Posted on: September 16, 2016

Volunteer to help with Open Space Day

October 1, 2016 (Weather permitting)
9:00am - 12:00pm

Beauprez Barn695 Beauprez Ave. / Lafayette

Open Space Day will be celebrated on Saturday, October 1st and we need some help from the community! We will be planting trees, shrubs and native gr...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Apply for a position on the Senior Advisory Board

Applications are now being accepted for an opening on the Lafayette Senior Advisory Board (SAB). You are not required to be a senior to apply. The position will remain open until filled.

To learn more about SAB and download an application, please vi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Waste Reduction Advisory Committee Openings

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

Application available here.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Check out these Lafayette events happening this weekend

Event Alert

Learn more about these great events happening in Lafayette this weekend. Click on the event for more details.

Low Cost Improvements/Energy Upgrades for Older HomesSaturday, Sept 24; 10am-12pm; Lafayette Library

Annual Book Lovers Sale Saturday, ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

The Library will be CLOSED on September 26 and 27

The Lafayette Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27 as the library catalog is migrated to a new system. This new system will offer thousands of additional items to patrons.

Book drops will be OPEN, and no item...Read on...

Learn more about the new system...
Posted on: September 14, 2016

6th Annual Youth Window Painting Contest

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Children can paint a Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and/or fall picture on an assigned exterior window space of a participating merchant in Lafayette. Local artists will judge the paintings. Winners in each grade category receive prizes and awards. Lafaye...Read on...

MORE INFO... cityoflafayette.com/FallFestival
Posted on: September 13, 2016

What Makes Lafayette Great - photo contest

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Put those photos sitting in your phone to good use! We're looking to update our website with images that represent what you think makes Lafayette great.

Help us capture the essence of Lafayette for use on the City website.

Photographers whose photo...Read on...

MORE info at cityoflafayette.com/PHOTOS...
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Beware of fraudulent calls regarding voter registration

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State and county election officials have received numerous complaints this week from Colorado voters who are concerned about phone calls that appear to be an effort to obtain their personal and sensitive information.

During the automated calls, voters ...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Save over $400 on energy upgrades for older Lafayette homes

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If you have a Lafayette home built before 1966, you have the opportunity to save money and make your home more energy efficient and comfortable. Tackle those pesky drafts before winter arrives!

Save over $400 on energy efficiency measures! For a limite...Read on...

MORE Info... EnergySmartYES.com/Lafayette
Posted on: August 7, 2016

See & Respond - Call for artists and poets

Call for Artists and Poets! The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2016 See & Respond Art Show.

Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2016 Lafayette Colorad...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Lafayette to join Flatirons Library Consortium in September

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Starting in September, the Lafayette Public Library will join the Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, and Louisville libraries as a member of the Flatirons Library Consortium.

The library will be closed September 26 and 27, as we migrate our library catalog...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Do you have questions about your summer water bill?

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We are receiving calls from Lafayette residents concerned about water bill errors. While water bills are accurate, higher charges for water customers this summer can be attributed to dry summer months, and a water rate increase that went into effect in A...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

See & Respond Call for Artists and Poets! Poetry deadline extended!

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Call for Artists and Poets! The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2016 See & Respond Art Show.

Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2016 Lafayette Colo...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Lafayette’s Public Art Committee Seeks Applicants

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The Lafayette Public Art Committee (PAC) is seeking enthusiastic applicants to fill two seats as alternate members. The deadline to apply is October 7, 2016.
The Public Art Committee is a City Council appointed group, which is a subcommittee of the Lafa...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

2016 Art Night Out Survey

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Help us make Art Night Out even better!
Fill out our a very brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ArtNightOut2016/You could win $25 worth of Lafayette Chamber Bucks

¡Ayúdanos a mejorar el evento “Art Night Out”! Danos sus opiniones por m...Read on...

Take the survey

Posted on: September 10, 2016

Save over $400 on energy upgrades for older Lafayette homes

energy home

If you have a Lafayette home built before 1966, you have the opportunity to save money and make your home more energy efficient and comfortable. Tackle those pesky drafts before winter arrives!

Save over $400 on energy efficiency measures! For a limite...Read on...

ADDITIONAL information....
Posted on: November 18, 2015

Lafayette Green Business program recognizes 41 local business owners

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The Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) launched its fifth annual Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish businesses taking steps towards sustainability and provide a recognition opportunity. A record 41 Lafayette applica...Read on...

MORE...cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Annual Book Lovers' Sale, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10am - 4pm

Book Sale

EVERYBODY loves a good book! Find your favorites at the annual book sale, presented by Friends of the Lafayette Public Library. Browse thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs in a wide selection of genres! All proceeds benefit library programming.

Please don...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Library CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Sept 27; Bookdrops remain OPEN

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27 as we migrate our library catalog to a new system, which offers thousands of additional items to our customers. Our book drops will be OPEN, and no items will be due during the c...Read on...

Learn more about the new system
Posted on: September 17, 2016

Library account info & catalog will be offline from 5pm Sunday, Sept. 25 until 10am Wed., Sept. 28

Lafayette Public Library's user account information and catalog will be unavailable from 5pm on Sunday, Sept. 25 until 10am on Wednesday, Sept. 28 as we migrate to a new integrated library system.

The library will also be closed on Monday and Tuesday a...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Lafayette to join Flatirons Library Consortium in September

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The library will be closed September 26 and 27, as we migrate our library catalog to the new system. Our book drops will be OPEN, and no items will be due during the closure. The library will re-open September 28 with expanded access to the Flatirons Libr...Read on...

Learn more
Posted on: July 20, 2016

Hackerspace Updates

Hackerspace is a free tech workshop series that gets folks of all ages excited about using technology to create cool things.

Whether kids are just beginning, or teens have some experience, our workshops offer a variety of software and hardware topics....Read on...

Hackerspace info
Posted on: June 29, 2016

On The Same Page 2016: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

The communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior join to present the sixth annual On The Same Page community-wide reading program.

The program asks "What would happen if everyone read the same book at the same time?"

This year’s title is All t...Read on...

More Info and Events List

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Library CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Sept 27; Bookdrops OPEN

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27 as we migrate our library catalog to the new system. Our book drops will be OPEN, and no items will be due during the closure. The library will re-open September 28 at 10 am, wit...Read on...

Learn more about the new system

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Teen Volunteers for Homework Center

Homework Center

Are you a junior or senior in high school? Do you excel in math? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will help you earn service hours? Are you interested in mentoring younger students so they can achieve the same success you have experienced?...Read on...

Volunteer Application
Posted on: August 26, 2016

Teens: Sign up now to be a Big Buddy for Reading Buddies!

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies are 7th-12th grade mentors who meet once a week to read and play literacy games one-on-one with a younger child. Teens receive training and ongoing guidance.

Reading Buddies are cheerleaders and coaches who share their love of reading w...Read on...

Learn More & Apply
Posted on: August 13, 2016

Computer Coaches

We have computer coach openings in our weekly schedule. Assist customers in the Library's computer lab, answering one-on-one questions on our public computers, or using their personal laptops and mobile devices.

Volunteer Application

Posted on: September 11, 2016

Get ready for your tests with Learning Express: updated resources for SAT, ACT, GED, CLEP and more!

Learning Express

New test preparation features in our Learning Express database:

SAT® and ACT® Test PrepSAT: Complete, full-length practice tests in a test-simulation mode that helps students become confident with the format, timing, and content of the official exam....Read on...

Launch Learning Express
Posted on: August 31, 2016

On The Same Page: All the Light We Cannot See Book Discussion September 18, 3:30 pm

Book Discussion

The communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior join to present the sixth annual On The Same Page community-wide reading program. This year’s title is All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

...Read on...

More Info and Events List
Posted on: August 4, 2016

Teens: Volunteer in the Homework Center!

Volunteer in Homework Center

Are you a junior or senior in high school? Do you excel in math? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will help you earn service hours? Are you interested in mentoring younger students so they can achieve the same success you have experienced?...Read on...

Volunteer Application
Posted on: July 26, 2016

Annual Book Lover's Sale, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10am - 4pm

Book Sale Sept. 24

EVERYBODY loves a good book! Find your favorites at the annual book sale, presented by Friends of the Lafayette Public Library. Browse thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs in a wide selection of genres! All proceeds benefit library programming.Read on...


Posted on: July 28, 2016

Different Voices features "The Resilience Project: Teen Art in Response to Immigration"

The Resilience Project presents photographs by Boulder County youth inspired by resilience themes of immigration, energy, environment, and empowerment. Participating schools include Arapahoe Ridge, Boulder, Centaurus, Fairview, and Monarch High Schools an...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Different Voices: "Do You Know Who I Am?" September 29, 6:30 pm

Do You Know Who I Am

Learn about the reality behind the rhetoric of immigration, and hear about the real lives at stake in the immigration debate!

The “Do You Know Who I Am?” film explores the obstacles faced by undocumented youth, inspiring youth in similar situations no...Read on...

Additional Info about "Do You Know Who I Am?
Posted on: July 19, 2016

Be Part of the Conversation: Speaking Out Loud in Different Voices October 13, 6-7:30 pm

Be Part of the Conversation is an open round table conversation bringing the community together to discuss issues surrounding immigration in our local community as well as nationally and internationally. Short poems, articles, and book excerpts will be pr...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Different Voices Community Read: The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henriquez

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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez is about a boy and girl who fall in love, and whose families' hopes collide with destiny. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over C...Read on...

Check out the book!
Posted on: July 19, 2016

Community Book Group: Book of Unknown Americans Wednesday December 7, 6 – 7:30pm

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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez is about a boy and girl who fall in love, and whose families' hopes collide with destiny. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over C...Read on...

Read the book and join the conversation

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Open Space Day Oct. 1st - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Open Space Day in Lafayette will be held on Saturday, October 1st. Lafayette Open Space staff are requesting some help from citizens. We will be planting trees, shrubs and native grasses at the Beauprez Barn located at 695 Beauprez Ave from 9:00am - 12:...Read on...


Posted on: September 21, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 09/12/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 09/12/16 to 09/18/16.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 09/05/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 09/05/16 to 09/11/16.

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Getting to Know Lafayette Police

LPEP Video

Lafayette Police Department partnered with the Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project! Students of this youth leadership program interviewed officers and produced a video to get to know us better and share their project with the community. We will be partic...Read on...

LPEP Getting to Know Lafayette Police Video

Posted on: June 27, 2016

2016 Water Quality Report (CCR) available online

Printed versions can be picked up at City Hall at the Public Works counter

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 7, 2016

What are the Permanent Water Conservation Guidelines?

Now that Spring is here and everyone is getting their lawns, gardens and sprinkler systems ready, the City would like to remind everyone of the permanent water conservation ordinance guidelines.

Lafayette City Council enacted a permanent water conser...Read on...

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Water Rate Increases start April 2016

Water rates will increase by 5% through 2021.

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Waste Reduction Advisory Committee Openings

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

Application available here.
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Hot temperatures may impact area water taste

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With a prolonged string of temperatures at or surpassing 90 degrees this summer, the water temperature in the reservoirs has raised to the point where an algae bloom has occurred. As algae die off, these small plants release natural compounds that give th...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets: Save Water & Money

Save water and money with every flush – get a high-efficiency toilet upgrade!

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

BBRC Pools to Remain Open 9/24-9/27

Scheduled maintenance for the BBRC pool areas has been postponed and all pools will remain open with a regular schedule. The maintenance will take place a later date, yet to be determined. The pool area closure was originally scheduled for 9/24-9/27.

V...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

6th Annual Youth Window Painting Contest

window painting

Children can paint a Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and/or fall picture on an assigned exterior window space of a participating merchant in Lafayette. Local artists will judge the paintings. Winners in each grade category receive prizes and awards. Lafaye...Read on...

MORE INFO... cityoflafayette.com/FallFestival
Posted on: September 8, 2016

WHOOO's Excited for the New Great Outdoors Waterpark?

Owl Carvings at the Great Outdoors Waterpark Site

One of the many carvings that will be part of the Great Outdoors Waterpark landed on South Boulder Road on Tuesday.

The owl carvings and overflowing ore cart are part of the theme of the park, which citizens voted on to be a combination of Mining and C...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Need a new challenge? Try a Cycling Class!

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Too hot to ride outdoors? Don't have a lot of time? An indoor cycling class is perfect for you! Come try a class in our dedicated cycling studio. It's a effective workout for all health and fitness goals, from weight loss to sport-specific training. Drop-...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Beware of fraudulent calls regarding voter registration

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State and county election officials have received numerous complaints this week from Colorado voters who are concerned about phone calls that appear to be an effort to obtain their personal and sensitive information.

During the automated calls, voters ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Thank You From the Lafayette Senior Center Crafters

The Lafayette Senior Center and members of the Whatever's, Lap Robe group and Crafters for Charity, would like to express our sincere Thank You to all those that donated yarn: Rhoena, MaryAnne, Bridgette, Janine, Rena, Patty, Mark and Eva. With your don...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Call for Senior Artists

This art show is for artists 50 and older. Display your artwork in the community. Enter as an artist or just enjoy viewing the works.
Register and drop off artwork starting September 19-September 30 at Lafayette Senior Services, 103 S. Iowa Ave. Regis...Read on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Senior Advisory Board Applications Open

Applications are being accepted for an opening on the Lafayette Senior Advisory Board (SAB).

Submit your letter of interest, application, and resume to the Recreation, Senior Services, Facility and Energy Management Director.

The positions will be o...Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

Lafayette ranked 6th safest Colorado city

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When deciding where to live, safety is a top priority. ValuePenguin analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report to determine the safety of cities in Colorado and separated these cities into three population categories: small (3,000-8,000) midsize (8,000-20,...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

Lafayette named a Top 100 Place to Live

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Lafayette has earned a ranking of 44 out of the top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S., according to Livability.com. Livability explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live and developed the list, in collaboration with renowned ...Read on...

READ MORE AT: livability.com/co/lafayette
Posted on: November 6, 2015

Lafayette lands 3rd in Colorado, 48th in the nation for best small city

Best Small City

Out of 1,268 small cities ranked as best places to live, Lafayette earned the 3rd position in Colorado and 48th nationwide.

The 2015 WalletHub study assigned the small cities scores across 22 metrics including housing costs, cost-of-living, affordabili...Read on...

READ the full study...
Posted on: June 23, 2016

Only service animals are allowed at city-sponsored events

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Hot pavement, crowds, and other dogs can impact pet safety and well-being at public events. Effective with the passing of Resolution 2016-44 in June 2016, the City is requiring event attendees to leave pets at home to provide a safer and more positive ex...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/NoPetsPlease
Posted on: June 28, 2016

2016 Lafayette water quality report now available online

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Printed versions can be picked up at City Hall at the Public Works counter.

View the water quality report....
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Lafayette named #9 in the top 15 Safest Colorado Cities

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Lafayette has been named #9 in the Top 15 Safest Cities in Colorado. Ranked cities include those with populations over 8,000 who reported crime statistics to the FBI.

A safe community is a desirable one. Communities in which residents feel protected ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Lafayette Commons earns Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence

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Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Colorado's downtown districts, has recognized the Lafayette Commons project with its Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence in the category of Best Adaptive Reuse or Rehab...Read on...

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

Unsure how to navigate the City's development process?

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Understanding the process for new development projects can be confusing. Follow the link below to learn more about the steps involved, what quasi-judicial proceedings are, and how to provide input. This web page will also reference current projects that h...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/DEVELOPMENT