Steamboat Springs Post Office gets new, temporary postmaster |

Steamboat Springs Post Office gets new, temporary postmaster

Permanent postmaster position remains open at Steamboat Springs Post Office.
John F. Russell

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Officials with the U.S. Postal Service were tight-lipped this week about personnel changes at the Steamboat Springs Post Office.

“As a matter of policy and in accordance with the Privacy Act, we are unable to comment on matters regarding individual personnel,” David Rupert, strategic communications manager for the western area, wrote in an email. “I can confirm that all the mail is current, and it is business as usual at the office.”

Rupert said the Steamboat Post Office staff is busy working hard on prepping the office for the summer.

“It includes some needed spring cleaning and improving internal operational efficiencies, so we can better respond to the seasonal traffic,” Rupert said. “We are also training new employees, including carriers and clerks, so they will be able to serve the community efficiently.”

Rupert would not comment on the status of the postmaster position at the Steamboat Springs location, saying only that no decisions have been made.

“We don’t have anyone permanently in the seat right now, so we rotate our leadership to give them different training opportunities and what not,” Rupert said. “We are not ready to name anybody right now, but if something like that happens, I will let you know. We have not made any decisions on all of that, and right now, we are just focused on getting the office ready.”

Rupert said Troy Nieuwsma, the postmaster in Kittredge, an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, has stepped in to manage the Steamboat Springs Post Office in the interim.

To reach John F. Russell, call 970-871-4209, email or follow him on Twitter @Framp1966.

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