Snowflake http://knau.org en SnowFlake Paper Mill to Close http://knau.org/post/snowflake-paper-mill-close <p>One of the largest employers in Navajo County began handing out pink slips today.&nbsp; And community leaders are worried about the impact on small towns already struggling in a tough economy.</p><p>More than 300 people work at the paper mill in Snowflake in northeastern Arizona, or they did until Tuesday. Catalyst Paper, the mill&rsquo;s owner announced it was closing September 30<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>The company says the demand for newsprint has dropped every year since it took over the mill in 2008. That and increased operational costs forced the closure</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:19:37 +0000 Al Macias 17840 at http://knau.org