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Amy Glover is the new postmaster in Grand Coulee. – Scott Hunter photo

Grand Coulee's newest postmaster has worked at the national level for the U.S. Post Office, but wanted to get back to small- town life.

Amy Glover took charge of the Grand Coulee office Dec. 8. That night, the distribution facility in Spokane that sorts most of the mail in eastern Washington flooded, stopping the flow of mail.

Glover, whose assignment includes oversight of Coulee Dam and Elmer City post offices, said that they temporarily stopped sending local mail to Spokane for sorting.

Glover has four children, from age 4 to 14. The family just moved to Wilbur after a stint at Selah and an assignment at Ellensburg.

She started with the postal service in North Carolina in 2003, but started full time in 2005 in Boise, Idaho, where she eventually worked for the Washington D.C. sales department, pushing direct marketing services from Oregon to Montana. She says she worked six or seven days a week for four years. That ended in June.

Glover and her four children moved to Wilbur the weekend before last. "I'm ready to get to see them every day," she said.

That said, however, on her first weekend here the post offices had to stay open on Saturday and Sunday to catch up with mail bottled up because of the facility flood in Spokane.

"It's been crazy," she said Monday, after a three-day-long steady stream of customers.

Glover said she looks forward to working with community-wide efforts.

"Anything the community has going on, we'll be there," she said.

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