Articles by Hank Sims

June 2022

ELECTION UPDATE! With 9,080 More Votes Counted, Arroyo Scoots Way Up Into No-Runoff-Needed Territory

Grand Jury Calls For Easier Ways to Report Elder Abuse in Humboldt County, Plus a Greater Emphasis on Shelters for Homeless Senior Citizens

A Plane Made an Emergency Landing in the Arcata Bottoms This Afternoon

(VIDEO) Firefighters Scrambling to Put Out Series of Roadside Blazes Along Vance Avenue in Samoa

ELECTION UPDATE! Arroyo’s Lead Ticks Back Up After Elections Office Counts About 3,600 More Votes

Let’s Fix Up Hydesville! Caltrans Will Host a Public Meeting Next Week, and it Would Like Your Ideas on How to Spruce Up Highway 36 Through the Town That I Just Realized Has No Nickname

(VIDEO) An Orca Pod Cruised Humboldt Bay on This Blessed Day

ELECTION NIGHT FINAL! Dillingham, Eads, Madrone, Stillman With Big Leads; Fourth District Supervisor Race Teetering on Runoff for Arroyo; Reports From Campaign Parties and More!

It’s ELECTION DAY! If You Haven’t Voted Yet, You Need to Do That By 8 P.M. Celebrate Democracy!

(LIVE) Karen Paz Dominguez Addresses Critical Grand Jury Report on the Courthouse Steps

COAL TRAIN NOT DEAD: Shadowy Corporation Files its Paperwork After the Deadline Due to ‘Vacation Travel Delays,’ Hopes Federal Surface Transportation Board Will Give it a Pass

May 2022

Thieves Steal Old-Growth Redwood Logs From McKay Community Forest; County Environmental Services Asks For Public’s Help in Getting Them Back

The City of Arcata Will to Have to Live With Brett Watson for a Few More Months, as the Councilmember Refuses to Allow Himself to Feel Shame or Remorse

Brett Watson, You Must Resign: An Open Letter From 50+ Local Women Leaders

Surface Transportation Board Ruling Issues Serious Blow to Annie and Mary Trail Efforts, Opens Door for Coal Train Interests to Make Their Case to Scuttle Great Redwood Rail-to-Trail

We Would Like to Point Out, in the Gentlest Possible Fashion, That This Times-Standard Story is Incorrect

(UPDATE: POLE TO BE MOVED BEHIND THE GAZEBO) Eureka Installs Surveillance Tower at the Gazebo; Four More Permanent ‘Lot Cops’ to be Built Around Town

(UPDATE) Investigation Sustains Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Arcata City Councilmember Brett Watson; Former Mayor Was ‘Obsessed’ With Staff Member, Report Finds

It’s Been a Busy Few Days on LoCO Elections. Here’s a Roundup of Your Questions Recently Answered by Local Candidates for Office

(VIDEO) AHOY! The Seven Seas Mariner Has Rolled Into Humboldt Bay

April 2022

DON’T CALL IT A DEBATE! Here is a List of Upcoming ‘Candidate Forums’ With Candidates for Local Office

LOCKED DOWN in ITALY: NoHum High School Students on a Spring Break Tour of Europe Contract COVID, Wind Up in a Secure Facility in Rome; Their Parents are Very Angry

LoCO ELECTIONS: Candidates for DA, Supervisor, Judge and Arcata City Council Answer Numerous Questions on Their Platforms and Experience

Huge USA Today Investigation Explores Why a Cal Poly Humboldt Professor Continues to Teach, Even After the University Upheld Sexual Harassment Complaints Against Him Years Ago

First Election Limerick Roundup! Wowza, You People are Really Terrible at Writing Limericks

ANNOUNCEMENT: LoCO Will Publish Your Letter in Support of a Local Candidate for Office, But Only if You Write it in the Form of a Limerick

Humboldt County Planning Commission Makes Some Progress on the Question of Which of its Members Should Sit Where

No Longer LEAVING for LAS VEGAS: Avelo Shuts Down Humboldt —> Sin City Direct Flights Effective May 2

Cheryl Dillingham Officially Announces Bid For Auditor-Controller in Front of Romano Gabriel Sculpture Garden

(UPDATE) Arcata’s Mayor Can’t Participate in the City-Defining Gateway Area Plan; These Two Current Candidates for City Council Probably Can’t Either, for the Same Reason

Looking to Get Back on Your Feet After an Arrest? Some Experts are Coming Up From the Bay Area in a Couple of Weeks, and They’re Eager to Help You With That

HUMBOLDT BAYWATCH: Those Gray Whales are Hanging out in Humboldt Right Now, and We Should Talk About Them

March 2022

Now They’re Selling KIEM-TV to An All-Western Cable Channel That Used to Be Jim and Tammy Faye’s ‘PTL Television Network’

VIDEO POSTCARD FROM ISTANBUL: Outside the Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks

HARD TRUTHS: Everyone Please Stop Spreading the Lying Lie That Ferndale’s The Palace Bar is the Westernmost Bar in the Continental United States

LoCO Elections is Back! Get Your Questions Ready, Because Your Chance to Grill the Candidates on the June 2022 Ballot Has Arrived

GULCH THOUGHTS? The City of Eureka Would Like Your Views on the Town’s Gulches and Greenways, in Advance of Developing a New Citywide Policy

In Annual Report, Humboldt County Drug Task Force Says it Took an Estimated $1.4 Billion Million Worth of Illegal Substances Off the Market Last Year

TSUNAMI PREPAREDNESS TEST! The Sirens Will or Should Be Rip-Roaring on the Peninsula Tomorrow, and Manila Residents Are Urged to Practice Getting to Higher Ground

Paz Dominguez Supporter Thomas Edrington Takes Up His ‘Old, Bloodstained Tools,’ Explains Why He Engineered Auditor-Controller Document Dump

No Local Tsunami Threat From Big Earthquake That Struck Near Fukushima, Japan This Morning

February 2022

Here, We Propose, is the New Rule: If a Worker is Wearing a Mask, Then You are Wearing a Mask

INTRODUCING: The Lost Coast Outpost’s Newest Pixel-Slinger, Isabella Vanderheiden!

Eureka Police Release Body Cam Footage From the Dec. 30 Shooting Behind the Red Lion

EaRTH Center a Go: Eureka Council Approves Ambitious Housing/Transit Development Downtown, Despite Parking Concerns

January 2022

Once Again, A Flotilla of Military Helichoppers Has Shocked and Awed the County

IT’S OFFICIAL: As of Today, Cal Poly Humboldt is a Real Thing

(UPDATING) Eureka High on Lockdown After Report of Possible Firearm

NEWMAN! Former Eureka City Councilmember Files Papers Indicating He Will Run For Fourth District Supervisor

Corps of Engineers, U.C. Berkeley Return Remains of Wiyot People Presumed Killed in the Indian Island Massacre