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Arrival of the mail

Delivery resumes for some Cascadia residents a decade after post office fire.


December 8, 2021

Scott Swanson

Rural mail deliverer Tiffany Bray unlocks postal boxes that have been installed at the U.S. Forest Service wayside in Cascadia. The boxes benefit residents who have not been served by the Highway 20 rural delivery route and who have had to travel to Foster to pick up their mail for the past decade.

Nov. 19 marked 10 years since the Cascadia Post Office burned down in a fire that also leveled the old Cascadia School building. 

For residents without on-highway mailboxes, it's been a long haul getting local delivery reinstated. But a combination of efforts from, really, multiple layers of government have resulted in the installation of U.S. Postal Service-approved cluster boxes at the U.S. Forest Service wayside next to Short Bridge. 

Ground was broken in September for the project and the three free-standing stacks, totaling 48 individual mailboxes, were installed on a concrete pad. ...

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