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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.

REACH Pikes Peak "Groovin' in September:" Lynne Telford and REACH CEO John Tighe092017 Photo by Linda Navarro
Care & Share Food Bank CEO Lynne Telford and REACH CEO John Tighe were "Groovin' in September:" 092017 Photo by Linda Navarro
Aspens show their golden colors Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, on Guanella Pass near Georgetown, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The healthy giraffe calf that was successfully born overnight Wednesday at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo stands next 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
Big Brothers Big Sisters Garden Bruncheon: Hostess Mari Sinton-Martinez, left, with Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Danielle Summerville as BBBS videos run in the background.
082517 Photo by Linda Navarro
Big Brothers Big Sisters Garden Bruncheon: Hostess Mari Sinton-Martinez, left, with Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Danielle Summerville as BBBS videos run in the background. 082517 Photo by Linda Navarro
The library is one of Pam and Jerry Bruni's favorite spots in their new home.  The "Fearless Falcon," a gyr, is by sculptor Eugene Morelli.
080517 Photos by Linda Navarro
The library is one of Pam and Jerry Bruni's favorite spots in their new home. The "Fearless Falcon," a gyr, is by sculptor Eugene Morelli. 080517 Photos by Linda Navarro
Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps with the formal portrait of her great-grandmother Julie Penrose in Penrose House.
081417 Photo by Linda Navarro
Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps with the formal portrait of her great-grandmother Julie Penrose in Penrose House. 081417 Photo by Linda Navarro
Rockin' the Beach Gala for Silver Key: There was laughter when Chris Garvin, left, and John Haney discovered they had gone shopping at the same store for their flamingo jackets. 090917 Photo by Linda Navarro
People watch the sunrise among the rocks below the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Sunday, July 16, 2017. The Pikes Peak Highway opened at 4:15 a.m. for a special chance to drive to the top of America's Mountain to watch the sun rise above the sea of clouds that were covering Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Vittles for Vests Shield 616: Officer Brandon Felice, left, and Shield 616 founder Jake Skifstad dig into Chef Supansa Banker's gourmet offering and buffalo sliders.
082717 Photo by Linda Navarro
Vittles for Vests Shield 616: Officer Brandon Felice, left, and Shield 616 founder Jake Skifstad dig into Chef Supansa Banker's gourmet offering and buffalo sliders. 082717 Photo by Linda Navarro
Pioneers Museum Gift of History Breakfast: Roger Hadix wore a uniform from the 1882 D&RG Reds (also called the Colorado Springs Reds) and Don Sanborn represented his family's Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb history with a Pikes Peak Auto Highway map tie.
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Pioneers Museum Gift of History Breakfast: Roger Hadix wore a uniform from the 1882 D&RG Reds (also called the Colorado Springs Reds) and Don Sanborn represented his family's Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb history with a Pikes Peak Auto Highway map tie. 082317 Photo by Linda Navarro