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Robert Salazar retiring, delivers mail for La Conner one last time


December 30, 2020

PARCELING OUT GOOD VIBES – Robert Salazar has definitely made his mark on the La Conner Post Office, sharing smiles, encouragement and a good word or three with postal patrons over the past two decades. He is retiring on Thursday. Special delivery on page 8. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

After two decades behind the counter, there is no denying Robert Salazar has put his stamp on the La Conner Post Office.

His quick wit, gregarious spirit and positive outlook – traits that have defined Salazar even as he has dealt with serious health issues – have endeared him with postal patrons since his arrival here in 2000.

“So many people stop in every day to say hello to Robert,” La Conner Postmaster Deborah Crump told the Weekly News. “Some of them are people who aren’t even coming in to do business.”

Such visits have been more frequent and heartfelt in recen...

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