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Staffing shortages and lack of space contributing to postal problems in Colorado mountain towns

December 7, 2023

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A U.S. Postal Service Inspector General report confirmed what many residents in Colorado mountain towns already know: service in the high country is slower compared to the rest of the state and nation.

“On-time mail delivery was up to five percentage points lower,” the report stated. It found that package delivery was also lower than the nationwide average. However, how big that gap actually is was left unclear, as numbers regarding package delivery were redacted from the public report.

The Postal Service has not responded to a request from CPR for an explanation of why it redacted those figures.

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