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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.

2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes: front row, from left, Annabel Husak, Sierra Ball, Katie Torres, Morgan Meyer, Delaney Wilklow, Ava Donner; second row, from left, Casey Ahrendsen, Kylie Zamboni-Cutter, Courtney Wheeler, Carsen Fair; third row, from left: Chase Czelatdko, Casey Fetters, Olivia VanWagenen, Carmen Conrad; back row, from left: Molly Freudenberg, Danielle Ortonward, Grace Wilder, Brittany Wagner, Avery Nelson, Ellianna Gubser, Marie Negaard, Olivia DeRubis, Katherine Smith, Hannah Carpenter. Photo by Waldrons Family Studio
2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes: front row, from left, Annabel Husak, Sierra Ball, Katie Torres, Morgan Meyer, Delaney Wilklow, Ava Donner; second row, from left, Casey Ahrendsen, Kylie Zamboni-Cutter, Courtney Wheeler, Carsen Fair; third row, from left: Chase Czelatdko, Casey Fetters, Olivia VanWagenen, Carmen Conrad; back row, from left: Molly Freudenberg, Danielle Ortonward, Grace Wilder, Brittany Wagner, Avery Nelson, Ellianna Gubser, Marie Negaard, Olivia DeRubis, Katherine Smith, Hannah Carpenter. Photo by Waldrons Family Studio
Green Box Arts celebration: Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee, center, chats with Newman and Bonny McAllister about the 2018 festival plans. 121717 Photo by Linda Navarro
Broncos' Thunder leaves the field during warm ups Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014,before the start of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos' Thunder leaves the field during warm ups Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014,before the start of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Philharmonic Guild Winter Dinner: Andrew and Erika Schultz hold their wine purchase.
120617 Photo by Linda Navarro
Philharmonic Guild Winter Dinner: Andrew and Erika Schultz hold their wine purchase. 120617 Photo by Linda Navarro
Green Box Arts celebration: Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee, center, chats with Newman and Bonny McAllister about the 2018 festival plans.
121717 Photo by Linda Navarro
Green Box Arts celebration: Christian Kirkpatrick Keesee, center, chats with Newman and Bonny McAllister about the 2018 festival plans. 121717 Photo by Linda Navarro
YOT Club: Joni Williams, Dradi Wicklund, Shanon Wright, Jessica Squatrito, Mairis Maestas, Laura Hill
111817 Photo by Linda Navarro
YOT Club: Joni Williams, Dradi Wicklund, Shanon Wright, Jessica Squatrito, Mairis Maestas, Laura Hill 111817 Photo by Linda Navarro
Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust celebration: Justin Grant of Goat Patch Brewing checked out a holiday silent auction item. His Red Ale was poured during the event.111617 Photo by Linda Navarro
Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust celebration: Justin Grant of Goat Patch Brewing checked out a holiday silent auction item. His Red Ale was poured during the event. 111617 Photo by Linda Navarro