Slideshow: Picketers protest Assisted Living closure

Friends, relatives and concerned citizens picketed in front of the North Valley Assisted Living facility on Friday, Jan. 18, to protest its scheduled closing at the end of March.

About Brent Baker

Brent, 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).


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One Response to Slideshow: Picketers protest Assisted Living closure

  1. Krissy Rawley Guenther January 22, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    A big thank you to everyone who came to show their opinions with signs! Shame on you:

    The North Valley Assisted Living Committee.

    Linda Michel, CEO, North Valley Hospital.

    Linda Holden, Long Term Care Senior Leader.

    Jana Symonds, PFS Senior Leader.

    Helen Verhasselt, CFO.

    Jan Gonzales, Human Resources Senior Leader.

    Clarice Nelson, Board of Commissioners.

    Lael Duncan, Board of Commissioners.
    I think such a large group could have come up with a better solution than EVICTING 27 seniors that paid their rent because the facility did not turn a profit.
    Please be grateful for your warm homes and loving families and hope that when you are elderly there are better policies in place than the ones that you implemented for these citizens.
    Krissy Rawley Guenther. (

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