Articles by Hank Sims | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

Articles by Hank Sims

November 2019

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

The Power WILL Be Cut Off to a Large Swath of California Tonight … But There’s Maybe a Chance That Some of Humboldt Will Escape That Fate?

(UPDATES) BLACKOUT ALERT: That Big, Upcoming PG&E Shutdown May Well Include Humboldt After All, Says County Office of Emergency Services

September 2019

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) Three Dogs Locked in a Trashed Car For At Least 12 Hours Saved After Vigilant Citizens Unite to Demand Their Rescue

Those Arcata-Area Mountain Lions are Probably Trying to Eat Your Pets, Says Wildlife Biologist

(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