As expected, the U.S. Postal Service is shifting mail processing from its Twin Falls sorting center to Boise. The net result will be a loss of 26 jobs in the Magic Valley and an addition of 20 positions to the Boise facility. Currently, more than 500,000 pieces of mail flow through the Twin Falls postal sorting center. The move will be completed sometime in October.
Additionally, the Postal Service announced in July that it was considering closing 3,700 post offices, about 10 percent of all post offices in the country. Twenty-three Idaho locations were on the list, including Boise's Collister Post Office. Other cost-cutting measures the agency is considering include ending Saturday delivery and raising stamp prices again.