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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.

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.
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
Sandra Hernandez, left, one of the therapists who founded Centro de la Familia, chats with former client Alejandra Chota at the Latino Visions and Dreams breakfast.
101217 PHoto by Linda Navarro
Sandra Hernandez, left, one of the therapists who founded Centro de la Familia, chats with former client Alejandra Chota at the Latino Visions and Dreams breakfast. 101217 PHoto by Linda Navarro
Gathering up Koats 4 Kids for all the students at Queen Palmer Elementary School were Tyler Barker, left, Sara Muirheid and Tina Dewar.
101317 Photo by Linda Navarro
Gathering up Koats 4 Kids for all the students at Queen Palmer Elementary School were Tyler Barker, left, Sara Muirheid and Tina Dewar. 101317 Photo by Linda Navarro
The Fortunes, Kent and Stephannie, were all in pink at the reception in Penrose Heritage Museum before Kent, USAA vice president/GM, was named Chamber & EDC Business Citizen of the Year at the gala in the International Center. He had worn his pink shoes when they were married.Their pink celebrates Stephannie as a cancer survivor. 110417 Photo by Linda Navarro
Breakfast of Champions reception: Featured speaker Olympian Amy Van Dyken, left, and Peak Vista Community Health Centers president/CEO Pam McManus had a little time to ham it up before the next day's serious fundraising breakfast. 102617 Photo by Linda Navarro
A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday,  June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo.  Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A Telluride tradition: The Tarp Run. Festivarians race for a good place to set up their tarps and secure their spot for the day of music Saturday, June 17, 2017, during the third day of the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. Some had been waiting in line since the second day of music came to an end. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)