ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Although there was steady traffic Tuesday at the Elmendorf post office at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, it’s on the list of locations being studied for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. A community meeting on the post office's fate was held Tuesday night at Central Middle School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Postal Service’s Alaska district manager, Diane Horbuchuk, made a presentation and took input from the post office's customers.
Horbuchuk says traffic at the Elmendorf Post Office has been on the decline -- one of the reasons it was targeted in the study -- but she says a decision hasn't been made to close the location. She’s also hoping people will come with ideas on how to find alternatives.
The post office on the Fort Richardson side of the base is not being studied for closure.
Another community meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Middle School to discuss the possible closure of the Anchorage Postal Store at the 5th Avenue Mall.