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Posted on: March 30, 2020

May Art Night Out Canceled

May 2020 event cancellation

After careful consultation with other City of Lafayette Departments and emergency personnel, Firsthand Markets, ARTS!Lafayette and our event producers regarding the health and safety of everyone involved – our residents and their families, our e...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Online Arts Programs Available

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The Collective Community Art Center is CLOSED. Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the City of Lafayette has closed certain public City facilities in the best interest of the surrounding community and our residents’ health a...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Call for entries for Online Youth Poetry Contest

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Deadline extended!  Online poetry contest!

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to announce a call for entries to the 2020 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize. The contest is open to English and Spanish poems by Lafayette stude...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Arts in Education Grants Available

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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 the 13th annual Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers. Due to the CO...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission Openings

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Current Vacancies

Join the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission! There are two full member and two alternate positions available. Read through the detailed position information on this page before submitting an application.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Lafayette City Facility Closures

Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the City of Lafayette has determined it is in the best interest of the surrounding community and our residents’ health and safety to close all public City facilities.

Effective immediately,...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Meet your newly seated Lafayette City Council!

Congratulations to the newly elected City Councilors who were sworn in by Judge Buchholtz at the December 3 City Council meeting. At this meeting, Councilors elected Jamie Harkins to the position of mayor and Stephanie Walton to mayor pro tem.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

La información de COVID-19 está disponible en español

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La Ciudad tiene información y varios recursos de COVID-19 disponibles en español en nuestra página web aquí:

Lea el mensaje del 27 de marzo a la comunidad del Administrador de la Ciudad Fritz Sprague aqu&iacu...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 27 message from City Administrator Fritz Sprague

Dear Lafayette community -First and foremost, I hope this message finds you all safe, sound, and healthy.On Wednesday, March 25, Governor Polis issued a statewide executive order requiring Coloradans to stay at home and take extreme steps to avoid contact...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

(Updated March 26) Stay at Home Order for Colorado residents to take effect March 26

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On March 25, following the Stay at Home Public Health Orders issued by Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department, Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a Stay-At-...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Using parks, playgrounds, and trails during the Stay at Home Order

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On March 25, Gov. Polis issued a state-wide Stay at Home Order directing all Coloradans to stay at home and avoid contact with people outside their household in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Individuals are allowed to leav...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Businesses Offering Pickup, Delivery, and Online Options

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During these unprecedented times, businesses are offering various ways for our community to show support and patronage while in-person options are limited. 

Lafayette businesses are providing pickup, delivery, online, and senior hour options.Many ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Lafayette City Hall and other municipal facilities closed due to COVID-19

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Visit the City’s COVID-19 webpage for resources and information: cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19City Council approves a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency on March 17March 16, 2020: In response to health department requests to continu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency regarding COVID-19

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On March 17, 2020, the Lafayette City Council adopted and incorporated a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency. This action is in response to the imminent threat and widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is in line with recommendations from t...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Connect with the City of Lafayette online or over the phone

Coronavirus COVID-19 (8)

As of noon on March 16, 2020 all City of Lafayette buildings are closed to public including city hall. All municipal business will continue as normal with services switching to all online or over the phone where applicable.

Below is a list of resources for...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

New quarter pipe feature coming to celebrate 10 years at the Lafayette Skate Park

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Lafayette Skate Park, a new feature has been planned for the community!  The Recreation Department’s long-time, nationally-renowned partner and skate park designer, Team Pain, has been worki...

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

We'd like to hear your input on the potential extension of RTD Route 228

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Lafayette staff wishes to collect resident input on the potential extension of Route 228 described below. Please access a short survey and share your opinion.

RTD Route 228 was modified in January of 2019 to terminate at Boulder County Housing Authority&am...

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Posted on: February 29, 2020

(POSTPONED) 700 Block of S. Public Road – redevelopment presentation on March 16

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** ATTENTION -- Due to COVID-19 conditions this meeting has been postponed. Watch for a reschedule date. ****

The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) will host a meeting on March 16 to view presentations from developers and hear public input ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

(POSTPONED) The final Comp Plan community input meeting moved to March 31!

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***All public meetings and programs are postponed or canceled at this time*** www.cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19

CHANGE OF DATE: The final Community Input Meeting, originally scheduled for Feb. 27, will be held on Mar. 31 (details below).  ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Check out Lafayette-Listens.com

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The City of Lafayette values residents’ opinions and believes effective community participation is an essential part of productive and successful municipal projects.  This is especially significant right now as we continue working on a ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Have a positive impact on your Lafayette community!

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Help guide the future of your community by serving on a City Board or Commission. The following positions are currently available.  These committees typically meet once per month and act as resident advisors to City Council. 

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View all listings at cityoflafayette.com/Volunteer City News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Legacy Lafayette Comprehensive Plan

We need your input to honor our past and shape the future!

Necesitamos tu ayuda para crear una Visión para la Comunidad y un Plan Integral para los próximos 20 años de LafayetteVisitar www.legacylafayette.org The City of Lafayette is seeking the c...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

HOA Pay-as-You-Throw/Composting Program information

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What is the PAYT (Pay-as-you-throw) program?

The City's PAYT program is a three-cart volume-based system that encourages recycling and composting of waste. The program rate structure incentivizes customers to recycle and compost as much as possible.

The Cit...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Oil and gas development information and resources

The Lafayette City Council is committed to exercising their limited municipal regulatory authority to minimize oil and gas impacts on the community. Oil and gas development is an activity regulated at the state level. Existing state law - solidified by Co...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Equal protection under the law

In December 2016 the Lafayette City Council adopted Resolution 2016-96 affirming the City’s commitment to ensure equal protection and services for all residents and to build a diverse, inclusive, and just community. Read a Spanish version of Resolution 20...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Apply to Join the Library Board

Are you passionate about libraries and looking for a way to help us grow? The Lafayette Library is seeking candidates to fill one alternate position on the Library Board. We need people who believe in the importance of literacy, are thoughtful about the f...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board.  The Lafayette Senior Services Senior Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older populatio...

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City Volunteers
Posted on: January 1, 2019

Apply to join the Human Rights Commission

Would you like to engage with the City and community members on ways to improve inclusivity and diversity? The City of Lafayette is seeking candidates interested in filling regular and alternate positions on the Human Rights Commission. Learn more about t...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Apply to join the Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board currently has open positions available for Lafayette residents.  The Board reviews and refers nominations for historic landmark designation to the City Council and promotes historic preservation through a variety o...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Apply to join the Zoning Board of Adjustment

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Zoning Board of Adjustment! Learn more about the position, deadlines,  and how to apply at: https:cityoflafayette.com/joinzoningboard.

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City Volunteers
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Lafayette Open Space is looking for a few good volunteers

Be part of a young (4-year-old), growing program that’s bringing appreciation and enjoyment of Open Space to Lafayette citizens! We need people to help with:

  • Trailhead education stations on Coal Creek (including opportunities to lead walks &n...
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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Apply to join the Open Space Advisory Committee (LOSAC)!

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Open Space Advisory Committee. Learn more about the position and how to apply at: https://cityoflafayette.com/joinLOSAC

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Do you love to play the piano and sing?

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The Lafayette Senior Services singing group needs you! A piano player and sing-along leader who does jazz standards, hymns and musicals are the usual repertoire. Please contact Dinah Pollard, Resource Coordinator at 303 661 1499 or email Dinah.Po...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Looking for Activate Lafayette mobile app assistance

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The Activate Lafayette mobile app puts placemaking and interactive experiences at your fingertips! This fun and informative tool allows users to engage with community amenities, learn about local history, check-in at points of interest, get active on trai...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Finally get your yard in shape this spring

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Visit ResourceCentral to order your water-wise Garden In A Box today, and see if you qualify for a $25 discount for City of Lafayette customers. Contact Resource Central at 303-999-3820 x222 with any questions. https://resourcecentral.org/gardens/

These pr...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Lafayette’s 2019 Green Business Program welcomes three new companies

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Congratulations to Cooper’s Automotive, Clean City Cuts, and Karen’s Company, the latest Lafayette businesses to be recognized and certified through the Lafayette Green Business Program for achievements in energy efficiency, waste dive...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Lafayette Home Efficiency Program

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The City of Lafayette has partnered with Energy Outreach Colorado, Boulder County Energy Smart, and Funding Partners to help you make your home more comfortable, healthier, and more efficient! This unique program provides income qualified Lafayette homeow...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Lafayette Sustainability News – April 2019

Water Conservation Master Plan

On April 2, 2019, Council adopted the 2018 Water Conservation Master Plan for the City of Lafayette. To receive state funding for water resources, this plan must meet the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s guidelin...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

New compost program at the Great Bark Dog Park

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The Lafayette Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department, in collaboration with the Lafayette Waste Reduction Committee, is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot dog waste composting program at the Great Bark Dog Park.  Dog waste can be ch...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

New! RTD discounts and 3-hour bus passes now available

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On Jan 1, RTD increased their fare rates, but made a few important changes at the same time. Riders can now purchase a 3-Hour Pass, which replaced the 3-hour one-way transfer. This means that if you can complete your trip within 3 hours, you only need to ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Lafayette hires new Sustainability Coordinator

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The City of Lafayette has hired Tony Raeker to fill the new position of Sustainability Coordinator. In this position, Mr. Raeker will be performing innovative and analytical work to advance the City’s plans for a sustainable future.  In 2018, the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Lafayette one of 20 Colorado communities now “Open for Solar Business”

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Twenty cities, towns, and counties in Colorado, including Lafayette, have now received designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. Colorado now ties California for ...

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LEARN more about the SolSmart program.... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Lafayette receives “SolSmart Gold” award for advancing solar energy growth

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SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has awarded a gold designation to the City of Lafayette to recognize the community as a national leader in advancing solar energy.As a SolSmart designee, the City of Lafayette...

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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Upgrade

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In its continued support for Electric Vehicle drivers and improved air quality, Lafayette is upgrading the EV Charging Station at the Library. The new station provides more benefits to drivers including a mobile app to locate and reserve stations, notific...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Library Updates & Online Resources

Library Updates and Online Resources

Library Status: Closed 

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community the Lafayette Library will remain closed to the public, and all events canceled, until further notice. 

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Tax Appointments Canceled - Information for Taxpayers

Make an appointment to have your taxes prepared and filed for free!

UPDATE:  To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Lafayette Public Library is closed, and all upcoming, events including the AARP tax appointments, are canceled.

  • The IRS has established a page of information for taxpayers impac...
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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COVID-19: Links & Resources

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Información general para COVID-19. Para obtener información en español, haga clic en el botón en la parte inferior de la página.

The Lafayette Public Library in Colorado is closed until further notice....

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

We are Fine Free in 2020 - What this Means!

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Stuck in traffic? Kids home sick? Book temporarily lost under the couch? Life happens. The Lafayette Public Library wants everyone to bring their materials back in a timely manner but understands that unexpected challenges arise and sometimes library mate...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Library and Book Drops CLOSED Sunday, April 12

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The Library will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 12. The book drops will be LOCKED from Saturday at 5 pm until Tuesday at 8:30 am. No items are due while the Library and book drops are closed.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Enjoy Tumblebooks through August!

Tumblebooks: audio and ebooks for all ages

Tumblebooks is now available for free through the Lafayette Library until August 30, 2020!

Enjoy all of the following:

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

New York Times online - Enjoy unlimited free access

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Enjoy free and unlimited access to The New York Times online through the Lafayette Public Library, remotely on any device or from a Library computer or WiFi.

The New York Times enables our Library members to have three-day sessions with unlimited access; e...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Download Libby for Audiobooks & eBooks!

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Did you know the library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them instantly - for free, using just the device in your hand, with Libby.Use the Libby app on your phone or tablet - it takes just a few taps to find and borrow a title! And ...

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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Consumer Reports Website - Free Access!

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The Lafayette Public Library now provides free access to the member content of the Consumer Reports website! Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit that provides trustworthy information and robust product testing in an age where online product revie...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Free digital magazines & graphic novels for your device or PC!

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Love magazines ? The Library has added free, popular emagazines to our collection, available to read online or download to your mobile device, using an app called RBDigital (formerly known as Zinio for Libraries). New - RBDigital now includes graphic nove...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a simple, fun approach to helping young kids gain early literacy skills, and the confidence necessary to become strong readers.

How does it work?

  • Read a book, any book, to your child - newborn, infant, or toddler. ...
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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Research Your Family History with MyHeritage

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Enjoy MyHeritage from home to research your family history! MyHeritage has comprehensive genealogy resources, with billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centur...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Lafayette Historical Newspapers Online - More Years Added Regularly!

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Have you had a chance to check out the online archive of early editions of Lafayette newspapers? The earliest local newspapers that we have on microfilm are  available online through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, with more dates ad...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

ReferenceUSA - business leads and more!

ReferenceUSA - Access for free for info on businesses, residences, job opportunities and more!

You now have free access to ReferenceUSA with your Lafayette Library card! ReferenceUSA is a powerful research tool which provides access to several useful databases, including:

  • U.S. Businesses
  • U.S. Standard White Pages
  • U.S. Jobs / Internships
  • U.S. Healthcare...
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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Auto Repair Source - free access to premium car repair info

Use your Library card to access the premium Auto Repair Source database - Learn more

Your Lafayette Library card gives you free access to the premium auto repair website Auto Repair Source (formerly AutoMate). Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source has manufacturer and repair information on more than 38,000 vehicle...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Library Closed: Updates & Online Resources

Library Updates and Online Resources

Library Status: Closed 

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community the Lafayette Library will remain closed to the public, and all events canceled, until further notice. 

  • For City and local updates, and many COVID-19 resources...
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Posted on: December 20, 2019

New! Homework Center Tutor (Jan-May 2020)

As a volunteer Homework Center Tutor, you will help students, individually or in small groups, work on homework assignments in a variety of subjects, including frequent elementary and middle school math. Tutors have the satisfaction of motivating and supp...

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Library - Volunteer Opportunities
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Circulation Aide

The Library is seeking adult volunteers to help out in the Library. As a Staff Circulation Aide, you will assist staff by gathering customer hold items. Embrace a collection of your choice in the Library, and help shelve and groom in that area so that mat...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Computer Coach

Share your tech talent: be a Computer Coach

Got great people skills? Enjoy helping beginning computer users with technology? You don’t have to know everything to be a computer coach in the Library’s computer lab. We are looking for volunteers who want to e...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Friends Fundraiser or Member

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Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation work hard for our community. They are instrumental to supporting Library programs, and they need our help! 

How can YOU help? Here are two easy ways:

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Homebound Delivery Partner

Did You Know... 

Library volunteers reach out monthly to those unable to visit the library due to illness, disabilities or other challenges. 

  • Interested in volunteering to deliver books, cds, and dvds to a homebound friend, relative, or ne...
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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Makerspace - Mentor or Workshop Leader

Studio 775 is Lafayette Library's new mini-makerspace, opening in Summer 2018! We envision a collaborative, community-driven space where users can learn to use new tech tools in creative ways. We need volunteer mentors to assist, support, and encourage co...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Teen Team & Teen Service

Interested in being with other teens, helping Lafayette Library staff, recommending books, mentoring younger kids, earning community service hours AND having fun? Join the Library’s Teen Team! There are lots of opportunities for teens to help ou...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Park Ameneties CLOSED

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Using parks, playgrounds, and trails during the Stay at Home Order

On March 25, Gov. Polis issued a state-wide Stay at Home Order directing all Coloradans to stay at home and avoid contact with people outside their household in an effort to limit the sprea...

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City Response to Covid-19 Parks and Open Space
Posted on: March 4, 2020

City Nature Challenge 2020

Want to get involved in fun "citizen science" efforts in Lafayette to help document and learn about plants and animals of our area?  Look no further than the City Nature Challenge. This effort involves photographic documentation of loca...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Apply to join the Open Space Advisory Committee (LOSAC)

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Open Space Advisory Committee. Learn more about the position and how to apply at: https://cityoflafayette.com/1797/Join-LOSAC 

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Apply to join the Historic Preservation Board

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Historic Preservation Board! Learn more about the position and how to apply.

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

What's developing in Lafayette?

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Curious what new development is in process within the City of Lafayette? View a list of projects at www.cityoflafayette.com/Development.Understanding the process for new development projects can be confusing. Follow the link above to learn more about the ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

News Media Case Report Summary 03/23/20.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 03/23/20 to 03/29/20.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

News Media Case Report Summary 03/16/20.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 03/16/20 to 03/22/20.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

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Scammers follow the headlines! Stay informed and do your homework when it comes to emails, websites and social media posts about products and donations.

Tips to Avoid Coronavirus Scams Police

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Ignore the Hype. Don't Flush a Wipe.

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Trash it-Don’t Flush it

Toilet paper supplies may be running low and the use of paper towels, or flushable wipes may seem like the next best option. While it is tempting to flush these items -don’t. It is important that these products g...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Finally get your yard in shape this spring!

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Visit ResourceCentral to order your water-wise Garden In A Box today, and see if you qualify for a $25 discount for City of Lafayette customers. 

Contact Resource Central at 303-999-3820 x222 with any questions.

Gardens go on sale March 2, 2020!

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Public Works
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Removal of speed radar signs

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There are a number of pole mounted radar speed signs located throughout the City of Lafayette. Several of these signs are mounted on facilities (poles) owned by Xcel Energy. Due to load bearing safety concerns, Xcel has requested the removal of these rada...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Notice to water utility customers

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A notice is being sent to Lafayette water customers in water bills advising the public of the City's inability to produce two of four water storage tank inspection reports from the fourth quarter of 2016.Because this is a violation of the Colorad...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

2019 Water Quality Report (CCR)

City of Lafayette Public Works Department presents our residents with the 2019 water quality report. This report will give you information about Lafayette's water.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Exciting new changes to the Turf Replacement program..

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The City of Lafayette & Resource Central are offering a turf replacement program to Lafayette residents this year! It's a great opportunity to transform your water-thirsty lawn into a beautiful, eco-friendly, perennial garden with a FREE 200 sq. ft. G...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Public Works achieves APWA accreditation status

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In November 2018, the City of Lafayette Public Works Department was awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation designation. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements...

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Water Rate Increases start April 2016

Water rates will increase by 5% through 2021.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Lafayette Recreation and Senior Center Program Update March 27, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 (8)

Dear Valued Members and Patrons of Lafayette Recreation,

Below you will find updates regarding memberships, program status, cancellations, and refunds.

We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this unprecedented situation. More than anything, ...

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Information from the Center of Disease Control Recreation
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Wacky Wednesdays with BASE

WACKY WEDNESDAY (1)

BASE is our after-school program for elementary school age children. Every Wednesday we will post a "just for fun" activity geared toward elementary aged children but any child can participate. We invite them (with parent’s permission)...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

On-Line Resources now available!

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Lafayette Recreation is committed to serving Lafayette and surrounding communities even through this difficult time. We are working everyday to bring you resources you can use at home that will help keep you healthy, fit and engaged.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

NEW! Spring Fling Fitness

SPRING FLING FITNESS

Spring Fling Fitness helps you stay active and it runs from 4/1 – 6/30, it is a challenge that you can do from anywhere, you can  choose your own activity to do or do the fitness videos that are being created by the fitness instructors....

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Lafayette City Hall and other municipal facilities closed due to COVID-19

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Visit the City’s COVID-19 webpage for resources and information: cityoflafayette.com/COVID-19City Council approves a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency on March 17March 16, 2020: In response to health department requests to continu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

New quarter pipe feature coming to celebrate 10 years at the Lafayette Skate Park

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Lafayette Skate Park, a new feature has been planned for the community!  The Recreation Department’s long-time, nationally-renowned partner and skate park designer, Team Pain, has been worki...

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Recreation
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Stay Active at Home!

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LesMills® Workouts

FREE WORKOUTS

SilverSneakers® Workouts

8 min Cardio Flow & Go-  In this video, the first follow-along workout in our Fit for Life Challenge, fitness expert David Jack leads you through a fun cardio workout you ...

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Recreation
Posted on: March 3, 2020

General information for COVID-19

Colorado help line 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Para obtener información en español, haga clic en este botón en la parte inferior de la página.

Below are the actions underway by the state and county health departments, as well as information residents should b...

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MORE information from the CDC.... Recreation
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Release and Restore Workshop (New Class)

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Gently warm up muscles in preparation to explore a deeper mind-body connection.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn and practice techniques that help open and release the deep tissue system.
  • Be safely guided to use a variety of props for this purpose
  • Explore and...
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Register Here! Recreation
Posted on: March 5, 2020

CANCELED Screen Free Week 2020

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Due to the current circumstances Screen Free Week is canceled.

Debido a las circunstancias actuales, se ha cancelado la Semana Sin Pantalla.

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Why Screen Free Week?

The average American devotes more than 10 hours a day to sc...

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Click Here to Register! Recreation
Posted on: February 27, 2020

CANCELED - Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19  and the no group gatherings of 50 or more for 8weeks our Annual Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding.

Recreation
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board. The Senior Advisory Board of Lafayette Senior Services advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older population of La...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Bob Burger Recreation and Senior Center Closed

(Updated March 16, 2020; 12:00pm)

Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the positive COVID-19 case identified today on the CU Boulder Campus, and the closure of Boulder Valley School District this evening, the City of Lafayette has deter...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Martin Luther King Peace March

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Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, 

Lafayette's 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration will be held on:

  • Monday, January 20, 2020.
  • The event will commence at 11:30 a.m. at Angevine Middle School (1150 W So...
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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: March 21, 2019

CANCELED Lafayette's 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Convivio

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and other civil rights heroes during:

Lafayette’s annual Cesar Chavez "Convivio" or community gathering! 

Date: April 4, 2020

Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM

Location: Alicia San...

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Additional Info... Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

CANCELED Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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THIS YEARS EASTER EGG HUNT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Join the City of Lafayette Recreation Department as we host our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 

This is a free event, please arrive early and get your spot before the start time. 

 

The Easter ...
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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

CANCELED Screen Free Week - Apr. 27 - May 3

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Due to the current circumstances Screen Free Week has been canceled.

Para español, busque abajo.

Screen Free Week 2020

The average American devotes more than 10 hours a day to screen time between recreational. educational and professional use. Get...

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Click Here to Register! Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Kids Fishing Derby

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Join us at this FREE Fishing Derby where kids can fish to their hearts content on fully stocked Waneka Lake - enjoy a fishing lesson from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, get a FREE pole from Jax, and have a great time enjoying picturesque Waneka Lake park.&a...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

The Sizzler Fun Run For Kids!

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A fun run for the pint-sized members of the family! All ages will receive a participation ribbon and refreshments as well as the sense of accomplishment of completing their first race!

Participants are divided into age groups and run the following distance...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Rockies Skill Challenge!

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Test your skills in base running, batting and throwing! This FREE event, for boys and girls ages 6-13 is held every June. There will be separate divisions for boys and girls and awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at each level of competition. All e...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Concert in the Park

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This FREE summer concert is the time to kick back and enjoy the tunes at Waneka Lake. 

5th Gear Funk

July 17, 2019

7-8:30pm

Waneka Park; 1600 Caria Dr

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

"Try"athalon

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A "Try-Athlon" is designed for participants to experience what a real triathlon would look like in a modified format. 

Participate in a swimming, biking, and running course at shortened distances. 

Divisions will be split into ag...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Movies in the Park!

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Every summer join Lafayette Recreation and grab a picnic blanket for a twilight movie in the park. 

Hosted at local parks within Lafayette, CO, this FREE and family friendly movie series is a way to spend a summer night under the stars and the big...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

July is Parks and Recreation Month

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Celebrate Parks and Recreation with the entire nation during Parks and Recreation Month!

Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Fall Festival!

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Fall Festival is a spooky good time! We celebrate fall all month long with three great events that culminate at our Fall Festival at the Bob Burger Recreation Center. Learn the winners of the city-wide window painting contest, race a pumpkin through the L...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Shop N Drop

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Make holiday shopping fun this year! Kids ages 4-12 can be dropped off at the Bob Burger Recreation Center for some play time while parents enjoy some stress free shopping in downtown Lafayette! 

This annual event takes place on Shop Small Saturda...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Santa's Calling!

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Sign up to get a call from Santa! For children ages 8 and younger. 

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/2NNNj8x

Registration cut offs change each year - please use the link above to view the cut off for this year, and the dates Santa wil...

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Recreation - Special Events

News

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Older Adult Resource Quick List to Refer to During Covid 19 Closure

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We are still here to support older adults in Lafayette.  If you are struggling to get the supplies you need, or need any other type of assistance, please reach out to the Senior Center for assistance in finding solutions.

 Senior Center &...

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Senior Services
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Implements Service Changes During COVID-19

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Click on the link to learn about service changes to the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/COBOULDER/bulletins/2821f02

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Senior Services
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Lafayette city facilities closed until further notice.

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(Updated March 16, 2020; 12:00pm) - Lafayette City Hall closing to the general public effective March 16 at Noon

In response to health department requests to continue advocating for good social distancing practices, the Lafayette City Hall and Lafayette Po...

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Additional info from Centers for Disease Control.. Senior Services
Posted on: March 3, 2020

General information for COVID-19

Colorado help line 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Para obtener información en español, haga clic en este botón en la parte inferior de la página.

Below are the actions underway by the state and county health departments, as well as information residents should b...

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MORE information from the CDC.... Senior Services
Posted on: March 10, 2020

2020 Older Americans Month

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Join us and Celebrate Older Americans Month during the month of May. This year’s theme is "Make Your Mark"

The theme, Make Your Mark, encourages the celebration of countless contributions older adults make to our communities. Older Amer...

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Senior Services
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Lafayette Senior Services is looking for Snow Removal Volunteers

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Find purpose by helping others. Volunteer to help meet the growing need for older adult residents to have their driveways, paths to front door, and sidewalks cleared of snow.

Contact Dinah Pollard to sign up or for more information @ (303)661-1499 or dinah...

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Senior Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board.  The Lafayette Senior Services Senior Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older populatio...

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Senior Services
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Adaptive equipment available through the Senior Center's Loan Closet

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Lafayette Senior Services has been helping individuals and care partners avoid the expense of buying adaptive equipment through our the Loan Closet. Lafayette residents age 55 and above and care partners can borrow equipment from the Senior Center Loan Cl...

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Additional info from Senior Services... Senior Services

News

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Lafayette Senior Center closed until further notice.

(Updated March 16, 2020; 12:00pm)

Due to rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, the positive COVID-19 case identified today on the CU Boulder Campus, and the closure of Boulder Valley School District this evening, the City of Lafayette has deter...

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Senior Services - Special Announcement

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Lafayette named first Colorado Bird City

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Celebrate by attending the 6th annual Bird Migration Day on September 22 Environment for the Americas has designated the City of Lafayette as the very first Bird City in Colorado. Lafayette has proven its appreciation for birds through its growin...

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Spotlight - Home Page features
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Watch the Lafayette 2019 Year in Review video

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2020 will be a year of analysis and implementing plans to secure a successful future for Lafayette. As we’ve begun our focus on the new year, here’s a look back at some of the primary activities from 2019 that helped us arrive at this ...

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WATCH the 2019 Year in Review video... Spotlight - Home Page features
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Lafayette ranked #13 in the top 25 Denver suburbs list for 2019

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Lafayette has earned a #13 spot on the top list of "Best Suburbs to Live in the Denver Area".  According to the ranking published by Niche, the study is based on;

  • Housing.
  • Public schools.
  • Crime and safety.
  • Nightlife.
  • Good for families.
  • Divers...
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LEARN more.... Spotlight - Home Page features
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Why all the cool shops are moving to Lafayette!

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5280 Neighborhood Guide: Lafayette

There has never been a more exciting time to visit this vibrant city in Boulder County

by Callie Sumlin - 5280 Magazine, August 2018

The 2014 opening of Big Red F’s Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette promised more than ...

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Read the full 5280 article... Spotlight - Home Page features
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Lafayette ranks #4 in AARP’s 2018 Most Livable Cities

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Lafayette has been ranked #4 in AARP’s 2018 Most Livable City index for populations of 25,000 to 99,999.AARP's 2018 Most Livable Cities are national, vibrant communities where residents thrive, thanks to quality-of-life factors such as plentiful jobs and ...

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MORE Lafayette awards and designations... Spotlight - Home Page features
Posted on: April 9, 2018

How to pronounce Lafayette - as seen on 9News

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Mayor Berg had some fun last week enlightening Kyle Clark of 9News on how to pronounce Lafayette.  Here was her first stab at it via a phone interview:http://www.9news.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/next-with-kyle-clark/what-do-you-s...

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