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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.

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Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC CEO Dirk Draper with 2018 Athena Award recipient Jan Weiland.
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Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC CEO Dirk Draper with 2018 Athena Award recipient Jan Weiland. 040518 Photo by Linda Navarro
Alzheimer's Association Reason to Hope luncheon: John Herlihy, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Betsy Cook, Memories in the Making art program. Art from the program was on display.
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Alzheimer's Association Reason to Hope luncheon: John Herlihy, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Betsy Cook, Memories in the Making art program. Art from the program was on display. 040318 Photo by Linda Navarro
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The Y Annual Dinner and Celebration: Guest speaker Todd Evans, left, is thanked by Y President/CEO Boyd Williams.032218 Photo by Linda Navarro
The Y Annual Dinner and Celebration: Guest speaker Todd Evans, left, is thanked by Y President/CEO Boyd Williams. Evans grew up as a "Y kid." 032218 Photo by Linda Navarro
Manitou Heritage Center brunch: Douglass Edmundson, great-grandson of the developer of the historic Keithley log cabins in Manitou Springs, with a photo of El Tejano, now the Crystal Park Cantina, site of the fundraiser. 032418 Photo by Linda Navarro
Manitou Heritage Center brunch: Douglass Keithley Edmundson, great-grandson of the developer of the historic Keithley log cabins in Manitou Springs, with a photo of El Tejano, now the Crystal Park Cantina, site of the fundraiser. 032418 Photo by Linda Navarro
Artist David Thomason paints from the corner of Tejon and Bijou streets Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, as part of the Urban Sketchers project. Artist painted the street scenes as part of First Friday gallery openings and their work will be sold at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Store with the proceeds going toward the museum. Artists will paint again Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Red Cross Hometown Heroes Dinner: Event Chair Michael and Janette Cimino 031518 Photo by Linda Navarro