Dead letter office?

In early Nevada, the loss of the town post office was often a sign that the mining boom was at an end. The little town of Luning may soon lose its post office, which began operating in 1892.

“Today, 119 years after its founding, 55 years after the closing of the town’s elementary school and 25 years following the shuttering of its last remaining bar and cafe, Luning faces yet another closure: The post office itself may be on the chopping block,” writes David Henley in the Lahontan Valley News.

U.S. Postal Service officials will be reviewing the need for 3,000 post offices between now and June.

“We are waiting with baited breath to learn if we will be closed,” said Luning postmaster Sonja Blazewick.