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Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

Linda has been a Gazette journalist for nearly 50 years. She has been a writer and editor and has covered beats including police, courts, television and features. She has also been a news researcher and for several years wrote a column answering readers' questions, "Did You Ever Wonder?" Since 2006 she has been both writer and photographer for "Around Town" events, many of them charity fundraisers raising millions of dollars for many of this area's 2,000 nonprofits.

CPCD Chair Project Community Giving Event: Little chairs were table centerpieces at the breakfast and cocktail events, were autographed by those at the tables and given to top donors.
 111517 Photo by Linda Navarro
CPCD Chair Project Community Giving Event: Little chairs were table centerpieces at the breakfast and cocktail events, were autographed by those at the tables and given to top donors. 111517 Photo by Linda Navarro
Board Chair William Walsh leads a champagne toast to 23 years of Teen Court at the 10th Jewel of a Wine Tasting and Food Gala.
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Board Chair William Walsh leads a champagne toast to 23 years of Teen Court at the 10th Jewel of a Wine Tasting and Food Gala. 110317 Photo by Linda Navarro
"Colorado Heights" gingerbread village won grand prize and people's choice at Gingerbread & Jazz. The Picnic Basket team was, from left, Isabel O'Dell, Lewis Guarasci, Melissa Lawson and Alora Powell. The creation was auctioned for $2,000. 
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"Colorado Heights" gingerbread village won grand prize and people's choice at Gingerbread & Jazz. The Picnic Basket team was, from left, Isabel O'Dell, Lewis Guarasci, Melissa Lawson and Alora Powell. The creation was auctioned for $2,000. 111117 Photo by Linda Navarro
It was rodeo and the military side by side when Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation and El Pomar Foundation celebrated the conclusion of the season at Penrose Heritage Museum. Military charities receive the proceeds of the annual rodeo.
101917 Photo by Linda Navarro
It was rodeo and the military side by side when Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation and El Pomar Foundation celebrated the conclusion of the season at Penrose Heritage Museum. Military charities receive the proceeds of the annual rodeo. 101917 Photo by Linda Navarro
Special Kids Special Families Night of Comedy: Zach's Place kids let out a "Roar" and delivered "little heroes" stuffed animals to guests at the benefit.
102817 Photo by Linda Navarro
Special Kids Special Families Night of Comedy: Zach's Place kids let out a "Roar" and delivered "little heroes" stuffed animals to guests at the benefit. 102817 Photo by Linda Navarro
ELECTRIC SAFARI
The Electic Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of many festive events around the Pikes Peak region this weekend. Gazette file photo.