A comfort zone
N.M. oil boom helping allottees buy, build and improve
(Times photo - Donovan Quintero)
By Alastair Lee Bitsoi
COUNSELOR, N.M., March 13, 2014
(Times photos - Donovan Quintero)
After all, what many would consider a substandard house – dirt floors and no electricity - is comfort. It's where Castillo has lived most of her life, among the canopy of junipers that surround her and her Augustine kinfolk in Pine Lake, N.M.
"I've always lived with a dirt floor and I want to change that," Castillo said.
Sitting outside on her porch, Castillo beams with gratitude of how an undisclosed amount of money she's receiving from oil companies leasing her allotments in the far Eastern Navajo Agency will help improve her overall well being.
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