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

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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Tigers blast Bridgeport in opener

Tonasket’s football team dominated Bridgeport in its season opener on Friday, Aug. 31, behind four touchdowns by Michael Orozco.

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Demolition Derby this weekend

TONASKET – The Tonasket Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, Sept. 2, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds.

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Tonasket schools to ask for capital levy

TONASKET – Citing the need to keep district facilities in top condition and replace an aging alternative education building, as well as provide for a slowly growing student population, the Tonasket School Board approved superintendent Paul Turner’s request to ask the voters for a capital levy to provide funding for those needs.

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UPDATED HIgh School Sports Schedule, Aug. 30-Sept. 8

Friday, Aug. 31

Football (varsity) – Brewster at Oroville, 7:00 pm

Football (varsity) – Bridgeport at Tonasket, 7:00 pm

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Richard N. "Doc" Hastings

‘Doc’ Hastings swings through Tonasket

TONASKET – Richard N. “Doc” Hastings is about as sure a bet as there can be to win re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives out of Washington’s 4th Congressional District.

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