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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.

Bike riders at a previous Starlight Spectacular. Courtesy Trails and Open Space Coalition.
John Schutz, left, and Matt Heiden check out silent auction bids at the Homeward Pikes Peak Golf Classic VIP event.
050217 Photo by Linda Navarro
John Schutz, left, and Matt Heiden check out silent auction bids at the Homeward Pikes Peak Golf Classic VIP event. 050217 Photo by Linda Navarro
NAMI Breakfast: Executive Director Lori Jarvis-Steinwert, right, with featured speaker Shelly Prescod, NAMI FaithNet
 050417 Photo by Linda Navarro
NAMI Breakfast: Executive Director Lori Jarvis-Steinwert, right, with featured speaker Shelly Prescod, NAMI FaithNet 050417 Photo by Linda Navarro
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