Newcastle Postmaster Sets Sights on Retirement
NEWCASTLE – Newcastle Postmaster Craig Ausmann is retiring on October 31, 2021.
Ausmann has been the local Postmaster since 2008 – a stretch of 13 years. His postal career stretches back 32 years, previously serving in Rozet, Sundance and Osage.
He spent many years on the road, helping Wyoming Post Offices coaching letter carriers and helping design carrier routes to be more efficient. “I have always wanted to leave the Newcastle Post Office in better condition than I entered it,” said Ausmann. “I feel that with the aide of a group of excellent employees, we have accomplished this task.
Ausmann was active member in the Wyoming National Association of Postmasters of the US (NAPUS) Legislative. For six years, he represented the state’s Postmasters with annual trips to Washington D.C. to discuss Postal Reform Issues on Capitol Hill. He worked with Senators Simpson, Thomas, Enzi and Congressman Barbara Cubin. “A highlight for me was meeting with VP Dick Cheney in the West Wing of the White House,” said Ausmann.
“It has been a pleasure serving the community of Newcastle as their Postmaster for the past 13 years,” he said. Post Office Operations Manager and Ausmann’s Manager, Shawn Moore admires his service and example. “When I became a Postmaster, there were a handful of other Postmasters that made me doubt if I was worthy to be among their ranks. Craig is one of them,” said Moore.
He will continue his ride into he sunset with his wife, Michelle, who has been with him for 34 years. He has a list of home improvement projects as well as pursuing his outdoor goals to snow ski, hunt, fish and play more golf.
The interim Postmaster will be Distribution Clerk Elaine Fulk. The permanent position will be hired through an internal competitive selection process.