Posted on: May 24, 2016

City facility hours and closures for Memorial Day

Memorial Day closures

Memorial Day City Facility Hours
Monday, May 30, 2016

In observance of Memorial Day, please be aware of the following City facility schedules and closures.

OPEN FacilitiesLaMont Does Outdoor Pool
Lap swim: 11am-12pmOpen Swim: 12-6pm

Indian...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Unsure how to navigate the City's development process?

site plan

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...
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Additional arts and fine craft vendors wanted for Art Night Out

Art Night Out vendors

Call for Artists and Vendors! Lafayette’s Art Night Out is looking for MORE arts and fine craft vendors to sell their wares at a monthly art walk and street fair. The May 2016 Art Night Out saw record attendance and organizers are looking to add to the n...Read on...

Guidelines and application
Posted on: May 24, 2016

The Lafayette Chamber needs your help to fund the 4th of July fireworks show

4th of July Celebration

Everyone loves the July 4th Celebration at Waneka Lake. Can you imagine it without the fireworks?

Whether you watch the show from Waneka Lake, or your neighborhood, the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is asking your help to keep it funded. They are loo...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Art Night Out to kick off on May 20 in Old Town

Art Night Out sign

Lafayette is proud to highlight award winning, Colorado musicians and Lafayette-based craft beer as part of the Art Night Out annual summer art series. The event’s 9th season will kick off on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Lafayette’s focus on art, original mus...Read on...
Posted on: May 26, 2016

Environmentally-minded volunteers needed for zero waste stations


We’re excited that this year’s Peach Festival will continue to be a Zero Waste Event, but we need your help!

Are you passionate about making community-wide change? Do you like engaging with the community, being outside and going to fun local events? I...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Lafayette Alley Art Amazin' - Did you know?

Peacock mural

Alley Art Amazin' is a talented group of professional artists, neighbors, families and friends who are combining enthusiasm and the love of art to make the alleys of Old Town Lafayette a showplace of imagination and whimsy. Today over 60 murals and pieces...Read on...

Learn more about Alley Art Amazin'
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Lafayette Police Department Hires New Police Officers


The Lafayette Police Department has vigorously worked to hire 5 new police officers to join their hard working team.

The police department was fortunate to receive 2016 budget funding to send 3 candidates through the police academy in addition to fil...Read on...

Meet the new Police Dept employees....
Posted on: May 6, 2016

Lafayette Trails – Did you know?

Waneka Lake Trail activity

One of the valuable assets Lafayette residents can take advantage of is the extensive inventory of parks, trails and open space in the community. Take a stroll along a Lafayette trail this weekend!

Did you know Lafayette residents enjoy
* Over 20 mile...Read on...

Additional Info about Lafayette Trails...
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Various position openings on Lafayette Commissions and Committees


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 following openings:

*Planning Commission (5/31/...Read on...
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Prevent vehicle break-ins in Lafayette


Thefts from vehicles have increased with the warmer weather. Prevent vehicle break-ins in Lafayette!

It takes 2 seconds to lock a vehicle. It takes 5 seconds to hide valuables from sight. Hide it, lock it, or lose it! It takes less than 10 seconds...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Baseline Reservoir water levels

Last week during a routine annual inspection of Baseline Reservoir, state inspectors observed seepage along the toe of the west dam. While the inspector did not feel an imminent threat existed, Lafayette Public Works immediately began drawing down water ...Read on...

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 22, 2016

Building Improvement Grant Deadline June 1, 2016

600 E Simpson

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: February 22, 2016

Lafayette is accepting applications for Summer Jobs


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...
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.
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: 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...

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 explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live and developed the list, in collaboration with renowned ...Read on...

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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