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Posted on: September 1, 2015

City facility closures/schedules for Labor Day, September 7

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, please be aware of the following City facility closures and schedules for Monday, September 7.

OPEN Facilities
LaMont Does Outdoor Pool Lap swim: 11am-12pm
Open Swim:... Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

City Council candidates announced

city council election

The following candidates have been certified to run in the City Council election on November 3, 2015. Four positions are open.

Christine Berg – incumbent
Alexandra Lynch – incumbentFrank Phillips
Cliff... Read on...

VIEW the calendar item for more event details...
Posted on: August 25, 2015

95th & Baseline traffic lane alignment

The McStain developer, in coordination with CDOT and Lafayette Public Works, will be implementing signage and striping modifications in the northbound traffic lanes at 95th and Baseline within the next 2 weeks. A unique... Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Apply for a Lafayette Green Business Award by October 16

Green Business 2015

The City of Lafayette’s Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) has launched its fourth annual Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish businesses taking steps towards sustainability and provide an... LEARN MORE...

cityoflafayette.com/GreenBusiness
Posted on: August 20, 2015

Hot temperatures may impact area water taste

water glass

Recently some Lafayette residents have noticed a distinctive difference in drinking water taste and smell. With a prolonged string of high temperatures, the water temperature in reservoirs has raised to the point where... Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

Apply for a $500 historic building improvement grant by September 8

HPB grant program

The Lafayette Historic Preservation Board (HPB) is offering a competitive grant of up to $500 for a historic building improvement project that meets various criteria. Apply by September 8, 2015. Applications will be... Read on...

DOWNLOAD the 2015 application...
Posted on: August 20, 2015

LESAC to host “Art + Energy” booth at Art Night Out

Dream Lafayette

Visit the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) booth at Art Night Out and dream, write, or draw your ideas – from down to Earth to high in the sky - for a sustainable Lafayette.

While visiting the... Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen
Posted on: August 11, 2015

The Lafayette Hoot project comes home to roost at City Hall

Lafayette Hoot Project

In 2003, the City of Lafayette launched a collaborative public art project involving businesses, Front Range artists, and teens from the Youth Advisory Board. Hundreds of hours were spent creating thirteen 4-1/2 foot barn... Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Mosquito Season is here - Stay Informed

fight the bite

The 2015 mosquito season on the Front Range is in full swing and the City of Lafayette would like to keep its residents informed.

With that, we have created a new section on the City's website dedicated to mosquitoes... Read on...

City of Lafayette - Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus
Posted on: June 16, 2015

Special energy incentives available for Lafayette residents

EnerguySmart

Special incentives for energy efficiency upgrades are now available to residents in Lafayette. A $100 limited-time bonus rebate, as well as efficient LED lighting or programmable thermostats, are being offered on a... Read on...

PROGRAM DETAILS...
Posted on: April 22, 2015

A reminder regarding Lafayette's permanent water conservation guidelines

hand watering

Now that Spring is here with lawns, gardens and sprinkler systems being prepared for the growing season, the City would like to remind residents of the permanent water conservation ordinance guidelines that are in effect... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 1, 2015

New residential development update – Simpson Old Town

Simpson Old Town

Construction is expected begin on the Simpson Old Town project, a redevelopment of the former Sister Carmen Community Center site on East Simpson Street, in May 2015. The plans for the mixed-use development, located at the... Read on...

View SIMPSON OLD TOWN site and building plans...
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... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Lafayette named Tree City USA for 21st year

Tree City USA

The City of Lafayette was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 21st year Lafayette has earned the national designation... Read on...

Suggested Front Range tree and shrub list....

Lafayette Community Development - Economic Development

1 Story
Posted on: May 4, 2015

New residential development update – Simpson Old Town

Simpson Old Town

Construction is expected begin on the Simpson Old Town project, a redevelopment of the former Sister Carmen Community Center site on East Simpson Street, in May 2015. The plans for the mixed-use development, located at the... Read on...

View SIMPSON OLD TOWN site and building plans...

Lafayette Cultural Resources

2 Stories
Posted on: August 12, 2015

The Lafayette Hoot project comes home to roost at City Hall

Lafayette Hoot Project

In 2003, the City of Lafayette launched a collaborative public art project involving businesses, Front Range artists, and teens from the Youth Advisory Board. Hundreds of hours were spent creating thirteen 4-1/2 foot barn... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2015

Last Men on Earth closes 2015 Art Night Out season

Last Men on Earth

Last Men on Earth, one of Northern Colorado's newest and most popular live rock bands, will perform September 18, at Lafayette’s Art Night Out. Last Men On Earth plays a mixture of classic cuts from the 70's, 80's,... Read on...

Additional Info...

Lafayette Environmental Sustainability

4 Stories
Posted on: August 25, 2015

Lafayette Green Business applications are being accepted through October 16

Green Business 2015

The City of Lafayette’s Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) has launched its fourth annual Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish businesses taking steps towards sustainability and provide an... LEARN MORE...

cityoflafayette.com/GreenBusiness
Posted on: August 18, 2015

LESAC to host “Art + Energy” booth at Art Night Out

Dream Lafayette

Visit the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) booth at Art Night Out and dream, write, or draw your ideas – from down to Earth to high in the sky - for a sustainable Lafayette.

While visiting the... Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Special energy incentives available for Lafayette residents

EnerguySmart

Special incentives for energy efficiency upgrades are now available to residents in Lafayette. A $100 limited-time bonus rebate, as well as efficient LED lighting or programmable thermostats, are being offered on a... Read on...

PROGRAM DETAILS...
Posted on: May 28, 2015

Mayor Berg named 2015 “Outstanding Elected Official”

Mayor Berg recycling award

Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg has been named the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 2015 Outstanding Elected Official for her contributions and promotion of recycling and waste reduction.

“It is an honor on behalf of... Read on...

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Lafayette Parks, Open Space and Golf

1 Story
Posted on: May 4, 2015

Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic insect responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees worldwide and was detected inside the City of Boulder in 2013. A quarantine is currently in place... Read on...

EAB Colorado

Lafayette Police Department

1 Story
Posted on: August 24, 2015

News Media Case Report Summary 08/17/2015.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 08/17/2015 to 08/23/2015.

View Summary.

Lafayette Public Library

2 Stories
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Library and Bookdrops CLOSED, Sun., Sep. 6 and Mon.,Sep 7

Labor Day

In celebration of Labor Day, the Library will be closed on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 10am.

Please note: The bookdrops will be locked from 5pm on... Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Upcoming Annual Book Sale: Volunteers and Donations needed!

Book Sale

The annual Friends of the Lafayette Library book sale is coming up on Saturday, September 19! Of course you should come shop the great deals...but why not get involved as well?

Did you know that money from the sale is the... Read on...

See what shifts we need, and sign up here

Lafayette Public Works Department

5 Stories
Posted on: August 31, 2015

2015 Electronics Recycling Event

Open to all...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 20, 2015

Hot temperatures may impact area water taste

water glass

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

Posted on: July 7, 2015

Doo good! Pick up dog doo. Protect streams.

doo good scoop poop

1. It spreads disease like Giardia and accounts for up to 20% of the bacteria in our waterways.

2. It hurts fish by adding nutrients which act like a fertilizer in streams making algae grow, and reducing oxygen levels.... Read on...

More Doo Gooder Info...
Posted on: March 16, 2015

Waste water rate increase

Beginning April 2015, waste water rates will increase to begin funding necessary measures enabling Lafayette to comply with Colorado’s new Regulation 85. The average resident will see a 9-11% utility bill increase.

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 10, 2015

Lafayette's Permanent Water Conservation Guidelines

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

Lafayette City Council... Read on...

Additional Info...

Lafayette Recreation Department

2 Stories
Posted on: August 27, 2015

NEW drop-in fitness class - Healthy Bodies & Minds

fitness class

Regardless of age, it's important that we move, use, and connect with our bodies. Beginning September 1, the new Healthy Bodies & Mind drop-in fitness class will incorporate gentle body movements to keep participants... Read on...

Drop-In Fitness Schedule...
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Dances with Branches - recreational tree climbing

Dances with Branches

Climb safely on ropes into the crown of a tall tree. Experience the joy and adventure of reconnecting with nature from on high with a trained and experienced instructor. Great activity for families (ages 7+) as well as... Read on...

Additional Info...

Volunteers

1 Story
Posted on: April 29, 2015

Apply for a position on the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC)

WRAC Logo

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

Download an APPLICATION...


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