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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Mosquito control application at Waneka Lake on July 3rd after 10pm

Please be advised that Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC) will be fogging Waneka Lake on Friday, July 3rd after 10:00pm weather permitting.

To report mosquito problems or concerns please call CMC at 877-276-4306 or visit www... Read on...

Colorado Mosquito Control
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Independence Day City Facility Hours - for July 3 and July 4

flags

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, please be aware of the following City facility closures for Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4

LaMont Does Outdoor Pool: Open July 3 and 4
Indian Peaks Golf Course: Open... Read on...

4th of July event at Waneka Lake...
Posted on: June 26, 2015

Fireworks are not allowed in Lafayette

4th of july

The use of all fireworks, including items such as sparklers, snakes, and smoke bombs, is prohibited within Lafayette city limits. Those in possession or caught using them will be ticketed.

We encourage the community to... Read on...

4th of July Event at Waneka Lake...
Posted on: June 25, 2015

The Summer 2015 edition of the Lafayette Connection is now available online

Lafayette connection

The Lafayette Connection is published three times a year and mailed in resident water bills. "Be a Part of It" - engaged and informed about Community Life, Healthy Lifestyles, and Sustainable Living

cityoflafayette.com/CONNECT
Posted on: June 23, 2015

Starting July 1, New Lower Fines for Early Literacy Books and Kits

Early Lit

We want all the children of Lafayette to be ready for school and reading!

Beginning July 1, the late fee for Early Literacy Materials is 5¢ per item, per day.

Early Literacy Materials are intended for use by very... Read on...

Lafayette Public Library
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Update on traffic signal issues along Hwy 287

traffic light

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) discovered a faulty pedestrian crossing signal at the intersection of Hwy 287 and Empire Road (Hwy 42), and is investigating a similar problem at the intersection of Hwy 287... Read on...

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: June 12, 2015

Mosquito Season Has Begun - Stay Informed

The 2015 mosquito season on the Front Range has begun 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 and... Read on...

City of Lafayette - Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus
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: 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 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: June 7, 2015

Sign up today for the Summer Reading Program

SRP 2015

Summer reading for all ages ! 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 seniors. All... Read on...

Registration and Details
Posted on: June 8, 2015

The LaMont Does Outdoor Pool is open daily

LaMont Does Pool

Bring the whole family to the LaMont Does Pool for an affordable dip this summer. Pool amenities include a kiddie pool with a covered sitting area, lap pool with diving board and basketball hoop, and a grassy picnic area. ... Read on...

LaMont Does Outdoor Pool schedule...
Posted on: June 3, 2015

City Volunteers of the Year recognized

Wanda Hodgson Volunteer of the Year 2015

In 2014 the City of Lafayette was honored to have benefited from the support of 523 volunteers. Many programs would not be possible without the contribution of these important people. City volunteers were recognized at the... Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/VOLUNTEER
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....
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....

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 Environmental Sustainability

5 Stories
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...

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

3 Stories
Posted on: July 1, 2015

Mosquito Control Application

Please be advised that Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC) will be fogging Waneka Lake on Friday, July 3rd after 10:00pm weather permitting.

To report mosquito problems or concerns please call CMC at 877-276-4306 or visit www... Read on...

Colorado Mosquito Control
Posted on: June 12, 2015

Mosquito Season Has Begun - Stay Informed

The 2015 mosquito season on the Front Range has begun 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 and... Read on...

City of Lafayette - Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus
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: June 22, 2015

News Media Case Report Summary 06/15/15.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 06/15/15 to 06/21/15.

View Summary.
Posted on: June 15, 2015

Theft of Trailer & Lafayette Bobcat Youth Football Team Uniforms - RECOVERED!

JLC Cargo Trailer

Theft of red 2002 JLC enclosed cargo trailer containing Lafayette Bobcat youth football team uniforms & equipment from RV storage lot in Lafayette sometime between 5/5/15 & 6/13/15. Trailer contained youth football team... Read on...


Lafayette Public Library

4 Stories
Posted on: June 22, 2015

Starting July 1, New Lower Fines for Early Literacy Books and Kits

Early Lit

We want all the children of Lafayette to be ready for school and reading!

“When there are reading materials in the home, kids are more likely to be read to, to be familiar with books, and to use books—all things that... Read on...

Reduced Fines - FAQ
Posted on: June 18, 2015

Library and Book Drop CLOSED, Saturday, July 4

Fireworks

The Library will be closed for Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th. The book drops will be locked from Friday at 5pm until Sunday at noon. The Library will reopen Sunday, July 5 at 1pm.

Posted on: June 6, 2015

Summer Hackerspace is Awesome! Mondays from 4-6pm

Program Lafayette

Join us every week to create, collaborate, and learn, using a variety of high tech and low tech methods.

This summer there are 3D-printer demos, Sphero programs, hands-on projects like building giant puppets and lanterns,... Read on...

Summer Hackerspace Details
Posted on: May 25, 2015

Summer Reading for All Ages, June 1 - July 31

SRP 2015

Summer reading for all ages runs until July 31!

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... Read on...

Registration and Details

Lafayette Public Works Department

3 Stories
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...

Lafayette Recreation Department

10 Stories
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Independence Day Holiday Hours at the BBRC

flags

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, please be aware of the following City facility closures for Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4

LaMont Does Outdoor Pool: Open July 3 and 4
Indian Peaks Golf Course: Open... Read on...

4th of July event at Waneka Lake...
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Zumba classes added!

Zumba

Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! Zumba is a dance fitness class that is fun, energetic, and makes you feel amazing. Click on the link below to view the full fitness schedule.

Drop-In Fitness Schedule...
Posted on: June 24, 2015

Upcoming Kids' Events: Sizzler Fun Run and "Try"athlon

Sizzler

Two great community events!

Sizzler - June 26; ages 3-14 years
"Try"athlon - July 10; ages 6-11 years

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Recreation Concert Series to run Wednesday evenings, July 8-29

waneka lake concert

Gather your family and friends, and enjoy an evening of entertainment! A wide variety of performers are on schedule and sure to please.

Concerts will be held Wednesday evenings July 8 through July 29, 2015 from 7:00pm... Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/SummerConcerts
Posted on: June 20, 2015

Science camps begin 7/6 and 8/3 for ages 6-12

science camps

Inspire the inventor and scientist in your child!

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Swim Lessons! Indoor or outdoor, from 6 months to adults

swim lessons

Learn to swim and be safe around water. Swim instructors at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center are certified and will provide you and your family with a quality experience. Visit our website to determine the level and time... Read on...

SWIM LESSONS...
Posted on: June 16, 2015

Sign up your 4-12 year olds for sports camps in June and July!

soccer camp

The Lafayette Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports camps for your 4-12 year-olds. Choose from soccer, baseball, baseball, volleyball, or general sports camps.

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 3, 2015

The LaMont Does Outdoor Pool is now open daily

LaMont Does Pool

Bring the whole family to the LaMont Does Pool for an affordable dip this summer. Pool amenities include a kiddie pool with a covered sitting area, lap pool with diving board and basketball hoop, and a grassy picnic area. ... Read on...

LaMont Does Outdoor Pool schedule...
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...

Volunteers

2 Stories
Posted on: June 4, 2015

City Volunteers of the Year recognized

Wanda Hodgson Volunteer of the Year 2015

In 2014 the City of Lafayette was honored to have benefited from the support of 523 volunteers. Many programs would not be possible without the contribution of these important people. City volunteers were recognized at the... Read on...

cityoflafayette.com/VOLUNTEER
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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