proposed change to the Tonasket School District’s vocational program brought out a full house to the Monday, March 11, school board meeting. Defenders of the current program – family consumer science – asked the school board not to approve a proposal by superintendent Paul [...]

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Brewster girls win 1A state championship to highlight Okanogan County accomplishments at on state hoops title Saturday.

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Friday, March 1 State Basketball Tournament Scores

Scores for Caribou Trail League, Central WAshington League, Okanogan Co. teams at state hoops tourneys

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State Tournament Basketball Scores

Scores of state tournament basketball games featuring Caribou Trail League, Central Washington League teams.

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Tonasket alumni vs. varsity hoops, Mar. 6

TONASKET – Tonasket varsity basketball players will be challenging Tiger alumni on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Tonasket High School gym. Proceeds from the game will go toward the Tonasket youth baseball and softball programs. Ticket prices are $3 for adults and $2 for students, and donations are also accepted.    

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Tonasket mayor gets wet

Mayor Patrick Plumb gets hosed down by a Tonasket Fire Department Truck during the Tuesday, Feb. 27, City Council meeting.

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Petition filed to recall NVH commissioners

TONASKET – Two area residents – Rosa Snider of Oroville and Danny Gratrix of Tonasket – filed a statement on Monday, Feb. 25, with the Okanogan County auditor’s office seeking the recall of the entire North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners. The statements allege malfeasance (wrongful or illegal conduct), misfeasance (performance of duty in an [...]

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