CRESTED BUTTE, Colo.—Residents of this small mountain town used to get their mail without incident, they said. A few years ago, something changed.
Now, those who live in the ski community of 1,600, which has no home delivery of either mail or parcels, say they must wait in line for up to an hour during midday to pick up any package. In other Colorado towns, such as Silverthorne and Steamboat Springs, residents say mail delivery has ceased for weeks or months at a time.
“Christmas cards began arriving in February,” said Ryan Hyland, town manager of Silverthorne, a town of 4,500 on Interstate 70. “But what’s not funny at all is driver’s licenses, disability payments, election ballots, prescriptions.”