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Articles by Hank Sims

March 2023

Sal’s Myrtlewood is Closed For Now After A Car Rammed It This Afternoon

One of the Most Bullshit Things About Humboldt is That We Don’t Have Any Flags

McKinleyville Man Released From Captivity in Niger After Six and a Half Years

Eureka Announces New Warming Shelter for Homeless Citizens, to be Based at Lifehouse Church in Myrtletown

Beloved LoCO Mascot ‘Coney’ Has Been Fully Assimilated Into the Caltrans Borg

Big Town Hall on Eureka Transportation and Infrastructure at the Jefferson Center Tonight

Major Water Main Break in Trinidad Likely to Affect Customers for Several Days, Staff Says

February 2023

Man Found Dead at Old Town Bus Stop Early This Morning

(UPDATE: OPEN) Highway 101 Closed Again From Garberville to Ukiah Following Heavy Snow

Cal Poly Humboldt is Bringing Back LUMBERJACK DAYS, but it Won’t Be Like the Old Lumberjack Days

LoCO SAYS: Please Tell County Government to Stop Giving Your Tax Dollars to Our Lawyer

(UPDATED) Watch the SHORTER STATE OF THE UNION, With Rep. Jared Huffman

Do You Have Thoughts About Citizen Oversight of Policing in Humboldt County? These Cal Poly Researchers Would Like to Hear From You

In a Surprise Move, Cal Poly Humboldt Tells Returning Students They Will be Ineligible for On-Campus Housing Next Semester

All Simulated Hell is About to Break Loose in Old Town, Because an Earthquake-Delayed ‘Shop With a Cop’ Event is Happening This Afternoon

January 2023

THANKS, WINTER STORMS! Due to the Devastation Wrought Upon Humboldt County During the Recent Rains, You Now Have Until May 15 to File Your Taxes

A Little-Known Grant Program Can Help Earthquake-Proof Your Home, But It Desperately Needs to Find More Humboldt County Contractors to Do the Work

(UPDATE) Bad Vehicle v. Pedestrian Crash on Broadway

(UPDATE) INTRODUCING: John Kennedy O’Connor, a Classy British Expat and a Veteran Broadcaster, Has Deigned to Join Your Lost Coast Outpost News Team

Highway 36 Closed Between Carlotta and Bridgeville Due to Slide

Teenager Arrested After Twice Attempting to Steal Shotgun From Big 5 Yesterday, Eureka Police Say

In Virtual Public Statement Today, PG&E Runs Down the Resources it Has Deployed and Promises Detailed Daily Updates

The Power Outages Are Rolling In as the Next Phase of the Atmospheric River Strikes Humboldt

December 2022

BEHOLD: Humboldt’s Top 25 Stories of 2022 as Chosen by You, the Lost Coast Outpost Readership

Wild Police Chase Through the North County Today; One Person in Custody

The First Day of the Atmospheric River Brought Eureka Record Rainfall

Commercial Crab Season Set to Begin New Year’s Eve

City Government is Still Tallying Up the Damage to Eureka’s Lloyd Building; at Least Two Homes in the Town Red-Tagged

(UPDATING) Power Out Across the County Tuesday Morning, Schools Closed, Fernbridge Currently Closed Following Early Morning Quake

The Final Results of the November 6 Election Are In, and The Results Are What You Now Expect Them to Be

Arise, Da’ Yas! The Rechristening of 20/30 Park Headlines Tomorrow’s Eureka City Council Agenda

November 2022

EARTH FLAG RESURGENT! Cervantes, Fernandez, De Loach and Ryan Easy Winners With Most Votes Counted, and It Looks Like That Earth Flag Will Hang High in Arcata

This Flaming White Sedan Across From Winco is Gonna Impact Traffic on Harris for a While

Water Main Break in Old Town Leaves Wide Swath of Eureka High and Dry

NEW ELECTION REPORT! Fernandez Pulls Ahead in Eureka Ward 3 With 9,614 Additional Votes Tallied; Arcata Earth Flag Back in Play

That Smoke in Eureka Today is Coming From a Logging Slash Burn Up in Elk River

(UPDATING) Klamath Dam Removal Clears Final Federal Hurdle; Historic Decomissioning of Four Hydropower Dams to Begin Next Year

With 10,000 More Ballots Counted, Cervantes Pulls Farther Ahead; Fullerton Lead Shrinks; Around 20,000 Ballots Still to be Tallied

POLLZ: Please Tell Us Who You Think Won the Election, Because We Don’t Know

ELECTION RESULTS: Few Votes Counted on Election Night, Leaving Many Races Up in the Air; Matthews, White Look Like Locks in Arcata

(UPDATING) ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS! Follow Live! All the Vote Counts as They Happen, Plus Scene Reports From the Parties! The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat!

The Last-Minute Voter’s Guide to Actually Filling Out and Turning in Your Damn Ballot!

October 2022

Harbor District Announces Massive Offshore Wind Partnership; Project Would Lead to an 86-Acre Redevelopment of Old Pulp Mill Site

There Seems to Be a Fresh Crop of Imaginary Young Women Suddenly Very Interested in Arcata Politics!

IT’S ON: Humboldt Offshore Wind Leases to Go Up For Auction on Dec. 6

(VIDEO) Sheriff’s Office Releases Body Cam Footage From July Car Chase, Exchange of Gunfire in Eureka

They’ve Whittled it Down to Three New Wiyot Names for 20/30 Park, and You Can Vote on Your Favorite

Eureka is Budgeting $75,000 in Walking Around Money for a Select Group of Citizens to Spend on Local Projects, and It’s Offering a $100 Stipend to Up to 50 People Selected to Serve

It’s CAMPAIGN FORUM Season! Here’s an Updating Schedule of Events Featuring Your Candidates for City Council and More

INTRODUCING: Eduardo Ruffcorn-Barragán, the Newest Addition to Team LoCO!