JUNEAU, Alaska—The U.S. Postal Service has proposed cutting hours at dozens of rural Alaska post offices as part of a plan to keep small post offices open while providing cost savings.
Not included on the list are five Alaska post offices that had been eyed for possible closure or consolidation as part of a broader agency push to cut costs. They are the Anchorage Postal Store and offices in Douglas, at Elmendorf and Eielson Air Force bases and at Fort Wainwright.
Agency spokesman Ernie Swanson said public comments received by the postal service after it announced plans to consider closures "strongly favors keeping post offices open, even for fewer hours."