# Lone tree
DougCo agencies staff Drug Take Back Day collection sites
(Christina Victoria / Unsplash) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Oct. 25, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) Five Douglas County law enforcement agencies will staff collection sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 for National Drug Take Back Day.
Broadband issues before voters in DougCo, Castle Pines, Lone Tree
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / Oct. 17, 2022. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — Voters in Douglas County, Castle Pines and Lone Tree will decide identical ballot questions in the Nov. 8 general election that could improve local high-speed internet, or broadband, service.
Lone Tree to award $1,000 prize to one outstanding youth
Dylan Daniels was selected by the Youth Commission as the 2021 Outstanding Youth of Lone Tree.City of Lone Tree. (Lone Tree, Colo.) The Lone Tree Youth Commission seeks to award the Outstanding Youth of Lone Tree Award to recognize outstanding achievements. The award will go to one youth in the community who demonstrates a commitment to community involvement and personal achievement.
Suspected drunk driver hits DougCo sheriff’s patrol vehicle
(Douglas County Sheriff's Office) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Sept. 27, 2022. (Lone Tree, Colo.) A suspected drunk driver crashed into a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, with a deputy inside, at about 10:45 p.m. Monday.
Lone Tree announces potential road reconstruction to meet population growth
Traffic congestion in Lone Tree.The City of Lone Tree. (Lone Tree, Colo.) Lone Tree officials believe regional growth will worsen safety and congestion issues. To help mitigate expected population growth, the Advancing Lincoln Avenue project will help address safety and mobility needs for Lincoln Avenue from Park Meadows Drive to Oswego Street, including the I-25 interchange.
Lone Tree plans to add affordable housing units
Rendering of the affordable housing plan in the RidgeGate community.Koelbel. (Lone Tree, Colo.) Last year, Lone Tree’s City Council approved building affordable housing units, and now construction is set to finish before the end of December.
Lone Tree offers free transportation
(Lone Tree, Colo.) The city of Lone Tree offers a free shuttle service to anywhere within city limits to make transportation easier for commuters. The shuttle service, Link On Demand, is available to schedule rides through the app available for both Android and IOS. All users have to do is download the app, create an account, and book the ride.
Northern DougCo plans to open new senior housing
(Douglas County, Colo.) Douglas County will add new senior housing facilities in Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree. Since 2019, Highlands Ranch town officials documented a 20% population growth in residents over age 55.
New Lone Tree overpass creates safer crossing for pedestrians, cyclists
Construction of the trail project at C-470 and Yosemite.Douglas County Colorado. (Lone Tree, Colo.) A new overpass at Yosemite and C-470 will let cyclists and pedestrians cross more safely.
Park Meadows gets $3.2 million in pandemic relief money
A screenshot shows pandemic-related losses suffered by the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree. |Douglas County. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — The Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree will receive nearly $3.2 million in federal pass-through money for COVID-19 pandemic-related losses. The money could also help pay for a potential expansion project.
Lone Tree police say shoplifting at Park Meadows drives crime increase
(Lone Tree Police 2021 Annual Report) Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / July 29, 2022. (Lone Tree, Colo.) Shoplifting at Park Meadows Mall makes property crime the biggest threat in Lone Tree.
DougCo land residents feared would be developed, now dedicated park space
(Douglas County, Colo.) Land that some Douglas County residents worried could be churned into more development is now dedicated park space. The Douglas County Board on June 28 unanimously voted to convey Toepfer Park in Highlands Ranch to the Highlands Ranch Metro District and Sweetwater Park in Acres Green to South Suburban Parks and Recreation District.
Weekly narrowly wins Republican sheriff nomination
Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / June 29, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) Darren Weekly received the most votes for Douglas County Sheriff in the Republican primary, according to the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder.
Sky Ridge Medical opens Colorado's first dedicated robotic surgery center
Sky Ridge staff cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Center for Robotic Surgery.Natasha Lovato. (Lone Tree, Colo.) What once seemed like something straight out of a science fiction movie is now the reality for hundreds of patients seeking elective surgeries. In 2013, Sky Ridge started seeing a need for robotic surgery possibilities. And as technology developed, Sky Ridge made it its mission to open up its center for robotic surgery.
Bike to Work Day returns amid high gas prices, worsening air quality
A cyclist rides through Douglas County.Jessica Gibbs. (Douglas County, Colo.) As gas prices surge and Colorado grapples with worsening air quality, the annual Bike to Work Day aims to make a comeback after the disruption caused by COVID-19, with an eye on saving people’s wallets and reducing air pollution.
5 ways to celebrate Independence Day in DougCo
(Douglas County, Colo.) From fireworks to 5K runs, Douglas County offers Independence Day celebrations spanning the county. Here are five opportunities to celebrate the Fourth of July in Lone Tree, Castle Rock, Parker, and Highlands Ranch.
Lone Tree enters space race with astronaut training facility
A rendering of the STAR HARBOR campus in Lone Tree.Business Wire. (Lone Tree, Colo.) A 53-acre campus and training center for commercial astronaut training, space workforce development and technology programs will open by 2026 in Lone Tree.
Lone Tree gives city manager salary bump in new contract
By Jeffrey Beall - Own work, CC BY 3.0City of Lone Tree. This story originally stated Seth Hoffman received $52,400 more in his 2022 contract compared to his 2017 contract. Since his 2017 contract, Hoffman, along with most Lone Tree employees, received annual raises based on yearly evaluations. Those raises total $52,400.
Lack of candidates leads Lone Tree to cancel election...again
Lone Tree has canceled nearly all its elections for city council seats in recent years due to a lack of candidates.By Jeffrey Beall - Own work, CC BY 3.0. [LONE TREE, CO] For the third time in the last six years, Lone Tree voters will not cast ballots in this year's May 3 city council election.