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Merle Roberts retires UPS

 

Merle Roberts crosses the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam for the last time April 12, with a smile on his face.

People like getting packages. It's a little bit like Christmas. And someone who has been delivering peoples' packages in the area for 40 years is retiring from United Parcel Service.

Merle Roberts started working for UPS on March 23, 1979, working out of what Roberts describes as "a little makeshift unloading dock" in Grand Coulee, "outside year round" before UPS had opened an office on Van Tyne Avenue 13 years later.

The job was Roberts' first "real job" aside from doing some farm work in the Coulee City area, where he grew up.

When the office building opened up in the early 1990s, "we...



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