Longtime head of Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race is leaving
December 27, 2018
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -Iditarod Trail Committee CEO Stan Hooley said Thursday he is leaving the post he held since 1993 to take on a new opportunity outside the state.
The 61-year-old Hooley says he's not at liberty to say what the opportunity is until January.
Hooley says his resignation has nothing to do with the Iditarod coming off a difficult time for race organizers, who have faced the loss of major sponsors, financial hardships and the first-ever dog doping scandal.
Earlier this month, race officials cleared four-time
champion Dallas Seavey of any wrongdoing in a dog-