Author:

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.

Beth Bowlen Wallace, with husband John, at the Alzheimer Association's Reason to Hope luncheon. Her father is Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who has Alzheimers. 052416 Photo by Linda Navarro
donkey ( 4 years) in front of a white background
It was selfie stick time for Barbara Hughes and her matching-in-pink daughters, from left, McKenzie Hughes, Kelsey Winsett and Kristen Hughes. at Cowgirls & Cocktails.  060316 Photo by Linda Navarro
It was selfie stick time for Barbara Hughes and her matching-in-pink daughters, from left, McKenzie Hughes, Kelsey Winsett and Kristen Hughes. at Cowgirls & Cocktails. 060316 Photo by Linda Navarro
Florence Estrada, right, was celebrated as a survivor since 1969. She's with her granddaughter, Leah Gruitch, at the Komen luncheon.
 050716 Photo by Linda Navarro
Florence Estrada, right, was celebrated as a survivor since 1969. She's with her granddaughter, Leah Gruitch, at the Komen luncheon. 050716 Photo by Linda Navarro
Kamel and Feda Elwazeir and sons Mohamed, left, Zaid and Khalid at the Citizens Project breakfast where Kamel was a featured speaker. 060216 Photo by Linda Navarro
Kid Rock will be in Pueblo this weekend. (AP)
Kid Rock will be in Pueblo this weekend. (AP)
2016 Culinary Passport: Executive Chef Matt Richardson and Melissa Calcita with their "Baby Chef" Amara, 5 months old
051416 Photo by Linda Navarro
2016 Culinary Passport: Executive Chef Matt Richardson and Melissa Calcita with their "Baby Chef" Amara, 5 months old 051416 Photo by Linda Navarro
2016 KPWE scholars: from left, Laura Bell, Rachel Taylor, Katrin Kramer, Angela Lenn, Staci Ruddy, Cynthia Dwelis, Georgina Segura are introduced during the Unstoppable Women's Luncheon. 051716 Photo by Linda Navarro
Tissues came out at the Leadership Pikes Peak awards as WCLI graduate Teresa Ornelas described feeling worthless as she was growing up and now holding a masters degree thanks to the support of husband Richard. 061216 Photo by Linda Navarro