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$1,000 Reward Offered For Return Of Historic Ahwahnee Hotel Sign

A $1,000 reward is being offered for the recovery of a sign that for 86 years had welcomed guests to The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park before vanishing a few days before the National Park Service renamed the hotel rather than accept terms offered by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite for use of the trademarked hotel name.

DOI, NPS Employees Use Government Credit Cards For Personal Use

Under the category of "what were they thinking?" an employee for the National Park Service and one assigned to the office of the Secretary of Interior used government credit cards for personal expenses, according to investigations. In the Park Service case, the card was used to purchase a water heater for the personal residence of a supervisor at Gateway National Recreation Area in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, the investigators determined.

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