Articles by Hank Sims

September 2017

District Attorney Maggie Fleming to Announce Reelection Campaign Next Week; Candidate Touts Record, Endorsements

Big Immigrant Rights Rally at Humboldt Courthouse This Morning; Supervisors Meeting Briefly Disrupted

Brief Scare in Ridgewood Heights: Streets Closed, Elementary School on Lockdown as Armed, Disturbed Man Makes Threats

(PHOTOS) Fleeing From Cops, Man Carjacks Woman at Gunpoint at Bayshore Mall; Police Trying to Identify Suspect

Two People Shot in Hoopa Carjacking Sunday Morning; One Man Arrested Following Investigation

One Man Badly Injured in Arcata Church Arson Fire Last Night; Police Seeking Suspect Who Lit Flammable Substance Where Victim Was Sleeping

(UPDATES) Arcata’s G Street Closed as Part of Landmark Arcata Presbyterian Church Burns

Sheriff’s Office Rips Out Nearly 12,000 Plants, Finds Enviro Violations Galore in Two-Day Raid

ARCATA POLICE: Internet Rumors Saying That Josiah Lawson’s Friend is Suspected in His Murder are Categorically False, and the Author of These Rumors Knows Nothing

Suspected Hash Lab Explosion West of Willits Blows Hole in Roof of 30,000-Square-Foot Warehouse

Betty Chinn Proposes New Homeless Day Use Center on Wabash; Community Meeting on Project to Be Held Next Week

McGuire Bill Requiring Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns Heads to Governor’s Desk

Government Railroad Agency Says It’s Still Looking to Bring Trains Back to Humboldt County, Even as its Finances and Fortunes Spiral Downward

Someone Snatched a Little Old Lady’s Purse in the Winco Parking Lot Monday; Eureka Police Tracked Down and Arrested a Suspect Today

Assm. Jim Wood Cautions Pro-Single-Payer Protesters Who Will Demonstrate at His Local Offices Tomorrow: Don’t Expect to Get Everything You Wish For

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Identifying Man Found Drowned in the Trinity River Yesterday

Born and Raised in Humboldt? Stanford’s ‘Voices of California’ Project Wants to Talk With You!

Highway 299 is Open Once Again, and Should Remain So Until the Next Time it Burns or Slides

70-Year-Old Woman and Her Dogs Found Alive and Well After Having Been Trapped in Crashed Car For Four Days

HIGHWAY 299: Here Are the Times the Road is Scheduled to Be Open Today, Along With Instructions


Traveling East? PLAN AHEAD! Highways 299 and 36 Are Each Open Only During Limited Hours, Caltrans Says

Need to Breathe Something Other Than Smoke? The County Has Six Clean-Air Centers Set Up in the Klamath-Trinity Region and on the Coast

(UPDATE) City of Eureka Says: Blue Heron Burned Because Squires Didn’t Pay Prostitute For Oral Sex Received

Drug Task Force Bust Up Rio Dell/Fortuna Narcotics Network; One Arrested for Possession, Sales, Transportation of Heroin, Meth

Highway 299 Still Closed West of Weaverville; Helena Fire Holding at 5,000 Acres, With 130 Structures Damaged or Destroyed

August 2017

HARD CLOSURE: Fire Shuts Down Highway 299 Just West of Weaverville

Public Health: People Who Had Contact With Child Struck by Meningitis Patient Have All Been Notified

Eureka Child Hospitalized With Serious, Contagious Form of Meningitis; People Who May Have Had Contact Are Being Notified

SNOWCAT! Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Ops Achieve Fundraising Goal for New Snow-Land Vehicle With $30k Donation From Blue Lake Rancheria

Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Man Shot Dead in Eureka Friday Night

BROADWAY SIGN CARNAGE! The Big Roadside Wendy’s Sign Isn’t Looking So Hot This Afternoon

Those People Arrested By the CHP Last Night? They Were Both Wanted as Witnesses in the Upcoming Trial Over the Murder of a 14-Year-Old Boy in Eureka

CHP Patrol Officer Chases Down Felony Warrant Suspect Who Fled on Foot Following Stop; Heroin Discovered

Arrest Made in Eureka Burglary a Week After the Fact, After Victim Recovers Surveillance Tape, Files Police Report and Locates the Suspect

Two Days of Megaraids in the Petrolia Area — Each Centered on a Limited Liability Company — Yield Over 13,000 Plants, Three Tons of Processed Weed, Numerous Environmental Violations

Southern Oregon’s Chetco Bar Fire Tops 100,000 Acres With Zero Percent Containment; Outlying Areas of Brookings Evacuated

EPD: Man Dwelling Near Eureka Slough Bridge Throws Rocks at Cars, Attacks Officers, Gets Tased

Sheriff’s Office to SoHum Burglar, Car Thief: We Have You on Video and Your Days of Freedom Are Numbered

(UPDATES) Former Blue Heron Motel Office Building in Flames

AIR QUALITY ALERT: Officials Warn of ‘Very Unhealthy’ Air Quality Conditions Along the Klamath River as Wildfires Continue to Grow

(PHOTOS, VIDEO) HOW’S YOUR ECLIPSE? Coastal Humboldt is Socked In, But People Are Flocking Inland to Get Views

Inmate Tased After Assaulting Correctional Officers, Two Nurses in Unexplained Attack

Gov. Jerry Brown Commutes Sentence of Woman Serving 25-to-Life for 2001 Eureka Murder

Sheriff’s Office, CAMP Take Down 8,000 Plants in Two-Day Trespass Grow Operation Near Hoopa, Orleans

(UPDATES) Fire at Manila Homeless Encampment on the Bay Burns Structure to the Ground; Police Respond to Report of Assault at Scene, Find No Suspects

Yurok Tribe Hails New Science Showing Spring-Run Klamath Salmon as Genetically Distinct; Development Could Lead to More Protection for Fish

(UPDATE: BACK) Humboldt Awakes to Another Mass AT&T Internet Outage for the Second Time This Month

Rio Dell Man Airlifted to Redding Following Backwoods Solo-Vehicle Crash

After Just Nine Turbulent Months on the Job, Humboldt County Library Services Director Resigns