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
Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding. more
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more