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 seeks more info from emergency management

TONASKET – The devastating wildfires that scorched much of the southern half of Okanogan County this summer highlighted the need for managing emergencies that are larger than what local resources can handle.

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Tuesday, Sept. 16 Sports Scores

Central Washington 2B League CWL and CTL Standings/Scores/Schedules Girls Soccer Tonasket 6, Entiat 2 Okanogan 12, Oroville 0 Brewster 4, Bridgeport 1 Manson vs. Liberty Bell, ppd. Volleyball (North Div.) Liberty Bell 3, Tonasket 1 Lake Roosevelt 3, Oroville 1 Okanogan 3, Bridgeport 0 Brewster vs. Manson Cross Country Bridgeport Invitational - Tonasket’s Johnna Terris wins [...]

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Friday, Sept. 12 Football Scores

Central Washington 2B League - Standings / Scores / Schedules Mt. Baker 54, Oroville 6 (NL) Tonasket 37, Lake Roosevelt 6 (NL) Brewster 49, Omak 6 (NL) Okanogan 43, Chelan 27 (NL) LaSalle 52, Liberty Bell 7 (NL) Bridgeport 13, Soap Lake 9 (NL) Entiat 42, Manson 28 (NL) Rainier 33, Kittitas  (NL) Chewelah 24, Warden 21 (NL) Mabton 30, Granger 24 (NL) Waitsburg-Prescott 42, White Swan 18 (NL)  

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2014 Fall Standings, Scores & Schedules

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Tuesday, Sept. 9 Sports Results

Central Washington 2B League Cross Country – Tonasket 2.8 mi. Girls – 1. Cascade 36, 2. Tonasket 54, 3. Republic 55, 4. Omak 66 Top 10 – 1. Erin Mullins, CAS, 17:02; 2. Shania Graham, REP, 18:45; 3. Lydia Youkey, CAS, 19.55; 4. Addison Ivory, CHL, 20:09; 5. Kieran Ringel, CAS, 20:31; 6. Tiffany Byington, [...]

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Friday, Sept. 5 Football Scores

Central Washington 2B League Scores Warden 39, Tonasket 35 (NL) White Swan 28, Oroville 16 (NL) Brewster 22, Chelan 20 (NL) Okanogan 24, Cashmere 16 (NL) Darrington 35 Bridgeport 7 (NL) (Saturday Emerald City Kickoff Classic in Seattle) Liberty Bell 54, Soap Lake 15 (NL) Manson – bye

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DOT visits Tonasket council

TONASKET – Three representatives of the Washington Department of Transportation engaged in a lengthy discussion with the Tonasket City Council at their Tuesday, Aug. 28, meeting regarding a laundry list of traffic concerns that Mayor Patrick Plumb communicated to the DOT over the summer.

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Tonasket school enrollment swells

TONASKET – Tonasket School District’s administrators expressed excitement about the 2014-15 school year at their final school board meeting of the summer Monday, Aug. 25, as the district finished preparations to return to a full-length school day for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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Exchange student mom takes on Kenya water project

MUKURWE-INJ, KENYA – Exchange students coming to the United States usually find it takes some time to adjust to American culture and living. What sometimes gets forgotten is the re-adjustment to going home. Lawrence Wambugu was an exchange student at Tonasket High School during the 2012-13 school year. Among other things he participated in cross [...]

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Duck race nets nearly $2500

TONASKET – It’s just a drop of water in a very big pool, but it all helps.

The Tonasket Pool Committee’s rubber duck race – a fundraiser for the Tonasket swimming pool project that likely will cost around $2 million – brought in $2,465.

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