Durango Post Office dealing with homeless problem | KOB 4

Durango Post Office dealing with homeless problem

Meg Hilling
May 08, 2019 05:25 PM

DURANGO, CO.- The Durango Post Office has become a place of refuge for homeless people.


“It was out of necessity and perfectly logical," said Richard Bowhay, who was homeless at one time.

Bowhay and others took advantage of the lobby hours, which are 24-7.

“If you are intoxicated or for whatever reason you can't get in the shelter, this is a safe spot,” Bowhay said.

In response, the post office is considering changes to keep unwanted visitors out.

In a statement, the U.S. Postal Service said, “The Durango postmaster has asked for increased police patrols and we are also asking the public to report any vagrancy and vandalism they might see after hours. Should the problem persist, the postal service may consider shortening the 24-hour access to the lobby."


Meg Hilling

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