About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. 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

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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Floodwaters starting to recede

NORTH COUNTY - The Okanogan River, which has been at flood stage since late last week, began receding Wednesday morning after topping out at about 17.1 feet. The river is considered to be at flood stage at anything above 15.0 feet and has been there since May 10. At 17, flooding is considered “moderate” but water [...]

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Tonasket frosh shock at FFA state

When the Tonasket FFA’s parliamentary procedure team went to the national convention two years ago, ag teacher Matt Deebach thought called it a once-in-a-career experience. Turns out Deebach was wrong.

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Thursday and Friday, May 9-10 Sports Results

Thursday and Friday’s sports results

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Flood watch for Okanogan River near Tonasket

TONASKET – Warm weather that is speeding up the annual mountain snow melt-off has brought about a flood watch for the Okanogan River, especially in the areas between Tonasket and Oroville.

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Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 Sports Results

Friday & Saturday sports results

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Thursday, May 2 Sports Results

Thursday’s results

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Tonasket works to contain yard sales

TONASKET – Yard sale season is beginning in Tonasket, and with it complaints of traffic and congestion in residential areas.

The City Council has been mulling an ordinance to limit the number of yard sales permitted in the city. However, after plenty of discussion at the Tuesday, April 23, council meeting, it was clear that the council was undecided on exactly how to move forward.

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Sports results, Tuesday, April 30

Tuesday’s high school sports results

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