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Sublette post offices ‘dodged bullet’

Posted: Monday, Dec 10th, 2012

SUBLETTE COUNTY – Despite a crippling budget crunch that originally led the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to consider closing hundreds of offices across the country, Sublette County’s will remain largely unscathed.

Starting in May of 2011, the USPS considered closing as many as 3,700 post offices to achieve $22.5 billion the beleaguered service needs to get back into the black, said USPS representative and former Wilson postmaster David Rupert of Denver, Colo.

But following a yearlong period of outrage from around the country – and Sublette County – the USPS announced in May that it would not close any of the targeted offices, including those in Cora, Pinedale and Rock Springs.

For the complete article see the 12-11-2012 issue.

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