Opera to Go opens 'Cunning Little Vixen'

...challenge of doing something like this," Hunt said.Native Czech speaker Jamila Hla Shwe, of Fairbanks, acted as language consultant, and is the orchestra's pianist for the opera, as well.Presenting the work in its original language was the only way...
Saxman obtains $825K grant for carving center expansion

...reported the current size of the Edwin DeWitt Carving Center is 1,300 square feet. The center was built in the 1980s.Project consultant Max Mercer says a major reason to expand the center is because local totem poles are aging and need to be restored or replaced...
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

...Walker removed three members - former state Sen. Drue Pearce, former BP Alaska executive Al Bolea and Texas-based pipeline consultant Richard Rabinow - from the seven-member board.Walker said at the time the three were too tied to the gas industry and...
NAMI to host basics classes for parents

...wasn't getting better in Juneau and asked for additional help."Through a series of phone calls and interviews, we hired a consultant to help us find a treatment facility for Connor," she said. Connor was in treatment for over a year. He spent 12 months...
Kelly says he will keep open to possible Medicaid expansion

...possibility.Kelly made his comments as the committee discussed hiring former state health commissioner Bill Streur as a consultant. Streur served under former Gov. Sean Parnell, who resisted expanding Medicaid coverage, citing cost concerns.Parnell's...
State | AK legislature
Begich announces new consulting firm

...future if he should decide to run for the Senate again, said Marc Hellenthal, an Anchorage-based Republican pollster and consultant who is working for Dan Coffey, a conservative mayoral candidate. Begich's decision to not seek the mayoral seat will likely...
For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

...said the pickup in oil trading helped boost its profits 14 percent last year.Dominick Chirichella, an energy investor and consultant, trades a fraction of what Trafigura does. But he also had a terrific few months as the market moved steadily lower.He...
Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

...Navarre said he wasn't opposed to the idea but felt the borough would get "more bang for their buck" than having a temporary consultant.The assembly heard from two people during public testimony, both opposed to the new position.Nikiski resident Wenda Kennedy...
State | AK legislature
For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...said was considered heretical at the time."(It) not only sustained them, but built that growth," she said.Forestry Consultant Don Reimer, based out of Vancouver, B.C., introduced the idea of cross-laminated timber products. Through modern...
Willoughby Arts Complex announces design competition

...pARTnership will be hiring a theatre consultant directly; the architect will be expected to work closely with this consultant to assure the functionality of all...also hired a community engagement consultant, Kounkuey Design Initiatives...


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