Locals React To Postal Service Announcement


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) As we told you on Wednesday, the postal service is dropping mail service on Saturdays.

Becoming effective August 5th, mail service will transition to Monday through Friday delivery, but package delivery will remain on a six-day schedule as will mail delivery to PO boxes.

The postal service expects to see some savings of approximately two billion dollars annually.

We spoke with local residents on the change.

"I thought it was a bad idea. If you're waiting for a check or something, it would be nice to get it," says Michael Peterson, 58, of Twin Falls.

"Go for it. I don't even check my mailbox, so! adds Kelsey Yung, 22.

Peterson says, "as much as they charge for postage anymore, they shouldn't have lost $15 billion or whatever."

Post offices that are currently open on Saturdays, will remain open.

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