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 School Board calls special meeting

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board has called a special meeting for Monday, Feb. 17, to review and discuss the failure of the Feb. 11 bond election. While the replacement maintenance and operations levy is passing with a nearly 60 percent vote the vote for the bond, which required 60 percent to pass, had received [...]

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Oroville girls win CWL North; Hornet boys fall to LR

  Oroville’s girls built 23 point lead and held off a Lake Roosevelt rally to clinch their first league title in memory. The Hornet boys showed patience and discipline in building a five point lead over Lake Roosevelt early in the third quarter, but turnovers proved costly as the Raiders rallied in in the second [...]

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M&O levies passing, but Tonasket construction bond going down

NORTH COUNTY – Three of the four ballot measures involving Tonasket and Oroville School Districts were passing as of the initial Tuesday, Feb. 11, vote count, but one was going down to a decisive defeat. Tonasket’s Proposition 2, a bond to expand and improve the school’s facilities, had 50.7 percent voting in favor (541-526). But [...]

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District Wrestling Results (Brackets)

Caribou Trail League 1A District Results (includes Tonasket) Northeast B District Results (includes Oroville)

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Bonaparte Snow Drags

BONAPARTE LAKE – The cold (minus-12 degree) weather held the crowd down a bit, but the sleds were nonetheless roaring on the ice at the Bonaparte Lake Snow Drags on Saturday, Feb. 8. Enjoy some views from the warmth of your own home below.

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North Valley Hospital repairs ongoing

TONASKET – Repairs for one of North Valley Hospital’s generators, as well as well as the server the contains patient records, were ongoing after both experienced various levels of failure during the past month, reported facilities and IT director Kelly Cariker at the Thursday, Jan. 31 Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Swimming pool yes, Heavy Haul no

TONASKET – The possibility of a rebuilt Tonasket swimming pool again took center stage at the Tuesday, Jan. 29, Tonasket City Council meeting. And while a meeting the previous week brought the desire of the community further into focus regarding what such a pool might look like, getting from Point A to Point B in terms of funding is still going to take some doing.

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Class 1A District 6 (CTL) and Class B Northeast District Wrestling Brackets

CASHMERE - Wrestling brackets released for the District 6 wrestling tournament this Friday and Saturday (download the PDF below). Top seeds are the top line of each weight class bracket; #2 seeds are the bottom line of each bracket. First round action in Cashmere begins Friday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m, and continues Saturday starting at [...]

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Tonasket wrestling summaries

 #3 Quincy 46, #11 Tonasket 26 (Rankings from Washington Wrestling Report) 170 – Austin Knowlton (T) dec. #11 Iche Ramirez (Q), 12-10 – (T 3, Q 0) 182 – #6 Steven Gomez (Q) pin Frank Holfeltz (T), 1:29 – (T 3, Q 6) 195 – #1 John Rawley (T) pin Cade Wallace (Q), 1:23 – [...]

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Saturday, Feb. 1 Sports Results

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Updated Standings Wrestling Quincy 46, Tonasket 26 Quincy 41, Chelan 21 Tonasket 35, Brewster 6 Chelan 63, Brewster 12 Quincy (7-0) wins CTL title; Chelan (6-1) finishes second and Tonasket (5-2) third. Girls Basketball Cascade 59, Tonasket 22 White Swan 58, Oroville 33 Cashmere 49, Okanogan 39 [...]

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