One of the largest employers in Navajo County began handing out pink slips today. And community leaders are worried about the impact on small towns already struggling in a tough economy.
More than 300 people work at the paper mill in Snowflake in northeastern Arizona, or they did until Tuesday. Catalyst Paper, the mill’s owner announced it was closing September 30th.
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