Skagway is looking for new postal employees. The post office there has three vacancies, hampering its operations.
City Manager Tom Smith got a look at that last weekend.
“I went there to pick up my own mail on Saturday, there must have been 20 people waiting to pick up packages,” at the understaffed office, he said.
“It was a fairly significant wait,” he said.
The town with less than 1,000 year-round residents gets very busy during the summer as tourist season heats up, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski heard an earful on a visit last weekend.