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Articles by Hank Sims

March 2020

North Coast Businesses Owners! Here is Your One-Stop Site With Advice and Resources to Help You Through the Crisis

Looking to Be Helpful? Do the Easiest Thing You Can Do – Give Blood

(VIDEO) Humboldt County’s Public Health Officer Takes Media Questions on COVID-19

Beachgoers, Beware: National Weather Service Warns of High Potential for Sneaker Waves This Weekend

Still Confused About Humboldt County’s Shelter-in-Place Order? Here’s an Overview, in Broad Strokes

‘We’re Trying to be the Center of Calm’: A Q&A With Nurse Randee Litten, Who is on the Front Lines of Humboldt’s COVID-19 Response

FOOD HERO ROUNDUP: Here is an Updating List of Humboldt County Dining Institutions That are Getting Creative

Board of Supervisors to Consider New Sick Leave, Temporary Telecommuting Policies for County Employees at Special Meeting This Afternoon

(UPDATING) Eureka City Schools Reconsider, Decide to Shutter; Now All Major Humboldt County School Districts Have Canceled Classes

BREAKING: Northern Humboldt Union High School District Closes Schools Next Week ‘Out of Preponderance of Caution’

United to Cut One of its Two Flights Between ACV and Los Angeles Next Month, Reportedly Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

(VIDEOS) Eureka Resident Among Those on the Quarantined Grand Princess Cruise Ship Now Docking in Oakland

ELECTION DAY TIPS! How to Vote, and How to Understand Those Election Night Reports as They Come In

February 2020

INTRODUCING: The Lost Coast Outpost CLASSYFieds! Classified Advertising For the Humboldt County Masses!

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