Perry Edwards and Michelle Putz and the “Snow Leopard”
The Geo's new electric motor (blue, at left) is about the size of a watermelon.
Recycle Sitka director Norm Campbell with a donated Nissan pickup. The new electric motor is just as powerful as the gas engine it replaces — and has only one moving part.
Sitka High School auto shop teacher believes that the electric conversions can be done by any competent mechanic.
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Conversion class to put more electric cars on Sitka streets
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more
Ellen Ruhle is a two-time cancer survivor and event chair for the 3rd Annual Relay for Life (8PM Sat June 20 - 4 PM Sun June 21, Lower Moller Field). Teams of up to 12 people keep a runner/walker on the track for the entire duration of the event, which honors cancer patients and caregivers. Participants can register online, or sign up at this spring's "Sitka Sue Walk" (8:30 AM Sat Apr 25, Rocky Gutierrez Airport). With American Cancer Society staff partners Tristan Walsh and Courtney Van Ord. Downloadable audio. more