Postal Service Looks at Closing 70 Colorado Post Offices

DENVER (AP) – The Postal Service is reviewing 70 post offices for possible closure in Colorado as the agency struggles with financial problems.

The list has communities scrambling to convince the agency their post offices are still needed.

The financially troubled agency announced Tuesday that it will study whether to close more than 3,600 local offices, branches and stations nationwide. Seven offices were already being studied in Colorado but 63 more were added to the list after the announcement.

Many of those may be replaced by Village Post Offices in which postal services are offered in local stores, libraries or government offices.