Melanie Whitehead: Twin Lakes and a sense of place

I’m not going to talk about another recent water-main break on Twin Lakes Road, Gunbarrel’s crumbling infrastructure, how inappropriate annexation is, traffic issues, flood issues, or the many disturbing ways the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan has been utterly comprised.

I have grown weary of people saying that the Twin Lakers are NIMBYs. In fact, Twin Lakes residents have a love and a rapport with this environment, these fields, that everyone should be striving to have. To take away these fields is to take away our hearts and the heart of Gunbarrel. As one prolific Twin Laker said, “This is our Chautauqua.”

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