Lake Elsinore Post Office on the move – New location to open Dec 3

SAN DIEGO – The Lake Elsinore Post Office will be relocating its retail, PO Box and passport services to a new location on Friday, Dec. 3. Those services, currently provided out of the Lake Elsinore main postal facility at 500 W Graham Avenue, will be moving to an upgraded location dedicated to retail activity 2.5 miles away, at 31724 Casino Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530.

The postal facility at 500 W Graham Avenue will be renovated to accommodate expanded Lake Elsinore mail carrier operations.


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“This new facility will allow us to accommodate mail volume growth and to better serve our PO Box and retail customers,” said Lake Elsinore Postmaster Ruben Montes. “This move demonstrates the Postal Service’s commitment to the city of Lake Elsinore and to every community in the U.S.”

In order to facilitate the move, the Lake Elsinore Post Office will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 2. During this closure, there will no access to its PO Boxes and retail operations will temporarily cease. Lake Elsinore customers seeking postal retail services on Dec. 2 should visit the Wildomar Post Office, the nearest alternate USPS facility.

The retail hours of the relocated Lake Elsinore Post Office will remain the same, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Passport services, including photo services, will be available by appointment during the facility’s retail hours.

“As outlined in USPS’s Delivering for America plan, we are modernizing and continually adapting to the changing needs of our customers,” said Montes. “Our customers are priority one, whether they’re located in the biggest cities or smaller communities such as Lake Elsinore.”

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The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Submitted by: United States Postal Service

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.