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At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

With 5,000 packages daily and rising coming through Billings Logan International Airport, officials at Matheson Flight Extenders say they need more help.

September 22, 2014 4:39 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Congress must deliver post office business reforms

The U.S. Postal Service has been struggling financially for years while Congress has failed to reform laws that micromanage this big, important business.

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Walsh signs onto plan to save postal sevices

Walsh signs onto plan to save postal sevices

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont, has signed onto a bill to preserve six-day-a-week mail service and protect rural post offices.

June 27, 2014 5:38 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: USPS will keep delivering for America if Congress allows

Every day except Sunday a postal carrier walks or drives by your residence looking for the chance to bring you something from afar. He or she is a member of your community. His obligation is to you, not to the stockholders of the corporate entity that employs him. If you ordered something fr…

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Downtown post office marks 100 years in Billings

Downtown post office marks 100 years in Billings

Stacie Colarchik, a sales service associate with the downtown Post Office, talks about the centennial celebration at the downtown branch of the United States Postal Service.JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazettte Staff

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Downtown post office turns 100

Downtown post office turns 100

The first woman through the front doors of the downtown post office in Billings on Tuesday breezed through the lobby so quickly she hardly noticed the giant sheet cake and ruby-red punch bowl framed by black balloons.

September 17, 2013 5:32 pm Video Photos

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Authorities investigate 'suspicious package' sent to Mead

A suspicious package addressed to Gov. Matt Mead is being investigated by law enforcement officials in Cheyenne, according to a media release issued by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

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Tester critical of move: Butte mail operations now in Billings

BUTTE — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester sent the U.S. Postmaster General a critical letter this week berating the Postal Service's recent decision to move Butte's mail processing operations from Great Falls to Billings.

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Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said Wednesday.

April 10, 2013 10:38 am Photos

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Postal Service plan to cut Saturday delivery draws fire

Postal Service plan to cut Saturday delivery draws fire

The U.S. Postal Service’s decision to drop Saturday deliveries is getting bad reviews from Montana’s congressional delegation.

February 06, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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Meeting set on Pompeys Pillar post office reductions

Meeting set on Pompeys Pillar post office reductions

A public meeting on a proposal to cut operating hours at the post office in Pompeys Pillar is set for Friday at 2 p.m. The meeting will be in the fire hall, just down the block from the post office.

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Edgar Post Office hours to be discussed on Friday

The U.S. Postal Service is considering reducing window service hours at the Edgar Post Office as it presents its options at hearing Friday.

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Rural Wyoming post offices saved from closure, but cuts coming in hours of service

Rural Wyoming post offices saved from closure, but cuts coming in hours of service

CASPER, Wyo. — Beginning in 2011, there were 45 post offices facing closure in hamlets that many Wyomingites had never heard of — places like Arvada and Frontier and Otto.

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Kalispell mail processing center to close by March

KALISPELL -- The U.S. Postal Service has announced it will close its Kalispell mail-processing center by March and transfer the work to Missoula's processing center.

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Wyoming flag featured on new postage stamp

Wyoming flag featured on new postage stamp

CASPER — Wyoming's flag is being featured on a new postage stamp.

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Postal Service default doesn’t change immediate plans for Montana post offices

HELENA – The U.S. Postal Service’s default this week on a $5.6 billion debt won’t change its immediate plans to avoid closing rural post offices and most mail-processing centers in Montana, a spokesman said Thursday.

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Post office in Glacier Park a unique, challenging outpost

Post office in Glacier Park a unique, challenging outpost

LAKE MCDONALD — In the 10 years since Nancy Hildebrandt first sat behind the tiny window at the Lake McDonald Post Office, she has seen wandering bears, wayward Winnebagos and burning embers land on the roof.

July 28, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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Missoula man sentenced for post office theft

MISSOULA — A 39-year-old Missoula man has been ordered to pay just over $14,000 in restitution for theft involving U.S. Postal Service money orders at the Bonner Post Office.

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Gazette opinion: Cheaper rate for junk mail bad deal for newspapers

The May 10 announcement from the Postal Regulatory Commission is entitled “new postal product.” But it isn’t about a new product.

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