Postal service relocation will lengthen delivery time

Benna Sayyed Mail delivery in the area could take a day longer when the U.S. Postal Service 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, […]

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. […]

Letter to the editor: Rural communities need post offices

Rural communities need post offices The U.S. Postal Service is losing lots of money. People are using the Internet to pay bills and to communicate. The postal service is having to deliver mail to more people, but those same people are buying less stamps. Did the postal service or the postmaster general not see this […]

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.” […]

Candidates going postal on voters

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico 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 […]

Nov. 1, 1996

• Rosalie A Richards was appointed by Gov. Gary Johnson to sit on the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. • Loren Wilson retired after 40 years of civil service with the United States Postal Service. He ran a 125 mile route in the Portales area. Wilson began his postal career on Feb. 27, 1956 as a temporary […]

May 18 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The moisture on Saturday night and Sunday morning was really a blessing to all. There was about half an inch over the area, some a little over and no complaints about that. Farming There is some cotton up in the Garrison area on Hershell and Weldon’s places and it is all planted […]

Rain affects residents throughout day

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By Laurie Stone The rain filled several of Portales’ streets from curb to curb, closed down roads and slowed down traffic, but many Portales citizens treasured the rain the community received throughout the day and night. As of 7 p.m., the rain total for the day was at 2.25 inches, according to estimates from the […]

Postal employees prepare for food drive

By Michelle Seeber The National Association of Letter Carriers in Portales is working with the U.S. Postal Service to prevent hunger among the needy. Letter carriers in the community on May 8 will collect canned and packaged food left in or near mail boxes and give it to the Community Services Center in Portales. Portales […]

Letters to the Editor 7/30

Editor’s note: Pat Merritt, president of American Postal Workers Union, Clovis Local, said her letter represents the opinions of the majority of area APWU members. Dear Editor: The President’s Commission on the U.S. Postal Service, appointed in December, is considering a major overhaul of the nation’s mail system. In a report due to President Bush […]