Howard: Why I quit Summit post offices (letter) |

Howard: Why I quit Summit post offices (letter)

I can identify with Mr Birger’s letter regarding our post office returning his son’s Christmas package when it was clearly addressed.

Last summer, I received a notice in my mailbox in Silverthorne that I had a package to pick up. I went the next day to get the package and neither Silverthorne nor Dillon post offices could locate it. I called the merchant sender to get tracking info, and they told me the package had been returned to them marked “wrong address” — even though I verified with the sender and the address on the package was correct.

I asked the merchant to resend the package, which they did. And guess what? I never did receive the package. Merchant called me to say package had been returned a second time with the correct address clearly on it. Twice on the same package by our inefficient post office was enough for me. I now have all my packages sent to my daughter in Arvada. At least, so far, I am no longer having the problem … although I must drive 75 miles to retrieve them!

I suspect my home post office is thrilled with my solution since they have efficiently eliminated one more online shopper from their service territory! Can we blame them — short staffed and minimally spaced as they are forced to be? At least I no longer have to try to face the hazard of squeezing into the Silverthorne parking lot and putting my car and myself in grave danger!!

Carole Howard

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User