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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.

Sheena McCorkle, left, Kristie Braunston and Wendy Patterson at Cowgirls & Cocktails.
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Sheena McCorkle, left, Kristie Braunston and Wendy Patterson at Cowgirls & Cocktails. 062517 Photo by Linda Navarro
BIKE FEST
Mark Beeman looks down the center row of parked bikes during the Tejon Street Bike Fest Sunday, June 22, 2014. Tejon Street was shut down for the hundreds of bikes that lined the road. Photos by Julia Moss, The Gazette
Black Chamber of Commerce 25th anniversary: Shirley and James Stewart
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Black Chamber of Commerce 25th anniversary: Shirley and James Stewart 060317 Photo by Linda Navarro
Gin Woolsey is ready for "Building for Change" at The Arc Pikes Peak Region awards dinner.
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Gin Woolsey is ready for "Building for Change" at The Arc Pikes Peak Region awards dinner. 052017 Photo by Linda Navarro
Everett Lewis, 7, sips a drink by the curb as Justin Marchak does a backflip over a ramp during Springs Spree at Memorial Park Saturday, June 14, 2014. The high winds prevented Marchak and other cyclists from putting on the best show they could. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette
Newborn Hope Board President J.J. Kaelin, right, introduces the new Executive Director Allison Bradac.
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Newborn Hope Board President J.J. Kaelin, right, introduces the new Executive Director Allison Bradac. 050317 Photo by Linda Navarro