Author:

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.

2016 Zoo Ball: Hillary Stefanec and Matt Keckeisen feed the goats. 061816 Photo by Linda Navarro
Newlyweds Dr. Geoff Doner and emcee Rachael Plath at Rally for the Cure Gala.
060416 Photo by Linda Navarro
Newlyweds Dr. Geoff Doner and emcee Rachael Plath at Rally for the Cure Gala. 060416 Photo by Linda Navarro
The Rev. Paul and Lois Peel were honored by almost 400 guests at a special dinner the weekend Pastor Peel preached his final sermon at First Lutheran Church.
062416 Photo by Linda Navarro
The Rev. Paul and Lois Peel were honored by almost 400 guests at a special dinner the weekend Pastor Peel preached his final sermon at First Lutheran Church. 062416 Photo by Linda Navarro
Audience with hands in the air at a music festival
Greg Janitell, left, Charles Johnson and Steve Janitell tracked a missing horse during the Range Ride and then concocted what became the "Tale of the Lost Saddle." 
061916 Photo by Linda Navarro
Greg Janitell, left, Charles Johnson and Steve Janitell tracked a missing horse during the Range Ride and then concocted what became the "Tale of the Lost Saddle." 061916 Photo by Linda Navarro
Patti Boles, left, and Beth Carlson, at the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre reception at High Valley Farm, will be named Living Legends of Dance in Colorado this fall at Denver University.  
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Patti Boles, left, and Beth Carlson, at the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre reception at High Valley Farm, will be named Living Legends of Dance in Colorado this fall at Denver University. 060916 Photo by Linda Navarro
Andrea Flanagan and Andrew "Mr. Sunshine" T. of Arizona Pinstripe will be playing the Love for Orlando Show this weekend.
Amblicab Rock 'n Roll keynote speaker Kevan Worley, who was born blind, and visually impaired runner Jessica Beecham, who works with Worley Enterprises' We Fit Wellness.
060816 Photo by Linda Navarro
Amblicab Rock 'n Roll keynote speaker Kevan Worley, who was born blind, and visually impaired runner Jessica Beecham, who works with Worley Enterprises' We Fit Wellness. 060816 Photo by Linda Navarro
Keynote speaker Jennifer Johnson, right, gets a thank-you gift from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Iota Beta Omega Chapter President Si'Mona Johnson.
052216 Photo by Linda Navarro
Keynote speaker Jennifer Johnson, right, gets a thank-you gift from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Iota Beta Omega Chapter President Si'Mona Johnson. 052216 Photo by Linda Navarro