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Posted on: February 11, 2016

City of Lafayette utility billing phone scam - Please read

phone scam

A Lafayette resident received a call, from a party claiming to be a representative from the City, threating to turn water off if payment is not made immediately. This is a scam.

The City of Lafayette will never contact you by phone demanding payment o...Read on...

Lafayette Police Department....
Posted on: February 8, 2016

City facility closures/schedules for Presidents' Day, February 15

Presidents Day holiday

In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday on February 15, 2016, please be aware of the following City facility schedules and closures.

OPEN Facilities
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center (Open swim runs 12-8:30pm)Indian Peaks Golf Course – weather pe...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Summer Jobs for Teens

teen jobs

The Boulder County Youth Corps is gearing up for its busy summer season and the City of Lafayette Project Sponsor is planning projects for the City’s team to work on this summer!

The Youth Corps is now hiring teens ages 14-17 to fill 160 Corpsmember ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 1, 2016

Wildlife habitat improvements at Waneka Lake continue

Waneka Lake habitat project

On January 30 an Eagle Scout project continued the City’s efforts to improve wildlife habitat at Waneka Lake. Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 271 built 12 fish reef areas utilizing 120 cinder blocks, ¾ mile of pipe, and 1.5 cubic yards of concrete. These arti...Read on...

LEARN MORE about the outlet valve project...
Posted on: February 1, 2016

Wilson Community Garden plots now available

Wilson Community Garden

Community garden plots are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Wilson
Community Garden. Growing season runs April through the 2nd week of November. Fees are $35 or $50 per plot depending on size, plus a $30 refundable clean up fee. ...Read on...

LEARN MORE about Wilson Community Garden...
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Get free help preparing and filing your taxes

tax help

Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will assist people in filing their taxes by appointment on Wednesday afternoons from 1 - 4pm from February 3 through April 13. Appointments are required.

To make an appointment: Call 303-661-1162 to schedule, ...Read on...

More Information, Forms, & Resources
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: January 13, 2016

Drainageway 7 improvement project and Coal Creek Trail detours.

Drainageway 7 project

The Cities of Lafayette and Louisville are preparing to begin work this month on a project to improve drainageways along Coal Creek in the area south of South Boulder Road and east of Highway 42. The primary purpose is for flood control. This project wil...Read on...

Coal Creek Trail Detour Map...
Posted on: January 1, 2016

Coyotes reported in Rothman Open Space

coyote

1/14/16 UPDATE: A male and female coyote were sighted again in Rothman Open Space the morning of 1/14/16. It is likely the coyotes have a den in the area. Rothman Open Space is just east of Lucerne and Glenwood Drives.

On 12/31/2015, Lafayette Police ...Read on...

Colorado Parks and Wildlife/Living with Wildlife
Posted on: January 20, 2016

Are your teen drivers Safe at the Wheel?

Teen Driving Rules

After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers on and off the road, are you ready to hand over the keys to the family car? Are you prepared?

The Lafayette Police Department will be posting information weekly over the next se...Read on...

Alcohol and Drugs
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...

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

Lafayette named a Top 100 Place to Live

top 100 ciities

Lafayette has earned a ranking of 44 out of the top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S., according to Livability.com. Livability explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live and developed the list, in collaboration with renowned ...Read on...

READ MORE AT: livability.com/co/lafayette
Posted on: May 7, 2015

Lafayette ranked 6th safest Colorado city

City of Lafayette Colorado

When deciding where to live, safety is a top priority. ValuePenguin analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report to determine the safety of cities in Colorado and separated these cities into three population categories: small (3,000-8,000) midsize (8,000-20,...Read on...

Additional Info...

Lafayette Cultural Resources

1 Story
Posted on: January 20, 2016

Lafayette Cultural Resources Grant Writer

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The City of Lafayette seeks one or more part-time, contract Grant Writers to work in collaboration with Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee and under the supervision of the Cultural Resources Division Coordinator. The chosen candi...Read on...

Additional Info...

Lafayette Environmental Sustainability

1 Story
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

Lafayette Human Resources Department

1 Story
Posted on: February 11, 2016

Summer Jobs for Teens

Boulder County Youth Corps

The Boulder County Youth Corps is gearing up for its busy summer season and the City of Lafayette Project Sponsor is planning projects for the City’s team to work on this summer! The Youth Corps is now hiring teens ages 14-17 to fill 160 Corpsmember posi...Read on...

Additional Info...

Lafayette Parks, Open Space and Golf

3 Stories
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Wilson Community Garden plots are now available

Wilson Community Garden

Community garden plots are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Wilson
Community Garden. Growing season runs April through the 2nd week of November. Fees are $35 or $50 per plot depending on size, plus a $30 refundable clean up fee. ...Read on...

LEARN MORE about Wilson Community Garden...
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Wildlife habitat improvements at Waneka Lake continue

Waneka Lake habitat project

On January 30 an Eagle Scout project continued the City’s efforts to improve wildlife habitat at Waneka Lake. Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 271 built 12 fish reef areas utilizing 120 cinder blocks, ¾ mile of pipe, and 1.5 cubic yards of concrete. These arti...Read on...

LEARN MORE about the outlet valve project...
Posted on: January 13, 2016

Drainageway 7 improvement project and Coal Creek Trail detours

Drainageway 7 project

The Cities of Lafayette and Louisville are preparing to begin work this month on a project to improve drainageways along Coal Creek in the area south of South Boulder Road and east of Highway 42. The primary purpose is for flood control. This project wil...Read on...

Coal Creek Trail Detour Map...

Lafayette Police Department

4 Stories
Posted on: February 11, 2016

City of Lafayette Utility Billing Scam

Lafayette resident received telephone scam from party claiming to be a representative from City of Lafayette threating to turn water off if payment is not made immediately.

The City of Lafayette will never contact you by phone demanding payment or thre...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

News Media Case Report Summary 02/01/16.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 02/01/16 to 02/07/16.

View Summary.
Posted on: February 5, 2016

Lockout at Centaurus High School

On February 5, 2016 at approximately 0902 hours officers of the Lafayette Police Department were advised Centaurus High School, located at 10300 South Boulder Road, went on a lockout after receiving multiple threatening telephone calls by an unknown male....Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Teen Drivers Safe at the Wheel

Teen Driving Rules

After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers on and off the road, are you ready to hand over the keys to the family car? Are you prepared?

Here is some information to help you lay the ground rules with your aspiring driver...Read on...

Fact Sheets for Novice Drivers

Lafayette Public Library

5 Stories
Posted on: February 11, 2016

Closure: Library and bookdrops closed on Monday, Feb. 15

In recognition of President's Day, the library will be closed all day on Monday, Feb. 15. The bookdrops will be locked from 5pm on Suday until 8:30 am. No items will be due on Monday. We reopen Tuesday at 10 am.

Posted on: January 30, 2016

Tax help: get free help preparing and filing your taxes! Appointments required.

Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will assist people in filing their taxes by appointment on Wednesday afternoons from 1 - 4pm from February 3 through April 13. Appointments are required. To make an appointment: Call 303-661-1162 to schedule, or s...Read on...

More Information, Forms, & Resources
Posted on: January 30, 2016

Senior story time volunteers wanted

We are looking for several volunteers with cheerful demeanors and enthusiasm for reading aloud to visit groups of seniors at The Legacy assisted living residence in Lafayette and present a senior story time. A weekly time commitment of 1 hour is all that ...Read on...

More Details and Application Info
Posted on: January 28, 2016

Join the Lafayette Library Board!

Library Board

Help shape the future of library services in Lafayette! We need members who:
-believe in the importance of literacy
-are thoughtful about the future of libraries
-are willing to be active advocates for the work we do

Read more »

Apply Online and Join Us!
Posted on: January 31, 2016

Tax form update: We have Federal Tax Forms/Booklets and Colorado Tax Booklets!

We currently have Federal 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms and instruction booklets, and Colorado State Tax Booklets. We also have a binder of frequently requested tax forms for you to make copies at 10 cents/page.
Please visit our Tax Help page for inform...
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Tax Help, Forms, & Resources

Lafayette Public Works Department

3 Stories
Posted on: January 25, 2016

Spring Creek wastewater overflow

A sanitary wastewater pipe clogged by a tree root, located in City open space along the northern boundary of the Spring Creek neighborhood, has caused an overflow of untreated domestic wastewater. The City does not believe untreated wastewater reached Bul...Read on...

MORE INFO on the Spring Creek overflow...
Posted on: January 13, 2016

Drainageway 7 improvement project and Coal Creek Trail detours.

Drainageway 7 project

The Cities of Lafayette and Louisville are preparing to begin work this month on a project to improve drainageways along Coal Creek in the area south of South Boulder Road and east of Highway 42. The primary purpose is for flood control. This project wil...Read on...

Coal Creek Trail Detour Map...
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...

Lafayette Recreation Department

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

The Bob L. Burger Recreation Center will be open on Presidents' Day, February 15

Presidents Day holiday

In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday on February 15, 2016, please be aware of the following City facility schedules and closures.

OPEN Facilities
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center (Open swim runs 12-8:30pm)Indian Peaks Golf Course – weather pe...Read on...

Visit the Recreation Center website....
Posted on: February 11, 2016

School's Out Camps for Grades K-5

schools out camp

Keep your kids in Grades K-5 active and engaged while school is out. Camps run 7:30am-6:00pm on February 12 and 15, 2016 at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor game...Read on...

LEARN MORE...
Posted on: February 10, 2016

NEW! Youth dance classes for ages 3-8

dance classes

Your child will enjoy the benefits of recreational dance classes at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Choose from creative, hip hop, ballet, and jazz for ages 3-12.

Classes begin the week of February 15.

MORE INFO...
Posted on: February 12, 2016

It's time for FITGO - Fitness Bingo at the BBRC

FITGO

It’s Fitness Bingo time at the BBRC – FITGO!

Attend heart-healthy fitness classes February 21 through March 5, fill up your bingo card, and win great prizes!

Pick up a free game card at the BBRC front desk.

MORE INFO>>>
Posted on: January 31, 2016

Wilson Community Garden plots available beginning February 1

Wilson Community Garden

Community garden plots are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Wilson
Community Garden. Growing season runs April through the 2nd week of November. Fees are $35 or $50 per plot depending on size, plus a $30 refundable clean up fee. ...Read on...

LEARN MORE about Wilson Community Garden...
Posted on: December 30, 2015

Five Tips for Sticking with your New Year’s Resolution

Weigh and Win

Every holiday season, millions of Americans ring in the New Year with a common goal: weight loss. The year begins with good intention but often goals are forgotten by spring. Here are five ways you can stick with and achieve your New Year’s Resolutions th...Read on...

MORE about the Weigh and Win program..

Lafayette Senior Services

3 Stories
Posted on: February 11, 2016

City of Lafayette utility billing phone scam - Please read

phone scam

A Lafayette resident received a call, from a party claiming to be a representative from the City, threating to turn water off if payment is not made immediately. This is a scam.

The City of Lafayette will never contact you by phone demanding payment o...Read on...

Lafayette Police Department....
Posted on: February 8, 2016

The Lafayette Senior Center will be closed on Presidents' Day, February 15

Presidents Day holiday

In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday on February 15, 2016, please be aware of the following City facility schedules and closures.

OPEN Facilities
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center (Open swim runs 12-8:30pm)Indian Peaks Golf Course – weather pe...Read on...

Visit the Senior Center website....
Posted on: December 16, 2015

The IRS urges consumers to stay alert for scam phone calls

tax scam

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you a...Read on...

Tax Scams - Consumer Alerts

Volunteers

2 Stories
Posted on: February 1, 2016

Senior story time volunteers wanted

We are looking for several volunteers with cheerful demeanors and enthusiasm for reading aloud to visit groups of seniors at The Legacy assisted living residence in Lafayette and present a senior story time. A weekly time commitment of 1 hour is all that ...Read on...

More Details and Application Info
Posted on: October 30, 2015

Lafayette Public Library is Looking for Computer Coaches

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Volunteer Computer Coaches are needed at the Lafayette Public Library. Please contact Susan Nagle for more information. SusanN@cityoflafayette.com

Additional Info...


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