FastTIMES, an electronic newsmagazine for the near-surface geophysical sciences, has been published quarterly by the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society since 1998. It showcases novel uses of near-surface geophysics in a manner that is intended to be interesting to geophysicists as well as accessible to others who may be interested in using geophysics. Each issue features technical articles on diverse topics, news from the near-surface geophysical community, information on recent and coming events, titles of articles published in near-surface journals, and notices of professional opportunities. It is distributed to EEGS members and offered to several associated professional societies within and outside the geophysics community. Current and past issues are currently freely available for download from the EEGS web site.