A great horned owl keeps watch over the Twin Lakes area on Jan. 13. The Boulder County Housing Authority is seeking a land use designation change for a vacant parcel at 6655 Twin Lakes Road in Gunbarrel that it would like to use for affordable housing, while others are seeking a land use designation change to try to convert it to open space (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
Groups pushing to have an undeveloped, county-owned Gunbarrel property designated as a great horned owl wildlife preserve will hold an event there this evening, according to an advisory this morning.
Ken Beitel, left, controls a slideshow of great horned owl photos during a presentation in the Twin Lakes area of Gunbarrel on Wednesday evening. Owl supporters are opposing a planned affordable housing development in that area, saying it will threaten great horned owl habitat. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer