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.
About Brent BakerBrent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and now works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T and owns and operates his own high school sports website OK Valley Sports. (See it online at okvalleysports.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Valley-Sports/172342412808987?fref=nf). 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 worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).
Stories by Brent Baker
Friday, Aug. 31
Football (varsity) – Brewster at Oroville, 7:00 pm
Football (varsity) – Bridgeport at Tonasket, 7:00 pm
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.
TONASKET – Sometimes it seems as though no one pays attention until you make a mistake.
TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District’s warrant level has stubbornly remained at over $2.5 million for several months, putting the hospital in danger of not getting its debt to Okanogan County paid off by its target date of Dec. 2013.
TONASKET – Collin Aitcheson probably didn’t know what he was getting into when he and some of his Tonasket High School wrestling teammates started dabbling in Greco-Roman wrestling last spring.
For Aitcheson, it meant a summer filled with the kind of training in a new variety of the sport and a trip to Fargo, North Dakota, in July to compete in the USAW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals tournament.
I’m one of those people who can’t quite get enough of the Olympics. I won’t confess to being a rhythmic gymnastics addict, but I love watching some of the lesser-known sports and seeing the same levels of skill and passion we often see elsewhere. Watching a bunch of NBA stars jumping around like high school kids after winning gold was pretty cool.
OROVILLE – Sometimes it’s those things in your own back yard that are least appreciated.
It’s pretty early in the game to render a final verdict on whether or not the Similkameen Trail is properly appreciated, but its easy access, dual starting points and status as part of the Pacific Northwest Trail make it one of the area’s most family-friendly trails.
TONASKET – It’s not a plan, or a proposal, or anything solid at this point.
TONASKET – It’s the issue that just won’t go away for the Tonasket City Council.
After a period of peace after several months of wrangling over the city’s parking ordinance, the issue was again front and center during the public comment portion of the Tuesday, July 24, city council meeting.