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

VA clinic continues growth

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s VA clinic continues to grow, reported NVH Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma at the Thursday, March 28, Board of Commissioners meeting.

Olma said that as of the end of February, there were 569 veterans enrolled in the program

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Fit for the queens

A slideshow of the queens’ project that transformed the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds grandstands. TONASKET – It was an intricate plot several years in the making. And while spending several long days at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds without horses, pageantry, or even makeup was a different gig for Breanna Howell and Karlie Henneman, seeing the fruits [...]

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Saturday, March 30 Sports Results

Saturday (and Friday) track, baseball, softball, soccer and tennis results

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TSD stands pat on vocational program

TONASKET – Tonasket School Board members said they had never received as much feedback on an issue as they had over the potential elimination of the family consumer science vocational program at Tonasket High School.

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NVH prepares to move forward after day in court

TONASKET – A full day in court on Tuesday, March 19, resulted in a pair of favorable outcomes for the North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners, which according to board chairwoman Helen Casey will allow the board to begin moving forward with finalizing the closure of the district’s Assisted Living facility.

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Thursday, March 28 Sports Results

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Standings / Schedules / Season Results link Softball Tonasket 12, Liberty Bell 5 (NL) Boys Soccer Manson 5, Tonasket 1 (NL) Liberty Bell 6, Oroville 1 Tennis Entiat 4, Oroville 1 (boys) Oroville 3, Entiat 2 (girls) Granger 3, White Swan 2 (boys) (NL) Granger 4, White [...]

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Tuesday, March 26 sports scores

Tuesday soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and track results

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Pool/spray park projects, ATVs headline council discussions

TONASKET – Spray park or swimming pool? According to city planner Kurt Danison, that shouldn’t even be the question. The answer, he said, is both, not either/or.

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Tuesday, March 19 Sports Results

High school baseball, softball, boys soccer, tennis and track results for March 18-19

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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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