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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Lafayette named....

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The City of Lafayette was recently named the 8th best City in Colorado, the 47th best place to live in America, and the 19th safest City in Colorado.

The City of Lafayette named the 8th best City in Colorado by HomeSnacks.com.

HomeSnacks used data from the US Census and the FBI to rank the best places to live in Colorado based on Home value, low crime, and a high quality of life. Noting that Lafayette &...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Lafayette 2020 year in review video

2020 Year in Review

Take a look at the City's 2020 successes by viewing our annual video production. Acompáñenme a repasar los éxitos que obtuvimos en 2020 viendo nuestra producción de vídeo anual.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

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Signing up to receive the City of Lafayette's City News Flash is a great way to stay up-to-date with the City of Lafayette. Sign up today.

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Sundar Development public improvement project

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The City of Lafayette will begin a public improvement project along State Highway 287 and Dillon Road January 2021 through fall 2021. Traffic impacts will initially be minor along State Highway 287.

The City of Lafayette will begin a public improvement project along State Highway 287 and Dillon Road  January 2021 through fall 2021. The improvements include:  

  • water line, sewer line, and drainage installation
  • trail construction
  • construc...
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Posted on: December 5, 2020

Arts in Community Grants available

Arts in Community Grants

Lafayette’s Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Arts in Community Grant application is available! LCAC invites applications from Lafayette artists and cultural arts organizations and groups.   Artists and cultural...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

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Sign up to receive email and/or text notifications about the news that's important to you. Register for Emergency Alerts, News Flashes, Calendar Items, Newsletters and more.

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Report a Problem

Report a problem

Request Tracker allows residents to report a problem or concern to the appropriate department. Once the information is submitted, users have the ability to track the work in process and resolution of the issue.

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Connection Newsletter

Connection Newsletter

Included every month in water bills, the Lafayette Connection newsletter encourages residents to Be a Part of It. Regular features will inform readers about important and exciting things happening in your community.

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Lafayette-Listens

Lafayette-Listens

A new online community engagement platform that provide residents with an innovative and convenient way for to share ideas, ask questions, provide input, and learn about ongoing projects.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Year in Review Video

2020 Year in Review

Residents are invited to take a look back at the City’s 2020 successes by viewing our annual video production.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

What is City Council working on? Feb. 16 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

What is City Council working on? Feb. 2 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

What is City Council working on? Jan. 19 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

What is City Council working on? Jan. 5 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

What is City Council working on? Dec. 15 meeting recap

12.15.20_NEWS FLASH _Council meeting recap

Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

What is City Council working on? Dec. 1 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

What is City Council working on? Nov. 17 meeting recap

Nov. 17 Council meeting recap

Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

A statement from the Lafayette City Council

 No toleramos y no toleraremos actos de racismo, opresión, intimidación, acoso, prejuicio o discrimi

As your elected City Council members, we have the honor, responsibility, and privilege of being seated in positions of power. This status allows, and requires us, to effect and influence positive change for the good of our community and all Lafayette resi...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Make your voice heard!

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Make your voice heard! We want your opinion on potential actions the City may take in the future. Let us know what you think about some decisions facing the City. 

You can complete the survey online at: https://polco.us/sws74f

Please be assured tha...

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City News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

Roadway improvements for drivers, pedestrians, and bikers along S. Boulder Road are coming soon - with construction beginning in March. Sign up for construction updates by visiting the additional info link.

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Stay off the ice

Stay off ice

With recent colder weather, ice has formed on many of the open waterways, lakes, and ponds around the City. While ice can seem solid, most of our bodies of water in the City retain a very thin layer of ice throughout the season. This means you or your pet...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Plug and abandon operation to begin on Feb. 22

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Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc., has notified the City of a plug and abandon operation that will begin around Feb. 22 on a well site east of 120th Street and south of Highway 7. The operation is expected to last approximately 2-3 weeks.

Community inquiries ca...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

What is City Council working on? Feb. 16 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Follow the progress of the Legacy Lafayette Comprehensive Plan

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A new Comprehensive Plan for Lafayette has been developing since Spring of 2019. Residents have expressed an aspiration to remain a unique place to live and to have the ability to maintain their future lives here as they move through life...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Sigue el progreso del Plan Comprehensivo “Legacy Lafayette”

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Sigue el progreso del Plan Comprehensivo “Legacy Lafayette” Un Nuevo Plan Comprehensivo (Integral) para Lafayette se ha estado desarrollando desde la primavera de 2019. Los residentes han expresado la aspiración de seguir siendo ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Fire Department to conduct training exercises

Fire department training newsflash

The Fire Department will be conducting training exercises intermittently between Feb. 13 and April 6 from 10am-3pm at the abandoned gas station on the corner of Baseline and Public Road at 210 N. Public Road. 

The Fire Department will be using the...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

COVID special enrollment period with Connect for Health Colorado.

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Colorado, mirroring the Biden Administration’s actions for the federal Marketplace, has opened a COVID Special Enrollment Period for any who are uninsured. Boulder County residents can get free, unbiased, and confidential help with enrolling in low-cost o...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

County moves to Level Yellow on the State's new COVID-19 Dial 2.0

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The change to Level Yellow means fewer restrictions for many businesses, including restaurants, gyms, events, and more.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Boulder County's 5 Star Certification Program has been approved

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Business applications are now open. View a list of certified businesses.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

February Lafayette Connection newsletter

October Connection Newsletter

The Lafayette Connection newsletter, encourages residents to Be a Part of It and engage in information about Community Life, Healthy Lifestyles, and Sustainable Living in Lafayette.

Regular features inform readers about important and exciting things happen...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Message to the community from City Administrator Fritz Sprague

Community Message

Feb. 2, 2021

Dear fellow Lafayette residents, 

 I hope this message finds you all safe and healthy.As we’re already through the first month of the New Year, I have high hopes for 2021 and know that whatever this year may bring, t...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

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.

Learn about the functi...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Volunteer for Boulder County's 5 Star Program

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Volunteer for Boulder County's 5 Star Program

We need your help!  In order to make Boulder County's 5 Star program possible and keep the costs down for businesses, Boulder County is seeking volunteers to help administer its 5 Star business varianc...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

The Library is open!

The Lafayette Library is open!

The Lafayette Public Library is now open for limited browsing and holds pickup in the Lobby. All visits are limited to one hour and cloth facial coverings are required.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine supply remains limited

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Boulder County Public Health has information about where and how eligible residents, aged 70 and above and moderate-risk health providers can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Designated curbside pickup zones

Designated Curbside Pickup Zones

Support Lafayette local businesses by ordering curbside pickup. We now offer designated curbside pickup parking spots in Old Town Lafayette with 10-minute public parking spots.

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Weekly virtual COVID-19 updates from Boulder County Public Health

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BCPH will host a weekly COVID-19 update every Wednesday at 3:30pm that includes the latest pandemic information and an opportunity for residents to ask questions.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Lafayette 2020 year in review video

2020 Year in Review

Take a look at the City's 2020 successes by viewing our annual video production. Acompáñenme a repasar los éxitos que obtuvimos en 2020 viendo nuestra producción de vídeo anual.

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Posted on: December 5, 2020

Arts in Community Grants available

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Lafayette’s Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Arts in Community Grant application is available! LCAC invites applications from Lafayette artists and cultural arts organizations and groups.   Artists an...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Lafayette awards over $464,000 in second small business grant program

Lafayette awards over $464,000 in second small business grant program

In October, the City, in collaboration with the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA), launched a second round of COVID-19 small business sustainment grants. The Small Business Sustainment Grant Program is intended to provide short-term bridge funding ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

What do you think of the 2020 refreshed website design?

Share your Input

The City would like to hear your input on the new website design refresh. Complete our survey to share your thoughts.

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

City Council adopts the 2021 Budget

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While the unprecedented local and national events of 2020 have caused many challenges and operational constraints throughout the year, Lafayette’s cautious spending, diversity of revenue, and blend of businesses within the City have provided a level of fi...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Ride Free Lafayette

Ride Free Lafayette

There’s a new way to get around the City of Lafayette, and it’s free to use!

Boulder County Transit is now offering Ride Free Lafayette, a free, on-demand, door-to-door bus service that connects people to places within the City of Lafayette. Ride Free Lafa...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Notice of security breach for City of Lafayette residents, employees, and customers

Notice of Security Breach

NOTICE OF SECURITY BREACH – August 24, 2020This public notice is intended to advise residents, employees, and customers of an incident involving a cyberattack on the City of Lafayette’s computer network system, and possible security br...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Cyberattack causes City computer outage

News Release

In the early morning hours of July 27, a ransomware cyberattack on the City’s computer system disabled network services resulting in disruptions to phone service, email, and online payment and reservation systems. 9-1-1 and emergency dispatch services wer...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Lafayette City Council reaffirms Resolution No. 2016-96 & signs My Brother’s Keeper Alliance pledge

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On Tuesday, July 7, the Lafayette City Council issued a proclamation reaffirming Resolution No. 2016-96 and Lafayette‘s commitment to build a diverse, inclusive, and just community ensuring equal protection and services for all residents. In addition, Cit...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

A statement from the Lafayette City Council

 No toleramos y no toleraremos actos de racismo, opresión, intimidación, acoso, prejuicio o discrimi

As your elected City Council members, we have the honor, responsibility, and privilege of being seated in positions of power. This status allows, and requires us, to effect and influence positive change for the good of our community and all Lafayette resi...

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Posted on: October 25, 2020

COVID-19 - Coronavirus Information

COVID-19

View COVID-19 city closures, up-to-date information, and connections to Boulder County Department of Health and State of Colorado resources.

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Watch the COVID-19 Q&A video featuring Mayor Jamie Harkins

Watch the COVID-19 Q&A video featuring Mayor Jamie Harkins

Join Lafayette Mayor Jamie Harkins as she walks you through some of the best practices and frequently asked questions surrounding the COVID-19 virus.

WATCH the video here.

Unete a Jamie Harkins, Alcaldesa de Lafayette, mientras te explica las mejores prátic...

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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: 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 number of ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Equal protection under the law

Resolution 2016-96

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: February 12, 2021

Apply to join the Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC)

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC). Learn more about LESAC, the position, and how to apply.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Apply to join the Human Rights Commission

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Human Rights Commission (HRC). Learn more about the HRC, the position, and how to apply.

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Apply to join the Planning Commission

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Planning Commission. Learn more about the position and how to apply.

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

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 Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older population of Lafayette. ...

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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: May 16, 2017

Apply to join the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC)

The City of Lafayette is looking for residents to serve on the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC). These Council appointed positions with four-year terms will promote the committee’s values to the community and advise the City Council on ...

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City Volunteers
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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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 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: January 25, 2021

The Library has reopened!

The Lafayette Library is open!

The Lafayette Public Library is now open to the public for limited browsing, limited computer use by appointment, and holds pickup in the Lobby.

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Posted on: February 7, 2021

Get creative with virtual Writing Buddies

Kids in grades 3-5: sign up now for virtual Writing Buddies in February and March.

Kids in grades 3-5 - sign up now to write, brainstorm, and play games with teen volunteers on Zoom for an hour each week, Feb. 17-March 10.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

How to pick up your holds

Pick up your holds and browse during Grab and Go hours--thanks for remembering your face covering!

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Lafayette Public Library will reopen for limited browsing, in-person holds pickup inside the Lobby, and computer use by appointment. Starting on Tuesday we encourage anyone with holds ready to come into the Lobby to check them out...

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Library - Events & Updates
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Print your 3D project!

Makerspace projects on the Prusa 3D printer

Lafayette Library cardholders may submit files to print in the Studio 775 Mini-Makerspace and pick them up in the Lobby.

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Donate food and essential items

Sister Carmen truck picks up donations at the Lafayette Public Library curbside dropoff

Lafayette Public Library has partnered with Sister Carmen Community Center as a food drive location. We are making it easy for you to donate food and other essential items this holiday season and beyond!

Sister Carmen provides services for those struggling...

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Library - Events & Updates
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Tech to Connect: Donate your iPad

Donate iPads at the Library for Tech to Connect

The Lafayette Public Library has partnered with Tech to Connect to support their mission to create heartfelt interaction for those in need of connection.

Tech to Connect provides Apple iPad devices for Boulder County older adults in need of connection, esp...

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Library - Events & Updates
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Grab bags for adults, kids, or teens!

Request a grab bag of librarian-selected books!

Need help finding what to read next? Love mystery and surprise bags? 

Use the form to request a grab bag of pre-selected items be checked out and picked up at curbside by appointment.

Gra...

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Library - Events & Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2021

January Newsletter

Read the January 2021 Lafayette Public Library newsletter.

Find details of the Lafayette Library's reopening in late January, discover resources, learn about February LafayetteREADS discussions, and more!

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Your Library, Your Story: Director Melissa Hisel

Share your library story or memory

At the Lafayette Public Library, we believe that Libraries = Strong Communities and that the story of a library is the story of the people who use it. In this video, our Library Director, Melissa Hisel, describes the vital role of libraries.

We also invite...

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Library - Events & Updates
Posted on: January 24, 2021

Library status and user guide

News and information about the Lafayette Public Library in Colorado

Haga clic en el botón de Google en la parte inferior de la página para estar al día con las noticias y con los recursos de la Biblioteca que puedan usar mientras estamos cerrados.

Library Status

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Library events and news updates

Subscribe to the Library's email updates and newsletter

Receive emails for new Library events, services, and resources, or other City programs. Tap "Subscribe," enter your email, and scroll down to "News Flashes" to select the Library's categories.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Denver Post and Daily Camera online

Enjoy free access to the Denver Post and Daily Camera via Newsbank!

With Newsbank and your Library card, enjoy image and text editions of the Denver Post, text versions of the Daily Camera, plus additional Colorado newspapers and America's News.

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

New York Times online

Enjoy the New York Times for free!

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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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Homework help by phone

Get homework help by calling 303-661-1175

Need help? Call 303-661-1175 to connect with a Homework Center librarian for help with a variety of academic subjects, or use the form to set up a time for a call.

Ask a Librarian Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: November 1, 2020

COVID-19: links and resources

Find local, state, and national resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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...

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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Try Libby for eBooks & eAudio

Use Libby for free Library eBooks and eAudiobooks

Did you know the Library has thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks? You can borrow them instantly - for free, using just the device in your hand, with Libby.Use Libby right from the website app, or get the app for your phone or tablet - it takes just a few ...

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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: March 1, 2020

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

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Love magazines ? The Library gives you access to free, popular emagazines and graphic novels, available to read online or download to your mobile device, using an app called RBDigital (formerly known as Zinio for Libraries). Make an account using our link...

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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Research Your Family History with MyHeritage

Access MyHeritage to research your family history

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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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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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News

Posted on: July 21, 2020

The Friends are not accepting book donations at this time

The Friends of the Library book shop is open during Library open hours, and is located on the main level near the Nonfiction Area. The Friends are not able to accept book donations at this time. Thanks for supporting the Library and for your continued pat...

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Posted on: September 7, 2020

Library status and user guide

News and information about the Lafayette Public Library in Colorado

View Library status, get a card, learn about current services, and more!

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Winter/spring 2021 volunteer opportunities at the Library

This February, we are seeking teens to be part of our virtual Teen Collection Connection, or to be mentors to kids in our virtual Writing Buddies and Maker Buddies programs.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

View a list of available park amenities...

Parks and Open space square

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

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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: February 23, 2021

Homicide investigation

PRESS RELEASE

On February 21, 2021 at approximately 1:07am, the Lafayette Police Department was dispatched to Good Samaritan Hospital at 200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO, on a call of a 14-year-old male gunshot victim who had been transported to the facility by privat...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Weekly Police Department incident report summary Feb. 15, 2021

Police Report Summary

This is a summary of incident reports taken by the Lafayette Police Department from Feb. 15-21, 2021. Accident reports are not included in this summary. Please note, some information is not subject to public view at the posting of this summary.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Weekly Police Department incident report summary Feb. 8, 2021

Police Report Summary

This is a summary of incident reports taken by the Lafayette Police Department from Feb. 8-14, 2021. Accident reports are not included in this summary. Please note, some information is not subject to public view at the posting of this summary.

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Sundar Development public improvement project

Construction worker graphic with City of Lafayette logo

The City of Lafayette will begin a public improvement project along State Highway 287 and Dillon Road  January 2021 through fall 2021. The improvements include:  

  • water line, sewer line, and drainage installation
  • trail construction
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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Fall street sweeping

Street Sweeping

Public Works begins the annual fall street sweeping process.

Residents are reminded to observe temporary no parking signs to allow sweeping of parking and gutter areas.

As a reminder, please do not blow or rake leaves into the City's streets or gu...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Water tank maintenance work at Sandpiper Drive/Waneka Lake Trail

Water tank maintenance work at Sandpiper Drive/Waneka Lake Trail

The Public Works Department has contracted with Riley Industrial to rehabilitate the 5 million gallon red zone water storage tank, located near the corner of Sandpiper Drive and Waneka Lake Trail. The project scope of work, anticipated to be complete Apri...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Advice for business owners to flush water lines when re-opening buildings

City of Lafayette Public Works

City of Lafayette encourages building owners to flush internal water lines prior to re-opening after COVID-19 closures.

When buildings sit unoccupied and unused, water remains in pipes and becomes stagnant.  In order to clear the stagnant water fr...

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Public Works
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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Public Works
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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Public Works
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: February 18, 2021

New! Interactive water feature.

New water play feature for Rose Lueras pool front rendering

The Bob Burger Recreation Center is excited to announce the installation of a new, interactive water feature in the Rose Lueras Swimming Pool. Located in the shallow end of the zero-entry play pool, the new feature will include two new slides for younger ...

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Recreation
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Youth Basketball Mini-Season for children in grades 3-6

Youth Basketball Mini-season, grades 3-6, boys and girls

Youth Basketball Mini-Season: 3rd-6th Grade

Team sports help kids develop character and self esteem, teach teamwork, and provide fun social interaction with peers and adults. Sign your kids up to participate in Lafayette Recreation's youth basketb...

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Recreation
Posted on: February 4, 2021

New Spring 2021 Activity Guide

Feb/Mar 2021 Activity Guide

Check out our new Spring 2021 Activity Guide. In this you will find programs for February and March. Look for our summer guide at the end of March.

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Bob Burger Recreation Center Level Orange operations

Level Orange HEALTH ORDER ISSUED Jan 4, 2021

Bob Burger Recreation Center Level Orange: High Risk Services

The Bob Burger Recreation Center (BBRC)  will continue to provide important services while in compliance with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's COVID guidelines...

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Recreation
Posted on: February 1, 2021

COVID Level Orange guidelines - FAQ

Recreation FAQ's

Bob Burger Recreation Center – COVID Guidelines

You’ll find plenty of space to choose your exercise activity, while maintaining physical distance from others! A limited number of people will be permitted to enter the Bob Burger Recreation Center under the ...

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Recreation
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Reserve family swim time

Family swim time, 1 hour reservations now available

The Bob Burger Recreation Center Rose Lueras Pool is excited to offer family swim times all week long. Enjoy playing in one of our pools. Reserve the Play Pool with two slides and a mushroom waterfall that offer lots of opportunities for fun suitable for ...

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Recreation
Posted on: January 13, 2021

100 Mile March Madness

100 Mile March Madness Fitness Challenge

Are you looking to get ready for summer? Do you want to feel better about yourself? Do you need a fitness challenge? If you answered yes to any, or all, of these questions, this is the program for you.  

Walk, run, cycle, swim, take fitness classe...

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Recreation
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Group Fitness at the Bob Burger Recreation Center

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES (1)

Group fitness at the Bob Burger Recreation Center is in full swing.

Whether in-person, hybrid, or virtual is your choice, we have what you are looking for. 

✓10ft apart ✓limited participants ✓mask required ✓equipment is cleaned and sanitized after ...

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Recreation
Posted on: September 25, 2019

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

Join the Senior Advisory Board

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: February 17, 2021

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

Leprechaun Gold Hunt, Mar. 13, 10am-noon, BBRC complex

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

March 13  |  10am-noon  |  BBRC Complex

Help the Lafayette Leprechauns find and fill their pot of gold. We have hidden gold throughout the BBRC complex- city fields, inline skate rink, walking trails,...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza, Mar. 27, Waneka Park, ages 8 and under.

Easter Eggstravaganza

March 27  |  Waneka Lake Park  |  Ages 8 and under

Join us at Waneka Lake for some family eggstravaganza fun. Children 8 and under can hunt for treat-filled eggs, smile their cheesiest, or sweetest s...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Screen Free Week - May 3-9, 2021

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Screen Free Week 2021 - May 3-9

The average American devotes more than 10 hours a day to screen time between recreational. educational and professional use. Get these hours back and reap the benefits by participating i...

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Recreation - Special Events
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: November 19, 2018

Kids Fishing Derby

Fishing Dad and Son

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

Park n' Flick Movie Nights

Park 'n Flick Movie Nights

2020 Park n’ Flick Movie Nights

Gather your family, pack up the car, and join us for a movie in the parking lot of the Bob Burger Recreation Center. Tune in your FM radio and relax in the comfort of your car.Sign-up for our mailing lists or like ...

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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

2020 Fall Festival!

Fall Festival

All events follow COVID-19 guidelines or are held digitally. Details included with each event description. 

Lions Club Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Free)

Enter your creatively carved or decorated pumpkins for a chance to win fun prizes!

For ages 0-18...

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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!

Santa's Calling

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

Click here to register:  https://bit.ly/2HYwQl1 

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

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Bob Burger Virtual Recreation Center

Bob Burger Virtual Recreation Center (recreation anywhere)

We are committed to serving Lafayette in person and virtually. Support your health by staying active, fit, motivated, and safe with the Bob Burger Virtual Recreation Center.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Sign up for our eNews!

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Sign up to receive our monthly eNewsletter, The Buzz at Bobs and stay connected to your City of Lafayette Recreation.

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Reserve family swim time

Child Swimming

The Bob Burger Recreation Center Rose Lueras Pool offers family swim times all week long. A reservation is required and fill up quickly so book your spot now.

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St Patricks Day Celebration

Looking for some luck in 2021?  

Join us and wear green for a virtual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.  We will serve a Corned Beef lunch with all the fixings by drive-thru at the Senior Center. Once you return home, log onto the ...

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Senior Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

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

Join the Senior Advisory Board

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: March 20, 2020

BCAAA Implements Service Changes During COVID-19

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging

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

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Older adult resource list during COVID-19 closure

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We are 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 – 303-6...

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Senior Services
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Ride Free Lafayette bus service

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Boulder County is pleased to announce the new Ride Free Lafayette program, a free, on-demand, door-to-door bus service that connects people to places within the City of Lafayette, CO. Service began on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Residents and visitors can use t...

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: April 9, 2018

How to pronounce Lafayette - as seen on 9News

Mayor Berg on 9News

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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