Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome
Matthew Smith is a reporter at KNOM in Nome.
The coldest days of the year hit Bethel just as students were enjoying their winter break. With the schools empty and the temperatures dropping to more than 30 below, the stage was set for a fiasco at the high school.
The heavy snowfall played havoc with sled dog mushers competing in the Knik 200 over the weekend. Lance Mackey and Jake Berkowitz leapfrogged one another for the lead, with Mackey crossing the finish line first, but then finding out his time was adjusted back by six minutes.
The Renda is on its way to Nome. The tanker departed Dutch Harbor Wednesday morning at 9:50 with the icebreaker Healy close behind.
In this last week of 2011, APRN and our member station reporters from across the state are taking a moment to reflect back on some of the stories that were significant for Alaskans. Today we’ll hear from the first three in our week-long series.
A Shishmaref woman was sentenced to 20 days in jail today due to her daughter’s continued absence from school.