Memorial planned for James Farmer, 62, who “put his life on the line” for teens near the car where he lived

James Farmer Jr. was asleep in his car last Friday when a man started attacking two teenagers outside. He intervened and was killed.

The St. Francis Center will hold a memorial next week for James Farmer Jr., who reportedly was killed while attempting to protect two teenagers in the dead of night in downtown Denver.

Farmer was asleep in his car last Friday when a man started attacking two teenagers outside, according to KDVR. Witnesses said that the attacker turned on Farmer after he attempted to intervene, KDVR reported.

“James put his life on the line to save the life of someone he had never met and never will,” said Tom Luehrs, director of the St. Francis Center, in a news release. The organization, which provides services to homeless people, described Farmer as part of its community.

The memorial service will be at the center, 2323 Curtis St., on Tuesday, June 27, at 10:15 a.m.



Stay involved in politics, Mike Pence tells evangelicals at Focus on the Family’s 40th anniversary

Focus on the Family has dialed back its involvement in politics as younger evangelicals withdraw from partisan culture wars.

By Nicholas Riccardi and Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

Colorado Springs — Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.

Focus on the Family was once well-known for its involvement in politics. But under new leadership, it has dialed that back in an effort by younger evangelicals to withdraw from partisan culture wars.


LoHi SteakBar will be closed for renovations for three weeks

Don’t worry, they’re not going to mess with the food and drink menus.

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LoHi SteakBar. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

For three weeks starting Monday, June 26, you’ll have to get your steak fix somewhere that isn’t LoHi SteakBar.

The seven-year-old restaurant at 32nd Avenue and Tejon Street is closing for its first-ever renovation, Eater reports.


Mayor Hancock picks former councilman to oversee transformational projects in northeast Denver

Mayor Michael Hancock has already found someone to be the city’s new chief coordinator of the major redevelopment projects in River North, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.

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Brighton Boulevard under much construction. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Mayor Michael Hancock has already found someone to be the city’s new chief coordinator of the major redevelopment projects in River North, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.