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 City Council approves budget; Hines resigns

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved the city’s 2013 budget at its Wednesday, Dec. 12, meeting, completing a process made ever more difficult by declining revenues coming into the city coffers. The largest items in the $6,347,033 budget were water project ($1.99 million) and sewer project ($1.37 million) expenses. The water project is funded [...]

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Oroville wrestlers travel to Okanogan

OKANOGAN – Oroville’s wrestling team won six of 10 matches in a mix-and-match at Okanogan with Chelan on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Winners for the Hornets included Eddie Ocampo (pin), Ronel Kee (won two matches with a pin and an overtime takedown), Michael Ripley (pin), Blake Rise (pin), and Taylor Robertson (pin). The Hornets host Davenport, [...]

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Omak holds off Oroville girls

OROVILLE – Oroville staged a huge fourth quarter comeback, outscoring Omak 20-7 over the final eight minutes, but fell three points short in a 46-43 non-league girls basketball loss to the Pioneers on Dec. 11. The Hornets scored just two points in the second quarter in falling behind 25-13 at the half. Briana Moralez scored [...]

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A Christmas Cinderella playing at CCC Dec. 15-18

TONASKET – Diana Luca Brown will be directing four performances of “A Christmas Cinderella at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, Dec. 15-18. Performances will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4:00 p.m.; and Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16-17, at 1:00 p.m. in a pair of weekday matinees. Admission is [...]

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Brock Hires to perform at The Junction Dec. 14

Tonasket singer and songwriter Brock Hires will be performing this Friday in an unconventional venue: inside The Junction at the corner of US-97 and SR-20 on the south end of town.

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Oroville boys hoops squad falls to Omak

OROVILLE – Gil Ildelfonso scored a career-high 15 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Oroville boys basketball team as the Hornets fell to Omak on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 56-42. Omak led 30-20 at halftime, but the Pioneers pulled further ahead in the third quarter as Marvin Frank scored 11 of his game-high 24 points. [...]

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Tigers walloped by defending state champs

TONASKET – Defending state girls basketball champion Okanogan ran to a 26-2 first quarter lead at Tonasket on Tuesday, Dec. 11, coasting to a 66-8 victory over the Tigers. Okanogan led 37-6 at the half. Tonasket managed just one basket in the second half, which was shortened considerably by the running clock rule that took [...]

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Okanogan hands Tonasket boys first hoops loss

TONASKET – Jim Townsend scored 25 points, many of them off of offensive rebounds, as Okanogan handed Tonasket the Tigers’ first loss of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The unbeaten (5-0) Bulldogs raced to a 26-7 lead early in the second quarter, but the Tigers got back in the game with a 15-2 run [...]

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Tuesday, Dec. 11 Basketball Scores

CTL and CWL Scores for Tuesday.

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Tonasket School Board stands pat with board positions

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board, in its annual reorganization of the three specific positions held by board members, opted not to make any changes to its makeup. In three separate unanimous votes, Jerry Asmussen will continue as board chair; Catherine Stangland will continue as board vice chair; and Lloyd Caton will continue as the [...]

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