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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Boulder County Age Well Plan seeking community input

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Boulder County is experiencing a major change in its population: the proportion of older adult residents is greater and growing faster than ever before. The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) and our municipal partners are bringing residents and ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Through Our Eyes mural revitalization project

Through our eyes mural installation

The Through Our Eyes mural in Old Town Lafayette is getting a much needed revitalization. This process involves removing the original images and preparing the wall for the new mural.  The new etched mural panels, located on the Lumberyard buildin...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

23rd Annual Lafayette Peach Festival on Aug. 20

2022 Peach Fest on Aug 20

This annual event centers around Palisade peaches. Enjoy peaches, pies, cobbler, art, crafters, antique dealers, food vendors, and children's activities.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Zero Fare for Better Air

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What is Zero Fare for Better Air?

Zero Fare for Better Air is a collaborative, statewide initiative designed to reduce ground-level ozone by increasing use of public transit. The effort is made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 22-180, the ozone season tran...

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Zero Fare for Cleaner Air information from RTD... City News
Posted on: August 9, 2022

The 2022 Civic Academy application period is now open

drcog civic academy room of people in a meeting

The Denver Regional Council of Governments’ (DRCOG) Civic Academy is a program that helps build the civic capacity of the Denver region's residents. Through the seven-week course, the academy exposes participants to important regional issues like transpor...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

New three days per week irrigation limit enacted

3 days per week  watering limit

An amendment to the permanent water conservation ordinance has been enacted limiting outdoor irrigation to a maximum of three days a week per water customer. Residents may choose which three days to irrigate, and are allowed to continue hand-watering tree...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tips 3 days a week watering and allowable hours

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

Concerning residential water use trends in Lafayette

The City is experiencing concerning trends with residential water demands. Elevated out...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Art Night Out is back - and better than ever!

Art Night Out in Lafayette 2022

After a two-year pandemic interruption, the City is thrilled to announce Art Night Out is resuming with an unsurpassed line-up of art vendors, live music, street performers, food trucks, and wine and beer. Join your friends and neighbors every second Frid...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week_rain

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: When it rains, water accordingly. 

Watch the weather and adjust watering days and times accordingly. Watering your...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Wildfire awareness and Open Space

wildfire awareness_controlled burn torch can in open space

Learn about wildfires, the steps Lafayette is taking to protect the community and Open Space, and what residents can do to be prepared

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Lafayette enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on June 17, 2022

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The Lafayette Fire Chief, in coordination with the City Administrator, has authorized the implementation of Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all areas within Lafayette city limits effective June 17, 2022. These fire restrictions are being implemented due to ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Water for our future | Agua para nuestro futuro

Water for our future message with sprinkler

Message from Lafayette City Administrator Fritz Sprague | Mensaje del administrador de la ciudad de Lafayette Fritz Sprague

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Waneka Lake Boathouse to remain closed for the 2022 season

boathouse closure_photo of low lake water levels

Challenging conditions and drought concerns continue regionally and statewide despite recent precipitation. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of Colorado is in a moderate or severe drought due to lack of precipitation, warmer temperatures, dry s...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week_fix broken sprinkle heads

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Don't water roads and sidewalks, fix broken sprinkler heads.  

Water lawns, plants and trees - n...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week water only two days

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Water twice a week

Watering twice a week will make grass roots grow deeper and allow the grass to last longer wi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week lawn mower

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Let grass grow longer before cutting it. 

Raise lawn mower blades and protect lawns from heat by letting grass gro...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Updated request - Delay and save

updated request to delay irrigation

April 28, 2022, update:

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use. 

As of April 20, the City is seeing our typical residential winter water usage (~two million gallons/day) double, and usage jumped to five million g...

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Water conservation tips and programs... City News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Have a positive impact on your Lafayette community!

apply today city advisory board

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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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Art on the Street has arrived

Trinity sculpture with swirls

Lafayette's Art on the Street Program (AOTS), the largest on-loan outdoor sculpture program in Boulder County, is celebrating 14 creative years of presenting stimulating art to the Lafayette community. The 20 new sculptures installed in April enh...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

New traffic configuration on South Boulder Road

South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project map showing a traffic shift westbound

Starting Wednesday, May 11, westbound South Boulder Road traffic will have one through travel lane and one left turn only travel lane. This is a temporary westbound traffic configuration on South Boulder Road at Saratoga and Merlin. Please prepare for del...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Maintaining visibility at intersections

Stop sign covered by branches

To help protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles in our neighborhoods, an unobstructed line of sight at residential intersections is necessary to maintain safety. As we enter the growing season, it’s important for residents to be aware of their respo...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May 7 is National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Illustration of a home with defending lines for home ignition zones

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national campaign to help residents learn about wildfire risks and what can be done on and around properties to protect against the threat of wildfires. Studies show that measures taken at the home and in the area ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Three Cart Program - proposals simplified | Programa de los tres carros: propuestas simplificadas

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In December 2021, Republic Services and Western Disposal submitted proposals to be considered for the City’s Three Cart waste hauling contract which exp...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Sign up for utility eBilling

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Electronic billing, or eBilling, allows customers to receive utility bills from the City quickly and more securely, and avoids hassles and delays associated with paper bills and mail delivery. The City's online system also provides customers the ...

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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 Lafay...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Shop local Lafayette

Shop local

Support Lafayette businesses and City services by shopping locally! 

Lafayette businesses are vibrant pillars in our community. They provide us with goods and services and allow the community to flourish. Many local businesses have been hit hard b...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

New website accessibility tool

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We're working to ensure all community members, including people with disabilities, are able to access City information and have a positive user experience.

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