Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • AROUND TOWN: Big prize for playful sculpture

    Yesterday

    Being fully appreciated for what you do never gets old for an artist. When well-known local artist Sean O'Meallie and his wife, Mary, heard his name called from the stage at City Auditorium, he gasped a bit and Mary teared up. O'Meallie had just learned he was receiving the $10,000...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak Range Riders celebrate their 66th ride

    Yesterday

    The first Pikes Peak Range Ride was a more casual Western affair with 38 friends and fellow horsemen in July 1949. Like that first ride, the 66th annual Range Ride, which concluded Father's Day, publicized the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, which turns 75 this year. When this year's...

  • Must See Must Do: Best bets for fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Here's a look at some of your best entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area over the next few days: FRIDAY-SATURDAY - It's time for the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival in Cañon City, with almost 20 river events planned, but they'll be keeping watch on the Arkansas River,...

  • Colorado Springs mayor John Suthers receives 2015 Silver Spur award

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    After five days on the trail promoting the upcoming Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days, the Range Riders and their families gathered Sunday at the Marriott Hotel to eat dinner, share stories and honor the annual "outstanding citizen of the community" Silver Spur winner. The 2015 award...

  • AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs: "Now this is the way the fellows like to have meetings and raise money," one enthusiastic member said. A drink with friends at the El Paso Club after work, five-minute presentations and a potential $10,000 raised for a local charity. Over and...

  • AROUND TOWN: 100+ Women Who Care - Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    In an instant world, simply call it speed charity, speed philanthropy or speed giving. In just a little more than an hour each quarter, members of 100+ Women Who Care Colorado Springs meet friends after work, learn about three local nonprofits, and then vote and choose one deserving...

  • Must See Must Do: Let's have some fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Here are some of your best bets for fun in the Colorado Springs area and beyond this weekend: - Colorado Summer Fun Guide: The best of our state - List: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs area - Up for a tour of more than 20 Colorado Springs breweries? Map and details here...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region celebrates 60 years

    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    One mother, Peggy Marshall, set out to create a way to a better future for her daughter with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She rallied other mothers and started what evolved into The Arc Pikes Peak Region as well as numerous other nonprofits. The Arc Pikes Peak Region...

  • AROUND TOWN: Citizens Project paints a dream community word picture

    Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Love, equality, diversity, acceptance, neighbors, inclusion . A word cloud floated through the room as more than 450 pulled out phones and painted a descriptive vision of what their community could be. Outspoken Citizens Project board chair Jane Ard-Smith said she was speechless -...

  • Must See Must Do: Let's have some fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Here are some of the best bets for fun this weekend and beyond in the Colorado Springs area: - Pinball wizards, man your flippers: time for the 2015 Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown at Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Drive. More than 175 pinball machines,...

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