Cortez Celebrates Once-in-a-Century Event

08/10/2021

It happens only once in every 100 years: the date matches the zip code, and for some postal stations, it never happens at all. But in Southwest Colorado, it will occur more than once in the 21st century.

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IT OCCURS ONLY ONCE EVERY HUNDRED YEARS, SO CORTEZ PLANS TOCELEBRATE.

YOU'RE WATCHING THE LOCAL NEWS NETWORK, BROUGHT TO YOU BY KEESEEMOTORS AND BIG-O TIRES IN CORTEZ.

THIS IS A TRIVIAL STORY, OR MORE CORRECTLY, A STORY FILLED WITHTRIVIA.

ON AUGUST 13TH, 2021, THE DATE WILL ALIGN WITH THE CORTEZ ZIPCODE, AND DOWNTOWN CORTEZ PLANS A CELEBRATION FOR THEONCE-IN-A-CENTURY EVENT

THE CORTEZ CITY COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO ISSUE A SPECIALPROCLAMATION COMMEMORATING THE DAY, AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS WILL OFFERSPECIALS AND GIVEAWAYS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

CORTEZ POSTMASTER KIM HESS SAYS SHE EXPECTS TO CANCEL MORE MAILTHAN USUAL FROM CANCELLATION COLLECTORS . . . YES, PEOPLE DO COLLECTPOSTAL CANCELLATIONS IN THIS WORLD.

ACCORDING TO THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE WEB SITE, DATE MEETS ZIPEVENTS ARE RELATIVELY RARE, OCCURRING ONLY ONCE A CENTURY FOR SOMEPOST OFFICES AND NOT AT ALL FOR MANY.

IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO, DURANGO'S DATE MEETS ZIP OCCURED ON AUGUST13TH, 2001.

ARBOLES WILL EXPERIENCE A DATE MEETS ZIP EVENT ON AUGUST 11TH THISYEAR.

THE NEXT DATE MEETS ZIP EVENT IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO WILL OCCUR INBAYFIELD NEXT YEAR ON AUGUST 11TH.

A CANCELLATION COLLECTORS WEB SITE CALCULATED THAT ONLY 191 POSTALSTATIONS OUT OF 41 THOUSAND, 6 HUNDRED AND 92 STATIONS NATIONWIDEWILL EXPERIENCE A DATE MEETS ZIP CODE EVENT IN 2021.

THAT'S EQUAL TO ONE QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT OF ALL POSTAL STATIONSIN THE UNITED STATES.

THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE INTRODUCED ZIP CODES IN 1963 TO BETTERMANAGE MAIL DISTRIBUTION.

ZIP STANDS FOR ZONING IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

ZIP NUMBERS RANGE FROM 0 0 5 0 1 FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICEOFFICE IN HOLTSVILLE, NEW YORK, TO 9 9 9 5 0 IN KETCHIKAN, ALASKA.

NOW, HOW'S THAT FOR A ZIPPY STORY?

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