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 council approves sewer contract, keeps levy steady

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved its contract with engineering firm Varela and Associates, Inc., for the sewer project, decided to hold the tax levy at its current rate and held further budget discussions to highlight the Tuesday, Nov. 8, council meeting.

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Norma Jean Hart, owner of Hidden Treasures, is pictured with Arra Sue Buzzard (Caboodles) and Diane Fancher (Nothins Perfect), which are located inside Hidden Treasures at 31574 Highway 97 North, Tonasket. Photo by Charlene Helm

Nothins Perfect and Caboodles move in with Hidden Treasures

TONASKET – Longtime Tonasket business Hidden Treasures has a new tenant.

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Tonasket Middle School copes with student’s death

TONASKET – Tonasket School District’s students and staff members struggled late last week to come to terms with the death of a Tonasket Middle School student who passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 2.

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Tonasket School Board ponders levy options

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is facing a number of decisions regarding the 2012 levy.

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Speikers both earn medals at state cross country meet

Colfax’s Morgan Willson pulled away to a state 1B/2B girls cross country championship victory over Oroville’s Sierra Speiker on Saturday, Nov. 5, reclaiming the state title that Speiker had kept Willson from defending in 2010.

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Damon Halvorsen (1177) of Tonasket is off and running to start the state 1A cross country championship run in Pasco on Nov. 5.

Halvorsen, Hickman run at state

Damon Halvorsen and Jake Hickman returned to the state 1A cross country finals on Saturday, Nov. 5, for one last go-around.

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Tonasket's Jeff (7) and John (37) Stedtfeld gang up on a pair of Lakeside players during the Tigers' final game of the season on Friday, Nov. 4.

Lakeside pulls away from Tigers in finale

Tonakset hung with Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) for three quarters in both teams’ season finale on Friday, Nov. 4, but the Eagles eventually wore down the Tigers with a solid rushing attack and pulled away to a 34-13 victory.

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The Hornets' Angel Camacho hangs onto the ankle of Warden running back Adam Hansen during Oroville's 34-2 loss to the Cougars.

Warden ousts injury-riddled Oroville from playoffs

Oroville’s football playoff fortunes were dealt a severe blow when the injured C.J. Mathews was unable to suit up for Friday’s first round contest at Warden.

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Bus route resolved, dance club added, levy looms for Tonasket

TONASKET – Discussion over a bus route to serve the Siwash Creek area dominated discussion at the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 24. And while the solution wasn’t necessarily ideal for anyone, the school board did approve the addition of a route that would serve the half-dozen students involved.

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Bayle Tyus makes a tackle at midfield during Tonasket's 2-0 district tournament loss at Cascade.

Tonasket drops soccer playoff at Cascade, 2-0

LEAVENWORTH – The Tonasket girls soccer team, making its first district playoff appearance in four seasons, fell on the road to Cascade on Nov. 1, 2-0.

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