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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Art Table To Go!

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Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources have created Art Table To Go Kits for you to pick up at The Collective.  Sign up on line to reserve your Art Table To Go kits and pick up your kit during any hours the Collective is open. The kits come with...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

The Collective re-opens June 26

Reopening

Collective Community Arts Center

Partial reopening: Friday, June 26

The staff at The Collective are pleased to welcome people back to The Collective.  Please note the change in hours open and the safety precautions.

Limited days: *(The Collective Co...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission Openings

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Current Vacancies

Join the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission! There are two full member and two alternate positions available. Read through the detailed position information on this page before submitting an application.

  • Interviews will be held on the four...
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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Arts in Education Grants Available

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Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is proud to offer the 13th annual Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers. Due to the CO...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize Winners

Congratulations to our youth poets

The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize Reading has become a wonderful tradition in Lafayette.  We were disappointed that we were unable to hold the event this year. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to present 2020 Laf...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

LafayetteREADS new selection is "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo

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The Lafayette Public Library is dedicating the next year of LafayetteREADS to reading the stories and histories that define systemic racism and racial inequity in America. Our first selection is "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Lafayette City Council reaffirms Resolution No. 2016-96 & signs My Brother’s Keeper Alliance pledge

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On Tuesday, July 7, the Lafayette City Council issued a proclamation reaffirming Resolution No. 2016-96 and Lafayette‘s commitment to build a diverse, inclusive, and just community ensuring equal protection and services for all residents. In add...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Boulder County Public Health urges parents to help their children wear a face covering

Boulder County Public Health reminds parents that children older than 2 years old should wear face coverings too. Children can carry and transmit the virus to others, including vulnerable adults.

“We did not make it a requirement in our face cove...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Street crack seal project to begin July 13

Street Maintenance Public Works Construction Road

PLM Asphalt and Concrete will be performing crack sealing work on the streets in several areas of the City beginning Monday, July 13.  Streets will not be closed to through traffic during crack seal work. On-street parking is prohibited and no pa...

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Posted on: July 5, 2020

Lafayette Farmers Market every Thursday with curbside pickup

2020 Farmers market

The City of Lafayette, in partnership with Boulder County Farmers Market, is happy to announce the return of the Lafayette Farmers Market for summer 2020 on Thursdays 3-6pm. 

The Lafayette Farmers Market will utilize a preorder system that allows ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Boulder County Public Health extends facial covering order

The Boulder County Board of Health has approved extension of the Boulder County Public Health Order requiring face coverings for every person older than 12 years old whenever in public anywhere in Boulder County that social distancing of six feet...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Envision 119th and Baseline for the future

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Provide comment on the City’s Draft Comprehensive Plan. 

Help shape the future of Lafayette! Envision 119th and Baseline in Lafayette with new open space areas and trails along the eastern edge of Old Town and along Emma Street, plus per...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Envision 95th and Arapahoe for the future

95th and arapahoe Comprehensive Plan

Provide comment on the City’s Draft Comprehensive Plan.Help shape the future of Lafayette! Envision 95th and Arapahoe in Lafayette with restaurants, retail buildings, and more housing with parks and trails connecting neighborhoods to the Lafayet...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Share input on the North Carr Public Space design

North Carr Public Space Design Input

Project history

In January, 2020 the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) purchased the former storage unit site at the southwest corner of Baseline and Carr as the site for Lafayette’s next great community space. This site falls within LURA&...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City of Lafayette 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report (CCR) Consumer Confidence Rule

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City of Lafayette Public Works Department presents our residents with the 2020 water quality report. This report provides information about Lafayette’s water. The City’s goal is to provide safe and dependable drinking water.

For questio...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Spring Cleanup rescheduled for July 2020

Spring Cleanup Event

The originally scheduled dates for the annual Spring Cleanup events were cancelled due to COVID-19, however the Republic Services Spring Cleanup event and the City of Lafayette Spring Cleanup event have been  rescheduled for July 2020. Residents ...

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Spring Cleanup map and dates... City News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

The Collective Community Arts Center reopening

Reopening

Collective Community Arts Center is reopening Friday, June 26.

New operating hours:

  • Tuesday, 10am–5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday, Closed 
  • Friday, 10am-7pm
  • Saturday, 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, noon–5pm
  • Monday, Closed

Safety guidelines:

  • Face coverings...
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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Lafayette Farmers Market returns with Thursday curbside pickup

2020 Farmers market

The City of Lafayette, in partnership with Boulder County Farmers Market, is happy to announce the return of the Lafayette Farmers Market for summer 2020 on Thursdays 3-6pm. 

The Lafayette Farmers Market will utilize a preorder system that allows ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

City of Lafayette Recreation facilities reopening

Recreation Center opens June 24

Recreation facilities in the City of Lafayette are reopening with restrictions and safety measures in place.Now open:

  • Great Bark Dog Park
  • Disc golf course at Waneka Lake Park
  • Lafayette Skate Park
  • All public playgrounds
  • All public picnic areas and public shelte...
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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Lafayette City Council declares June 19, Juneteenth Independence day in the City of Lafayette.

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On Tuesday, June 16, Lafayette City Council issued a proclamation declaring June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day in the City of Lafayette. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States and the ema...

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Lafayette Police Department Serves with Honor and Integrity

On June 16, 2020, Chief Rick Bashor of the Lafayette Police Department presented to City Council an in-depth overview of police department policies surrounding use of force, the department’s efforts in recruiting, hiring and training and of the ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

A statement from the Lafayette City Council affirming the need for racial equity

City Council Statement

As your elected City Council members, we have the honor, responsibility, and privilege of being seated in positions of power. This status allows, and requires us, to effect and influence positive change for the good of our community and all Lafayette resi...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

City street maintenance to begin June 15

Street Maintenance Public Works Construction Road

Starting the week of June 15, 2020, the Lafayette Public Works Department will be starting the annual street maintenance project. Work is anticipated to continue for approximately two months, but may be adjusted due to weather or crew availability.

Once co...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Have a positive impact on your Lafayette community!

Join a Board or commission

Help guide the future of your community by serving on a City Board or Commission. The following positions are currently available.  These committees typically meet once per month and act as resident advisors to City Council.

Learn about the functi...

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View all listings at cityoflafayette.com/Volunteer City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Park and trail amenities open

Park and trail amentities open

Boulder County is now in the Safer at Home phase in response to fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. Under the Safer at Home phase, Coloradans are no longer ordered to stay home, but are strongly advised to stay at home when possible. Lafayette Parks and Open ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Library launches curbside hold pickup service

Library Curbside Hold Pickup

Lafayette Public Library is now offering no-contact Curbside Hold Pickup (by appointment) for Lafayette cardholders with Lafayette items ready for pickup. It’s easy!

View full Curbside Hold Pickup details

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

City Council enacts Face Covering Order

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On May 9, Boulder County transitioned into the State of Colorado’s Safer-at-Home Phase in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and enacted a Public Health Order requiring residents to wear face coverings whenever they are out in public and unable ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Boulder County to require face coverings beginning May 9

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Wearing face coverings in public when social distancing isn’t possible can reduce the spread of coronavirus. 

After approval of a Public Health “Facial Covering” Order by the Boulder County Board of Health over the we...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

View open businesses and those offering pickup, delivery, and online options

Lafayette, CO Business Pickup, Delivery and Online

Some restaurants are now open for dine-in!

During these unprecedented times, businesses are offering various ways for our community to show support and patronage while in-person options are limited. Lafayette businesses are providing dine-in, pickup, deliv...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Boulder County moving to “Safer-at-Home” COVID Phase on May 9

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Boulder County Moving to “Safer at Home” COVID Phase on May 9

Most criteria for easing restrictions will be met and facial covering requirement will begin.Along with other counties in the Denver Metro region, Boulder C...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Access City of Lafayette services online or over the phone

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As of noon on March 16, 2020 all City of Lafayette buildings are closed to public including city hall. All municipal business will continue as normal with services switching to all online or over the phone where applicable.

Below is a list of resources for...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Clinica Family Health offers COVID-19 testing for the general public

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clinica Family Health and Boulder County Public Health are partnering to offer testing for COVID-19 to the general public experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Testing is available at Clinica’s Lafayette drive-...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Lafayette announces summer cancellations due to Coronavirus

City of Lafayette Summer Cancellations

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lafayette has announced the cancellation of all monthly Art Night Out events, the 4th of July Celebration at Waneka Lake, and  Kids Public Safety Day.  Additionally, ...

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COVID-19 Resource Page City News
Posted on: April 25, 2020

The extended Stay-at-Home Order allows non-critical businesses to offer curbside delivery

CURBSIDE DELIVERY

On April 24, Boulder County Public Health issued an order ADOPTING AND EXTENDING the State’s current Stay-at-Home Order through May 8. All residents of Boulder County must continue to follow the guidance outlined in the Colorado Stay-At-Home Ord...

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Boulder County guidance for Curbside Delivery... City News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Watch the COVID-19 Q&A video featuring Mayor Jamie Harkins

Mayor Harkins Covid-19 Q&A video

Join Lafayette Mayor Jamie Harkins as she walks you through some of the best practices and frequently asked questions surrounding the COVID-19 virus.

WATCH the video here.

Unete a Jamie Harkins, Alcaldesa de Lafayette, mientras te explica las mejores pr&...

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WATCH Mayor Jamie Harkins' video..... City News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

La información de COVID-19 está disponible en español

Coronavirus COVID-19 (8)

La Ciudad tiene información y varios recursos de COVID-19 disponibles en español en nuestra página web aquí:

Lea el mensaje del 27 de marzo a la comunidad del Administrador de la Ciudad Fritz Sprague aqu&iacu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19

On March 17, 2020, the Lafayette City Council adopted and incorporated a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency. This action is in response to the imminent threat and widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is in line with recommendations from t...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Legacy Lafayette Comprehensive Plan

We need your input to honor our past and shape the future!

Necesitamos tu ayuda para crear una Visión para la Comunidad y un Plan Integral para los próximos 20 años de LafayetteVisitar www.legacylafayette.org The City of Lafayette is seeking the c...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Check out Lafayette-Listens.com

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The City of Lafayette values residents’ opinions and believes effective community participation is an essential part of productive and successful municipal projects.  This is especially significant right now as we continue working on a ...

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Access the Lafayette-Listens.com site.... City News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

HOA Pay-as-You-Throw/Composting Program information

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What is the PAYT (Pay-as-you-throw) program?

The City's PAYT program is a three-cart volume-based system that encourages recycling and composting of waste. The program rate structure incentivizes customers to recycle and compost as much as possible.

The Cit...

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VIEW the videos and SHARE your input online .... City News
Posted on: November 29, 2017

Oil and gas development information and resources

The Lafayette City Council is committed to exercising their limited municipal regulatory authority to minimize oil and gas impacts on the community. Oil and gas development is an activity regulated at the state level. Existing state law - solidified by Co...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Equal protection under the law

In December 2016 the Lafayette City Council adopted Resolution 2016-96 affirming the City’s commitment to ensure equal protection and services for all residents and to build a diverse, inclusive, and just community. Read a Spanish version of Resolution 20...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Join the Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission!

Join the Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission

Overview

The Youth Advisory Commission (LYAC) engages Lafayette youth in outreach, advisory, and educational opportunities through solutions‐based discourse and action. LYAC, which is a municipal board, makes recommendations to the City Council on youth‐re...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission openings

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Volunteer for your arts town! Do you love the way the arts are woven into the life of our community?  Would you like to be a part of that effort?  Become a member of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Current Vacancies

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Apply to join the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC)

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  • Join the Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC)! To apply, read the position information here, and submit your application, resume, and a letter of interest. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.
  • Deadline: July 31, 2020....
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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board.  The Lafayette Senior Services Senior Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older populatio...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Apply to join the Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board currently has open positions available for Lafayette residents.  The Board reviews and refers nominations for historic landmark designation to the City Council and promotes historic preservation through a variety o...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Apply to join the Zoning Board of Adjustment

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Zoning Board of Adjustment! Learn more about the position, deadlines,  and how to apply at: https:cityoflafayette.com/joinzoningboard.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Looking for Activate Lafayette mobile app assistance

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The Activate Lafayette mobile app puts placemaking and interactive experiences at your fingertips! This fun and informative tool allows users to engage with community amenities, learn about local history, check-in at points of interest, get active on trai...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Apply to join the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC)

  • Join the Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC)! To apply, read the position information on here, and submit your application, resume, and a letter of interest. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.
  • Deadline: July 31, 20...
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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Lafayette one of 20 Colorado communities now “Open for Solar Business”

Lafayette Solar Garden

Twenty cities, towns, and counties in Colorado, including Lafayette, have now received designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. Colorado now ties California for ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Lafayette receives “SolSmart Gold” award for advancing solar energy growth

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SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has awarded a gold designation to the City of Lafayette to recognize the community as a national leader in advancing solar energy.As a SolSmart designee, the City of Lafayette...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Upgrade

EV Charging Station

In its continued support for Electric Vehicle drivers and improved air quality, Lafayette is upgrading the EV Charging Station at the Library. The new station provides more benefits to drivers including a mobile app to locate and reserve stations, notific...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Make a curbside pickup appointment!

Library Curbside Hold Pickup

Lafayette Public Library now offering no-contact Curbside Hold Pickup (by appointment only for people who have already received a notification that holds are ready to be picked up).

After yo...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

LafayetteREADS new selection is White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

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The Lafayette Public Library is dedicating the next year of LafayetteREADS to reading the stories and histories that define systemic racism and racial inequity in America. Our first selection is White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Get a card, return books, download, and more!

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Grab bags for kids and teens!

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Need help finding what to read next? Love mystery and surprise bags? Use this form to request a grab bag of 5 pre-selected books for kids or teens that can be checked out and picked up at curbside by appointment.

Grab Bags are only available through our Cu...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Summer Reading Online - June 1-July 31

Summer Reading 2020 - All online! Starts June 1. Learn more...

Our online Summer Reading is going strong! We use Beanstack to track minutes read, earn digital badges, and do fun activities featuring interesting resources. This year we have a community reading goal! We already exceeded our original target! We are now ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Support the Library - donate online!

Support the Library - Donate Online

Now it’s easier than ever to give financial support to the Lafayette Public Library, through the Friends of the Lafayette Library Colorado Foundation! Donate directly from our website with a credit card using PayPal, a safe and secure way to hel...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19: links and resources

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Información general para COVID-19. Para obtener información en español, haga clic en el botón en la parte inferior de la página. 

The Lafayette Public...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Studio 775 Makerspace is printing 3-D face shields

Studio 775 Makerspace printing 3-D face shields

The Library is doing our part....we are 3D printing parts of face shields for Make4COVID; an organization that distributes face shields to healthcare organizations across the state. 

Update from Makerspace Coordinator Kate:

As of April 6, Make4Covi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

We are fine free in 2020 - what this means

Learn about Fine Free 2020

Stuck in traffic? Kids home sick? Book temporarily lost under the couch? Life happens. The Lafayette Public Library wants everyone to bring their materials back in a timely manner but understands that unexpected challenges arise and sometimes library mate...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Enjoy Tumblebooks through August!

Tumblebooks: audio and ebooks for all ages

Tumblebooks is now available for free through the Lafayette Library until August 30, 2020!

Enjoy all of the following:

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

New York Times online - Enjoy unlimited free access

New York Times online access

Enjoy free and unlimited access to The New York Times online through the Lafayette Public Library, remotely on any device or from a Library computer or WiFi.

The New York Times enables our Library members to have three-day sessions with unlimited access; e...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Download Libby for Audiobooks & eBooks!

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Did you know the library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them instantly - for free, using just the device in your hand, with Libby.Use Libby right from the website app, or get the app for your phone or tablet - it takes just a few t...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Consumer Reports Website - Free Access!

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The Lafayette Public Library now provides free access to the member content of the Consumer Reports website! Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit that provides trustworthy information and robust product testing in an age where online product revie...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Free digital magazines & graphic novels for your device or PC!

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Love magazines ? The Library gives you access to free, popular emagazines and graphic novels, available to read online or download to your mobile device, using an app called RBDigital (formerly known as Zinio for Libraries). Make an account using our link...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a simple, fun approach to helping young kids gain early literacy skills, and the confidence necessary to become strong readers.

How does it work?

  • Read a book, any book, to your child - newborn, infant, or toddler. ...
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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Research Your Family History with MyHeritage

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Enjoy MyHeritage from home to research your family history! MyHeritage has comprehensive genealogy resources, with billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centur...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Lafayette Historical Newspapers Online - More Years Added Regularly!

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Have you had a chance to check out the online archive of early editions of Lafayette newspapers? The earliest local newspapers that we have on microfilm are  available online through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, with more dates ad...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

ReferenceUSA - business leads and more!

ReferenceUSA - Access for free for info on businesses, residences, job opportunities and more!

You now have free access to ReferenceUSA with your Lafayette Library card! ReferenceUSA is a powerful research tool which provides access to several useful databases, including:

  • U.S. Businesses
  • U.S. Standard White Pages
  • U.S. Jobs / Internships
  • U.S. Healthcare...
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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Auto Repair Source - free access to premium car repair info

Use your Library card to access the premium Auto Repair Source database - Learn more

Your Lafayette Library card gives you free access to the premium auto repair website Auto Repair Source (formerly AutoMate). Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source has manufacturer and repair information on more than 38,000 vehicle...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Library closed: view updates

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Circulation Aide

The Library is seeking adult volunteers to help out in the Library. As a Staff Circulation Aide, you will assist staff by gathering customer hold items. Embrace a collection of your choice in the Library, and help shelve and groom in that area so that mat...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Computer Coach

Share your tech talent: be a Computer Coach

Got great people skills? Enjoy helping beginning computer users with technology? You don’t have to know everything to be a computer coach in the Library’s computer lab. We are looking for volunteers who want to e...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Friends Fundraiser or Member

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Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation work hard for our community. They are instrumental to supporting Library programs, and they need our help! 

How can YOU help? Here are two easy ways:

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Homebound Delivery Partner

Did You Know... 

Library volunteers reach out monthly to those unable to visit the library due to illness, disabilities or other challenges. 

  • Interested in volunteering to deliver books, cds, and dvds to a homebound friend, relative, or ne...
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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Makerspace - Mentor or Workshop Leader

Studio 775 is Lafayette Library's new mini-makerspace, opening in Summer 2018! We envision a collaborative, community-driven space where users can learn to use new tech tools in creative ways. We need volunteer mentors to assist, support, and encourage co...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

View a list of available park amenities...

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Using parks, playgrounds, and trails during the Stay at Home Order

On March 25, Gov. Polis issued a state-wide Stay at Home Order directing all Coloradans to stay at home and avoid contact with people outside their household in an effort to limit the sprea...

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City Response to Covid-19 Parks and Open Space

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Apply to join the Historic Preservation Board

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Historic Preservation Board! Learn more about the position and how to apply.

Join the Historic Preservation Board Planning and Building
Posted on: July 24, 2017

What's developing in Lafayette?

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Curious what new development is in process within the City of Lafayette? View a list of projects at www.cityoflafayette.com/Development.Understanding the process for new development projects can be confusing. Follow the link above to learn more about the ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

News Media Case Report Summary

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 06/29/20 to 07/05/20.

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

News Media Case Report Summary 06/22/20.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 06/22/20 to 06/28/20.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Lafayette Police Department Serves with Honor & Integrity

On June 16, 2020, Chief Rick Bashor of the Lafayette Police Department presented to City Council an in-depth overview of police department policies surrounding use of force, the department’s efforts in recruiting, hiring and training and of the ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Street crack seal project to begin July 13

Street Maintenance Public Works Construction Road

PLM Asphalt and Concrete will be performing crack sealing work on the streets in several areas of the City beginning Monday, July 13.  Streets will not be closed to through traffic during crack seal work. On-street parking is prohibited and no pa...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Spring Cleanup July 2020

Spring Cleanup Event

Residents should review the program guidelines prior to setting yard waste items out for pickup. These guidelines outline acceptable practices and items for residents participating in Spring Cleanup.

Determination of which of the two events pertain to your...

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Spring Cleanup map and dates... Public Works
Posted on: June 10, 2020

City street maintenance to begin June 15

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Starting the week of June 15, 2020, the Lafayette Public Works Department will be starting the annual street maintenance project. Work is anticipated to continue for approximately two months, but may be adjusted due to weather or crew availability.

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

City of Lafayette 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report (CCR) Consumer Confidence Rule

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This report provides information about Lafayette’s water. The City’s goal is to provide safe and dependable drinking water. For questions or to learn about public participation opportunities that may affect water quality, call the Publ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Advice for business owners to flush water lines when re-opening buildings

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City of Lafayette encourages building owners to flush internal water lines prior to re-opening after COVID-19 closures.

When buildings sit unoccupied and unused, water remains in pipes and becomes stagnant.  In order to clear the stagnant water fr...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Repaving Project - May 2020

The Lafayette Public Works Department will be milling and paving the following streets starting the week of May 4, 2020, weather permitting. Parking will not be allowed on the affected streets during milling and paving activities, so please watch for sign...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Public Works postpones Spring Clean-up, mulch and compost events

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The City is postponing the Spring Clean-Up service provided to residents not served by Republic Services (previously scheduled for April 28-May 5) until State Health Orders are lifted.  Once the service is rescheduled, the City will provide resid...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Ignore the Hype. Don't Flush a Wipe.

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Trash it-Don’t Flush it

Toilet paper supplies may be running low and the use of paper towels, or flushable wipes may seem like the next best option. While it is tempting to flush these items -don’t. It is important that these products g...

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Public Works
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Finally get your yard in shape this spring!

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Visit ResourceCentral to order your water-wise Garden In A Box today, and see if you qualify for a $25 discount for City of Lafayette customers. 

Contact Resource Central at 303-999-3820 x222 with any questions.

Gardens go on sale March 2, 2020!

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Removal of speed radar signs

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There are a number of pole mounted radar speed signs located throughout the City of Lafayette. Several of these signs are mounted on facilities (poles) owned by Xcel Energy. Due to load bearing safety concerns, Xcel has requested the removal of these rada...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Notice to water utility customers

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A notice is being sent to Lafayette water customers in water bills advising the public of the City's inability to produce two of four water storage tank inspection reports from the fourth quarter of 2016.Because this is a violation of the Colorad...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Exciting new changes to the Turf Replacement program..

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The City of Lafayette & Resource Central are offering a turf replacement program to Lafayette residents this year! It's a great opportunity to transform your water-thirsty lawn into a beautiful, eco-friendly, perennial garden with a FREE 200 sq. ft. G...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Public Works achieves APWA accreditation status

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In November 2018, the City of Lafayette Public Works Department was awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation designation. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements...

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Public Works
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: July 7, 2020

Core, Strength, Power

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Core, Strength, Power is a muscle building and cardio conditioning class focusing on high repetitions and light weight. Exercises will utilize a mixture of fitness equipment and body weight to sculpt, define arms, back, legs, and glutes. Classes will also...

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Recreation
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Reserve family swim time

FAMILY SWIM TIME

The Bob Burger Recreation Center Rose Lueras Pool is excited to offer family swim times all week long. Enjoy playing in one of our pools. Reserve the Play Pool with two slides and a mushroom waterfall that offer lots of opportunities for fun suitable for ...

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Recreation
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Summer Basketball Clinic (grades 5-8)

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Summer Basketball Clinic (5-8 grade)

Prepare for the upcoming season and learn the fundamentals needed to bring your A-game. Under the guidance of veteran coach Ralph Gutierrez, a former CU men’s Basketball player, you will build on existing skil...

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Recreation
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Adult Coed Summer/Fall Softball League

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Enjoy the outdoors, amazing weather, and friends. Play in the Summer/Fall Softball League with a 10 game season/tournament.  Games will be played in the early afternoons/evenings on Sundays. League play begins July 26. Play-off format will be det...

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Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2020

REOPENING - FAQ's

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What will accessing the Bob Burger Recreation Center look like beginning June 24?

You’ll find plenty of space to choose your exercise activity, while maintaining physical distance from others! A limited number of people will be permitted to enter...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

NEW outdoor fitness classes

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Bob Burger Recreation is taking advantage of summer and offering group fitness outside. Soak in some vitamin-D and feel good while working up a sweat.

Registration is open. Sign up today!

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Recreation
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Join the Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission!

Join the Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission

Overview

The Youth Advisory Commission (LYAC) engages Lafayette youth in outreach, advisory, and educational opportunities through solutions‐based discourse and action. LYAC, which is a municipal board, makes recommendations to the City Council on youth‐re...

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Recreation
Posted on: June 8, 2020

City of Lafayette Recreation REOPENING NEWS!

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Dear Lafayette Community,

The Lafayette Parks Recreation & Open Space Department is excited to announce we are slowly opening recreation facilities and resuming some services. The recent order issued by the State of Colorado and the guidelines issued b...

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Recreation
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Outdoor Pickleball

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Pickleball is back and we’re taking it outside!

Outdoor PIckleball will be played at the BBRC In-Line Rink from 7-10am on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays starting June 15. Players will be able to sign up 24 hours in advance on GroupEx Pro. A maxi...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Machine Pitch for Baseball and Softball

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Itching to get back on the diamond? We have the solution for you! 

On Mondays and Wednesdays, reserve time to use a field and a pitch machine while social distancing 6 feet from other players. You will be able to hit, field, and run the bases.

Make...

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Recreation
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Youth tennis for two

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Are you ready to channel your inner tennis player? Try our single tennis lessons on Wednesday mornings. 

Lessons are for two participants in the same household. A non-household member can be substituted with consent from both households. Participa...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

General information for COVID-19

Colorado help line 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Para obtener información en español, haga clic en este botón en la parte inferior de la página.

Below are the actions underway by the state and county health departments, as well as information residents should b...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board. The Senior Advisory Board of Lafayette Senior Services advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older population of La...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

City of Lafayette Recreation REOPENING NEWS!

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Dear Lafayette Community,

The Lafayette Parks Recreation & Open Space Department is excited to announce we are slowly opening recreation facilities and resuming some services. The recent order issued by the State of Colorado and the guidelines issued b...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Martin Luther King Peace March

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Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, 

Lafayette's 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration will be held on:

  • Monday, January 20, 2020.
  • The event will commence at 11:30 a.m. at Angevine Middle School (1150 W So...
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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: March 21, 2019

CANCELED Lafayette's 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Convivio

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and other civil rights heroes during:

Lafayette’s annual Cesar Chavez "Convivio" or community gathering! 

Date: April 4, 2020

Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM

Location: Alicia San...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

CANCELED Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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THIS YEARS EASTER EGG HUNT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Join the City of Lafayette Recreation Department as we host our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 

This is a free event, please arrive early and get your spot before the start time. 

 

The Easter ...
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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

CANCELED Screen Free Week - Apr. 27 - May 3

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Due to the current circumstances Screen Free Week has been canceled.

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Screen Free Week 2020

The average American devotes more than 10 hours a day to screen time between recreational. educational and professional use. Get...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Kids Fishing Derby

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Join us at this FREE Fishing Derby where kids can fish to their hearts content on fully stocked Waneka Lake - enjoy a fishing lesson from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, get a FREE pole from Jax, and have a great time enjoying picturesque Waneka Lake park.&a...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Rockies Skill Challenge!

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Test your skills in base running, batting and throwing! This FREE event, for boys and girls ages 6-13 is held every June. There will be separate divisions for boys and girls and awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at each level of competition. All e...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Park n' Flick Movie Nights

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2020 Park n’ Flick Movie Nights

Gather your family, pack up the car, and join us for a movie in the parking lot of the Bob Burger Recreation Center. Tune in your FM radio and relax in the comfort of your car.Sign-up for our mailing lists or like ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Concert in the Park

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This FREE summer concert is the time to kick back and enjoy the tunes at Waneka Lake. 

5th Gear Funk

July 17, 2019

7-8:30pm

Waneka Park; 1600 Caria Dr

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

"Try"athalon

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A "Try-Athlon" is designed for participants to experience what a real triathlon would look like in a modified format. 

Participate in a swimming, biking, and running course at shortened distances. 

Divisions will be split into ag...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

July is Parks and Recreation Month

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Celebrate Parks and Recreation with the entire nation during Parks and Recreation Month!

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Fall Festival!

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Fall Festival is a spooky good time! We celebrate fall all month long with three great events that culminate at our Fall Festival at the Bob Burger Recreation Center. Learn the winners of the city-wide window painting contest, race a pumpkin through the L...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Shop N Drop

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Make holiday shopping fun this year! Kids ages 4-12 can be dropped off at the Bob Burger Recreation Center for some play time while parents enjoy some stress free shopping in downtown Lafayette! 

This annual event takes place on Shop Small Saturda...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Santa's Calling!

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Sign up to get a call from Santa! For children ages 8 and younger. 

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/2NNNj8x

Registration cut offs change each year - please use the link above to view the cut off for this year, and the dates Santa wil...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Older Adult Resource Quick List to Refer to During Covid 19 Closure

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We are still here to support older adults in Lafayette.  If you are struggling to get the supplies you need, or need any other type of assistance, please reach out to the Senior Center for assistance in finding solutions.

Senior Center –...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

What is classified as a dental emergency?

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Because Governor Polis is currently recommending dentists close their offices to all but emergency care, here are some guidelines to help you determine when to contact your dentist. When in doubt, please call your dentist to determine the best course of a...

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Senior Services
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Implements Service Changes During COVID-19

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Click on the link to learn about service changes to the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/COBOULDER/bulletins/2821f02

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Lafayette city facilities closed until further notice.

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(Updated March 16, 2020; 12:00pm) - Lafayette City Hall closing to the general public effective March 16 at Noon

In response to health department requests to continue advocating for good social distancing practices, the Lafayette City Hall and Lafayette Po...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

General information for COVID-19

Colorado help line 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Para obtener información en español, haga clic en este botón en la parte inferior de la página.

Below are the actions underway by the state and county health departments, as well as information residents should b...

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MORE information from the CDC.... Senior Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board.  The Lafayette Senior Services Senior Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older populatio...

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Senior Services
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Adaptive equipment available through the Senior Center's Loan Closet

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Lafayette Senior Services has been helping individuals and care partners avoid the expense of buying adaptive equipment through our the Loan Closet. Lafayette residents age 55 and above and care partners can borrow equipment from the Senior Center Loan Cl...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Lafayette Senior Center closed until further notice.

(Updated March 16, 2020; 12:00pm)

Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the positive COVID-19 case identified today on the CU Boulder Campus, and the closure of Boulder Valley School District this evening, the City of Lafayette has deter...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Lafayette named first Colorado Bird City

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Celebrate by attending the 6th annual Bird Migration Day on September 22 Environment for the Americas has designated the City of Lafayette as the very first Bird City in Colorado. Lafayette has proven its appreciation for birds through its growin...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Watch the Lafayette 2019 Year in Review video

2019 Year in Review video

2020 will be a year of analysis and implementing plans to secure a successful future for Lafayette. As we’ve begun our focus on the new year, here’s a look back at some of the primary activities from 2019 that helped us arrive at this ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Lafayette ranked #13 in the top 25 Denver suburbs list for 2019

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Lafayette has earned a #13 spot on the top list of "Best Suburbs to Live in the Denver Area".  According to the ranking published by Niche, the study is based on;

  • Housing.
  • Public schools.
  • Crime and safety.
  • Nightlife.
  • Good for families.
  • Divers...
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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Why all the cool shops are moving to Lafayette!

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5280 Neighborhood Guide: Lafayette

There has never been a more exciting time to visit this vibrant city in Boulder County

by Callie Sumlin - 5280 Magazine, August 2018

The 2014 opening of Big Red F’s Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette promised more than ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Lafayette ranks #4 in AARP’s 2018 Most Livable Cities

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Lafayette has been ranked #4 in AARP’s 2018 Most Livable City index for populations of 25,000 to 99,999.AARP's 2018 Most Livable Cities are national, vibrant communities where residents thrive, thanks to quality-of-life factors such as plentiful jobs and ...

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MORE Lafayette awards and designations... Spotlight - Home Page features
Posted on: April 9, 2018

How to pronounce Lafayette - as seen on 9News

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Mayor Berg had some fun last week enlightening Kyle Clark of 9News on how to pronounce Lafayette.  Here was her first stab at it via a phone interview:http://www.9news.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/next-with-kyle-clark/what-do-you-s...

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