2:37pm

Wed June 1, 2011
Local

USPS Proposes Shutting 11 Colorado Offices

The U.S. Postal Service is proposing shutting down 11 offices in Colorado on the heels of a $8.5 billion budget shortfall last year.

USPS Spokesperson Al DeSarro stresses the closures are part of a larger study initiated by the Post Office, which include at least 2,000 other locations across the country.

“We hold a public meeting, we do surveys of those customers, we gather data, and after that, which will take two to three months, we make an initial decision,” he says. “There’s still a process where people can appeal that decision.”

Agate, New Raymer, Parlin, Lewis and Pleasant View are a handful of cities on the list. DeSarro says names of other affected communities will be released once they are notified. The majority of the closures will impact rural communities.