The United States Postal Service (USPS) confirms it has issued a two month reprieve for its plan to close the contract post office operating in downtown Kingman. The organization previously indicated it would keep the contract unit operating at 299 E. Andy Devine Avenue until the end of this year. Spokesman Peter Haas said the USPS still intends to close that office, but has not yet been able to find another downtown business willing to host some, if not all, of the services provided there. Haas said USPS has given contractor Craig Graves at least two more months, through the end of February, 2015, to continue operating while it continues its site hunt. “The reason for the extension in time is to ensure that our downtown customers there in Kingman continue to have service without interruption while we continue to transition to a new location,” Haas said. “We are continuing to work through the solicitation process to select a new location.” A number of citizens, the City of Kingman and Mohave County have urged the USPS to abandon its relocation effort, instead committing to continued operation of the contract station.
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