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Articles by Hank Sims

March 2019

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

(UPDATE) Final Humboldt County Election Tally Shows Major Races Unchanged; Insurgent Candidate for Eureka School Board Pulls Ahead, Wins

Cold in Arcata? Arcata House is Opening Its Emergency Shelter Today

(UPDATING) Shooting on Heather Lane in Arcata This Morning; Arcata High Briefly Placed on Lockdown

November 2018

HUFFMAN: I’m Voting For Nancy Pelosi for Speaker, and Here’s Why

Green Diamond Acquires Over 9,000 Acres of SoHum Forest in the South Fork Eel Watershed; Seller Gifts Development Easement to Local Land Trust

Assm. Jim Wood — a Forensic Dentist — is in Paradise, Helping Identify the Dead

EPD Internal Investigation Concludes Officer Violated Policy by Telling Native American Man to ‘Go Back to the Reservation’

As Much as 45% Percent of the Humboldt County Vote Hasn’t Been Counted Yet

(UPDATING) Humboldt County Election Night — Live!

ELECTION PREVIEW: Crunching the Numbers on Tomorrow’s Bonkers Ballot in Eureka!

LAWSON CASE: Arcata Police to Wrap Up Investigation This Week; ACLU Decries ‘Excessive Police Presence’ at City Council Meetings

October 2018

‘Illegal’: Prominent HSU Entrance Sign Gets Prominently Graffitied on the Anniversary of its Near Destruction

(UPDATES) Emergency at the North Jetty; Rescuers Searching for Young Man Reportedly Lost in the Sea

(UPDATING) The Discovery of a ‘Powder Substance’ at the Courthouse Has Brought Out Hazmat, Closed Eureka’s I Street

(UPDATES) Man Stabbed to Death in Downtown Arcata This Morning; Suspect Still at Large

It’s TRUMP DAY for Humboldt County Supervisors Ryan Sundberg and Virginia Bass!

Public Defender Decries Goldberg Murder Conviction, Accuses Juror of Misconduct, Hints at Appeal

Brush Fire Burning on Daby Island, Humboldt Bay’s Third Most Famous Island

Next Week Scotia Will Say Goodbye to the Ol’ Number Nine Locomotive, a Downtown Fixture

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