Governor Mead Opposes Closure of Rural Post Offices

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In a news release Tuesday Governor Mead indicated his opposition to the closing of rural post offices in Wyoming. The post office at Leiter Wyoming shown here is among the 43 post offices in the state that the U.S.P.S. has listed for possible closure. Governor Mead noted that these closures would add 40-60 miles miles of driving for rural residents to get their mail, but that the U.S.P.S. told some Wyoming people they could use an office 120 miles away. “Making this journey - whether 40 miles or 240 miles - driving sometimes unpaved roads, often covered by slick snowpack for more than six months a year, is a hardship and a safety hazard,” Governor Mead wrote. He also points out that many of these rural residents do not have reliable access to the internet for communication making the Postal Service even more important. “Expecting small towns to absorb the closure of their post offices is not realistic. These post offices are a vital part of our communication network in the rural West,” Governor Mead said. For more on the possible post office closures see: http://trib.com/news/state-and-r...

 In a news release Tuesday Governor Mead indicated his opposition to the closing of rural post offices in Wyoming. The post office at Leiter Wyoming shown here is among the 43 post offices in the state that the U.S.P.S. has listed for possible closure.
In a news release Tuesday Governor Mead indicated his opposition to the closing of rural post offices in Wyoming. The post office at Leiter Wyoming shown here is among the 43 post offices in the state that the U.S.P.S. has listed for possible closure.