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Champion Dog Mushers Visit Hiland Mountain

Champion dog mushers visit Hiland Mountain

Mushers Aliy Zirkle, left, and Allen Moore, right, are joined by Iditarod Trail Committee Race Marshall Mark Nordman, prisoner dog trainers Cindy Galvan with Cooper and Winona Fletcher with Trinity

Iditarod Musher and 2013 runner-up Aliy Zirkle and 2013 Yukon Quest winner Allen Moore stopped at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center to speak with prisoners and thank them for their “dropped dog” care offered each Iditarod season. The Two Rivers, Alaska mushers made a trip to Hiland Mountain to talk to the women about their Race experiences, their kennel, their dogs and their partnership. “They both wanted to give back to the women who take care of the Iditarod dogs that are dropped from the race and placed at Hiland every year until the teams can return them to their kennels,” said HMCC Superintendent Mike Gilligan. “The Hiland women loved the presentation, the interaction and the experience. It was a very positive event for everyone.”