Mail delivery may take day longer

Benna Sayyed Mail delivery in the area could take a day longer when the U.S. Postal Services moves its Clovis mail processing center to Lubbock, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service announced its plan Thursday to move the processing center. Dates for the transition have not been set, […]

Residents voice concerns over postal plan

lw9zp5-lw9znv1216postoffice1.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents watch a video produced by the U.S. Postal Service regarding potential changes to mail sorting facilities during a public input meeting Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. Robin Fornoff U.S. Postal Service spokesmen ran into a small but contentious crowd Thursday during a public meeting in Clovis. The meeting […]

Postal service holding meeting on mail processing services

The U.S. Postal Service is hosting a public meeting 6 p.m. Thursday to outline its plan for moving mail processing services from Clovis to Lubbock. The meeting is at the Clovis Civic Center and public comments on the plan are encouraged. The postal service estimates a $611,387 annual savings by making the move. Written comments […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Going postal, holiday fun and Gore gives up

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Postal meeting Mark your calendar for a U.S. Postal Service meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at Clovis Civic Center. Postal officials will present plans to close a regional mail handling facility in Clovis. They’re looking for public opinion. Holiday fun Winter Wonderland is 8 a.m. […]

Proposal could make mail delivery take day longer

Benna Sayyed The passage of a U.S. Postal Service proposal could cause mail delivery in the area to take a day longer, but local postal jobs will not be affected, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. The proposal includes moving a mail processing center from Clovis to Lubbock. First-class mail service standards […]

Postal service holding meeting on mail processing consolidation

CNJ staff The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public input meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Clovis Civic Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a feasibility study that supports a business case for consolidating Clovis mail processing to Lubbock. The study estimates a savings of $611,387 without a change in […]

Privatization for USPS long overdue

Freedom New Mexico Ronald Reagan tried to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. The effort was dropped after he left office in 1989. It’s time to take up the idea again. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified last week before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that the USPS, essentially, is broke. He said the […]

Postal service leading way in cutting costs

Freedom New Mexico There’s good bad news and good news in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Postal Service, a semi-independent federal agency, which is only slightly propped up with tax dollars. The bad news is that like many businesses, the USPS has fallen on hard times, suffering through consecutive years of operating deficits. Unlike other […]

Postal service has proven efficiency

There are tough times ahead for the U.S. Postal Service — cuts of 120,000 jobs, and service cutbacks of up to three days per week. But one thing is increasing — fodder for anti-government rants online. More than one online discussion I’ve had somehow involved the phrase, “Government’s inefficient. Just look at the post office.” […]

Postal service sets holiday mail deadline

By Cheryl Pellerin: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to servicemembers in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service say. “Shipping holiday packages early helps ensure that they arrive in time for the holidays,” Pranab Shah, […]

Congress should consider USPS privatization

The U.S. Postal Service has increased rates so often in recent years it came out with the Forever Stamp, which is good for a first-class mailing into the indefinite future. On July 6, the USPS proposed another increase, a two-cent hike, to 46 cents, in 2011. That’s a 4 percent increase. Rates for other types […]

Curry County buys downtown post office building

kyogl6-kyogff33postofficedowntown.jpg

File photo Curry County commissioners approved a decision to buy the post office on Gidding Street. Postal service officials proposed in April to close the building as a cost cutting measure. By Sharna Johnson CNJ staff writer Curry County is buying the post office building in downtown Clovis. Commissioners approved the decision Tuesday following an […]

Holiday mailing deadlines

Deadlines For Dec. 25 delivery Domestic U.S. Postal Service • Parcel Post: Dec. 16 • First Class letters, cards: Dec. 21 • Priority mail: Dec. 21 • Express mail: Dec. 23

Local leaders upset over postal meeting

kmw4do-716postopenhouse.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. and Ernie Kos, right, director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, speak with Barbara Wood from the U.S. Postal Service about closure of the Gidding Street office. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About a dozen people voiced concerns […]

Open house will address post office consolidation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The real estate market may dictate whether Clovis residents will have one or two post office locations in the future. An open house is scheduled 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday at 417 Gidding Street, the downtown Clovis Post Office property the United States Postal Service is trying to […]

Local postal workers organize food drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers is gearing up for its 17th annual food drive May 4-9. Andres Montoya, coordinator of the drive in Clovis, said last year’s drive netted 8,647 pounds as part of a nationwide drive that gathered more than 73 million pounds. Montoya said this year’s goal is 12,000 pounds. Nonperishable food […]

Postal Service considering Clovis consolidation

khrcot-48postofficedowntown.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks An official said Tuesday the Postal Service is considering closing the Gidding Street Post Office in an effort to save money. CNJ staff Tough times are apparently hitting home at the Clovis Post Office. The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday confirmed it is considering selling the Gidding Street Post Office […]

Bingaman presses for New Mexico commemorative stamp

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today urged the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to grant New Mexico’s request for a 2012 stamp commemorating the Centennial of Statehood.

Candidates going postal on voters

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist The mailbox is flooded. Either I’m not paying my bills, or it’s election season. Don’t worry, Columbia House. I am paying my bills — after I discuss the biannual junk mail vote drive. Those who didn’t mail me anything aren’t mentioned. Those who did don’t get a chance to respond […]

Jan. 27, 1964

Kenner Drug at 14th & Main was advertising a new diet plan – “Grow slim while you eat.” … Firefighters were trying to determine the cause of a blaze at George Kull’s Pet Shop that killed seven dogs, a parrot and a number of parakeets. The shop was at 117 E. Fourth. … Defense Sec. […]