newsElection 2016: If postage isn’t paid on your mail-in ballot, will your vote be counted?
October 31, 2016 03:03 PMEarly voting is as popular as it has ever been, and with mail-in ballots a big part of that process, the United States Postal Service has an important role to play during the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 8.
newsHometown of famed abolitionist honors him on postmark
October 30, 2016 09:00 AMCalvin Fairbank was ordained as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal church in 1842, but by that time he was already providing transportation for escaping slaves, leading them from the South to freedom across the Ohio River.
newsUSPS package revenue comes at cost, Star Trek stamps on the way: Week’s Most Read
August 19, 2016 07:55 AMAlso this week, John Hotchner looked back at U.S. stamps that prove bold predictions for the future were wrong, and we profiled the “instant” stamps that a pair of countries are issuing for their Rio Olympics medalists.
newsPost office caught up in massive California wildfire
August 18, 2016 07:00 PMThe charred aftermath of the wildfire that swept through Lower Lake can be found in numerous tweets since the damage was done over the weekend, including a powerful shot of the Lower Lake post office surrounded by flames.
newsUSPS revenues from package mail continue to grow, along with costs
August 16, 2016 12:05 AMThe third quarter financial report from the United States Postal Service reveals that revenue growth from package mail remained strong. The report also states an obvious fact: the costs of delivering packages are “substantially higher” than transporting letters.
newsColorado rodeo’s 100th anniversary celebrated with postmark: Postmark Pursuit
August 15, 2016 05:00 PM“Except during World War II, when the focus was on conflicts in Europe and the Far East, the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo has been an annual celebration of the best of Middle Park with an emphasis on family fun and healthy competition,” the fair’s website notes.
newsAstronomer who discovered Pluto honored with hometown postmark: Postmark Pursuit
July 09, 2016 12:00 AMThe postmark comes a little more than a month after the United States Postal Service issued two forever stamps in honor of the successful New Horizons mission to Pluto: One stamp pictures the New Horizons spacecraft, and the other shows a photograph of the dwarf planet as taken by the interplanetary explorer during its flyby last year.
newsHouse rejects effort to change USPS mail delivery standards
July 08, 2016 09:29 AMThanks to a maneuver by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the full House on July 6 rejected the committee’s effort to require the United States Postal Service to return to the delivery standards it used prior to 2012.
newsInspector General report accuses USPS of selling stamps to Royal Mail below face value
June 21, 2016 02:59 PMThe Stamp Fulfillment Services office agreed to sell Royal Mail thousands of United States Harry Potter stamps at a 35 percent discount in violation of a United States Postal Service law prohibiting the sale of U.S. stamps to anyone at less than face value.