Articles by Hank Sims

March 2022

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

Dr. Ian Hoffman Resigns as Humboldt County Health Officer

TONIGHT in CITY COUNCIL: Eureka Land Swap, Meet the New Police Chief, Vacation Rentals and More!

Avoid Broadway at the Turn! Flipped Big Rig Forces Southbound Traffic Onto Waterfront at the Fourth Street/Broadway Intersection

December 2021

PG&E Says Progress is Being Made on Willow Creek-Area Outages; Don’t Read Too Much Into Those Mid-January Estimated Restoral Times

TOP 25 of 2021! Here Are the Most Clicked-Upon Posts of the Last Year. BONUS: The Most Deeply Read Stories of the Year!

Sheriff Declares Local Emergency in Snow-Bound Hills, Asks Residents for Reports of Local Damage

SNOW! Highways 299, 36, 96 Currently Closed; More of the White Stuff Coming

Lights and Sirens Downtown? That is Only Shop With a Cop

(UPDATES) HOLY MOLY: 6.2 Quake Rocks and Rattles Humboldt

Yes, Hillary Clinton Was in Humboldt Over the Weekend — and, Who Knows, Maybe She Still Is — For Reasons No One Cares to Talk About

Hiring a Waterfront Development Consultant, Cracking Down on Shopping Carts, COVID Bonus Pay for City Workers and More Highlights From Tonight’s Eureka City Council Agenda

Eureka Man Arrested Yesterday on Charges Connected to Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection

(VIDEO) Let’s All Watch This 18-Minute Interaction Between a YouTube Activist and an APD Officer to Figure Out What it Says About Dumb America in 2021

November 2021

Redistricting Nears the Finish Line! Your Final Supervisorial, Congressional and Legislative Districts are Almost Certainly Going to Look Like This For the Next Decade

(UPDATE: BLOWN UP) Eureka Police, Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad Looking at Suspicious Device in Downtown Eureka

The North Coast Could Have Some Open Seats in Congress and the Legislature if These New Redistricting ‘Visualizations’ Come to Pass

October 2021

Redistricting Committee Kiboshes Radical Eureka Split; Votes Thumbs Down on All Supervisor Maps Drawn So Far

The County’s Redistricting Process Has Been a Shambles, and the Maps it is Now Considering are Both Measurably Worse Than the Status Quo

More Later, But Here are Pirated Versions of the County’s Newly Revised Redistricting Maps if You, Like Many, Can’t Get the County’s Versions to Work for You

END OF AN ERA: Starting Sunday, You Gotta Dial ‘1-707’ Even If You’re Just Calling Someone In Town

A WEDDING to REDDING? There Are Ideas to Join Us With Shasta County at the State and Federal Level, and the State Citizens’ Redistricting Commission Would Like Your Feedback

(UPDATED WITH BETTER MAPS) The County’s Draft Redistricting Maps Have Been Released, and a Couple of Them Are Real Doozies

Redistricting Surprise? The County’s Advisory Committee is Looking Seriously at a Plan That Would Move a Distant Quarter of Eureka Into Arcata’s Supervisorial District

September 2021

Vaccine Mandate for City Employees, Beefed-Up Police Oversight on Next Tuesday’s Eureka City Council Agenda

CENSUS RESULTS: Eureka’s Population Shifted Pretty Dramatically in the Past Ten Years, and You Can Help Fix the Problems That Caused!

City of Eureka Deems Downtown Motel Uninhabitable; Boards Up Windows, Evicts Tenants

(UPDATING) Fire at Eureka’s Waste Management Transfer Station

In Open Letter, Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization Charges That County has ‘Wasted’ Measure Z Funds, Threatens to Take the Question Back to Voters

(UPDATE) Officer-Involved Shooting in the Arcata Bottoms: Sheriff’s Office, Other First Responders Investigating

August 2021

Red Cross Taking in Fire Refugees at Fortuna’s Fireman’s Pavilion

CENSUS RESULTS! The Northern Part of the County Has Boomed, and It’s Going to Make Local Redistricting a Little Tricky

CENSUS RESULTS! Humboldt County Has Grown a Little, and at Least on Paper It’s a Little Less White

Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo Will Run for Fourth District Supervisor Next Year

Cal Poly Humboldt Prospectus: Doubled Student Body, Huge New Dorm and Facilities Construction Projects and a Wide Palette of New Academic Offerings On Tap in the Coming Years, HSU Projects

New Humboldt Masking Order to Go Into Effect Saturday, Following Strong Case Surge and ‘Unprecedented’ Levels of COVID Hospitalization

Crescent City Company Looks to Solve Humboldt’s Recycling Crisis With New Center in Arcata

Highways 299 and 36 Closed as Trinity County Wildfires Continue to Grow