Contract post office in Kingman AZ to close after 35 years


At the end of the year, the Postal Service is going to close the contract post office (aka, Contract Postal Unit, or CPU) in downtown Kingman, Arizona.  It's been run by the same family for 35 years.  The Postal Service says it will replace the post office with a new contract postal unit that will only sell stamps, envelopes and boxes for mailing, but will not have post office boxes.  In other words, it sounds like the USPS is going to replace the CPU with a Village Post Office.  While the Kingman CPU offers almost everything that a regular post office has, a VPO offers only a few USPS products and services — basically just stamps.  Read more.