Matthew Smith, KNOM - Nome

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Matthew Smith is a reporter at KNOM in Nome.

Heavy Snow Wreaks Havoc In Knik 200

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.

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

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