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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.

Happy Trails BBQ at Bear Creek Nature Center: Lynn Wilson, left, and Erin Breen visit a pollinator garden outside the center.
 082517 Photo by Linda Navarro
Happy Trails BBQ at Bear Creek Nature Center: Lynn Wilson, left, and Erin Breen visit a pollinator garden outside the center. 082517 Photo by Linda Navarro
Buck Walsky's massive Beach Front installation in the Fine Arts Center's courtyard has moving bicycle wheels, structural steel and, by night, a blue "electric jellyfish" underwater sky above. 082617 Photo by Linda Navarro
Becky is the oldest member of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's giraffe herd born Jan. 9,1981. (The Gazette, Carol Lawrence) 07/07/08
Children play in the water as Uncle Wilber performs on the top of the hour in Acacia Park Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. The fountain runs through Labor Day, Sept. 7, with hours Monday through Thursday 1-6 p.m., Friday 1-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)
A mind-bending experience traveling to the Dark Side of the Moon is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Pikes Peak Center. (Courtesy of Pink Floyd Laser Show, Facebook)