TONASKET – Just about everyone wants a swimming pool in the city of Tonasket. How to go about funding the construction — and, more problematically, the maintenance — of a pool has been the topic of discussion at several Tonasket City Council meetings in recent months. Joyce Fancher, who organized the first “friends of the [...]
About Brent BakerBrent 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
Outplayed for three quarters and shorthanded due to injuries, Oroville’s football team bounced back with a big fourth quarter comeback to keep its playoff hopes alive with a 28-27 victory at Liberty Bell on Friday, Oct. 5.
Tonasket’s Oscar Avilez took runner-up honors at Lake Roosevelt’s cross country invitational on Oct. 6.
For one of the few times this year, Oroville’s Sierra Speiker didn’t win a cross country race, or challenge the winner.
TONASKET – That certainly wasn’t part of Tonasket’s script for the week. After a week of Homecoming celebrations and activities, the Tigers hoped to top things off with a Caribou Trail League football victory over Cascade on Friday, Oct. 5. Big and strong on the line and speedy at the skill positions, the Kodiaks scored [...]
Oct. 6 Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country Results
Tonasket bounced back from its loss to Cashmere earlier in the week by defeating Chelan in a penalty kick shootout on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Friday night lights up and down the northern 97 corridor
Chelan’s powerhouse volleyball team was too much for Tonasket.
TONASKET – Medieval sword fights in History Park? Sort of, anyway. The Dregate Fighters, a.k.a. Fighters of Okanogan County, gather Wednesdays at the park in Tonasket, usually around 5:00 p.m., to learn and practice fighting techniques with makeshift swords, helmets and shields. Participants also come in from other parts of the county, as well as [...]
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140