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12/8/2012
Substation open longer?

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — An Anchorage spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service said that Ketchikan’s downtown postal substation at 422 Mission St. will remain open through the end of January.

Blessie Lochman said the agreement meant boxholders at the station did not need to worry about finding a forward address.

"No interruption, business as usual," Lochmann said.

The announcement contradicts what substation operator Jenna Buster said Friday.

"That’s up to me," Buster said. She said the decision regarding whether to remain open through January would not be made until after Christmas. She said she is still telling boxholders to arrange a forwarding address.

Lochmann said the applications to take over the substation contract had been sent to a processing facility in Denver, and a final decision would be forthcoming. She has previously said it was likely the substation will remain downtown.