The Postal Blues

It’s hard to read a newspaper or watch the news these days without hearing about the supposed dire situation at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Although, like much information being disseminated by the powers that be in federal government, there is much to be skeptical about with the numbers and warnings being broadcast.

There is indeed a fiscal problem with the USPS. They’ve taken quite a hit the last few years, mostly with the advent of e-mail and our ability to send and pay bills online. The USPS supports itself primarily by the sale of stamps. Taxpayer dollars do not subsidize it. But, even with the decline of revenue the USPS, by implementing cost-cutting measures; downsizing its workforce and gaining concessions from its unions, still manages to break even. How many federal governmental agencies can claim that?

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Hillside 81232

Brief by Rayna Bailey

Hillside CO Post Office – September 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

Hillside 81232

Travelers heading north on Highway 69 who blink at the wrong moment might miss the town of Hillside, which sits on the Frémont-Custer county line. About the only indication that there is anything more than a collection of homes and ranches scattered across the countryside is the towering sign along the road proclaiming, “Welcome to Hillside, Est. 1904.”

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