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July 2016

July 11  Community input needed to develop new “Activate Lafayette” mobile app
July 11  Open fire ban declared in Lafayette

June 2016

June 24  Lafayette names new Library Director

May 2016

May 19  Lafayette Inclusivity and Diversity conversation scheduled for June 1

March 2016

March 30  Local youth to honor Cesar Chavez through Dialogue, Education & Action
March 28  Lafayette names new Finance Director
March 21  Bob Burger Recreation Center pool to reopen on March 22
March 20  Fitness areas to open at the Bob Burger Recreation Center on March 21
March 19  Chemical incident at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center in Lafayette

February 2016

Feb 12 Lafayette receives Enterprise Zone project contribution designation
Feb  4  After First Year, Lafayette’s Curbside Compost Program a Success

January 2016

Jan 5  LYAC to host 11th annual MLK March for Peace and Celebration and January 30

November 2015

Nov 19  Lafayette to promote Shop Small Saturday on November 28
Nov 16  Lafayette honors 41 “green” businesses for outstanding sustainability efforts

October 2015

Oct 29 Lafayette’s newly formed Enterprise Zone to offer business incentives
Oct 20 Lafayette City Administrator honored for 40 years of service

September 2015

Sept 23 Lafayette Commons earns Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence
Sept 8 Waneka Lake outlet valve to be replaced by year’s end

August 2015

Aug 27 Lafayette announces list of City Council Candidates
Aug 17 2015 Green Business Applications now available
Aug 11 The Lafayette Hoot project comes home to roost at City Hall

July 2015

July 20 Relay for Life event to be held August 1
July 16 One Lafayette Grant Program Accepting Applications through July 31
July 06 Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project

June 2015

Jun 17 Lafayette Recreation Department announces July Summer Concert Series
Jun 16 Lafayette and EnergySmart to offer special energy incentives for Lafayette residents
Jun 16 Lafayette offers breakfast stations for Bike to Work participants on June 24
Jun 2 City Volunteers to be recognized at June 2 event

May 2015
May 29 City of Lafayette Awarded Energy Sustainability Grant
May 28 Annual Picnic on the Plaza series to kick off June 3
May 27 Lafayette Mayor Berg named 2015 "Outstanding Elected Official"
May 7 South Boulder Road paving project to run May through June 2015

April 2015

Apr 29 Lafayette Recreation Department announces the Waneka Lake Boathouse Opening on May 2
Apr 28 Lafayette named Tree City USA for 21st year
Apr 23 Lafayette to continue “green” practices during the annual Spring Clean Up Program
Apr 16 Portraits of Great Colorado Women on Exhibit in Lafayette
Apr 2 Project Sticker Shock to Kick Off on April 4

March 2015

Mar 26 Lafayette Youth to Honor Cesar Chavez through Education, Celebration, and Action on April 3
Mar 2 Second Floor Expansion at the Bob Burger Recreation Center to be Unveiled March 8

February 2015

Feb 27 Lafayette’s Retail Growth Jumps 11.5% in 2014

January 2015

Jan 14 Lafayette Youth Coordinate 10th Annual MLK Celebration
Jan 13 East Cleveland sinkhole update - January 13
Jan 12 Traffic prohibited on East Cleveland Street due to sinkhole

November 2014

Nov 19 City of Lafayette adopts new logo design

October 2014

Oct 27 Lafayette residents asked to help select a new City logo design
Oct 27 Green Business Meet and Greet to be held on October 30
Oct 22 Lafayette honors 2014 Green Business winners
Oct 17 Lafayette to host Walk and Wheel community workshop on October 28
Oct 17 Lafayette honored nationally as a top parks and recreation agency
Oct 10 One Lafayette Grants $42,000 to Local Nonprofits

September 2014

Sept 24 Shoppers to get “Sweet on Lafayette” in October
Sept 16 City renames Gough Avenue to Couch Avenue in honor of 125th Anniversary
Sept 5 The Lafayette Coal Creek Trail is now open

August 2014

Aug 27 Friends of the Lafayette Library Annual Book Lover’s Sale on September 20
Aug 26 Lafayette Quest Scavenger Hunt to combat childhood obesity on September 27
Aug 25 Lafayette to celebrate its 125th Quasquicentennial Anniversary in September
Aug 18 Dog Days of Summer to be held at the LaMont Does Outdoor Pool on September 1

July 2014

July 28 Lafayette ranked 7th safest city in Colorado
July 18 Lafayette “Green Business” applications available
July 17 Help needed for Peach Festival Zero Waste efforts
July 14 Lafayette Fire Department to host regional Open House and CPR Classes
July 3 Waneka Lake Disc Golf Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on July 11
July 2 City Administrator Klaphake elected to CIRSA Board of Directors
July 1 Lafayette Recreation Department announces the July Summer Concert Series

June 2014

June 30 July is Parks and Recreation Month
June 27 Lafayette to host Walk and Wheel Community Audits in July
June 25 One Lafayette Grant Program Accepting Applications through July 22
June 17 Lafayette offers breakfast stations for Bike to Work participants on June 25
June 6 Implementation begins on Lafayette’s Community Energy Efficiency Plan
June 5 Art in the Community grants available
June 3 Lafayette honored as a top finalist for the NRPA Gold Medal Award

May 2014

May 30 Picnic on the Plaza to kick off on June 4
May 14 Band Line-Up, Expansion announced for Art Night Out
May 10 Lafayette Trails and Trailhead Update
May 7 Lafayette Presented with Xcel Energy’s Sustainability Commitment Award
May 7 “Little Free Library” Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for May 9 at LaMont Does Park

April 2014

Apr 25 Lafayette residents encouraged to Get Movin’ in May for health and prizes
Apr 15 Permanent water conservation regulations in place for Lafayette
Apr 14 Lafayette to celebrate Tree City USA designation with an Arbor Day event on April 19
Apr 14 Public Input Meeting for the So Boulder Road Corridor Master Plan on April 22
Apr 11 Lafayette Fire Department Launches Free Med Vial Program
Apr 9 Lafayette to continue “green” practices during the annual Spring Clean Up Program April 28 - May 9
Apr 2 Lafayette seeks volunteers for 2014 Art Night Out
Apr 1 Lafayette activities announced for National Library Week April 13-19

March 2014

Mar 24 Lafayette Recreation Department announces the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 5
Mar 24 Lafayette’s Municipal Bonds Upgraded to AA+ by S&P
Mar 24 Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee offers Mini-Grant Program
Mar 19 Lafayette to honor Cesar Chavez through celebration, performance and dialogue
Mar 6 Program Lafayette to bring technology workshops to Lafayette teens
Mar 5 Lafayette City Council sets 2014-2015 Goals

February 2014
Feb 27 Lafayette Receives $94,650 Walk and Wheel Grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Feb 03 Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission Awards Education Grants

January 2014

Jan 30 The Lafayette Recreation Department announces February “Red Dress” Campaign activities
Jan 13 MLK March for Peace Rally
Jan 11 2014 Oatmeal Fest 5k results
Jan 27 City of Lafayette receives $94,600 Walk and Wheel grant to address biking and walking

December 2013

Dec 16 Over $5,400 in prizes available to Lafayette holiday shoppers
Dec 16 Finance Director to close the books on tenure in Lafayette
Dec 01 Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission Seeks Member Applicants

November 2013

Nov 27 Santa to kick off Lafayette's Home for the Holidays on Dec 7
Nov 21 2nd annual “Best of Lafayette” holiday basket contest

October 2013

Oct 30 Lafayette’s “Green Expedition” winner announced
Oct 25 Lafayette Earns National Parks and Recreation Accreditation
Oct 25 Lafayette Open Space Day Volunteers Repair Rock Creek Trail
Oct 22 Lafayette to add additional EV charging stations through Charge Ahead Colorado grant
Oct 17 New Public Parking in Old Town
Oct 14 Lafayette Earns Solar Friendly Community Certification
Oct 14 Art in Education Grant application available to local teachers through Nov 1
Oct 14 2013 Art on the Street Call for Artists due Nov 1
Oct 12 Boil Water Notice rescinded in Lafayette
Oct 11 Boil Water Notice in place for portions of Indian Peaks Subdivision
Oct 11 Lafayette Comp Plan Open House to be held on October 22
Oct 09 LOSAC to host 14th Annual Open Space Day on October 19
Oct 07 One Lafayette Grants $42,000 to Local Nonprofits
Oct 04 “Panel Raising” Ceremony to be held October 17 for Lafayette’s new 1MW Solar Garden

September 2013

Sept 30 Lafayette Public Works Return from Flood Recovery Operation
Sept 27 Lafayette City Council Candidate Forums to be Held in October
Sept 20 Lafayette Quest Scavenger Hunt to Combat Childhood Obesity on September 28
Sept 19 Lafayette parks, community trails and golf course are open
Sept 18 Message from Lafayette Mayor and City Council
Sept 18 Flood relief at Art Night Out on September 20
Sept 17 Hang Your Art on Public Road - call for artist deadline is September 27
Sept 16 Moors and McCumber wrap up Lafayette’s Art Night Out season on September 20
Sept 16 Flood Recovery Resources
Sept 12 Reverse 911 Evacuation Notice Sent and Evacuation Shelter Established at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center
Sept 10 Are Your Lafayette Kids Ready to Read

August 2013

Aug 28 Petition Protest Denied by Lafayette City Clerk
Aug 28 Lafayette’s “Green Expedition” launches September 1
Aug 27 2013 Lafayette City Council Candidates Announced
Aug 23 Petition Protest Denied by Lafayette City Clerk
Aug 12 Winter Banner Call for Artists
Aug 09 Sambadende brings Brazilian energy to Art Night Out on August 16
Aug 09 Picnic on the Plaza to conclude on August 14
Aug 07 Lafayette to hold Community Meetings to discuss the Xcel Franchise Renewal
Aug 01 2013 Lafayette Community Activity Guide now available in print and online
Aug 01 What can 9-1-1 do for you?

July 2013

July 30 Lafayette mosquito pools test positive for West Nile Virus
July 29 North metro water suppliers remind customers to continue to use water wisely
July 16 Lafayette Comp Plan Open House to be Held on July 30
July 16 One Lafayette Grant Program Accepting Applications through July 31
July 15 Lafayette Recreation places second in Colorado Lifeguard Games

June 2013

June 25 July is Parks and Recreation Month in Lafayette
June 21 Lafayette Recreation announces the July Summer Concert Series
June 12 Lafayette to host Bike to Work Breakfast Stations on June 26
June 10 Late spring moisture refreshes summer activities at Waneka Lake

May 2013

May 30 Annual “Picnic on the Plaza” lineup announced
May 24 Lafayette continues sustainability efforts with grant assistance from Boulder County
May 21 Lafayette to host Electronic Recycling Collection Event on June 1
May 14 Shoppers to get “Sweet on Lafayette” on May 25
May 13 3rd Friday “Art Night Out” events to kick off this week
May 9 Council to lift lawn restriction and allocate water for Waneka Lake

April 2013

Apr 22 Lafayette honors 2013 Green Business winners
Apr 19 Lafayette named 2012 Tree City USA for 18th year
Apr 19 Lafayette solidifies IGA for eastern trail link to the Coal Creek Trail
Apr 12 “Green” practice continues during Spring Clean Up Program April 29-May 10
Apr 11 Screen-Free Week at the Bob Burger Recreation Center April 29-May 5
Apr 8 Earth Week Activities in Lafayette; April 14-20
Apr 3 Lafayette Implements Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance
Apr 2 Garden-in-a-Box Program
Apr 2 Spring Mulch Giveaway April 13 and 20

March 2013

Mar 20 Band Line-Up for 2013 Art Night Out Announced
Mar 18 Annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 23
Mar 15 Lafayette Posts 7.2% Gain in Sales Tax Revenue
Mar 14 Lafayette Recreation Department Upgrades Spin Bikes
Mar 07 Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority seeks public input regarding downtown
Mar 04 Water suppliers in Boulder and Broomfield counties recommend best practices for outdoor water use

February 2013

Feb 21 Lafayette Finance Department recognized for excellence in reporting
Feb 20 Lafayette named 9th happiest city in the US
Feb 18 Library to commemorate 15 years through the “Yesterday Today Tomorrow” Celebration
Feb 01 Cultural Arts Division announces two calls for artists

January 2013

Jan 16 Lafayette receives Colorado Creates Grant
Jan 12 Lafayette Quicker Quaker® 5K Winners Announced
Jan 11 Lafayette Youth Coordinate 8th Annual MLK Celebration
Jan 08 Invest in Lafayette holiday contest nets $57,000 in local receipts