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HO, HO, HEAVY!

Thursday, December 14, 2000

As the holidays roll on, mail carrier Vicki Karley faces a daunting burden of packages, Christmas cards and catalogs for her frigid, snowy route in Alta.

In that post office alone, 18,000 Christmas stamps have been sold, with Sunday truck routes and weekend drop-box pickups added to help with the load. Monday is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year, and December 20 is traditionally the heaviest day for delivery of packages. If that weren't challenge enough, the local post offices must also gear up for an increase in the price of postage for the new year.



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