Articles by Hank Sims

October 2018

MORE PRESCRIBED BURNS! Calfire is Going to Torch Some Acreage in Ettersburg and Lone Star Junction Over the Coming Days

Health Department Shuts Down Raliberto’s Taco Shop Due to Cockroach Infestation

Is Anyone Dumb Enough to Cast a Write-In Vote for ‘Impeach Trump’ on Their City Council Ballot?

Someone Has Disfigured the McKinley Statue by Spraying it With A Patina-Eating Chemical

STATE OF EUREKA: In Today’s Eureka, Policing is About Much More Than Arresting Bad Guys

Attorneys Argue About What to Do With Arcata Woman Who Killed Her Daughter While Suffering From Mental Illness

(PHOTOS/AUDIO) ‘The Harbor is Healthy’ Says Incumbent Commissioner Richard Marks; Campaign Rally by the Bay Notable for Political Diversity, Hot Dogs

ONLY A TEST: FEMA is About to Get Up in Your Phone!

September 2018

END OF THE LINE: Gov. Brown Signs McGuire Bill to Eviscerate the North Coast Railroad Authority, Start Trail Planning

The RETURN of WEATHER! It’s Going to Rain This Weekend, They Think!

Yet Another Roundup of Upcoming Candidate Forums in the Eureka Area

Sheriff’s Office Implements New Records Management System; Most of the County Policing Now on the Same Page, Records-wise

Arcata City Manager Issues Update on Josiah Lawson Investigation; City Mobilizing Lots of Resources to Solve Case, Diemer Says

The New Eureka General Plan Will Guide the City For a Generation, and It’ll be the Subject of a Special City Meeting Monday Night

WATCH: The Trailer for ‘Murder Mountain: Welcome to Humboldt County,’ the New Docuseries on Fusion TV That Premieres Sunday, Has Been Released

FORK YEAH! Feed Store Employee Gives Firefighters a Lift to Tiny Balloon Track Blaze

Eureka Candidate Forum Tonight! See The Candidates for Third Ward and Fifth Ward Go Head-to-Head (or at Least Side-to-Side)

Fire Breaks Out in Steep Terrain Above Carlotta This Morning; Calfire Holds it to One Acre

Fatal Shooting Near Phillipsville This Morning

Central Labor Council ‘Reluctantly’ Endorses Measure O, the Re-Up of the Half-Cent Sales Tax on the November Ballot

Eureka Man in Custody After Allegedly Crashing Stolen Semi Into a Tree, Running Away Armed

Another SoHum ‘Road Rage’ Shooting Today; Victim Doing Fine, Suspects Still at Large

(VIDEO) Eureka Man Arrested After Fleeing Cops, Smashing Into Several Parked Cars Downtown

A Big, Goofy California Sea Lion Flopped Himself Up Onto the Highway Last Night, Causing Everyone a Lot of Trouble

SoHum Man With Felony Warrants Outstanding Tries to Beat Feet While Detained in Traffic Stop; Fails

Arson at St. Bernard’s Church in Eureka; Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Suspect

(PHOTOS/AUDIO) Marian Brady Vows to Make the Harbor Great Again at Campaign Launch By the Bay

POWER PATROL! PG&E is Flying All Over the County in a Little Cessna, Looking for Fires

Debating Season is Nigh! Here’s a Couple of Places Where You Will Be Able to See Eureka’s Bewildering Array of Candidates Go Toe-to-Toe

Interstate 5 is Open North of Redding, But Be Prepared for Controlled Traffic, Delays

Man Shot on Ettersburg Road Last Night After What He Described as a ‘Road Rage Incident’

PG&E Announces That It’s Now Accepting Bids on Potter Valley Dams, Which Take Water From the Eel Put it in the Russian

Sheriff’s Office Stakeout Nets Suspect in Ongoing Theft, Trespassing Issues at McK Business

August 2018

Hoopa Man Arrested on Child Molestation Charges Today, Sheriff’s Office Says

Drug Task Force Arrests 17-Year-Old Found With a Pound and a Half of Heroin

Citizen Tips Sheriff’s Office to Felony Car Thief Suspect Hanging Out Behind Avenue of the Giants Market

The Bill Formerly Known as ‘The Great Redwood Trail Act’ Has Passed the Assembly

Fields Landing Fire Roundup: Flames Finally Extinguished, Arson Suspected, Estimated $750,000 in Damages

Acting on Citizen Tip, Fortuna Police Arrest Local Man Wanted on Child Sexual Abuse Charges Sleeping in Someone’s Backyard

Big Ol’ EPD Contingency Downtown; One Person Detained in Connection With ‘Shots Fired’ Call

Fire Burns Dock, Warehouse in Fields Landing

HUMBOLDT RESPONDS: Gov. Brown Signs Major Criminal Justice Reform Bill Doing Away With Cash Bail

Calfire Units Are Dashing Around the County From Fire to Fire This Afternoon

Bomb Squad Called to McKinleyville to Deal With Suspicious Object, Which Actually Turned Out to Be a Bomb

Sheriff’s Office Names Homicide Victims Found in Burning Car; Says Both Were Shot Dead

Humboldt Bay Fire Battles Series of Vegetation Blazes Along the Hikshari Trail

Mill Creek 1 Fire Grows to 3,600 Acres and is 74 Percent Contained; Highway 96 Still Touch-and-Go

McGuire Bill Cracking Down on Illegal Timberland Conversion Goes to Governor’s Desk

Someone Stole a Bunch of Dahlias From Eureka’s Beloved Public Dahlia Garden

(UPDATE) Mill Creek 1 Fire Nears 3,000 Acres as Containment Grows; Highway 96 Mostly a No-Go, Unless Conditions Change