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Is Post Office Open Today

January 2, 2012 by staff 

Is Post Office Open TodayIs Post Office Open Today, Postmaster Antoinette Benthusen sorts mail shortly after opening at the Powder River Post Office recently. The rural post office is one of 43 in Wyoming being considered for closure by the U.S. Postal Service as a cost-saving measure.
This year the U.S. Postal Service also worked to cut costs by consolidating mail processing in communities such as Gillette and Riverton.

The Postal Service is studying Wheatland, Rawlins and Rock Springs for consolidation as well, said David Rupert of Denver, Postal Service spokesman for Wyoming.

Consolidation saves the Postal Service money by having fewer plants to run, but does slow mail delivery. Most places in Wyoming receive mail within two days and that mostly won’t change, Rupert said.

However, letters that used to arrive overnight will now take about two days, such as a letter mailed from Gillette to Douglas.

A decision on moving processing from Wheatland, Rawlins and Rock Springs is expected in late January.

The Postal Service won’t close facilities or consolidate services until May 15, as requested by U.S. senators.

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