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

Tonasket's Oscar Avilez (16) fights for position as he looks for a header against Manson on Saturday, March 17.

Tigers battle back to tie Manson

For the Tonasket boys soccer team, a new sense of resolve that was immediately evident in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with visiting Manson. The Tigers bounced back from a 3-1 deficit with two goals in the final seven minutes to tie the Trojans, who last year dominated Tonasket 5-0.

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Principal Cravy, Coach Braman resign

TONASKET – Resignations by Tonasket Elementary School principal Jeff Cravy and high school varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman were accepted by the Tonasket School Board at its meeting on Monday, March 12.

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Tonasket School District preps for TPEP

TONASKET – Tonasket School District is preparing to begin its mandated roll out of TPEP – Teacher/Principal Evaluation Pilot – that needs to be fully implemented per OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) during the 2015-17 biennium, said District Superintendent Paul Turner at the board’s Feb. 27 meeting.

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Tonasket Chamber unlikely to pursue long-term tenancy at RV Park

TONASKET – Tonasket Chamber of Commerce president Dale Crandall said at the Tuesday, Feb. 28 chamber meeting that after examining options for the future of the Tonasket RV Park, attempting to make it legal for tenants to stay for longer than a month at a time would be inadvisable.

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Tonasket City Council raises privacy concern

TONASKET – Tonasket City Councilman Scott Olson has concerns about video surveillance being used in town without a policy in place. And while his motion at the council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 29, to curtail the use of such surveillance until a policy is written failed, he hopes his point was made.

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Tonasket SD prepares to extend school day

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District continues to examine the feasibility of returning the district to a full-length school day for the first time in more than a decade, as Superintendent Paul Turner outlined at the Tuesday, Feb. 27, board meeting.

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North Valley Hospital Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma shows of the hospital's new portable ultrasound unit at the NVH board of commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23. photo by Brent Baker

NVH soon to roll out ACEs program

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital is entering the final stages of preparations to roll out its Affordable Clinic Exam (ACEs) program beginning in April, said NVH Patient Financial Services Manager Jana Symonds at the Thursday, Feb. 23, district board meeting.

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Tonasket Chamber reviews website upgrade, RV Park future

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce reviewed work on the pending upgrade of its website and discussed some options pertaining to the long-term viability to the RV Park at its Tuesday, Feb. 14 meeting.

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Drag racing at Tonasket Airport?

TONASKET – Could Sunday drag racing be coming to Tonasket?

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Photo by Brent Baker - The Hornets' Sierra Speiker cuts past Lake Roosevelt's Briana Monaghan on the way to the basket during Wednesday's season-ending loss to the Raiders.

Raiders end Oroville girls’ season

EAST WENATCHEE – The Oroville girls basketball team’s district tournament run came to a swift and decisive halt on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as an angry Lake Roosevelt team dispatched the Hornets 54-15 in a loser-out contest at Eastmont High School.

Lake Roosevelt hadn’t expected to be in this game; the Raiders had been upset on Monday by Mandy Southard’s Entiat team, which Oroville coach Mike Bourn had expected to play.

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