Canceled contract leaves Knik post office customers in limbo


The Postal Service has canceled the post office contract in Knik, Alaska, and there’s no immediate plans to reopen the facility that serves the booming Knik-Fairview community. Displaced customers of the Knik post office that closed suddenly three weeks ago still don’t know when or even if it will reopen. They have to drive to the Wasilla post office — miles out of the way for many, more than 30 minutes for some — to pick up their mail.  The operator of the contract says the issue was a money disagreement with the Postal Service about the contract, but there’s also an investigation going on about delayed mail.  Read more.