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 20, 2016

Welcome to the City's newly re-designed website

The City's modernized online presence now includes a simplified and streamlined navigation, quick link buttons to the most used webpages, and a helpful “How Do I?” menu selection. The site is also now optimized for mobile device and tablet viewing.

Us...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/CONNECT
Posted on: April 26, 2016

Trail underpass closures

(Tuesday, April 26, 2016) Two underpasses on the Coal Creek and Rock Creek Trails are temporarily closed due to high water; Coal Creek Trail at S. Public Rd., and Rock Creek Trail at Horizon Ave. Please use the overpass crossing until water recedes.Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Arts in Education Grant opportunity for Lafayette teachers

LCAC PAC

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 Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers for the 9th year in a row. The...Read on...

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

Building Improvement Grant Deadline June 1, 2016

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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: April 14, 2016

Position openings on Lafayette Commissions and Committees

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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 Planning Commission, Energy Sustainability Advis...Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/Volunteer
Posted on: April 14, 2016

The Spring edition of the Lafayette Connection newsletter is available online

Lafayette Connection - Spring 2016

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.

A printed copy of the Lafayette Connection will be included in your April ...Read on...

READ the Lafayette Connection newsletter...
Posted on: April 7, 2016

The 2016 Summer Activity Guide is now available

2016 Spring Activity Guide

The Recreation Activity Guide is published three times a year and mailed to Lafayette households.

A digital version can be viewed by clicking on the link below, or a printed version can be picked up at the Bob Burger Recreation Center and other city fa...Read on...

2016 Summer Activity Guide
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: 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: January 13, 2016

Attend the "Issues" Series with City Council

Issues Over Dessert

Lafayette residents are invited to join City Council members to discuss important issues while snacking on complimentary desserts or enjoying a warm cup of coffee.

These informal events will be held every third Wednesday evening in January, February, ...Read on...

Lafayette City Council
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...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Urban Renewal Authority Board Member Openings

The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority. There are two openings on the Board. Submit your resume and letter of interest addressed to Mayor Christine Berg by 4 PM on May 16, 2016.

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: April 21, 2016

Arts in Education Grant Opportunity for Lafayette Teachers

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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 Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers for the 9th year in a row. The...Read on...

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

Lafayette’s Art Night Out features Colorado bands, local beer

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Lafayette is proud to highlight award winning, Colorado musicians and Lafayette -crafted beer as part of its monthly summer art series, Art Night Out. The band Grant Farm will kick off Art Night Out’s ninth season on May 20.
Lafayette’s focus on art, ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Artist wanted for booths at Art Night Out

Art Night Out

Call for Artists and vendors! We are striving for a rich variety of arts, media, and crafts. Most of our booth spaces are reserved for arts and fine crafts. There will also be booths with arts activities for kids and teens, and local arts and cultural org...Read on...

Guidelines and application

Posted on: April 13, 2016

Limited-time Solar Benefits Boulder County Incentives Available to Lafayette Businesses

Building on the success of Solar Benefits for Residents, Boulder County and the City of Boulder are pleased to offer competitive pricing to business property owners for solar energy. Through the Solar Benefits for Business program you can install solar el...Read on...

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: 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: April 26, 2016

TRAIL UNDERPASS CLOSURES DUE TO HIGH WATER

TUESDAY 4/26: Two underpasses on the Coal Creek Trail & Rock Creek Trail are temporarily closed. Due to high water, Coal Creek Trail underpasses at S. Public Rd. & Rock Creek Trail at Horizon Ave. are closed. Please use the overpass crossing until water...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Cemetery Clean Up Begins April 15th

The Parks Department will begin cleaning and preparing the 2 city-owned cemeteries (Lafayette Cemetery & Coal Creek Cemetery) for Memorial Day. Items that will be removed include: weathered or faded artificial decorations; weathered, natural flower arran...Read on...


Posted on: April 28, 2016

TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

CDOT

Each Wednesday CDOT displays the current number of fatalities for 2016 on message boards across the state. Hopefully this weekly memorial will be a wake-up call for everyone to drive more safely. Remember, it's a person, not a number.Read on...

CDOT Traffic & Safety Information
Posted on: April 26, 2016

TRAFFIC SAFETY MESSAGE

Most people feel that being in their neighborhood is a safe place to drive; that is not always the case. Drivers cannot be distracted ANYWHERE. Be alert to your surroundings. It only takes a moment of distracted driving to change your world and the worl...Read on...

Close to Home / It Can Wait
Posted on: April 25, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 04/18/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 418/16 to 4/24/16.

View Summary.
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: April 1, 2016

US Hwy 287 Traffic Safety Initiative

Traffic Safety

In response to an increased number of hazardous moving violations and traffic accidents on US Hwy 287 through Lafayette, beginning April 1, the Lafayette Police Department will begin a traffic safety initiative. In 2015 Lafayette officers responded to 61...Read on...


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: 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 16, 2016

Summer Reading starts June 1st!

Our hugely popular summer program will run from June 1 through July 31. Registration begins on June 1st. Stay tuned for more details...


Posted on: April 28, 2016

Mulch Give-Away 4/30 Postponed to May 14th

The free mulch give-away event this Saturday, April 30th has been postponed until Saturday, May 14th due to the rain and possible snow in the forecast for Thursday through Sunday. The grounds behind the Service Center can get extremely muddy and hazardou...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: March 1, 2016

2016 Spring Clean-Up

Get ready for the annual Public Works Spring Clean-Up

Additional Info...
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: April 28, 2016

Screen Free Week is May 2-8 for grades K-12

Screen Free Week

Sign your kids in Grades K-12 up for this free program no later than May 1 and they will receive a pass to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center for the week of May 2-8 Then turn off the TV and other electronic devices during this week and have some fun!
...Read on...

2016 Screen Free Week...
Posted on: March 29, 2016

Great job opportunities with the Recreation Department!

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Apply for positions at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center - a national award-winning facility and accredited agency.

Learn more at cityoflafayette.com/JOBS ...
Posted on: April 7, 2016

The 2016 Summer Activity Guide is now available

2016 Spring Activity Guide

The Recreation Activity Guide is published three times a year and mailed to Lafayette households.

A digital version can be viewed by clicking on the link below, or a printed version can be picked up at the Bob Burger Recreation Center and other city fa...Read on...

2016 Summer Activity Guide
Posted on: April 4, 2016

If you were affected by the March 19 evacuation and have not yet contacted the City...

We want to again convey our deepest concern for those involved in the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center evacuation on March 19.

If you or a family member were affected by the chlorine release and have not yet spoken with the City, please contact Sarah H...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.

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 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 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.