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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.

Dragster racing down the track with burnout. Photo realistic 3d model scene with room for text or copy space
Dan Rather attends the premiere of "Harry Benson: Shoot First", hosted by The Cinema Society, at City Cinemas Beekman Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Friends of eXtension Garden Tour: Payton and Emily Campbell visit one of the yards on the tour.
062217 Photo by Linda Navarro
Friends of eXtension Garden Tour: Payton and Emily Campbell visit one of the yards on the tour. 062217 Photo by Linda Navarro
Josh Peek of Pueblo, Colo., competes in the steer wrestling event Wednesday, July 13, 2016, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball: All dressed up and headed up the mountain for the Zoo Ball dinner 
061717 Photo by Linda Navarro
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball: All dressed up and headed up the mountain for the Zoo Ball dinner 061717 Photo by Linda Navarro
AMERICAN DISCOVERY TRAIL MARATHON
Colorado Springs Art and Music Festival, a weekend of music and art in America the Beautiful Park (Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette)
Peak Education "Magic of Two" 20th Anniversary: Rick Price, educator called the inspiration behind the program, and his granddaughter, Paige Edwards from New Orleans.  
061617 Photo by Linda Navarro  Rick Price, called
Peak Education "Magic of Two" 20th Anniversary: Rick Price, educator called the inspiration behind the program, and his granddaughter, Paige Edwards from New Orleans. 061617 Photo by Linda Navarro Rick Price, called
Grill Cheese Fest: Joey LeBlanc from the Antlers Hotel 
052017 Photo by Linda Navarro
Grill Cheese Fest: Joey LeBlanc from the Antlers Hotel 052017 Photo by Linda Navarro