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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Lafayette ranked 7th safest city in Colorado

Lafayette ranked 7th safest city

Lafayette has been ranked as the 7th safest city in Colorado based on FBI crime data statistics for populations over 10,000 by real estate company Movoto. In 2012, Lafayette saw just 1,598 property crimes, while most places... Read on...

Additional safety ranking information....
Posted on: July 21, 2014

Help with Peach Fest Zero Waste activities

Zero waste volunteer

We are proud and excited that this popular festival is a zero waste event, but need your help to maintain that standing. The Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (LWRAC) is looking for volunteers during two shifts to... Read on...

Register online to volunteer...
Posted on: July 12, 2014

Summer Concert Series to run Wednesday evenings through July 30

2014 Summer Concert Series

Gather your family and friends, and enjoy an evening of entertainment! A wide variety of performers are on schedule and sure to please.

Wednesday Evenings July 9 through July 30
7:00pm – dusk

July 9 at Festival... Read on...

More info at cityoflafayette.com/SummerConcerts
Posted on: June 27, 2014

Join the Community Walk and Bike Audits in July/Aug

walk audits

The City of Lafayette is working to make biking and walking easier in Lafayette - and we need your help to collect data through neighborhood walk audits in July!

WHAT YOU WILL DO
*... Read on...

WALK and WHEEL dates and information....
Posted on: July 15, 2014

The Waneka Lake Disc Golf Course is now open

Waneka Lake Disc Golf

The East Nine Holes of the Waneka Lake Disc Golf Course are now open. The West Nine Holes are planned for construction in 2015.

View the website link below to download a map of the course and review the course rules.

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 19, 2014

Mosquito season has begun

West Nile Virus

The only treatment available for West Nile virus (WNV) is prevention. Remember the 4 Ds:
when mosquitoes are most active (June through September) to help reduce the risk of being infected with WNV.

DEET: use insect... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 10, 2014

Permanent water conservation measures in place for Lafayette

Residential irrigation

Permanent Water Conservation Measures Enacted

Three emergency water conservation measures put into place during the 2013 drought have been enacted as permanent restrictions. City Council determined these practices to be... Read on...

Water Conservation Ordinance FAQ's
Posted on: November 13, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer in Boulder County - emergency quarantine

Emerald ash borer beetle

An invasive insect responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees in 21 states has been detected in Colorado for the first time and specifically in the Boulder County area.

The Colorado Department... Read on...

Additional Info at www.eabcolorado.com
Posted on: June 24, 2014

Off-leash dog policy in Lafayette

The summer is upon us, which means residents will be out walking their dogs and enjoying the great outdoors in Lafayette. As a friendly reminder, the City of Lafayette’s running at large prohibited ordinance (section 25-61)... Read on...

Lafayette Animal Control...
Posted on: May 24, 2014

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Notify Me text message

By signing up to receive notifications through the City's "Notify Me" platform, you choose what information is sent you and how it's received.

Notices can be received as an email and/or text message.

BE... Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

Lafayette Presented with Xcel Energy’s Sustainability Commitment Award

Xcel Sustainability Award

Lafayette Presented with Xcel Energy’s Sustainability Commitment Award

At the May 6 council meeting, the City of Lafayette was presented with a recognition award for Lafayette’s outstanding leadership in sustainability... Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen
Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Lafayette Cultural Resources

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

See & Respond Call for Artists

Call for Artists and Poets! The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the See & Respond Art Show. Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds are invited to See & Respond to the 2014... Read on...

Additional Info...

Lafayette Environmental Sustainability

6 Stories
Posted on: July 19, 2014

Help with Peach Fest Zero Waste activities

Zero waste volunteer

We are proud and excited that this popular festival is a zero waste event, but need your help to maintain that standing. The Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (LWRAC) is looking for volunteers during two shifts to... Read on...

Register online to volunteer...
Posted on: July 1, 2014

Join the Community Walk Audits in July

walk audits

The City of Lafayette is working to make biking and walking easier in Lafayette - and we need your help to collect data through neighborhood walk audits in July!

WHAT YOU WILL DO
*... Read on...

WALK and WHEEL dates and information....
Posted on: May 7, 2014

Lafayette Presented with Xcel Energy’s Sustainability Commitment Award

Xcel Sustainability Award

Lafayette Presented with Xcel Energy’s Sustainability Commitment Award

At the May 6 council meeting, the City of Lafayette was presented with a recognition award for Lafayette’s outstanding leadership in sustainability... Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen
Posted on: April 15, 2014

Power Check Meters available through the Lafayette Library

Power Check Meter

Learning more about individual home energy use can now be as easy as checking out a library book, thanks to a collaborative effort of Xcel Energy and the Lafayette Public Library.

Library patrons can check out a Power... Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2014

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations available in Lafayette

City Hall EV Station

The City of Lafayette has completed the installation of three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at City Hall, the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, and the Lfayette Public Library. All three stations are provided to the... Read on...

View charging station locations...
Posted on: January 29, 2014

Lafayette residents and businesses are eligible for $500 solar installation discounts

Solar Friendly Community

Lafayette has received Gold Level "Solar Friendly Community" certification and becomes the ninth Colorado community to earn this designation, and only the third -- along with Denver and Fort Collins-- to earn gold... Read on...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...

Lafayette Fire Department

1 Story
Posted on: April 10, 2014

New Med Vial Kits available from the Lafayette Fire Department

Med Vial kit

Ensure that paramedics have access to crucial medical information when responding to an emergency at your home with the Lafayette Fire Department’s free Med Vial Kit.

Additional Info...

Lafayette Police Department

3 Stories
Posted on: July 23, 2014

News Media Case Report Summary 07/14/14

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 07/14/14 to 07/20/14.

View Summary.
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Thefts from Motor Vehicles

On July 23, 2014, just after midnight Lafayette officers were dispatched to the 800 block of South Public Road after a witness observed three individuals entering motor vehicles. The witness described the individuals as two... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2014

Don't Leave Pets in Vehicles

Pet Safety Chart

It is common to take your pet, usually dogs, out to run errands with you. But, did you know dogs cool themselves by panting and by releasing heat through their paws? The hot air and upholstery in vehicles prevents dogs... Read on...


Lafayette Public Library

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer Reading Finale, Wednesday, July 30, 6 pm in the Library Meeting Room

Finale cropped.jpg

Let's celebrate the end of another successful summer of reading!
Join us for refreshments and crafts all night.

Concert begins at 6:30 pm

Jeff and Paige bring science and nature to life through kid-delighting... Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Teen Summer Reading Finale, Zombie Survival Party, Friday, August 1, 7 - 9 pm

Zombie

Come celebrate the end of summer reading with a zombie survival party after the library closes. Finger food, games and fun!

Registration required.

Register Now!
Posted on: July 25, 2014

August 1: Last day to Log Summer Reading Time!

Thanks for the great summer of reading!

Log Time Here
Posted on: July 25, 2014

Fun with Multiplication, Kids in Grades 3-5, Weeknights from Aug. 4 - Aug 15, 4 - 5pm

Math symbols

Dr. Lamb is back with his tips and tricks to help students achieve mastery of their basic multiplication facts. Sponsored by the Homework Center. This class is a series of ten sessions, taught every weeknight from 4 -5 pm... Read on...

Registration and Information
Posted on: July 28, 2014

Emotional Quotient for Teens, Tuesdays in August and September, Starting August 5 at 5pm

Colorful Teens

Meets Tuesdays in August and September from 5 - 7 pm. A group designed to help teens learn the sometimes neglected skills for managing stress, anxiety and more. Have fun, make new friends, play games and develop skills for... Read on...

Registration and Information
Posted on: July 28, 2014

Computer Basics, Wednesday, August 6, 10:30 - 11:30 am, upstairs at the Library

Computer Help

Learn to access the Internet; create an e-mail account; create, save, and upload a document to your e-mail. Course will be tailored to participants and there is opportunity to explore more advanced tools depending on... Read on...

Register Now!
Posted on: July 28, 2014

Increase Your Financial IQ, Wednesday, August 6, 12 - 1pm, at the Library

FinancialPlanning

Come and learn practical, impartial and noncommercial information about money management with our neighbors from the TCF Bank.

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Health Insurance Options, Boulder County Presentation, Wednesday, August 6, 6 - 7pm

Healthcare

Sophia Elfituri of Boulder County will give a presentation for the public to provide information about health insurance options now that the open enrollment period is over.

Posted on: July 28, 2014

An Evening of Jazz, with Mr. C’s Monday Jazz Combo, Thursday, August 7, 6 - 7:30pm

Jazz

Join us for an evening of great jazz, at a Library concert featuring the Center for Musical Arts Monday night Jazz Combo. The program, led by Mr. C, band leader, trumpeter extraordinaire, and music educator, will highlight... Read on...

Find out more about Center for Music Arts
Posted on: July 25, 2014

August 8: Last day to Collect Summer Reading Prizes!

Prizes

Thanks for the great summer of reading!

Posted on: July 28, 2014

GO Coffeehouse for Seniors, Discussion and Coffee, Wednesday, August 20, 10 - 11am

Coffee

Enjoy discussion, camaraderie, coffee, and donuts, Make new friends, and visit with your Lafayette neighbors. Sponsored by the GO Center for Seniors. All patrons 50+ are welcome.

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Microsoft Word Basics Course, Wednesday, August 20, 10:30 - 11:30am

Keyboard

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word using the libraries' computers. Class will include an orientation to Word 2007 features, creating a new document, saving a document, locating the document, and printing a document.... Read on...

Information and Registration
Posted on: July 28, 2014

Rhythms of Cuba: A Journey of Music, Drumming, and Dance, Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 pm

CubanSinger

Enjoy a slideshow and discussion about the experiences of local women who travelled to Cuba as part of a People to People Exchange program. Share their experiences of Cuban music, drumming and dance. Presentation includes... Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Library Closed, Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1

Closed sign

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Library will be closed on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 2 at 10am.


Lafayette Public Works Department

4 Stories
Posted on: February 21, 2014

Waste Reduction Advisory Committee Openings

The City of Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) is looking for Lafayette residents to serve on the Board of Directors and as alternates to the Board. These are Council appointed positions for four-year terms... Read on...

Application available here.
Posted on: April 14, 2014

South Boulder Road Corridor Master Plan Project

The City of Lafayette, in partnership with Boulder County, is conducting a master planning effort for the 120th St & So Boulder Rd corridors.The project area includes 120th St between Emma St & Horizon Ave and So Boulder Rd between Malory St & 120th St.

Additional Info...

Lafayette Recreation Department

7 Stories
Posted on: July 14, 2014

The Waneka Lake Disc Golf Course is now open

Waneka Lake Disc Golf

The East Nine Holes of the Waneka Lake Disc Golf Course are now open. The West Nine Holes are planned for construction in 2015.

View the website link below to download a map of the course and review the course rules.

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 10, 2014

Construction project to start at the BBRC

Construction project

Modified Fitness Schedule goes into effect on Monday, July 14

The BBRC is beginning construction on a significant project to add a 1,500 square foot second floor and an ADA-accessible elevator. These expansions will... Read on...

Construction update...
Posted on: July 1, 2014

Summer Concert Series - Wednesdays, July 9 through 30

2014 Summer Concert Series

Gather your family and friends, and enjoy an evening of entertainment! A wide variety of performers are on schedule and sure to please.

Wednesday Evenings July 9 through July 30
7:00pm – dusk

July 9 at Festival... Read on...

More info at cityoflafayette.com/SummerConcerts
Posted on: June 30, 2014

Join the Community Walk Audits in July

walk audits

The City of Lafayette is working to make biking and walking easier in Lafayette - and we need your help to collect data through neighborhood walk audits in July!

WHAT YOU WILL DO
*... Read on...

WALK and WHEEL dates and information....
Posted on: June 25, 2014

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

July 2014 Calendar

In July, the City of Lafayette Recreation Department calls upon community members to recognize the importance of our community’s parks and recreation facilities and utilize the places that bring Lafayette a higher quality of... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 3, 2014

Lafayette honored as a top finalist for the NRPA Gold Medal Award

Gold Medal Award

The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) announced the City of Lafayette has been chosen as one of 4 finalists in the annual Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management for populations less... Read on...

Read the full press release...
Posted on: April 18, 2014

Take your party outdoors!

White Tail park shelter

Any citizen desiring to reserve a park shelter for parties or gatherings may call, complete an online form, or come to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Fees for permits vary with the length of the event and can be... Read on...

Park shelter rental info...

Volunteers

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Help with Peach Fest Zero Waste activities

Zero waste volunteer

We are proud and excited that this popular festival is a zero waste event, but need your help to maintain that standing. The Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (LWRAC) is looking for volunteers during two shifts to... Read on...

Register online to volunteer...
Posted on: June 28, 2014

Join the Community Walk Audits in July

walk audits

The City of Lafayette is working to make biking and walking easier in Lafayette - and we need your help to collect data through neighborhood walk audits in July!

WHAT YOU WILL DO
*... Read on...

WALK and WHEEL dates and information....


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