Posted on: May 24, 2016

City facility hours and closures for Memorial Day

Memorial Day closures

Memorial Day City Facility Hours
Monday, May 30, 2016

In observance of Memorial Day, please be aware of the following City facility schedules and closures.

OPEN FacilitiesLaMont Does Outdoor Pool
Lap swim: 11am-12pmOpen Swim: 12-6pm

Indian...Read on...

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
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Additional arts and fine craft vendors wanted for Art Night Out

Art Night Out vendors

Call for Artists and Vendors! Lafayette’s Art Night Out is looking for MORE arts and fine craft vendors to sell their wares at a monthly art walk and street fair. The May 2016 Art Night Out saw record attendance and organizers are looking to add to the n...Read on...

Guidelines and application
Posted on: May 24, 2016

The Lafayette Chamber needs your help to fund the 4th of July fireworks show

4th of July Celebration

Everyone loves the July 4th Celebration at Waneka Lake. Can you imagine it without the fireworks?

Whether you watch the show from Waneka Lake, or your neighborhood, the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is asking your help to keep it funded. They are loo...Read on...

ADDITIONAL Information....
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Art Night Out to kick off on May 20 in Old Town

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Lafayette is proud to highlight award winning, Colorado musicians and Lafayette-based craft beer as part of the Art Night Out annual summer art series. The event’s 9th season will kick off on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Lafayette’s focus on art, original mus...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/ANO
Posted on: May 26, 2016

Environmentally-minded volunteers needed for zero waste stations

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We’re excited that this year’s Peach Festival will continue to be a Zero Waste Event, but we need your help!

Are you passionate about making community-wide change? Do you like engaging with the community, being outside and going to fun local events? I...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Lafayette Alley Art Amazin' - Did you know?

Peacock mural

Alley Art Amazin' is a talented group of professional artists, neighbors, families and friends who are combining enthusiasm and the love of art to make the alleys of Old Town Lafayette a showplace of imagination and whimsy. Today over 60 murals and pieces...Read on...

Learn more about Alley Art Amazin'
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Lafayette Police Department Hires New Police Officers

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The Lafayette Police Department has vigorously worked to hire 5 new police officers to join their hard working team.

The police department was fortunate to receive 2016 budget funding to send 3 candidates through the police academy in addition to fil...Read on...

Meet the new Police Dept employees....
Posted on: May 6, 2016

Lafayette Trails – Did you know?

Waneka Lake Trail activity

One of the valuable assets Lafayette residents can take advantage of is the extensive inventory of parks, trails and open space in the community. Take a stroll along a Lafayette trail this weekend!

Did you know Lafayette residents enjoy
* Over 20 mile...Read on...

Additional Info about Lafayette Trails...
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Various position openings on Lafayette Commissions and Committees

Volunteer

Position openings on Lafayette Commissions and Committees

Help guide the Lafayette community's forward motion by serving on a city Board or Commission. Applications are currently being accepted for the following openings:

*Planning Commission (5/31/...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/Volunteer
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Prevent vehicle break-ins in Lafayette

Valuables

Thefts from vehicles have increased with the warmer weather. Prevent vehicle break-ins in Lafayette!

It takes 2 seconds to lock a vehicle. It takes 5 seconds to hide valuables from sight. Hide it, lock it, or lose it! It takes less than 10 seconds...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Baseline Reservoir water levels

Last week during a routine annual inspection of Baseline Reservoir, state inspectors observed seepage along the toe of the west dam. While the inspector did not feel an imminent threat existed, Lafayette Public Works immediately began drawing down water ...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

The April 30 Mulch Give-Away has been postponed to May 14

The free mulch give-away event scheduled for this Saturday, April 30th has been postponed until Saturday, May 14 due to the rain and possible snow in the forecast. The grounds behind the Service Center can get extremely muddy and hazardous for vehicles a...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Building Improvement Grant Deadline June 1, 2016

600 E Simpson

The Lafayette Historic Preservation Board (HPB) is now accepting applications for two competitive grants of $1000 for a historic building improvement project that meets the following criteria:

Age of Building (House, Outbuilding, Barn, etc.):
• 50 yea...Read on...

Grant Application...
Posted on: February 22, 2016

Lafayette is accepting applications for Summer Jobs

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Annually, Lafayette hires people to help us take care, manage and operate some of our seasonal facilities and programs. We hire teens from age 14 to 17, and adults.

We have openings at Indian Peaks Golf Course, Summer Day Camp program at the Bob L B...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/JOBS
Posted on: February 19, 2016

Coca-Cola / Hi-Way Bar mural conservation project

Coca cola mural restoration

As the structure at 201 N. Public Road was being torn down in June 2015, crews uncovered an exciting mural along the south wall. Read more about the history and conservation efforts of this historic piece of public art.

cityoflafayette.com/mural
Posted on: February 24, 2016

Thinking about purchasing rooftop solar or an electric vehicle?

Boulder County Solar Benefits

For a limited time, residents in Boulder County can access discounted pricing for roof-mounted solar systems and electric vehicles through the Solar Benefits Boulder County program.

The following deals will be available during these limited time period...Read on...

ADDITIONAL information...
Posted on: November 6, 2015

Lafayette lands 3rd in Colorado, 48th in the nation

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: September 23, 2015

Lafayette Commons earns Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence

Lafayette Commons

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...

Read more...
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: May 7, 2015

Lafayette ranked 6th safest Colorado city

City of Lafayette Colorado

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...

Additional Info...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Openings on Planning Commission

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission. Due to term expirations there are openings on the Commission. If you love a challenge and want to make a difference consider serving on Planning Commission. Req...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Building Improvement Grant Deadline June 1, 2016

The Lafayette Historic Preservation Board (HPB) is now accepting applications for two competitive grants of $1000 for a historic building improvement project that meets the following criteria:

Age of Building (House, Outbuilding, Barn, etc.):
• 50 yea...Read on...

Grant Application

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Volunteers Needed for Art Night Out

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Volunteers needed for Art Night Out!
Art Night Out is staffed with volunteers from the community. Most volunteers will be posted at the entry gates to the beer and wine garden, a great job to be able to visit with people and be part of the action! Othe...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 29, 2016

Additional arts and fine craft vendors wanted for Art Night Out

Art Night Out

Call for Artists and vendors! Lafayette’s Art Night Out is looking for more arts and fine craft vendors to sell their wares at a monthly art walk and street fair. The May Art Night Out saw record attendance and organizers are looking to add to the number...Read on...

Guidelines and application

Posted on: March 10, 2016

LESAC Board Applications Open

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Applications are being accepted for two openings on the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC).

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

Learn More About LESAC
Posted on: February 23, 2016

Thinking about purchasing rooftop solar or an electric vehicle?

Boulder County Solar Benefits

For a limited time, residents in Boulder County can access discounted pricing for roof-mounted solar systems and electric vehicles through the Solar Benefits Boulder County program.

The following deals will be available during these limited time period...Read on...

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

Lafayette Green Business program recognizes 41 local business owners

LESAC

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: February 19, 2016

Summer Jobs

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Annually, Lafayette hires people to help us take care, manage and operate some of our seasonal facilities and programs. We hire teens from age 14 to 17, and adults. We have openings at Indian Peaks Golf Course, Summer Day Camp program at the Bob L Burge...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 05/16/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 05/16/16 to 05/22/16.

View Summary.
Posted on: May 18, 2016

National Police Week

Commander Scott Emerson

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition...Read on...

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Posted on: May 16, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 05/09/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 05/09/16 to 05/15/16.

View Summary.
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Walk Your Dog in Lafayette!

Dual Leash

Taking your dog for a walk around Waneka Lake? Did you know dogs must be on leash at all times in the city of Lafayette unless the dog is on the premises of the owner? This means leashes are required everywhere else; even community areas in subdivisions,...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Lafayette Police Department Hires New Police Officers

LPD

The Lafayette Police Department has vigorously worked to hire 5 new police officers to join our hard working team.

The police department was fortunate to receive budget funding in 2016 to send 3 candidates through the police academy, plus we needed t...Read on...

Meet Lafayette Police Department New Employees
Posted on: May 6, 2016

Never Leave an Animal in a Hot Car

Dog in Hot Car

It's getting warm outside! We often like to take our dogs with us on summer errands. Never leave a dog, or any animal, in a hot car though. Leaving a dog in a car for even a minute may be too long.

What you need to know: On a warm day (68 degrees...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Thefts From Vehicles Going Up

Valuables

Thefts from vehicles have increased with the warmer weather. Prevent vehicle break-ins in Lafayette!

It takes 2 seconds to lock a vehicle. It takes 5 seconds to hide valuables from sight. Hide it, lock it, or lose it! It takes less than 10 seconds...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

What do you consider lethal?

Swords? 1,919 murders
Grizzlies? 5 fatal animal attacksCrack? 902 fatal poisonings
Aids? 1,533 disease-related deathsLip Gloss! 3,242 driving collision deaths

While everything on this list can be fatal, traffi...Read on...

Distracted Driving Isn't a Joke

Posted on: May 21, 2016

Summer Reading is almost here! Register starting June 1.

Our hugely popular summer program will run from June 1 through July 31. Register starting June 1 and stop by the Library for your free registration award. Sign up through June 24, and track your time up until July 31. Visit our summer reading page for mor...Read on...

Sign up and Log Time (starting June 1)
Posted on: May 21, 2016

Library and Bookdrops CLOSED on Sunday May 29 & Monday, May 30

The Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29, and will reopen Tuesday at 10 am. The book drops will be LOCKED from Saturday at 5:00 pm until Tuesday at 8:30 am. No items are due while the Library and book drops are closed.Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Little Buddies wanted for Summer Reading Buddies & Writing Buddies

Reading Buddies is a free, award-winning reading enrichment program that pairs rising 1st-3rd graders with volunteers in 7th-12th grades. Buddies meet once a week to read together one-on-one, play literacy games, and do group activities. At the end of the...Read on...

Learn more and apply by June 1
Posted on: April 4, 2016

Seeking teens and adults for summer volunteer positions

It takes a whole village of volunteers to create a warm, friendly, and accessible summer library experience. Be part of our village..volunteer!

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Betsy Stroomer, Library Director, Retires

Betsy Stroomer

Nearly 20 years ago, when I started my job as a librarian at the Lafayette Public Library, the library occupied 3,000 square feet in city hall. (Lafayette Chamber of Commerce offices are located in that space today.) Story times took place in the city...Read on...


Posted on: May 21, 2016

Library and Bookdrops CLOSED on Sunday, May 29th & Monday, May 30th

The Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29th, and will reopen Tuesday at 10 am. The book drops will be LOCKED from Saturday at 5:00 pm until Tuesday at 8:30 am. No items are due while the Library and book drops are closed.Read on...


Posted on: May 24, 2016

Volunteers Needed for Zero Waste Stations for 2016 Peach Festival

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Sign up now to volunteer at the Lafayette Peach Festival on Saturday, August 20, 2016!

We’re excited that this year’s festival will continue to be a Zero Waste Event, but we need your help!

The following volunteer shifts are available until filled...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Xcel workers to be present in the Spring Creek neighborhood the week of May 23

Xcel Energy workers will be performing routine physical inspections in the Spring Creek neighborhood the week of May 23. We are notifying residents to prevent this activity from causing unnecessary suspicion as workers are out walking properties. This in...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Water Rate Increases start April 2016

Water rates will increase by 5% through 2021.

Additional Info...
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: March 7, 2016

Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets: Save Water & Money

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

Additional Info...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Recreation facility hours and closures for Memorial Day

Memorial Day closures

Memorial Day City Facility Hours
Monday, May 30, 2016

In observance of Memorial Day, please be aware of the following City facility schedules and closures.

OPEN FacilitiesLaMont Does Outdoor Pool
Lap swim: 11am-12pmOpen Swim: 12-6pm

Indian...Read on...

Lafayette Recreation website
Posted on: May 6, 2016

What's the BUZZ at Bob's for May?

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The Buzz at Bob's is our monthly e-Newsletter that covers all the major events at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Notifications on special events, registration deadlines, Weigh & Win news, and a complete monthly calendar of events are some of the gre...Read on...

View the current edition and sign up today.
Posted on: May 3, 2016

May Events with the City of Lafayette Recreation Department

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Spring is (finally) in the air and that means so many wonderful activities with the City Of Lafayette Recreation Department. We have something for everyone from a free day for Mom at the BBRC, to great trips and activities at the Lafayette Senior Center a...Read on...

Download our May Events Calendar

Posted on: May 23, 2016

The Lafayette Senior Center will be closed on Memorial Day, May 30

Memorial Day closures

Memorial Day City Facility Hours
Monday, May 30, 2016

In observance of Memorial Day, please be aware of the following City facility schedules and closures.

OPEN FacilitiesLaMont Does Outdoor Pool
Lap swim: 11am-12pmOpen Swim: 12-6pm

Indian...Read on...

Lafayette Senior Services website
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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 18, 2016

Volunteer Front Desk Help Needed at the Senior Center

Do you have telephone answering skills, computer skills and people skills? The Senior Center needs your help. Please contact Heide Barrowman at heideb@cityoflafayette.com to find out details.

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Looking for a Volunteer to Lead Walks with Seniors

Are you interested in getting in a walk every week, making new friends and giving back to the community? Lafayette Senior Services is interested in setting up a weekly program on Fridays at 9:30am. A volunteer will lead a walk from the Senior Center on ...Read on...


Posted on: May 25, 2016

Environmentally-minded volunteers needed for zero waste stations

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We’re excited that this year’s Peach Festival will continue to be a Zero Waste Event, but we need your help!

Are you passionate about making community-wide change? Do you like engaging with the community, being outside and going to fun local events? I...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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Volunteers Needed for Art Night Out

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Volunteers needed for Art Night Out!

Art Night Out is staffed with volunteers from the community. Most volunteers will be posted at the entry gates to the beer and wine garden, a great job to be able to visit with people and be part of the action! Ot...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 19, 2016

Openings on the Lafayette Planning Commission

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission. Due to term expirations there are openings on the Commission. If you love a challenge and want to make a difference consider serving on Planning Commission. Req...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Waste Reduction Advisory Committee Openings

WRAC Logo

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: April 4, 2016

Seeking teens and adults for summer volunteer positions!

It takes a whole village of volunteers to create a warm, friendly, and accessible summer library experience. Be part of our village..volunteer!

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 10, 2016

LESAC Board Applications Open

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Applications are being accepted for two openings on the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC).

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

Learn More About LESAC
Posted on: April 18, 2016

Looking for a Volunteer to Lead Walks with Seniors

Are you interested in getting in a walk every week, making new friends and giving back to the community? Lafayette Senior Services is interested in setting up a weekly program on Fridays at 9:30am. A volunteer will lead a walk from the Senior Center on ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Volunteer Front Desk Help Needed at the Senior Center

Do you have telephone answering skills, computer skills and people skills? The Senior Center needs your help. Please contact Heide Barrowman at heideb@cityoflafayette.com to find out details.