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Kansas newspapers anxiously eye post office closures

December 30, 2011

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— Western Kansas newspapers are worried that another postal switch could mean some of their mail subscribers will be getting their news days late.

The Hays Daily News reported that the Colby Free Press and its sister papers already have bumped up deadlines to meet the mail truck headed for postal sorting in Salina. But now the U.S. Postal Service wants to send Colby's mail to Denver for sorting, meaning a two- to three-day delivery window.

The post office has said the majority of newspapers will be exempt from the processing center switch. That includes papers delivered in the Colby ZIP code area, for example.

But the smaller batches of papers mailed to small communities likely won't be. The postal changes are on hold until May.

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