The Natural Hazards Center is preparing to bid a fond farewell to Natural Hazards Observer editor Dan Whipple, who will be retiring on November 1. Dan was key in making many changes to the Observer in the past six years, as well as creating the print program annually for the Natural Hazards Workshop.

Dan joined the staff in May 2008, after spending more than 30 years as a writer and journalist, specializing primarily in science and environmental issues. Previously, he served as editor of High Country News and Northern Lights and held several editorial positions at the daily Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming.

While we’ll miss Dan greatly, we’re exited to start yet another great era in Observer publication. Keep an eye out as we begin our search for Dan’s replacement and feel free to send you feedback and farewells to him directly.