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Post office hour cuts taking toll

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2016

SAGUACHE COUNTY When the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) first announced reduced hours for some postal locations in 2012, neither postal employees nor their customers anticipated the full impact of that decision.

Over the past four years, however, the effects of the cuts have finally come home to roost, with both those delivering postal services and those receiving them affected in different ways.

Three county post offices were included in the cuts: Hooper, Moffat and Villa Grove. A recent remark to a vendor by a person close to a postal employee working for a reduced-hour post office suggests the workers are near burnout and customers are having difficulty fitting their schedules to the new hours.

For the complete article see the 05-05-2016 issue.

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