Articles by Hank Sims

April 2017

THAT WAS QUICK! Highway 101 Closed Again at Leggett Due to Rock Re-Slide, Caltrans Says

Jury Finds Fortuna House Burglary Duo Guilty as Charged, DA Says; They’re Looking at Up to Six Years and Possibly a Bit More

Highway 101 at Leggett is Open

(UPDATES) SHOOTING IN RIO DELL: Two People Reported Shot at Caltrans Facility on Eeloa Drive This Morning; Numerous Law Enforcement Agencies Investigating

Caltrans is Looking to Get One Lane of 101 Open This Evening

WARNING! A Big, Fast Blast of Water is Going to be Sent Down the Trinity Tomorrow; High Flows Will Last a Week

Four Eureka TV Stations Were Just Sold to a Big Conservative Media Conglomerate; Deal Follows Easing of FCC Rules Yesterday

HIGHWAY 101 UPDATE: Caltrans Says It’s Shooting For ‘Mid-to-Late Next Week’ to Reopen to Through Traffic at Leggett

COUNTY GOVERNMENT SAYS: We’re Not Gonna Let You Take Bell Springs (or Any Other Local Road) as a Detour Around the Big 101 Slide

Santa Rosa Man Sought for Attempted Murder at Weed Grow on Round Valley Tribal Land, Mendo Sheriff’s Office Says

Jail Records Reveal Name of Suspect in Fatal Arcata Stabbing

(UPDATE) Rockslide Closes Highway 101 Near Leggett; No Estimated Time of Reopening

Humboldt State Cuts Back on Childcare Services; Will Shutter 10th Street Toddler/Preschool Center

Eureka Police Stalk, Pounce Upon and Arrest Hoopa Man Wanted for Assaulting, Threatening to Kill Ex-Wife

(UPDATES) Standoff in Fortuna: SWAT Team Staged On Kenmar Road After Driver of Stolen Car Flees Into Home

Humboldt’s Black-Market Pills and Heroin Could be Laced With a Super-Deadly Compound, DHHS Warns

Heads Up! Highway 299 Will be Closed for a Few Hours Tomorrow as Caltrans Blows More Stuff Up at Big French Creek

ONE LAW AT A TIME: Petaluma Man Arrested in Downtown Garberville For Driving Without a License, Carrying 23 Pounds in the Back Seat

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Issues Public Statement Defending Its Embattled Public Defender, Whom It Has Decided to Continue to Defend From the Public

The Eureka Waterfront Trail Should be All Done by the End of the Year, City Staffers Say

Garage Fire in Henderson Center Prompts Store Evacuation

Humboldt County Soldier Dies in Texas; Family Holding Memorial This Weekend

DHHS Hires New Social Worker to Focus on Eureka’s Homeless, Liaise With Old Town Beat Cops

Police Searching West End Road Area With Helicopters, Dogs for Man Who Fled From Reported Collision, Fight

Dinsmore Man Pleads Guilty to Wrecking the Environment for His Megagrow; Could Face Four and a Half Years in the Clink, DA Says

Oregon Bank Robbery Suspects Nabbed in Fortuna, Thanks to Citizen Tip

HIGHWAY ALERT! 299 Will be Closed Tomorrow Midday as Caltrans Puts a Bunch of Big French Creek Boulders on Blast

Arcata Firefighters Got Mystery Call for Service Yesterday, Ended Up Battling Weird Wind-Fueled House Fire in McKinleyville

(UPDATE) Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old McKinleyville Girl

March 2017

Brush Fire in the Palco Marsh Quickly Knocked Down; Fire Appears to Have Been ‘Deliberately Set,’ Says Chief

Audubon Society, Others File Suit to Stop Humboldt Bay Oyster Farm Expansion

A Mattress Just Caught Fire on the Second Floor of a Home on Eureka’s West Side

Dazed Island Mountain Hikers Get a Midnight Airlift Rescue From — Who Else? — Sector Humboldt Bay

15-Year-Old Boy Killed While Fishing at the Mouth of the Eel Last Weekend

New Fiber Optic Line a Go! State Pledges $47 Million to Dredge Internet Up From the Sea, Thread Fat Pipe From Eureka to Redding

Warehouse Completely Destroyed By Fire Last Night, Humboldt Bay Fire Says, But Surrounding Buildings Were Saved

Man Stabbed to Death in Alderpoint; Assailant Says Boyfriend Had Been Beating Her, According to Sheriff’s Office

Yurok Tribe Warns of ‘Most Catastrophic Fisheries Collapse in Klamath River History’

RAPID RESPONSE: Rep. Jared Huffman Does a Little Dance on TrumpCare’s Grave

Victim in Yesterday’s Fatal Crash Near Moonstone Identified as 25-Year-Old Orick Man; Driver Arrested for DUI

(UPDATE) Home Erupts in Flames on Eureka’s West Del Norte Street; Rapid Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Structure

House on Fire Near Arcata Elementary School

HEY, SERIAL SHOPLIFTERS! The Eureka Police Department Has a New Plan to Keep You in Jail Longer

Man in Ski Mask Holds Up Alliance Road Gas Station; Police Seeking Small, Blond Suspect

With AT&T Techs Out On Strike Statewide, Local Customers Narrowly Avoid Yet Another Big Fiber Optic Cable Outage

Eureka Man Flees From Cops, Despite Being ‘Held’ at Gunpoint — But to No Avail

Low-Cost Firewood Vouchers Will Soon Be Available For Low-Income Seniors, Courtesy of the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program

Thirteen Vehicles Burgled Overnight in One McKinleyville Neighborhood

Some Ladies Followed Their GPS’s Directions Out Into the Deep, Deep Boons, So the Sheriff’s Office Had to Mobilize a Rescue

CITY OF EUREKA: We Gotta Dredge the Marinas, and Dumping the Spoils on the Beach is The Least Environmentally Impactful Option on the Table