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Articles by Hank Sims

May 2019

Police Arrest Suspect in Slaughter of Pet Pig Earlier This Year

FOLLOW-UP: Citing Work of Review Panel, Staff Recommends City Council Award $370,000 Marketing Services Contract to Eureka Visitors Center

As Eureka’s $370,000 Contract for ‘Marketing Services’ is About to Be Awarded, Text Messages Released by City Show Close Relationship Between City Official and Finalist

Eureka Police Chief Decries ‘Hostile and Threatening Speech’ Directed at Needle Exchange Program; Says EPD Will be on Hand to Ensure Peace at HACHR Picnic Tomorrow

‘Boycott Circus Cruelty’: Protesters to Gather for Second Day of Picketing Outside Redwood Acres

Yurok Tribe Gives Thumbs-Up to Hemp: Tribal Council Moves to Legalize Non-Psychoactive Cannabis on Tribal Lands, Develop Regulations and Explore Business Opportunities Around Newly Legal Crop

INTRODUCING: SPILLBOT!, the Friendly LoCO Robot That Lets You Know When Bad Stuff Goes Where it Should Not Go

Dozens Gather at County Courthouse to Support Supervisor Rex Bohn Against Backlash Over Racist Joke

Still No Home For Sexually Violent Predator; For a Third Time, Judge Feeney Denies Local Placement for Joshua Cooley

April 2019

REMINDER: Our Rivers are Stronger Than You Think — Especially the Trinity — and You Should Take Great Care When Frolicking in Them

Looking Forward to the Tall Ships? Alas, One of the Two Beloved Vessels Will Not Make it to Town For Tomorrow’s Inaugural Salt and Fog Fish Fest

‘Kai the Homefree Hitchhiker,’ Former Humboldter and Hatchet-Wielding Viral Sensation, Convicted of First-Degree Murder

Arcata Police to Host Law Enforcement Training on ‘Gun Violence Restraining Orders,’ a Newish Legal Tool Designed to Keep Firearms Out of the Hands of Dangerous People

Eureka City Leaders Organizing Protest of Sexually Violent Predator’s Upcoming Placement in Local Motels; Court Hearing Scheduled for May 3

Caltrans Ready to Make Push on the Reconstruction of Highway 101 Between Eureka and Arcata; Public Meeting on the Issue Scheduled for Next Week

Last Remaining KHSU Employee Quits; Estrada Says She ‘Will Not Be Buried’

Tons of Eureka Cops Serving Search Warrant on Henderson Street; Several People Detained

March 2019

Albuquerque Reporter Looks at Eureka’s Homelessness Strategy, Finds Lessons That Could Apply in His Hometown

House Fire Off Eureka’s West Avenue Started in Hash Lab-Containing Garage, Says Humboldt Bay Fire

(UPDATE) A Cherry Blossom Tree at Kamisu Park Dared to Bloom, So Some Emotionally Crippled Eureka Vandal Destroyed It

(AUDIO) Arcata High Student Previews Tomorrow’s ‘March for our Lives’ in Arcata

TODAY in SUPES: ‘Project Trellis’ — the Multipronged, County-Led Program to Assist the Local Cannabis Industry — Appears to be a Go

‘PROJECT TRELLIS’: The Board of Supervisors May Create a Government Funding Mechanism for the Local Cannabis Industry Tomorrow

McKinleyville’s Dennis Mayo Made Quite a Splash at CPAC!

Almost Three Years After Ray’s Split Town, Groceries are Once Again Available in the Hoopa Valley

February 2019

(UPDATES) The McKinley Statue is Gone

MORE SEWAGE STILL! Turns Out Fortuna Contributed Another 14,000 Gallons of the Raw Stuff to the Eel Yesterday; Tiny Ferndale Also Chipped In

Lots of Rain Came, More Rain is Coming; Eel River Expected to Crest Near 25 Feet — Just Under Major Flood Stage — Tomorrow Afternoon

OH, SHIT! More Than 10,000 Gallons of Raw Sewage Were Dropped Into the Bay This Morning, and More Into the Eel This Afternoon

‘Life-Threatening’ Emergency on Humboldt Bay as Harbor Entrance Silts Up; Commercial Shipping Closed Down; Local Agencies Petitioning Feds for Early Dredging

(UPDATE) Eureka’s Carson Park Defaced By Lots of Ugly-As-Hell Graffiti Last Night

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) The Eel River Delta is Waterlogged Today; Cannibal Island Road Shut Due to Flooding; River 19 Feet High and Rising at Fernbridge

(UPDATE) SNOW DAY! Highway 101 Reopened Near Leggett, Highway 199 Closed North of Crescent City

Massive New Fish Farm in the Works for Samoa Peninsula; Harbor District Expected to Bless Project Helmed by Norwegian Firm at Special Meeting Monday

Noted Earthquake Expert Ross Stein on the ‘Superbowl Swarm’ of Earthquakes, What It Means or Doesn’t Mean, and What You Should Do to Prepare

January 2019

Wild Car Chase Through Eureka This Morning Ends With Crash; Two Taken Into Custody at Gunpoint

County Government Debuts Final Plans for McKay Tract Trail Network, Which Will Run From Myrtletown to Ridgewood

WASHINGTON MEASLES OUTBREAK: Humboldt County’s Public Health Officer on our Troubling Local Conditions, and What the County is Doing to Prepare for the Worst

Oh Dear God, Please Not Again With This Horseshit About Humboldt County’s Missing Persons Rate

Following Death of Visitors Bureau Director, Eureka City Council Postpones Upcoming Discussion on its Marketing Strategy

RIP, J Hockaday and Tony Smithers: Two Pillars of the Local Business Community Pass Over the Weekend

City of Eureka Poised to Make Sharp Turn Away From ‘Redwood Tourism’ and Do Its Own Thing Instead

(VIDEO) ‘They’re All Short, Fat Guys in Tights’ Says Slattery of Hoodslam Heroes as He Narrowly Avoids City Hall Ass-Whooping

Marin Judge Orders the Remains of the North Coast Railroad Authority to Pay Humboldt Environmental Groups Nearly $2 Million

(INTERVIEW) Food For People Says Government Shutdown Not Hurting Essential Food Services Yet, But Several Programs Are At Risk

Terrified of Upcoming Rematch With ‘Hoodslam Goons,’ Eureka Community Services Director Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Get in Shape

December 2018

CRASH, BANG, BUSTED! Here Are the Top 25 Lost Coast Outpost Posts of 2018, as Measured by Site Traffic

(VIDEO) SIC ‘EM, GUSTO! Here’s What Humboldt’s New Crowdfunded K-9 Cop Looks Like When He Tears Into Your Flesh

Fight Over Mercer-Fraser Glendale Operation Derails Today’s Big Board of Supervisors Meeting on Mass Land Rezoning

County Government’s Unusual Decision to Mourn President George Bush By Giving Everyone the Day Off Probably Cost Local Taxpayers Nearly Half a Million Dollars