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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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Racers run past the Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park during the 2nd Annual Waldo Waldo 5k Run in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sunday, October 27, 2013. An estimated 2,874 runners participated in the event, and proceeds will go to the restoration and maintenance of Waldo Canyon and other parks, trails and open spaces in Colorado Springs. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)
Max, left, gets a hug from Mika Henley, Inside Out Advisory Board co-chair, at the group's Ally Up breakfast
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Max, left, gets a hug from Mika Henley, Inside Out Advisory Board co-chair, at the group's Ally Up breakfast 100317 Photo by Linda Navarro
Harlem Globetrotter Thunder waves to the crowd while dunking the ball against the Allstars Friday, March 28, 2014, at the World Arena in Colorado Springs. Maddox graduated from Mesa Ridge High School in 2003. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Celebrating 40 Years: TESSA Executive Director SherryLynn Boyles shares the stage with figures representing the 10,000 victims of domestic violence served annually, some of whom lost their fight.
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Celebrating 40 Years: TESSA Executive Director SherryLynn Boyles shares the stage with figures representing the 10,000 victims of domestic violence served annually, some of whom lost their fight. 093017 Photo by Linda Navarro
BLUEGRASS BOON
Alison Krauss and her band, Union Station, perform during the taping of the Public Broadcasting Service's "All*Star Bluegrass Celebration" on Jan. 16, 2002, in Nashville, Tenn. Bluegrass music is experiencing new exposure on television even though it still receives little radio airplay. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Palmer Land Trust Conservation Awards: Miranda and Josh Proctor, Rocky Ford
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Palmer Land Trust Conservation Awards: Miranda and Josh Proctor, Rocky Ford 092717 Photo by Linda Navarro
BBB of Southern Colorado CEO/Executive Director Jonathan Liebert and wife Mina stroll into the City Auditorium from the red carpet for the annual awards night. 092817 Photo by Linda Navarro