“Where’s Waldo” makes the Front Page.
Crime Watch Investigations:
Postal Inspectors with cases in 6 States.
OIG Investigations include 2 Arizona arrests!
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“How to Improve Your Workplace.”
In Arizona, a custodian makes a difference in his workplace.
A very interesting picture of the monster machine in Portland.
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In Phoenix, Robert Santa Cruz and Shaggy Gardner work to deliver a package personally to a worried customer.
Also in Phoenix, Radio Station 98KUPD sends over 1,200 Priority packages to military personnel overseas.
“The Art of Magic” stamp! Whalah!.
And be sure to check out the massive processing machine in the Portland area.
Western Area Update, Year 2018
Highlights: Numerous stories of USPS heroes. Best Practices from around the nation. Peak Season preparation..
Western Area Update, Year 2017
Highlights: Postal Workers using actual photos of loved ones in safety posters. New Stamp Collecting App unveiled. “Customer Letters of Appreciation” Issue. An Automated Parcel Drop Vending Machine.
Western Area Update, Fall 2016
Arizona: Star Trek enthusiasts beam to Tucson to attend special stamp unveiling.
Western Area Update, Summer 2016
“Commitment to Safety” issue. Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks.
Western Area Update, Spring (June) 2016
Arizona: Tempe carriers connect to millions in sales. Grammy Award crafters and baseball seam art.
Western Area Update, Winter 2016
Postal Pride. “What the Postal Service Means to Me” from Postal Workers across the country.
Western Area Update, Fall 2015
Arizona: The Past and Present of mail delivery. A Pony Express statue standing in Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Western Area Update, Summer 2015
Arizona: Tucson startup Bottle Breacher, makers of bottle openers created from .50 caliber and 20mm. ammunition.
Western Area Update, Spring 2015
Three words: Batman Forever Stamp.
Western Area Update, Winter 2015
Arizona: Phoenix metro area becomes the third location to test same-day delivery of items ordered online.
Western Area Update, Fall 2014
A “Salute to the Veterans” issue including Arizona War Hero Hiroshi Miyamura.
Western Area Update, Summer 2014
The University of Arizona uses direct mail to build the U of A brand.
Western Area Update, Spring 2014
Mailing baby chicks. A story of the little animals we all know and love.
Western Area Update, Winter 2014
Phoenix Vehicle Maintenance Facility bands together to help a former co-worker’s widow and daughter.
Western Area Update, Fall 2013
In Alaska, a catastrophic flood doesn’t dampen a postmaster’s spirits.
Western Area Update, Summer 2013
“Express Mail” is renamed to “Priority Mail Express.”
Western Area Update, Spring 2013
A special “Green” Issue highlighting the benefits of recycling.
Western Area Update, Winter 2013
Postal Service package delivery is 100 years old. A story and pictures.