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

Tonasket Middle Schoolers continue pool effort

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle School students are continuing their efforts to raise funds for the city swimming pool, this time by encouraging area residents to vote for the pool project as part of a Coca Cola contest. According to middle school ASB advisor Chasitie Cork, one can participate in the program through this link. Starting [...]

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Tonasket Rodeo opens | Slideshow

The Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo opened Friday, May 31, at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Check out the slideshow of the first night of rodeo action. Saturday will not only include the second day of the rodeo, but the annual parade, fun run, and much more.  

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Founders Day Weekend is here

TONASKET – Tonasket’s 78th annual Founders Day weekend will feature non-stop, end-to-end activity for those who wish to partake in the full plethora of festivities beginning Thursday, May 30, and highlighted by a full day Saturday that includes the annual parade, rodeo and more.

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‘Marshal Middleton’ finally gets to ride the parade

TONASKET – Patti Middleton is no stranger to parades.

But she’s never gotten to ride in one. As the longtime music teacher in the Tonasket School District, she’s marched in countless parades, including many editions of the Founders Day variety, always as part of the Tonasket Marching Band.

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Tonasket and Oroville at state track finals | Slideshow

Photos from Tonasket and Oroville at the state track finals – May 24-25, 2013 Other NCW teams at the state finals (includes Liberty Bell, Entiat, Pateros, Chelan, Cashmere, Mansfield, Brewster, Republic)    

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Tonasket lends official support to Water Ranch

TONASKET – Though Tonasket’s City Council members and mayor have voiced their support on numerous occasions for the Tonasket Water Ranch project, the council officially announced their support of the project at the Tuesday, May 14, city council meeting. The council passed a resolution declaring not only its backing, but the parameters of the city’s [...]

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Saturday’s state finals results

State track, tennis, baseball, softball and soccer results

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State track, Tonasket and Oroville results – Day 1

Sierra Speiker’s state championship in the 3200 highlighted the day for local athletes

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Tonasket Schools approve 2013-14 contracts

TONASKET – The Tonasket School board approved its employee contracts for the 2013-14 school year at its Monday, May 13 meeting.

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Five VISTA positions open at Tonasket this summer

The VISTA program, a companion program to AmeriCorps, has five positions open in the Tonasket School District this summer, according to VISTA coordinator Bob Ashmore.

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