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Articles by Hank Sims

January 2021

County Health Officials Announce That They’re Opening Vaccination to Residents Aged 75 and Older; Supply Insufficient for 65-Year-Olds at This Time, They Add

Humboldt County Moves Back Into The State’s Most Restrictive COVID Tier; New Restrictions to Take Effect Thursday

December 2020

Here are the Top 25 LoCO Posts of 2020, the Astonishing Year That Was

Hand Tools Being Used to Build McKay Community Forest Trails Stolen From Storage Shed, Says County Public Works

State Reclassifies Humboldt as a ‘Red Tier’ COVID County, Which Could Loosen Economic Restrictions For the Time Being

City of Eureka Fines Applebee’s $1,500 for Serving Indoors in Violation of COVID Restrictions

Statewide ICU Crunch Affects Humboldt Even Though We Have Capacity at the Moment, Deputy Health Officer Warns

Traffic Safety, Budget Update, New Department Head and Implementing the Voters’ Will on the Agenda at Tuesday’s Eureka City Council Meeting

Early Morning Fire Breaks Out in Apartments Behind Chin’s Cafe

Dr. Frankovich’s Final Address on the Pandemic: ‘I’m Hopeful We Will Celebrate Its End Soon, and We’ll Celebrate it Together, All of Us’

FINAL ELECTION RESULTS: Michelle Bushnell Seals Win Over Two-Term Incumbent Supervisor Estelle Fennell

November 2020

(VIDEO) Eureka Police Remove Anti-Masker From Costco By Force, Say Case Will be Forwarded to DA for Charging Decision

(UPDATE) BREAKING: Amidst Statewide Surge, Humboldt County Moved in to Second-Highest COVID Restriction Tier

That Big Onshore Fish Farm on the Samoa Peninsula is Moving Forward, and Developers Are Having a Virtual Meeting About it Tonight

STILL YELLOW: Amid Rising Case Counts and Test Positivity Rates Statewide, Humboldt Remains One of Six Counties in California’s Lowest COVID Tier

First Post-Election Report Issued; 4,673 More Votes Counted, About 17,500 to Go; Bushnell Theoretically Within Striking Distance of Incumbent Estelle Fennell

County Election Official Says Just Over 22,000 Humboldt Votes Remain to Be Counted

Leading Eureka City Council Candidates Express Optimism This Morning, With Various Levels of Caution

ELECTION NIGHT FINAL REPORT: With Tens of Thousands of Votes Likely Left to Count, We Know Some Things — But Not Much

THE BIG ELECTION DAY LIVEBLOG! LoCO Will Be at Our Stations and Out on the Streets Right Here in This Thread All Day and Night

EVERYONE: If You’re Voting In Person Today, Bring Your Mail-In Ballot!

More Than Half of Humboldt’s Registered Voters Have Already Voted

What Do You Think About Fluoride? Local Health Officials Would Like to Hear It

October 2020

The Eureka Police Department Would Like You to Keep Cool While We Vote

RED FLAG WARNING: A Decent Swath of Humboldt Could be in the Path of Another Public Safety Power Shutoff Next Week

(VIDEO) Gangly Teenage Nimrod Steals Biden Yard Sign, Trips, Gets Momentarily Spooked by Incoming Headlights

Alderpoint Road, Ruth Lake in Path of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff This Evening

Food for People Will be Tearing Down and Rebuilding its Sewage-Damaged 14th Street Headquarters, and it Kicks Off With a Zoom Party at Noon

KSLG’s Sabina Gallier Wins Prestigious National Radio Award for ‘Black Voices of Humboldt’ Series

MEASURE C: Ranked-Choice Voting Would Bring More Democracy and Better Democracy to Eureka, Backers Say, but Citizens Will Have to Get Used to a New Way to Cast and Count Votes

September 2020

FIRE ROUNDUP: Red-Salmon Fire Tops 100,000 Acres; Highway 199 Still Closed Between Del Norte County and Oregon

Positive COVID Test at In-Person Redwood Prep Elementary School Moves One Classroom to Distance Learning

(UPDATE) Toxic Cyanobacteria Discovered in Mad River, Says Blue Lake Rancheria; Avoid Contact With Water Near Blue Lake

FIRE ROUNDUP: The August Complex, Which is Threatening the Southeast of the County, is Now the Largest Wildfire in California History; Red-Salmon, Slater Fires Continue to Grow

Here is Another Reminder That You Need to Fill Out the Census ASAP if You Haven’t Already Done So

HIGHWAY UPDATE: 101 Open at Willits; 199 Still Closed Between Crescent City and Oregon; 96 Closed in Siskiyou County

(PHOTOS) Humboldt Rises to Feeble Dawn as Smoke Chokes Coastal Skies

INTRODUCING: The Outpost’s New and Soon-to-Be Star Reporter Jacquelyn Opalach, Who Wants to Hear Your Stories About Local Schools and School Systems!

August 2020

District Attorney to Bring Reckless Driving Charges Against Person Who Drove Through Mass of McKinleyville Black Lives Matter Protesters in June

LoCO Elections is Back! Put Your Questions to Candidates for Local Office Before You Fill Out Your Ballot

(UPDATE) Sheriff’s Deputy’s Vehicle Strikes Pedestrian in Downtown Eureka This Morning

Want to Know If Your Power Might be Shut Off Soon? PG&E Has a Complicated Tool For Attempting to Figure That Out

Rep. Huffman Meets With Local Postal Workers Outside Eureka’s West Clark Street Station

MORE HOTTER AGAIN: Excessive Heat Watch Issued for Tomorrow, Saturday as Humboldt’s Inland Areas Expected to Top 100 Degrees

HERE COMES THE HEAT! North Coast Interior Forecasted to Roast Early Next Week — and Even the Coast Should Be Sunny, Too

Political Commentator and Prominent Husband Matthew Owen to Seek Eureka City Council Seat

Youth Sports Guidelines Will Soon be Available, Says County Health Officer Ahead of Today’s Media Q&A Session

July 2020

The Bad News and the Good News From LOCO HQ: We are Losing Star Reporter Freddy Brewster … but We’re Hiring!

Lightning-Sparked Wildfires Are Burning in the Far Northeast of the County

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) Large Grass Fire on Samoa Peninsula Sending Clouds of Smoke Into Eureka