Dawson City also announced it would donate its funds for Canada Day events to an investigation into residential schools in the territory.
National Park Service is considering a number of upgrades including a new visitor kiosk, restroom, river overlook, bike racks, benches, interpretive panels, passenger drop-off zone and improved parking.
Restrictions on the ivory industry are multiplying in the U.S., causing concern for artists in Alaska. Alaska Native carvers do have a degree of protection under federal law. But, non-Native carvers who only work with fossilized ivory are not shielded in the same way.
After Yukon Quest mushers arrive in Dawson City, they drive their teams head across the Yukon River to a public campground, where handlers build elaborate camps for the dogs.
Brent Sass was the first Yukon Quest musher to arrive yesterday in Dawson City, the halfway point on the Yukon Quest trail.
A demoralized and disappointed Lance Mackey pulled his dog team into Dawson City Thursday morning and voluntarily scratched from the Yukon Quest.