BELDEN, CA — The store, café, RV park, cabin and campground at Belden now includes a Village Post Office (VPO). The Belden VPO is located in the Caribou Crossroads store owned and run by Mike and Pam Hanson, and on Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9 a.m., they will host a grand opening celebration at 16242 Hwy 70, Belden CA 95915.
Located in the beautiful Feather River Canyon, the VPO offers Forever stamps, prepaid packages and Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes and envelopes and 96 Post Office Boxes in Centralized Delivery Units located adjacent to the store.
“For 237 years, we have had one charter — to bind the country together,” said Sacramento District Manager Al Santos. “We were created for that purpose by Benjamin Franklin, the first Postmaster General of the United States. The Post Office back then was at a crossroads, serving small, remote villages, like Belden, as the first social network. And here we are today, continuing in that tradition at Caribou Crossroads.”
Caribou is open year round, however, during the Winter Season (mid-October through mid-May) the hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Monday; and during the Summer Season, Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The area provides the perfect starting point for wilderness vacations, with hiking trails, trout fishing, gold mining, kayaking, and now a place to send your memorable photos and artifacts from a convenient Village Post Office.
VPOs are usually located in established businesses, giving them the added retail advantage of providing customers convenient access to the postal products and services used most often by consumers.
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