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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.

100 Women Who Care: Nancy Harrison, left, and Jamie McFadden celebrate with former participant Jacob Blaskowsky when Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center was chosen the evening's recipient.
071917 Photo by Linda Navarro
100 Women Who Care: Nancy Harrison, left, and Jamie McFadden celebrate with former participant Jacob Blaskowsky when Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center was chosen the evening's recipient. 071917 Photo by Linda Navarro
Isaac Green, Kayte Cummings, Urban Peak Executive Director Shawna Kemppainen and Lisa Barrick Kemppainen at Off the Street Breakfast.
072017 Photo by Linda Navarro
Isaac Green, Kayte Cummings, Urban Peak Executive Director Shawna Kemppainen and Lisa Barrick Kemppainen at Off the Street Breakfast. 072017 Photo by Linda Navarro
Komen Survivors Luncheon: Emcee Heather Skold welcomed guests to a celebration of life. 051317 Photo by Linda Navarro
The two leaders, Susan Edmondson, who was executive director of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation for 10 years, with current executive director David Siegel at the 15th anniversary. 071217 Photo by Linda Navarro
Dragster racing down the track with burnout. Photo realistic 3d model scene with room for text or copy space
Dan Rather attends the premiere of "Harry Benson: Shoot First", hosted by The Cinema Society, at City Cinemas Beekman Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Friends of eXtension Garden Tour: Payton and Emily Campbell visit one of the yards on the tour.
062217 Photo by Linda Navarro
Friends of eXtension Garden Tour: Payton and Emily Campbell visit one of the yards on the tour. 062217 Photo by Linda Navarro
Josh Peek of Pueblo, Colo., competes in the steer wrestling event Wednesday, July 13, 2016, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)