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Lafayette City News

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Posted on: May 27, 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...

Read More...
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Important schedule update for Republic Services customers

Republic Services will not be collecting residential curbside trash on Monday May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. Therefore there will be a one day delay the remainder of the week. Friday pick up will take place on... Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

South Boulder Road paving project to run May 18-June 2015

The Lafayette Public Works Department will be heading up a project to repave the entire stretch of South Boulder Road from 120th Street on the east to Cimarron Drive on the west. Construction activities will occur weekdays... Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Colorado trees showing damage from fall freeze, winter scorch

winter scorch CSU photo

Many eastern Colorado trees were unprepared this past year for the record-breaking cold in early November and, as a result, are suffering needle and bud damage that will impact tree health. Homeowners may suspect mountain... Read on...

READ MORE from the Colorado State Forest Service
Posted on: April 30, 2015

Off-leash pet policy in Lafayette

Off Leash Wildlife Feeding Sign

Dogs that are taken for a walk or are off their own property must be on a leash. The City of Lafayette’s ordinance requires that animals be under physical control (on a leash or in a pet carrier) at all times when off of... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 16, 2015

Portraits of Great Colorado Women on Exhibit through May 29

Women Hall of Fame

The portraits of 48 outstanding Colorado women will be on display throughout the months of April and May in Lafayette at the Public Library, City Hall, and the GO! Center.

Lafayette is proud to present the Colorado... Read on...

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
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: May 1, 2015

Republic Services Customer Appreciation Free Compost Event rescheduled for 5/30 & 6/6

** Compost pick-up dates rescheduled for May 30 and June 6 **

Customer Appreciation Free Compost Event for Republic Services' 3-Cart Customers

Due to wet and rainy conditions, the Public Works Service Center grounds... Read on...

City of Lafayette Compost Details.
Posted on: April 29, 2015

Looking for a part time or seasonal job?

The City of Lafayette has numerous part time and seasonal job openings available at the Recreation Center, Golf Course, Library and with the Parks Department. View all of the opportunities and apply today.

cityoflafayette.com/JOBS
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....
Posted on: April 27, 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...
Posted on: April 23, 2015

New residential development update - Trails at Coal Creek

Trails at Coal Creek map

Construction has begun on the Trails at Coal Creek subdivision located west of Highway 287 and South Public Drive, on the north and south sides of Coal Creek. The plan was presented to the Lafayette Planning Commission in... Read on...

View a map of the Trails at Coal Creek....
Posted on: April 20, 2015

Lafayette businesses earn "Best of the West"

Invest in Lafayette

Forty Lafayette businesses received a "Best of the West" designation from the Yellow Scene Magazine's readers poll. Click on the link below to view the list of winners.

Support these and other great Lafayette... Read on...

Lafayette Best of the West list of winners...
Posted on: October 25, 2014

Lafayette ranked in the top 5 “Best Places for Young Families in Colorado”

biking at Waneka olake

Lafayette is one of the top 5 “Best Places for Young Families in Colorado” according to a study that looked at the three factors that drive the decision of where to raise families; 1)Public school excellence 2)Home... Read on...

Read the full NerdWallet study...

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

3 Stories
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Vote for Jean Mellblom People's Choice - Sculpture Award

Vote

Voting boxes are available at local establishments and city buildings. Find voting boxes at City Hall, Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette Recreation Center, WOW Children's Museum, Mojo Coffee, Eats & Sweets, pARTiculars... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Art on the Street Reception and Art opening

AOTS banner 1.jpg

The “Art on the Street: See & Respond!” Meet the Artists and Poets Reception will be held at the Lafayette Public Library June 5, 6:00 – 9 pm. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $5 for Teens, and free for children under 12. The... Read on...

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

Win $50 or more for Your See & Respond! Creations –entries are due June 3.

See and Respond

Call for Artists and Poets! The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the See & Respond Art Show. Due to a low number of 2-D and Photography in Child and Teen Categories, the... Read on...

Additional Info...

Lafayette Environmental Sustainability

4 Stories
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...

Read More...
Posted on: April 30, 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...
Posted on: April 29, 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...

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Lafayette announces the 2014 Green Business Award winners

LESAC

Eight Lafayette businesses were presented with awards at the October 21 City Council meeting to recognize their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. The City of Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee... Read on...

More info at cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen ...

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

2 Stories
Posted on: May 26, 2015

News Media Case Report Summary 05/18/15.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 05/18/15 to 05/24/15.

View Summary.
Posted on: May 18, 2015

News Media Case Report Summary 05/18/15.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 5/11/15 to 5/17/15.

View Summary.

Lafayette Public Library

3 Stories
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Teen Volunteers for Summer Reading. Apply Now with a Friend!

Girl Guardian

Summer Reading Teens Teamsuperheroes
Teens 14+Be a Guardian of the Library this summer - work with kids, teens and adults, helping everyone have fun reading. Make a difference in the lives of people - register them for... Read on...

Apply Now!
Posted on: May 25, 2015

Summer Reading for All Ages, June 1 - July 31

SRP 2015

Summer reading for all ages begins June 1! This fantastic annual program is an easy and fun way to encourage and celebrate reading. This popular program includes engaging events and prizes for participants from babies to... Read on...

Registration and Details
Posted on: May 27, 2015

Writing Buddies Applications Due Friday, June 5

Writing Buddies

Writing Buddies is a free class in which teen volunteers lead younger kids through a series of creative writing activities. Its goal is to encourage your child to explore a variety of genres under the guidance of a mentor... Read on...

Writing Buddies Details and Application

Lafayette Public Works Department

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Important schedule update for Republic Services customers

Republic Services will not be collecting residential curbside trash on Monday May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day, therefore there will be a one day delay the remainder of the week. Friday pick up will take place on... Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Republic Services Customer Appreciation Free Compost Event Postponed- 5/30 & 6/6

The Public Works Department has decided to postpone the Republic Services compost event based on the rainy conditions we have been experiencing and the rain that is expected for the next 7 days. Normally rain would not cause... Read on...

City of Lafayette Compost Details.
Posted on: May 8, 2015

South Boulder Road paving project to run May 18-June 2015

The Lafayette Public Works Department will be heading up a project to repave the entire stretch of South Boulder Road from 120th Street on the east to Cimarron Drive on the west. Construction activities will occur weekdays... Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Waste Reduction Advisory Committee Openings

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...

Application available here.
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...
Posted on: March 16, 2015

Garden In A Box on sale!

garden in a box logo

Garden In A Box now on sale! Order yours today at ConservationCenter.org/Gardens or by calling 303-999-3820 ext. 222

Garden-In-A-Box Details and Ordering.

Lafayette Recreation Department

6 Stories
Posted on: May 21, 2015

New class times offered

Check out the new times these classes are being offered

GROUP CYCLING: Wednesdays 6am
YOGA: Thursdays 1-2:30pm (1-1/2 hour class length)
RISE AND SHINE YOGA: Fridays 5:45am
BODYPUMP: Sunday 8:15am

Download the GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE...
Posted on: May 15, 2015

Bob Burger Recreation Center recognized with the Lafayette Elementary Cougar Pride Award

The Bob L. Burger Recreation Center was selected to receive a 2015 Lafayette Elementary Cougar Pride Award for outstanding community efforts. This award was established to bring recognition to individuals and organizations... Read on...

Watch the AWARD VIDEO...
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Eddie Owada to retire after 23 years at the Bob Burger Recreation Center

Eddie Owada

After 23 years of service at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center assisting patrons to get active and stay healthy, Eddie Owada has decided it’s time to retire. When asked why he’s chosen to retire, Owada explained, “I will... Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2015

Looking for a part time or seasonal job?

The City of Lafayette has numerous part time and seasonal job openings available at the Recreation Center, Golf Course, Library and with the Parks Department. View all of the opportunities and apply today.

cityoflafayette.com/JOBS
Posted on: April 29, 2015

Waneka Lake Boathouse seasonal opening on May 2

Waneka paddleboats

The Waneka Lake Boathouse will open for the season on Saturday, May 2. Visitors can cruise the lake in a dragon, pirate ship, pink flamingo, pelican, blue heron, duck or new black swan! Choose from these fun-filled... Read on...

Additional Boathouse Info...
Posted on: October 27, 2014

Lafayette ranked in the top 5 “Best Places for Young Families in Colorado”

biking at Waneka olake

Lafayette is one of the top 5 “Best Places for Young Families in Colorado” according to a study that looked at the three factors that drive the decision of where to raise families; 1)Public school excellence 2)Home... Read on...

Read the full NerdWallet study...

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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