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

‘.09 money’ to complete stormwater project

TONASKET – Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb said at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting that he would do whatever he could to secure the final five percent of funding needed to complete the 3rd/5th/6th Street stormwater repair project. On Monday, April 15, Plumb said the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners approved the use of $19,510 of [...]

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Saturday, April 13 Sports Results

Saturday’s baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track & field results

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CFO reports on hospital’s financial state

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s financial situation is gradually improving, reported Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt at the Thursday, April 11, NVH Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Thursday, April 11 Sports Scores

Thursday’s local sports scores

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Tuesday, April 9 Sports Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington League Standings & Sechedules Baseball Omak 11, Tonasket5 Liberty Bell 16, Oroville 1 Cascade 4, Quincy 3 Cashmere 9, Chelan 1 Brewster 3, Okanogan 1 Pateros 13, Manson 1 Lake Roosevelt 11, Bridgeport  Soap Lake vs. Waterville White Swan 12, Granger 2 (NL) Riverside Christian 16, Kittitas 5 Soccer Omak [...]

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NVH CEO defends decisions, hospital commissioners

TONASKET – “Yikes.”

That, in a word, was the response of the only person who expressed any interest in buying the financially struggling North Valley Assisted Living facility when he was presented with financial and bond information to examine.

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Harsh words may bring some satisfaction, but not results

There’s nothing quite like watching parents at Little League all-star tournaments.

I was chatting, some years ago, with the coach of such a Little League team that I covered at a district baseball tournament. Our conversation was interrupted by the unfolding drama of the tournament organizer (who also happened to be the county sheriff) compelling a dad to leave the premises after his objections to the decisions of his son’s coach became so belligerent that the kids on the field stopped playing to watch the ongoing discord.

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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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