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Articles by Hank Sims

February 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Community ‘Not at Risk,’ Says County Public Health Officer in Interview With the Outpost

(UPDATE) Home Where Last Night’s Eureka Homicide Occurred is On Fire This Morning

One Person Arrested After Disturbance at Democratic Headquarters in Eureka This Afternoon

(PHOTOS) Yesterday’s Crashed Plane Has Been Successfully Lifted out of the Mud of the Bay: A Capt. Zippo Photo Essay

SO PROUD! The Outpost’s Freddy Brewster Has Been Honored With the Society of Professional Journalists’ James Madison Freedom of Information Award

(UPDATE: PHOTOS) A Cessna Crashed Into Arcata Bay This Morning; Pilot Extricated Himself, Called 911, Has Been Rescued

Caltrans Proceeding to Cut Down Some Eucalyptus Trees in the Eureka-Arcata Safety Corridor

January 2020

After Coastal Commission Objects, Caltrans Agrees to Short Moratorium on Eucalyptus Removal in the Safety Corridor

Once Again, Kneeland is Not Your Winter Wonderland; School Superintendent Passes on ‘Gentle Reminder’ That Trespassing is Illegal

(UPDATES) Thursday Weather: Chains Required on Highways 36, 299; Big Power Outages in Southern, Eastern Humboldt

Weather Closes 199 Between Crescent City and Gasquet

PREPARE for HAIL! National Weather Service Warns of Strong, Wet, Cold System Incoming

Fire Breaks Out in Duplex Near the Humboldt County Library

Last-Minute ‘No War With Iran’ Rally at the Courthouse This Evening

Eureka’s Union Street Closed After Driver Plows Into Power Pole, Flees on Foot

December 2019

TIPSY TOW: You Shouldn’t Drink Without a Safe and Sober Ride Home Tonight, But if You Blow it There are Options

NON-EMERGENCY: That Unholy Caterwauling of Sirens and Mass Police Presence That’ll Hit Eureka Any Minute Now is Naught but ‘SHOP WITH A COP’

WEATHER ALERT: Get Ready for Big Wind (Soon) and Big Rain (Tomorrow)!

Rep. Huffman on Impeachment: ‘I Stand With Our Constitution, the Rule of Law and our Democracy’

(PHOTOS) Crash Near the Eureka Slough Bridge Sends One Car Into the Water; Traffic Slow on Northbound 101

November 2019

(UPDATE) Stabbing on Bayshore Way in Eureka Just Before Noon; One Person Transported to the Hospital

Health Department Shutters Rita’s in Eureka After Fourth Food Safety Inspection This Month

INTRODUCING: Interested in Your Gastrointestinal Health? With INSPECTED, the LoCO Gives You a Handy, Dandy, Up-to-Date Interface Into Restaurant Inspections From the County Environment Health Division

Will Possible Power Shutdown This Week Hit Humboldt? Probably Not (But Maybe), and Here’s Why We Think That

A Whole New Broadway Through the Eureka Waterfront Greenbelt? It’s Still an Option, Say Project Planners

October 2019

What to Believe? Here’s the Best We Can Come Up With Currently

OK! Now We’re Looking at 9 P.M. or Thereafter, With an ‘All-Clear’ Tomorrow Afternoon (Though the Blackout Will Last Longer)

(UPDATES) MORNING WHALE UPDATE: The Samoa Whale is Still Stranded, but Still Alive

(UPDATING) One In Custody Following Insane Three-Car Crash on Broadway This Afternoon; Expect Delays!

PG&E Preparing For Another Power Shutoff This Week; But Probably Not for Humboldt; But Yes, That’s What They Said Last Time Too

The City of Eureka is Ready to Transfer Tuluwat to the Wiyot Tribe; Special Council Meeting Called for Next Week

(UPDATE) FACEBOOK IS MAKING YOU DUMB! No, There is Not Another Mass Power Outage Planned This Week!

(PHOTOS/AUDIO) The Five Who Would Manage Eureka! Nice-Sized Crowd Meets Eureka City Manager Candidates at the Wharfinger Last Night

POWER UP! Most of Humboldt County Had Its Electricity Restored Overnight, But There Are Still Patches of Darkness

Sen. Mike McGuire Says Humboldt Will Start Coming Back Online Tonight

THAT’S IT: The Big Power Shutdown is Definitely Going to Hit Humboldt Too

The Power WILL Be Cut Off to a Large Swath of California Tonight … But There’s Maybe a Chance That Some of Humboldt Will Escape That Fate?

(UPDATES) BLACKOUT ALERT: That Big, Upcoming PG&E Shutdown May Well Include Humboldt After All, Says County Office of Emergency Services

September 2019

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) Three Dogs Locked in a Trashed Car For At Least 12 Hours Saved After Vigilant Citizens Unite to Demand Their Rescue

Those Arcata-Area Mountain Lions are Probably Trying to Eat Your Pets, Says Wildlife Biologist

(UPDATES) (PHOTOS) Emergency at the North Jetty; One Surfer Picked Up by Coast Guard After Companions Attempt Rescue

OLD TOWN WOES! Now Third Street is Gonna Be All Messed Up For a While Too

Juvenile Arrested at Cooper Gulch After Running From Cops, Allegedly Drawing Pellet Gun During Chase

August 2019

(UPDATE!) The Most Prominent Mural in Humboldt County is Being Scraped Away — But Don’t Fret Yet

David Hull, General Manager of the Humboldt Community Services District, Has Abruptly Retired

HERE COMES MOUNTAIN MIKE’S! The Chain Restaurant Assault on Eureka Continues, With Pizza Franchise Replacing Vampire Penguin

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson, Future President Ronald Reagan and Others Touch Down at the Humboldt County Airport

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is in Town, and It’ll Hold a Hearing at the Wharfinger Building Tonight

(UPDATE: FOUND!) Search and Rescue Operation Underway For Missing Blocksburg Man

David Holper Named Eureka’s Poet Laureate