The Alaska Legislature passed a bill allowing low-speed electric vehicles to travel on roadways where the speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Previously the vehicles – which usually have a top speed of 25 miles per hour – were limited to roads where the speed limit was 35 and under. Sitka resident Megan Pasternak, who has owned an electric car for almost two years, says the new legislation won't change much for her.Read More
Month: January 2010
Steven Samuelson ran for the Republican nomination for the State House against incumbent Peggy Wilson in 2008. He’s challenging Wilson for the nomination again this year. Samuelson talked to Raven News on Jan. 14 about some of the issues he’ll address during the campaign, including energy, the economy and education.Read More
True Alaska Bottling Co. has been trying since 2006 to tap into water at Blue Lake, and sell it in bulk. Doing so could mean big money for Sitka.
Tuesday night (1-26-10), the Sitka Assembly gave the company more time to get the water moving, but not before making a few changes to the deal and asking a lot of questions.
The U.S. Coast Guard gave its Meritorious Public Service Award to the Sitka Mountain Rescue team during a Wednesday ceremony, for its efforts in a dangerous October rescue.Read More