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Colorado City Post Office Closes; Mail shuttle service to the Pueblo set

A sign hangs in the window of the former Colorado City Post Office asking residents to pick up their mail at the Pueblo Main Post Office.

Colorado City’s 2,800 residents currently have no U.S. Mail service, but a shuttle will depart Saturday to help residents make the 52-mile round-trip trip to Pueblo to get their mail.

The Post Office on Block 9000 of South Interstate 25 was closed on Monday. A sign on the door directs residents to pick up their mail at the Pueblo Main Post Office, 1022 Fortino Blvd.

“The United States Postal Service was notified late last week that the contract holder has decided to unexpectedly terminate his contract and responsibility for operating the Colorado City Post Office,” said James Boxrud, a Denver-based spokesman for the Postal Service. “Contract officers are aggressively working on an emergency shelter and hope to have a replacement soon.”

Until that replacement is found, the Senior Resource Development Agency in Pueblo is coming to the city’s aid with a weekly shuttle service.

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