TONASKET – Proposed cuts to state Medicare and Medicaid funding have North Valley Hospital District officials concerned about the future of health care in the region, the future of the hospital and the potential economic impact if enacted.
About Brent BakerBrent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. 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
TONASKET – George Frank was pleasantly surprised to receive a phone call from Afghanistan.
The package that came shortly thereafter left tears in his eyes.
Thanks to Mary Karrer, a Tonasket resident overseeing a construction project with the Army Corps of Engineers at Bagram Air Base, the Armed Forces Legacy Project is the proud recipient of an American flag flown on the Afghanistan base on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011.
TONASKET – The Tonasket girls basketball team’s youth and inexperience were no match for unbeaten, second-ranked Cashmere on Saturday, Jan. 14, as the Bulldogs rolled past the Tigers 81-26. Cashmere improved to 14-0 (5-0 Caribou Trail League) while the Tigers dropped to 4-10 (0-4). Okanogan 62, Tonasket 12 OKANOGAN – Okanogan’s 25-2 run in the [...]
Lake Roosevelt handed Oroville a 72-29 defeat in a game that had first place on the line in the Central Washington 2B League North Division.
The Tonasket boys basketball team didn’t come home from Cashmere with a victory, but their 50-39 loss to the Bulldogs may well have been their best performance of the season.
Tonasket’s wrestling team earned a fifth place finish at its Apple Pie Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 14, while Oroville wrestled to a sixth-place finish.
Oroville’s girls basketball team wasn’t able to upset Lake Roosevelt. But their 56-50 loss to the Raiders on Friday, Jan. 13, certainly sent a message.
It’s still the most telling sports photo I’ve ever seen. Two kids on a ladder, about to cut the net down from a basketball rim. A typical pose after championship games. But what’s different is the looks of crushing shock on their faces, mouths wide open, the net beside them hanging untouched.
Tonasket takes third at Warden tournament, while Hornets wrestle at individual-only ACH tourney
Tonasket’s basketball teams started the week with victories over Republic, but CTL play wasn’t so kind to the Tigers.