Postal Service Still Considering Changing Twin Falls Sorting Operations
The U.S. Postal service is looking at ways to cut its budget and one of the proposals would affect the way mail is sorted and processed here in the Magic Valley. Currently, mail with an “833” zip code is processed at the processing center in Twin Falls but a reduction in postal usage has officials looking at shifting some or all of those duties to a center in Boise. The postal service will study the feasibility of the consolidation. The service did a similar study five years ago, but post office officials say mail volume has decreased by about 20 percent in the last three years. Should the study find that moving operations would be more feasible, a public hearing would be held before making any changes. Officials say any consolidation would not affect mail delivery here in the Magic Valley. The postal Service is entirely supported by the sale of postage stamps and other products and is not a tax payer supported entity.