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Trail senior gets keys to new home

By Kathryn Stolarz

TRAIL — The keys to Linda Cypress’ new home finally fell into her hands on May 9.

Construction on the Trail senior’s house had been interrupted by the changing of contractors and waiting for permits, but her wait is now over. Trail Construction Crew employees completed the job started by another contractor in 2010.

“I’m just happy to get my home done,” she said.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is 1,900-square-feet and features porcelain tile floors, wood cabinets, granite kitchen countertops, a 15-foot-high ceiling and a chickee-thatched roof made with about 10,000 fans, carpenter Ivan Diaz said.

“It feels good just to have her in here after so long,” said Diaz, one of four carpenters to complete the house.

Trail Liaison Norman Huggins and President Tony Sanchez Jr. stood at the doors of her new home and handed over the keys.

“There’s nothing like that feeling of owning your own place,” President Sanchez said.

Cypress’ home is the third one on the newest camp in Trail and the first one to be completed during Liaison Huggins’ administration. There are eight camps in Trail.

Liaison Huggins said Cypress’ house will eventually be joined by two or three others for her family, as well as cooking and eating chickees. The next home to be finished in the camp began construction last year and is estimated to be completed by the end of this year.

“I want to thank the President and Chairman for helping us to complete these houses,” Liaison Huggins said.

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