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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.

Roland Warren, Discover Goodwill Helms Legacy Award Honoree Roland Warren and his mother, Lydia.041817 Photo by Linda Navarro
Roland Warren, Discover Goodwill Helms Legacy Award Honoree Roland Warren and his mother, Lydia.041817 Photo by Linda Navarro
Teen Court participant speakers Kamil Oldham and Syncere Hinton, standing, emcee Katie Pelton, seated left, and keynote speaker Staci McCormack.
041317 Photo by Linda Navarro
Teen Court participant speakers Kamil Oldham and Syncere Hinton, standing, emcee Katie Pelton, seated left, and keynote speaker Staci McCormack. 041317 Photo by Linda Navarro
Great Sand Dunes National Park. Photo by Christian Murdock, The Gazette.
Robert Bruce, second from left, channels a Gilbert & Sullivan pose with the cast of "The Mikado" at the British Tea fundraiser. Clockwise from left, Amy Maples, Peter Tuff, Todd Teske, Pablo Romero, Solveig Olsen, Valerie Nicolosi, Karin Wilcox and pianist Ann Brink.
040917 Photo by Linda Navarro
Robert Bruce, second from left, channels a Gilbert & Sullivan pose with the cast of "The Mikado" at the British Tea fundraiser. Clockwise from left, Amy Maples, Peter Tuff, Todd Teske, Pablo Romero, Solveig Olsen, Valerie Nicolosi, Karin Wilcox and pianist Ann Brink. 040917 Photo by Linda Navarro
Red theater seat
Ed and Linda McKee, center, parents of Junior Achievement president/CEO Carrie McKee, visit with Lenora and Greg Tabor at the Black & White Gala.
040817 Photo by Linda Navarro
Ed and Linda McKee, center, parents of Junior Achievement president/CEO Carrie McKee, visit with Lenora and Greg Tabor at the Black & White Gala. 040817 Photo by Linda Navarro
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One of Colorado Springs photographer Jeff Kearney's photos from the Positive Exposure 2016 exhibit. Photo by Jeff Kearney