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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.

CASA Light of Hope breakfast: Diana Moore and Cecelia Jacobs
042518 Photo by Linda Navarro
CASA Light of Hope breakfast: Diana Moore and Cecelia Jacobs 042518 Photo by Linda Navarro
Linda Navarro March 7, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Fur Ball 2018 Game of Bones: Fur Ball Chairs Mike and Christy Carroll. Christy fashioned a jeweled dog-bone crown for Mike, who added a dog tie for the event.
042818 Photo by Linda Navarro
Fur Ball 2018 Game of Bones: Fur Ball Chairs Mike and Christy Carroll. Christy fashioned a jeweled dog-bone crown for Mike, who added a dog tie for the event. 042818 Photo by Linda Navarro
Red Ribbon Ball: Emcee Craig Eliot Cisney, left, announced a newly engaged couple, event auctioneer Sam Rush-Walton, center, and Jonathan Milam, AFA Assistant Fire Chief. The wedding is this summer.
042118  Photo by Linda Navarro
Red Ribbon Ball: Emcee Craig Eliot Cisney, left, announced a newly engaged couple, event auctioneer Sam Rush-Walton, center, and Jonathan Milam, AFA Assistant Fire Chief. The wedding is this summer. 042118 Photo by Linda Navarro
Cliff diver Jason is one of the divers that does a diving show every 1/2 hour for diners at Casa Bonita in Denver. Casa Bonita has been a Denver attraction for 40 years. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Cliff diver Jason is one of the divers that does a diving show every 1/2 hour for diners at Casa Bonita in Denver. Casa Bonita has been a Denver attraction for 40 years. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The Amtrak station in Glenwood Springs is close to restaurants, hotels and the hot springs. No need to rent a car when arriving in the Western Colorado town. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
UCHealth Memorial Hospital Gala: Volunteers Heather Grubert, left, and Elizabeth Cammon
042818 Photo by Linda Navarro
UCHealth Memorial Hospital Gala: Volunteers Heather Grubert, left, and Elizabeth Cammon 042818 Photo by Linda Navarro
The healthy giraffe calf that was successfully born overnight Wednesday at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo nuzzles up to mother Msitu and joins the herd of 16 on Wednesday April 26, 2017. The calf is the 199th successfully born calf to the the zoo and was the second offspring for mom, Msitu and third to be sired by dad, Khalid. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette