Town councils pushing US postal service for free boxes

The Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte town councils have sent letters to the United States Postal Service (USPS) asking that residents not have to pay for the local post office boxes.

“It was with great interest that we learned recently that Buena Vista residents will begin receiving free post office boxes beginning January 1, 2023,” the Crested Butte letter states. “The Crested Butte town council strongly requests that the USPS implement this action for our community as well.”

The letter makes clear that despite the urban legend constantly cited by USPS officials that at some nebulous point in history the residents of Crested Butte voted to never receive home mail delivery, that has never been the case as far as anyone can determine. The letter says there is no record of any such decision that has resulted in citizens willingly wanting to accept such limited service. “The town has no record of such an election and USPS has produced no such record,” the letter asserts. “Is it necessary for our community to hold a formal vote to affirm that we do not accept this diminished level of service?”


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