January 23, 2014 | Volume 44, Number 3

Postal rates go up Sunday

Rates are increasing at post offices nationwide starting Sunday, so take some extra cash when you head to the Haines post office.

  First-class stamps are increasing from 46 to 49 cents, while post cards are increasing from 33 to 34 cents.

Large flat rate boxes are also increasing from $16.85 to $17.45.

International rates for letters (including Canada) are increasing from $1.10 to $1.15.

“It’s not only because we are low on revenue,” said local postmaster Genevieve Bell. “It’s to keep up with increasing costs.”