COLORADO CITY, Colo. (KRDO) — After providing postal services to the community of Colorado City for less than a month, the most recently contracted postal worker with the left. 13 Investigations has learned what caused the abrupt departure.
Terry Irick, a resident from Pueblo, agreed to start providing postal services to the people of Colorado City starting July 1, 2022. Irick would work out of the same location on the 9000 block of S. Interstate 25 that had been operating as the community’s post office since 2019.
However, less than a month later on July 29, 2022, Irick left.
A spokesperson for USPS says they were notified late last week that the previous contract holder “chose to terminate their contract and their responsibility to the local community in operating the Colorado City Post Office.”
Irick told 13 Investigates the reason for his departure stems from USPS refusing to address vital issues.
He says the Postmaster in Pueblo abandoned him as soon as he took the helm in Colorado City on July 1, and he was never properly trained for the workload. On top of that, Irick says the infrastructure in place was set up to fail, not to succeed.