Articles by Hank Sims | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

Articles by Hank Sims

September 2019

(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

(UPDATE) Eureka’s Sears Store Will Be Closing Its Doors Soon, Though We Can’t Get Corporate to Confirm It

Eureka Development Services Director Rob Holmlund to Resign

July 2019

(VIDEO) Victim-Witness Program Building Briefly on Fire; One Lane of Fourth Street Closed

Here’s What All That Helicopter Noise Was in Rio Dell Earlier This Morning

Federal Agencies Looking to Expand Humboldt County’s Open Ocean Dumping Grounds, Where We Put All the Dredge Spoils

Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks Announces Retirement, Will Leave Office by End of the Year

KHUM Deejay Cliff Berkowitz Will Challenge Rex Bohn for First District Supervisor in the Upcoming Election

‘Lights for Liberty’ Vigils for Refugees to be Held in Eureka, Fortuna and Crescent City Tonight

Cops Swarm Eureka’s West Side Fearing a Shooting, Discover BB Gun

Caltrans Has Settled With Victim of 2011 Broadway Construction Accident for $37.5 Million, Says Victim’s Attorney

INTRODUCING: Veteran Crescent City Reporter Jessica Cejnar Joins the Outpost, Which Will be Covering Your Del Norte News Henceforth

June 2019

Hoopa Valley Tribe Elects New Chair, Rejects Broad Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

BEACH BUMMER! Clam Beach Named One of State’s Most Polluted For Sixth Year Running

Activists Out at Rainbow Ridge, Attempting to Stop Humboldt Redwood From Logging Doug Fir on a 560-Acre Chunk of Its Land in the Mattole Watershed

(UPDATED) O WHOOPS! Local Oysters Back on For Oysterfest; Earlier Recall Apparently a State Health Department Error

MCKAY RANCH SUBDIVISION: Big Community Meeting in Cutten Tonight to Discuss Proposed 320-Unit Development Around Redwood Fields

Another Court Puts the Brakes on Caltrans’ Richardson Grove Project; Local Judge Orders Agency to Revise Environmental Impact Report

Got Brains and Time to Contribute to Good Governance? The Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury Wants YOU!

Orick’s Palm Cafe Shuttered After Inspectors Find Roaches, Rat Urine, ‘Unapproved Insecticides’ and Numerous Other Violations

May 2019

(VIDEO) Problem Home on Eureka’s Henderson Street Also Burning This Afternoon

(VIDEO) SKI HUMBOLDT! You Can Ski Humboldt in Late May and Here is Proof, Says Champion County Pumpkin Grower and His Crew of Weirdos

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