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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.

Walmart Community Grants: Theo Reiter, left and Jim Benavidez, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
021618 Photo by Linda Navarro
Walmart Community Grants: Theo Reiter, left and Jim Benavidez, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado 021618 Photo by Linda Navarro
Angels of America's Fallen Angel Gala: Keynote speaker Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, who reenlisted after a 100% disability, received a special sculpture symbolizing the nonprofit's mission. 
021718 Photo by Linda Navarro
Angels of America's Fallen Angel Gala: Keynote speaker Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro, who reenlisted after a 100% disability, received a special sculpture symbolizing the nonprofit's mission. 021718 Photo by Linda Navarro
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Former police officer Jake Skifstad, founder of Shield616 which supplies active shooter control gear to law enforcement, demonstrates his vest to Deputy Brandon Blanchard. The nonprofit 100+ Men Who Care had donated $14,000 for gear to protect 14 more police and sheriff's officers. The previously planned presentation at the El Paso Club took place within an hour of the shooting death of El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick. 100+ Men Who Care (100mwc.com) was formed by Bill Kurtz and Russ Wiley in 2013. 020518 Photo by Linda Navarro
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The Pikes Peak Philharmonic will perform "Lost at Sea" at Mitchell High School on Sunday. Courtesy.
Empty Stocking Fund Drive Reception: Salvation Army Capt. Erin Kauffman and Capt. David Kauffman
 020818 Photo by Linda Navarro
Empty Stocking Fund Drive Reception: Salvation Army Capt. Erin Kauffman and Capt. David Kauffman 020818 Photo by Linda Navarro
Heart Ball "A Midwinter Night's Dream:" Troy and Heather Twesme
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Heart Ball "A Midwinter Night's Dream:" Troy and Heather Twesme 021917 Photo by Linda Navarro
Linda Navarro March 7, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette