When it comes to preserving the work of the U.S. Postal Service, community newspapers like the Optic have an obvious self-interest. So do Las Vegas, Mora and every other small community with a post office.
As Washington wrestles with revenue shortfalls at the USPS, thousands of rural post offices have come under threat of closure. Such closures would have a devastating effect on villages and hamlets all across America. Plus, there’s an ongoing debate over whether to end Saturday deliveries, which would only send the Postal Service deeper into financial distress.