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

Parents of migrant/bilingual students gathered for a monthly meeting Wednesday, March 21, to allow them to communicate with district administrators and receive topical information useful in assisting their students in learning. This month's meeting addres

Tonasket PAC working to integrate migrant families

TONASKET – Children of migrant parents or others who speak very little English face daunting challenges when they start school for the first time in a district such as Tonasket.

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Tonasket soccer downs Hornets

TONASKET – The schedule only gets tougher from here, but early returns for the Tonasket boys soccer team have been nothing but positive. The Tigers improved their non-conference record to 3-0-1 with a 4-1 victory over Bridgeport on Saturday, March 24, heading into their first Caribou Trail League clash with Cascade on Tuesday. “We played [...]

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Tonasket fights off cold, Hornets

TONASKET – Tonasket’s baseball team earned its first win of the season, holding off an Oroville comeback before pulling away to a chilly 16-6 victory on Thursday, March 22.

The Tigers built an early 6-0 lead before Oroville fought back to trim the margin to 6-5.

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Tonasket softball improves to 4-0

TONASKET – Tonasket’s fastpitch softball team improved to 4-0 in a solid first week under first-year coach Emily Rimestad.

The schedule gets a lot tougher from here on as Caribou Trail League play started for the Tigers on Tuesday with a home game against defending league champion Cascade, but Rimestad said she and the team were looking forward to the challenge.

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Tonasket's Michelle Timmerman backhands a return during Thursday's match with Oroville.

Tonasket tennis outnumbers Hornets

TONASKET – Tonasket’s tennis teams handed Oroville a pair of non-conference losses on Thursday, March 24, as the Tiger boys swept three singles matches from the Hornets and the Tonasket girls claimed a 4-1 victory.

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Half-Baked: Revolving door won’t bring wins (column)

Coaching changes don’t necessarily bring about different results. There are many factors that have contributed to Tonasket’s team sport struggles in the CTL, not the least of which is being the smallest school in the league.

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Submitted photo - Oroville's Callie Barker hands off to Kaitlyn Grunst at Ephrata on March 24.

Tonasket, Oroville track teams compete at Ephrata

EPHRATA – Tonasket and Oroville both traveled to Ephrata on Saturday, March 24, for Ephrata’s Ray Cross Invitational, featuring more than 38 schools of all sizes, including a couple from Oregon and Alaska.

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New NVH program provides low-cost health services

NVH program provides low-cost health services

TONASKET – The staff and board of directors of the North Valley Hospital District have long sought a way to provide service to patients that would reduce health care costs for the hospital and patients alike.

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Tonasket City Council updates on projects

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council provided updates on a number of civic projects that are progressing through their planning stages at the Tuesday, March 13, council meeting.

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Oroville HS sports washed out

Oroville’s first week of high school sports competition was wiped out by bad weather last week.

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