Lone Tree: Looking back and looking forward

What was memorable about 2017 and what's ahead in 2018?

Posted 1/2/18

Jackie Millet, Lone Tree mayor What was the city's biggest accomplishment in 2017? The city was very honored to be selected among the best in the nation by MONEY Magazine on two separate occasions …

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Lone Tree: Looking back and looking forward

What was memorable about 2017 and what's ahead in 2018?

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Jackie Millet, Lone Tree mayor

What was the city's biggest accomplishment in 2017?

The city was very honored to be selected among the best in the nation by MONEY Magazine on two separate occasions this year. Also, Lone Tree's borders expanded this year when two unincorporated areas adjacent to the city petitioned to annex into our community.  We were very excited to welcome CU South Denver, an elite educational facility, and OmniPark, which includes thriving businesses such as Marriott Denver South and Level 3 to the City

What opportunity for Lone Tree are you most looking forward to in 2018?

The new year looks very promising for Lone Tree, and our community will continue to welcome new residents and businesses to the city. Therefore we have prioritized significant investment in our multimodal transportation network that will benefit our community for generations to come. The Lincoln Avenue pedestrian bridge will be completed,  We will also see significant progress on the three new light rail stations in the city, we will break ground on the RidgeGate Parkway expansion and extend our partnership with Uber to continue providing Link On Demand free to our community.

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Mikaila Slater, Denver, teacher at Lone Tree Elementary

What was your most memorable moment of 2017?

I think my most memorable moment was when my sister had my first nephew. I'm an aunt for the first time. And I've been at the school for five years now, and this year I feel like I finally fit in. I'm getting to know everybody and the students, and I really feel like I belong here.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

I recently had shoulder surgery, so for 2018 I'm looking forward to being healthy enough to ski again, and doing a little more traveling, maybe a safari.

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Leah Christians, Castle Rock, Douglas County High student

What was your most memorable moment of 2017?

My most memorable moment of 2017 was when I went to a Junior Olympic cross-country race, and I placed 16th out of 200 competitors. We competed in Tallahassee, so we got to travel to Florida.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

In 2018 I'm most looking forward to having a fresh start, to make new goals for myself. I want to take my mile time down to 5.25, and look forward to running for Douglas County High School.

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Tracy Wilemon, Castle Pines, store manager of The Bundt Shoppe Highlands Ranch Town Center.

What made 2017 memorable for you? 

Opening our store. We opened The Bundt Shoppe in Highlands Ranch on Feb. 3. It was a great year meeting lots of people and being part of the community.

What are you most looking forward to about 2018?

Just becoming more well known and getting our cakes out in more homes so that people will come in and have us be part of their celebrations.

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Nanci Almquist, Larkspur, real estate agent

What was most memorable for you in 2017?

We have moved a lot in the last year and a half, so moving back to Larkspur into our house that my husband built was kind of like going home again. And, my mother was in a horrible accident about a year and a half ago and just getting her well enough to be able to live back on her own again, that's probably most memorable for me.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

Just looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me in 2018. Am I going to volunteer more? Who's he going to bring into my life? What am I going to be doing? Just looking forward to that.

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