About Brent Baker

Brent is a freelance sports reporter for the Gazette-Tribune and owns and operates his own high school sports website OK Valley Sports. (See it online at okvalleysports.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Valley-Sports/172342412808987?fref=nf). 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 worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

Stories by Brent Baker

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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A Legacy for all time

TONASKET – The U. S. Armed Forces Legacy site was dedicated Saturday, May 18, 2013, coinciding with Armed Forces Day. The dedication included a parade through Tonasket and a ceremony at the Legacy site, highlighted by speeches by Captain Alan Walker (U.S. Coast Guard) and Lieutenant Commander Allen Willey (U.S. Navy Civil Engineers). More details [...]

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Saturday, May 18 Sports Results

Playoff scores and results

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Anonymous NVH complaint yields no violations

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital CEO Linda Michel reported at the Thursday, May 10, Board of Commissioners meeting that the hospital had recently been paid a visit by the Department of Labor and Industry thanks to an anonymous “report of concern” filed with the department.

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Half-baked: A change of seasons

It was one of those moments made for a sports movie.

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U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project dedication this weekend

TONASKET – Tonasket’s Armed Forces veterans and their supporters have created one of the state’s true crown jewels in its Legacy Project on the south end of the city. The Legacy Project, which serves as both a memorial and a service center, will be formally dedicated this Saturday, May 18, with a parade and ceremony. [...]

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