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.

More Articles by: Linda Navarro

Must See Must Do: Best bets for fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

By: linda navarro

Here's a look at some of your best entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area over the next few days:


- It's time for the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival in CaƱon City, with...

AROUND TOWN: Big prize for playful sculpture

By: linda navarro

Being fully appreciated for what you do never gets old for an artist.

When well-known local artist Sean O'Meallie and his wife, Mary, heard his name called from the stage at City Auditorium, he gasped a bit...

AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak Range Riders celebrate their 66th ride

By: linda navarro

The first Pikes Peak Range Ride was a more casual Western affair with 38 friends and fellow horsemen in July 1949.

Like that first ride, the 66th annual Range Ride, which concluded Father's Day, publicized...

Colorado Springs mayor John Suthers receives 2015 Silver Spur award

By: linda navarro

After five days on the trail promoting the upcoming Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days, the Range Riders and their families gathered Sunday at the Marriott Hotel to eat dinner, share stories and honor the annual...

AROUND TOWN: 100+ Women Who Care - Colorado Springs

By: linda navarro

In an instant world, simply call it speed charity, speed philanthropy or speed giving.

In just a little more than an hour each quarter, members of 100+ Women Who Care Colorado Springs meet friends after work,...

AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs

By: linda navarro

100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs: "Now this is the way the fellows like to have meetings and raise money," one enthusiastic member said.

A drink with friends at the El Paso Club after work, five-minute...

Must See Must Do: Let's have some fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

By: Linda Navarro, The Gazette

Here are some of your best bets for fun in the Colorado Springs area and beyond this weekend:

- Colorado Summer Fun Guide: The best of our state

- List: Farmers markets in the Colorado Springs...

AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region celebrates 60 years

By: linda navarro

One mother, Peggy Marshall, set out to create a way to a better future for her daughter with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She rallied other mothers and started what evolved into The Arc Pikes Peak...