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

One last push?

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a plan that all involved hope will be the final step in getting the Tonasket Water Ranch constructed in Chief Tonasket Park sooner rather than later.

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Tonasket schools set community meetings

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District has scheduled a series of meetings in order to give the community a chance to visit with Superintendent Paul Turner regarding the future direction of the school district. The meetings (which include ice cream) will be geared toward gathering information that will be used in strategic planning sessions in [...]

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Tractor Pulls and Sock Hop return

TONASKET – Big rigs, smoker tractors, a few semis, local talent and, of course, KXLY television’s Mark Peterson will be returning to Tonasket July 18-19 for the fourth annual Truck and Tractor Pulls.

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North Valley Hospital, union settle contract

TONASKET – In a sign of the North Valley Hospital District’s improving financial situation, the hospitals union employees will be receiving step increases and other improvements in the three-year contract approved the NVH Board of Commissioners at their Thursday, June 26, meeting.

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Ramsey steps down from Tonasket Council

TONASKET – Eight and a half years proved to be enough for Tonasket Council Member Jean Ramsey.
The longest-serving current council member offered her resignation at the Tuesday, June 24, meeting, effective at the end of June.

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Half-baked: Remembering my grandfather’s World War II legacy

Starting at 4:00 a.m., the mine sweeper YMS-481, along with others of its class, began its second day of clearing the waters near Tarakan City, on the east side of Borneo. Heavily fortified by the Japanese, the oil produced there was of such a high grade that it didn’t need to be refined before being [...]

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Lake Osoyoos Cup races

Jet skis filled the water at Deep Bay Park on Saturday, June 28, for the first of two days of racing. Competition continues Sunday.

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Tonasket Schools eye ACA changes

TONASKET – Tonasket School District employees may soon be feeling the full effects of the Affordable Care Act in their pocketbooks, and Superintendent Paul Turner said that he and the district’s various unions are having discussions over ways to mutually minimize those effects, he reported at the Monday, June 26, school board meeting.

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The Taming of the Shrew | Slideshow

The Tonasket Community Theater performed Shakespeare with a twist in June: Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” performed in its original language but set in the late 1960s.

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Oroville and Tonasket High School Graduations | Slideshow

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