Changes are afoot at Aspen and Snowmass post offices now that new postmaster has moved on

After a year on the job, Aspen and Snowmass’ postmaster has moved to a new position within the U.S. Postal Service in another state.

Aleicia Dickson, whose last day was Friday, started here in March 2019.

During that time, Dickson faced several challenges while managing the Aspen post office, including several clerk and carrier jobs remaining open due to low pay compared with the cost of living, and vacancies in custodial positions that has left the lobby overflowing with trash.

Dickson’s solution was to remove the trash and recycling cans so people would stop throwing their garbage on the ground near the receptacles.

“I was bummed that she left,” James Boxrud, who works in the USPS’s strategic communications department in Denver, said Tuesday. “She was doing a good job.”

He said the position has been advertised within the USPS in 19 states.

Internal applicants are being interviewed this week and a decision is expected next week.


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