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Wildernest resident complains every year about paying for a post office box

I am sympathizing with Nicole Downey’s Aug. 6 letter about post office box fees.

I live in Wildernest and have been complaining to the U.S. Postal Service every year about why I have to pay for a box.

This year my annual rate went from $26 to $36 a year to receive my mail. I have asked, “Why an increase of 38 percent in one year’s time?” without response.

The postmaster told me I have to pay for my box because, “we could get delivery in Wildernest,” so I asked if I could put a mailbox in front of my house. He told me, “You would not get delivery because they don’t service your area.”

I don’t mind going to the post office to receive my mail, and I think it saves the local post office lots of money in manhours by not delivering.

I just don’t feel the rates are justified, when I was able to get “free” mail delivery in Vail and Leadville.

I had to pay $2 a year at Copper, which also seemed fairly insignificant. I guess I don’t like paying to send and receive my mail. UPS and Fed-Ex don’t charge me again when I receive a package.

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