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

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Tonasket weighs cuts to city budget

TONASKET – Unlike some other government entities, the City of Tonasket can’t spend millions of dollars more than it collects in revenues. So, faced with rising costs and sinking tax collections, the Tonasket City Council is facing the reality of slashing its budget while still trying to provide city services. That was the discussion that [...]

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NVH seeks ways to deal with Assisted Living costs

TONASKET – When North Valley Hospital CEO Linda Michel, CFO Helen Verhasselt and the Board of Commissioners tried to find data for a time when running the Assisted Living facility was profitable, it turned out there was no such data for any time within the last seven years. As Chief Financial Officer Verhasselt discussed at [...]

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Tonasket 49, Liberty Bell 19 – Individual wrestling results

Individual results

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Tonasket boys earn second non-league win

Tonasket wins at Lake Roosevelt, hosts rival Oroville this Friday.

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Youthful Hornets hit the learning curve at Republic

Foul trouble and one bad quarter costly for Hornets at Republic on Dec. 4.

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Foul trouble dooms Hornet girls

Oroville girls outshot 38-8 at foul line in first loss of the season.

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Raider girls dominate second half to defeat Tonasket

Tigers blanked in fourth quarter of Tuesday’s loss at Lake Roosevelt.

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Tuesday, Dec. 4 Basketball Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Girls Basketball Lake Roosevelt 60, Tonasket 36 (NL) Republic 44, Oroville 23 (NL) Okanogan 68, Almira-Coulee/Hartline 31 (NL) Cascade 65, Cle Elum 36 (NL) Eastmont at Cashmere, ppd. (12/20) Quincy 35, Wahluke 30 (NL) Pateros 55, Liberty Bell 11 (NL) Bridgeport 28, Waterville 25 (NL) Entiat 49, Manson 35 [...]

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Winterfest lights up Tonasket | Slideshow

Click on the slideshow below to see the rest of our Winterfest pictures!

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Oroville girls wallop Curlew

CURLEW – Oroville’s girls basketball team raced to an early lead Saturday, Dec. 1, at Curlew and coasted to a 51-28 victory over the Cougars to win their second game in two days. “They had a couple of good guards that bombed in some early threes,” said Oroville coach Mike Bourn. “But we were a [...]

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