Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome

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Matthew Smith is a reporter at KNOM in Nome.

Renda, Healy Prepare to Leave Nome

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The Coast Guard Cutter Healy and Russian tanker Renda will begin ice breaking operations Friday morning in preparation for their outbound journey from Nome.

Renda Begins Pumping Fuel

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The Russian tanker Renda is pumping fuel. After a 5,000 mile journey across the pacific and breaking through 400 miles of ice to Nome, the Renda began to transfer its payload of 1.3 million gallons of gas and diesel just before 4:30 this afternoon.

Frozen Pipes, Fire Delay Bethel School Opening

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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.

Heavy Snow Wreaks Havoc In Knik 200

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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.

Renda Departs For Nome

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The Renda is on its way to Nome. The tanker departed Dutch Harbor Wednesday morning at 9:50 with the icebreaker Healy close behind.

Year In Review: Washington DC, Nome and Sitka

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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.

Shishmaref Woman Gets Jail Time for Daughter’s Absence from School

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A Shishmaref woman was sentenced to 20 days in jail today due to her daughter’s continued absence from school.