Posted on: December 6, 2016

Volunteers needed for the Oatmeal Festival 5K on January 14

Support this annual Lafayette event by volunteering during the race or helping clean-up after. All volunteers will receive a FREE ticket to the Oatmeal Breakfast served at Pioneer Elementary School.

Volunteers are needed for the following shifts on Saturda...

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Additional Info about Oatmeal Fest and 5k Run...
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Apply for a position on the Livable Lafayette Task Force

City of Lafayette

The purpose of the Livable Lafayette Task Force is to advise City Council on how best to provide and encourage housing for all ages and for lower income levels through a needs assessment and recommended strategies. An ad-hoc committee of 7-10 members, inc...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Assist older adults with snow shoveling this winter

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Lafayette Senior Services is looking for volunteers to assist older adults in the community this winter with snow shoveling walkways, sidewalks and driveways.

A volunteer should be at least 18 years of age or in a group that is supervised by an adult o...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Assist older adults with yard work

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Lafayette Senior Services is looking for volunteers to assist older adults in the community with yard work which may include activities such as raking and bagging leaves, and cleaning out small garden areas.

A volunteer should be at least 18 years of a...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: December 7, 2016

Join the Lafayette Human Rights Commission

Lafayette City Council is seeking 7 members and up to 2 alternate members for the newly established Human Rights Commission. Members shall serve a 3-year term, must have lived within the city of Lafayette for 12 months, and must be registered to vote. &am...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Enjoy Cocoa with Council on December 10 and January 25

December Cocoa with Council

Visit with City Council members over a friendly cup of cocoa! 

On December 10, join City Council for a leisurely stroll around Waneka Lake and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa afterwards. Children are welcomed to attend the December 10 event with their parent...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Apply for a position on the Livable Lafayette Task Force

City of Lafayette

The purpose of the Livable Lafayette Task Force is to advise City Council on how best to provide and encourage housing for all ages and for lower income levels through a needs assessment and recommended strategies. An ad-hoc committee of 7-10 members, inc...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Read the 2016 Winter edition of the Lafayette Connection Newsletter

Winter 2016 Connection Newsletter

The Lafayette Connection Newsletter encourages residents to “Be a Part of It” – engaged and informed about COMMUNITY LIFE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, and SUSTAINABLE LIVING in Lafayette.

The Connection is published three times a year and mailed ...

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More ways to connect @ cityoflafayette.com/CONNECT
Posted on: October 29, 2016

Call for Artists - Art on the Street program

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Art on the Street 2017 Sculpture artists wanted! Lafayette Cultural Resources is calling for sculpture submissions for the 2017 Art on the Street Sculpture Walk. Artists' submissions are due December 31, 2016. This program provides artists nationwide the...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Big discounts available on Electric Vehicles for Lafayette residents

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Save Money on Your Commute with an Electric Car!

Electrify your ride with a discounted electric car. Save big by taking advantage of this limited time discount on a new 2016 Nissan Leaf:
*Up to $22,000 off MSRP after the discount and state and federal...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Call for Artists - City of Lafayette gallery walls

CFA Gallery Walls

– Call for Artists! The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division is looking for artists and arts organizations to display their work on city gallery walls for 2-month long exhibitions through 2018. 24 artists or artist collaborations will have the opport...Read on...

Application for City Gallery Exhibition
Posted on: October 21, 2016

2016 Lafayette Green Businesses

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The Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) launched its sixth annual Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish businesses taking steps towards sustainability and provide a recognition opportunity. A record 52 Lafayette applican...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Call for Artists - Art on the Street

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Art on the Street 2017 Sculpture artists wanted! Lafayette Cultural Resources is calling for sculpture submissions for the 2017 Art on the Street Sculpture Walk. Artists' submissions are due December 31, 2016. This program provides artists nationwide the...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 13, 2016

Call for Artists - City Gallery Walls

CFA Gallery Walls

– Call for Artists! The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division is looking for artists and arts organizations to display their work on city gallery walls for 2-month long exhibitions through 2018. 24 artists or artist collaborations will have the opport...Read on...

Application for City Gallery Exhibition

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Big discounts available on Electric Vehicles for Lafayette residents

EV Car

Save Money on Your Commute with an Electric Car!

Electrify your ride with a discounted electric car. Save big by taking advantage of this limited time discount on a new 2016 Nissan Leaf:
*Up to $22,000 off MSRP after the discount and state and federal...Read on...

MORE INFO.....
Posted on: October 21, 2016

2016 Lafayette Green Businesses announced

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The Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) launched its sixth annual Green

Business Recognition Program to distinguish businesses taking steps towards sustainability and

provide a recognition opportunity. A record 52 Lafayette ...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/GreenBusiness

Posted on: November 30, 2016

2016 Staff Picks

Doing some end of the year gift shopping, or trying to catch up or stock up on some great library books from 2016? Our staff has written up some articles with recommendations and catalog links.

Find the recommendations here:

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Device Jam - January 8, 2-4

Want to learn all about your brand new device - or even your older device? Join the Device Jam on Sunday, January 8, 2-4 pm!

Got an Android, a Chrome book, Kindle Fire, iPad? Bring that device to the library, and we can help you figure out the tips and tri...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Library and Bookdrops CLOSED Sat., Dec. 24, Sun., Dec. 25, & Mon., Dec. 26

In observance of the Christmas holiday, the Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 24, 25, and 26. The book drops will be LOCKED from Friday at 5 pm until Tuesday at 8:30 am. No items are due while the Library and book drops are closed.Read on...


Posted on: November 1, 2016

Annual Holiday Tea, December 11, 2-4 pm

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Enjoy this treasured Lafayette tradition, an afternoon of tea and cookies, featuring “Tales of Winter Wonder” told by Storysmith Susan Marie Frontczak. Come along for a warm family time!
Tickets: $10/adults, $7/seniors and kids; tickets go on sale Novem...Read on...


Posted on: December 1, 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 with...

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Learn More & Apply
Posted on: November 28, 2016

New Computer Coaches at the Library

We are please to announce two additional volunteer computer coaches, Brad and Bonnie. 

Brad will volunteer at the Library to help people on a drop-in basis on Tuesdays from 10 – noon. 

Brad is skilled at helping both Apple and Android users ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2016

Computer Coaches & Circulation Staff Aides Needed

Computer Coaches 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 new computer lab. We are looking for volunteers who want t...

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Volunteer Application

Posted on: December 7, 2016

Reading Buddies Winter/Spring Session: Apply to be a Little or Big Buddy!

Reading Buddies is a free, award-winning reading enrichment program that pairs rising 1st-3rd graders with volunteers in 7th-12th grades. Reading Buddies gives kids (the Little Buddies) extra one-on-one reading practice with caring, creative teen mentors ...

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Learn more and apply!

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: December 7, 2016

Holiday Season Crime Prevention Tips

Holiday Season Crime

During the holiday season, crime can have a slight up-swing.  This is due, in part, to shoppers carrying more cash and credit cards with them while shopping, shopping later than usual, leaving valuables in vehicles and being either too busy with ...

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Holiday Season Crime Prevention (English/Spanish)
Posted on: December 5, 2016

News Media Case Report summary 11/28/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 11/28/16 to 12/04/16.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 11/21/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 11/21/16 to 11/27/16.

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Don't let your pipes freeze during the cold winter months with these simple tips:

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The City can assist by checking to see if a water meter is frozen outside of the home, but a plumber should be called if a suspected frozen pipe or other issue may be occurring within your home.  

Please call 303-661-1241 if you experience a loss of w...

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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: 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: December 6, 2016

Youth Basketball Registration Deadline Extended to December 11th

This is an opportunity for young people to participate with an emphasis on FUN and PARTICIPATION. This program is open to boys and girls in the 3rd-8th grades. There will be two weekday, one-hour practices at local schools. 

Games will be held at the ...

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Learn more and register
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Volunteers Needed for the 21st Annual Oatmeal Festival 5K on Saturday, January 14th

Support this annual Lafayette event by volunteering during the race or helping clean-up after. All volunteers will receive a FREE ticket to the Oatmeal Breakfast served at Pioneer Elementary School.

Volunteers are needed for the following shifts on Saturda...

Read on...

Additional Info about Oatmeal Fest and 5k Run...

Posted on: December 7, 2016

Lafayette Senior Center will be closed on December 26.

The Lafayette Senior Center and Services will be closed to celebrate the holiday on December 26.  We will reopen on December 27 at 8:30 am for regular business.  The Senior Center staff want to wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday.

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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...

Additional Info...

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

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...

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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