Linda Navarro

Charity Events Columnist

  • AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: 19 young women named 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes. Those selected for this 49th social season were named for their school accomplishments, volunteer activities...

  • AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    It was the pinkest night of the rodeo season, save for this Thursday's "Think Pink Night" when cowboys in Komen pink shirts will take over at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. Leading the way was the eighth annual Cowgirls & Cocktails, which drew let's-party women to the indoor arena at...

  • AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia, WCLI

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Each Women's Community Leadership Initiative class has a project. It builds on what the 20 to 30 women have learned about community needs, leadership and themselves during the January to June Leadership Pikes Peak program. The 2015 WCLI participants chose La Casita, home to Centro de...

  • Must See Must Do: Best bets for fun this holiday weekend around Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Here's a look at some of your best entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area over the long holiday weekend and beyond: - Busy rodeo time this week starts with Friday's Ride for the Brand and a yummy rib cook-off at Norris-Penrose Event Center. Teams from all over the...

  • Must See Must Do: Best bets for fun this weekend around Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Here's a look at some of your best entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area over the next few days: FRIDAY-SATURDAY - It's time for the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival in Cañon City, with almost 20 river events planned, but they'll be keeping watch on the Arkansas River,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Big prize for playful sculpture

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Being fully appreciated for what you do never gets old for an artist. When well-known local artist Sean O'Meallie and his wife, Mary, heard his name called from the stage at City Auditorium, he gasped a bit and Mary teared up. O'Meallie had just learned he was receiving the $10,000...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak Range Riders celebrate their 66th ride

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    The first Pikes Peak Range Ride was a more casual Western affair with 38 friends and fellow horsemen in July 1949. Like that first ride, the 66th annual Range Ride, which concluded Father's Day, publicized the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, which turns 75 this year. When this year's...

  • Colorado Springs mayor John Suthers receives 2015 Silver Spur award

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    After five days on the trail promoting the upcoming Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days, the Range Riders and their families gathered Sunday at the Marriott Hotel to eat dinner, share stories and honor the annual "outstanding citizen of the community" Silver Spur winner. The 2015 award...

  • AROUND TOWN: 100+ Women Who Care - Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    In an instant world, simply call it speed charity, speed philanthropy or speed giving. In just a little more than an hour each quarter, members of 100+ Women Who Care Colorado Springs meet friends after work, learn about three local nonprofits, and then vote and choose one deserving...

  • AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs: "Now this is the way the fellows like to have meetings and raise money," one enthusiastic member said. A drink with friends at the El Paso Club after work, five-minute presentations and a potential $10,000 raised for a local charity. Over and...

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