Reid: Post office near Reno spared from closure


SPARKS — A small post office in the Northern Nevada community of Sun Valley will be spared from the chopping block.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Wednesday that a proposal to shutter the site has been officially withdrawn.

The U.S. Postal Service announced in October 2011 that it was considering closing the office, which serves 200 customers with post office boxes.

It said closing the solo-staffed station would save more than $500,000 over 10 years, and said people who used it could get home delivery if they didn’t want to drive another five miles to a post office in Sparks.

Reid said he’s glad the postal service listened to residents who would have been affected by the closure, including seniors and disabled veterans.

 

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