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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.

YOT Club: Joni Williams, Dradi Wicklund, Shanon Wright, Jessica Squatrito, Mairis Maestas, Laura Hill
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YOT Club: Joni Williams, Dradi Wicklund, Shanon Wright, Jessica Squatrito, Mairis Maestas, Laura Hill 111817 Photo by Linda Navarro
Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust celebration: Justin Grant of Goat Patch Brewing checked out a holiday silent auction item. His Red Ale was poured during the event.111617 Photo by Linda Navarro
Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust celebration: Justin Grant of Goat Patch Brewing checked out a holiday silent auction item. His Red Ale was poured during the event. 111617 Photo by Linda Navarro
CPCD Chair Project Community Giving Event: Little chairs were table centerpieces at the breakfast and cocktail events, were autographed by those at the tables and given to top donors.
 111517 Photo by Linda Navarro
CPCD Chair Project Community Giving Event: Little chairs were table centerpieces at the breakfast and cocktail events, were autographed by those at the tables and given to top donors. 111517 Photo by Linda Navarro
Board Chair William Walsh leads a champagne toast to 23 years of Teen Court at the 10th Jewel of a Wine Tasting and Food Gala.
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Board Chair William Walsh leads a champagne toast to 23 years of Teen Court at the 10th Jewel of a Wine Tasting and Food Gala. 110317 Photo by Linda Navarro
"Colorado Heights" gingerbread village won grand prize and people's choice at Gingerbread & Jazz. The Picnic Basket team was, from left, Isabel O'Dell, Lewis Guarasci, Melissa Lawson and Alora Powell. The creation was auctioned for $2,000. 
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"Colorado Heights" gingerbread village won grand prize and people's choice at Gingerbread & Jazz. The Picnic Basket team was, from left, Isabel O'Dell, Lewis Guarasci, Melissa Lawson and Alora Powell. The creation was auctioned for $2,000. 111117 Photo by Linda Navarro