Boise's Collister Post Office branch is one of 23 Idaho locations and 3,700 branches across the nation that the U.S. Postal Service has targeted for closure. The Postal Service released a list of the locations today, representing about 10 percent of all post offices in the country.
In its 2010 fiscal year, which ended in September, the Postal Service lost $8.5 billion. Postal officials estimated that the branch closings could save as much as $200 million. Other cost-cutting measures the agency is considering include ending Saturday delivery and raising stamp prices.