September 16, 2014
YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) - Federal regulators have halted a plan to
close a small, rural Postal Service station in Yerington this May.
The Postal Regulatory Commission ruled Wednesday that the Postal
Service overestimated when it predicted it would save $210,000 by shuttering the South Valley Station, and said the agency failed to show the closure wouldn't have a negative impact on the town and its residents.
The Postal Service ordered in December that the station should close as early as mid-May. The site offers retail postal services and houses 186 P.O. boxes. It's one mile from Yerington's main post office.
Opponents say the closure wouldn't save on labor costs because the postmaster would simply be moved to another location, and wouldn't save on rent because the agency was locked into a long-term lease.
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