The Lazear Post Office, along with 70 other Colorado facilities under consideration for closure or consolidation, may have dodged the bullet, at least for a year. On April 25 the U.S. Senate passed S.1789 addressing the immediate and long-term solvency of the U.S. Postal Service.
Provisions were added by Sen. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall to help protect small, rural post offices, including a one-year moratorium on all post office closings and consolidations and provisions to give rural communities a stronger voice in closure proceedings. The bill will now be taken up in the U.S. House of Representatives where Bennet and Udall hope for quick passage before a May 15 moratorium on closures expires.blog comments powered by Disqus