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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.

2017 Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic: Becca Kerber, Radiantly Raw
050617 Photo by Linda Navarro
2017 Kidpower Chocoholic Frolic: Becca Kerber, Radiantly Raw 050617 Photo by Linda Navarro
Memorial Hospital Gala: from left, Dr. Scott Hurlbert, gala co-chair Andrea Hurlbert,  Jack Rocks and gala co-chair Rachel Rocks
042217 PHOTO COURTESY BLUE FOX PHOTOGRAPHY
Memorial Hospital Gala: from left, Dr. Scott Hurlbert, gala co-chair Andrea Hurlbert, Jack Rocks and gala co-chair Rachel Rocks 042217 PHOTO COURTESY BLUE FOX PHOTOGRAPHY
Happy Mail box February 2015.
Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District Literary Awards Luncheon: Books ready to be autographed by the honoree.
042917 PHoto by Linda Navarro
Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District Literary Awards Luncheon: Books ready to be autographed by the honoree. 042917 PHoto by Linda Navarro
A Ronald McDonald moment with the featured Thomas family, Emma and her parents Carol and Brian, who shared their story at the volunteer appreciation event. 042417 Photo by Linda Navarro
25-year CASA Advocate Karen Hilborn with Collin, whose mother died of drug addiction leading to 13 different foster placements over the years starting when he was 6 years old. Hilborn helped Collin, now 17, find the natural family he had never known about and who took him in two years ago. The story brought tears to those at the 17th annual CASA Light of Hope fundraiser. PHOTO COURTESY CASA PIKES PEAK REGION
The Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances. At the end of his race, Yair Magana jumps over a stack of burning wood on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The races were held over the weekend at Ft. Carson for the public. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Dr. Shaye Moskowitz and wife Dawn fell in love with Australian Shepherd puppy Tessie and had the Fur Ball high bid for her. They have two older dogs at home. 042217 Photo by Linda Navarro
Dr. Shaye Moskowitz and wife Dawn fell in love with Australian Shepherd puppy Tessie and had the Fur Ball high bid for her. They have two older dogs at home. 042217 Photo by Linda Navarro
Students in the PPCC Culinary Arts program prepared the meal and planned the table settings, including the handmade Pastillage swan centerpieces, for the PPCC scholarship dinner at NOSH. 042317 Photo by Linda Navarro
Students in the PPCC Culinary Arts program prepared the meal and planned the table settings, including the handmade Pastillage swan centerpieces, for the PPCC scholarship dinner at NOSH. 042317 Photo by Linda Navarro