Tragic snorkeling accident takes life of Mike Taugher

TAUGHERAnyone following California water news is sure to recognize the name, Mike Taugher.  He wrote for the Contra Costa Times for 12 years before being appointed by the Governor to the position of assistant deputy director of communications, education and outreach at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in May of 2012.  His in-depth knowledge and ability to explain complex issues of California’s water issues earned him awards as well as accolades and admiration from both his colleagues and regular readers.

Now from the Contra Costa Times comes the sad news that a snorkeling accident in Hawaii has taken the life of Mike Taugher at only age 50.  For more, click here:  Former Contra Costa Times reporter dies while snorkeling in Hawaii

Rest in peace, Mike.  You will be sorely missed.

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