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

Oroville volleyball falls to Republic

REPUBLIC – Oroville won its first set at Republic on Sept. 6, and had a shot at taking a commanding 2-0 lead, but couldn’t pull out the second set and wound up losing in four. The Tigers came back for a 19-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-6 victory. “(They) played an amazing first and second set,” said [...]

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Tigers’ late goals stun Lions

Tonasket’s girls soccer team scored an eventful 4-3 victory over Liberty Bell in the Tigers’ season-opener on Thursday, Sept. 6, notching a pair of short-handed goals in the final 10 minutes to earn the come-from-behind win.

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Okanogan County Fair underway

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EMS Director Greene at Tonasket Chamber

Looking for more  EMTs to serve the area TONASKET – Tonasket EMS Director Michael Greene visited the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s regular lunch meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, explaining some of the dynamics of the area’s emergency services and asking for support as the he tries to expand the pool of available emergency medical technicians. [...]

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Tonasket City Council deals with construction project issues

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council seemed to feel it was two steps forward, one step back with a number of city construction projects that have been in the works for more than a year. The hope was that construction would take place this summer and fall on the Bonaparte Creek Sewer Expansion and Whitcomb [...]

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North Valley Hospital board continues belt-tightening process

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners heard more detail from administrator Linda Michel, who spent a good portion of the board’s Thursday, Aug. 30 meeting going over measures being taken to reduce the hospital’s warrant level. Michel reviewed a number of actions taken in the previous weeks, including the layoff of [...]

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Sept. 6 Volleyball Highlights

Tonasket 3, Liberty Bell 1 TONASKET – The Tigers bounced back from a first game loss to defeat Liberty Bell in four games on Sept. 6, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18. “With more and more court time our girls will gain the confidence they need to compete,” said Tonasket coach Jackie Gliddon. Leading the way for [...]

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Tonasket dodges Oroville’s upset bid

Despite playing short-handed, Oroville gave Tonasket everything it could handle in Tuesday’s non-conference volleyball opener for both teams. Tonasket’s Devan Utt served up three straight aces to put the Tigers in control of the fifth and decisive game of a 3-2 (25-18, 23-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-6) victory.

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Mixing Fantasy & Reality

TONASKET – It wasn’t the doorway to Narnia that appeared on the north side of the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket over the weekend. The latest blend of fantasy and reality that has transformed the CCC into the city’s most eye-catching building is yet another mural by Edmonds artist Andy Eccleshall, who made his second [...]

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Brewster stymies Hornets to start season

The stakes weren’t as high, but the result was the same. Oroville’s football team suffered a 21-6 loss in its opening contest of the season Friday, Aug. 31, managing just 140 yards of offense and committing a pair of costly second half turnovers.

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