Articles by Hank Sims

November 2017

FREEZE WARNING! Emergency Shelter Alert Issued as Cold Winds Set to Blow Over Humboldt Tonight, Tomorrow

Democrats Divided: Assm. Jim Wood Officially ‘Admonished’ By Humboldt Progressive Club, Setting Up Prog-Versus-Establishment Wars to Come

Family of Russian Man Found Drowned in Eel River Last Month Finally Notified, Via Social Media

Truck Driver Sustains Major Injuries After Spilling Load of Lumber Near Leggett

Hoopa Man Arrested on Weapons Charges After Deputies Discover Fully Automatic Rifle in His Possession During ‘Maximum Enforcement Day’

Town Hall Meeting on Opioid Crisis Tomorrow; Sen. McGuire, Supervisor Bass to Discuss What Has Worked and What Has Not

Child Welfare Services Inspection Finds Willow Creek Man on Federal Probation With 16 Pounds of Weed, Scales; Two Arrested

SENIORS! Low-Cost Firewood Vouchers Will Soon be Available for People 55 Years and Older and On a Limited Income

Eureka Police Say: You Will Not Be Able to Dodge Paying Your Parking Tickets Anymore, Thanks to Our Cool New Payment Processing Solution

ELECTION RESULTS! College of the Redwoods Challengers Cruising to Easy Victory; Rio Dell Pot Tax Passes; Blue Lake Fire Tax Shot Down

STORM COMING! High Winds, Decent Downpour On Tap For Today and Much of the Week; Gale Warnings, Small Craft Advisories Issued

Fake SWAT Team Worked Redwood Valley Area, Too — Demanding Weed and Money, Armed Robbers Took Cars and Shoes Instead

October 2017

Sheriff’s SWAT Team Surrounds Westhaven Home, Takes Florida Murder Suspect Into Custody

(PHOTOS) Car Bursting Into Flames Interrupts Eureka’s Lunch Hour

Small Breaker Box Fire in Myrtletown Handled Before Serious Damage Hit the House

WILLOW CREEK! Come Have a Coppoccino and a Chat With Bona Fide Sheriff’s Office Lawmen From Your Neck of the Woods

Kyle Zoellner, Once Suspected of Homicide in David Josiah Lawson Slaying, Files Claim Against City of Arcata For Defamation, Pain and Suffering, Emotional Distress, More

There Will Be a Controlled Burn at Potawot Village This Weekend, and the Smoke Might Spread

Redwood Valley Oldster Shot at Firefighters Who Parked on His Property During Catastrophic Wine Country Blaze, Mendo Sheriff Says

AT&T Confirms Last Night’s Outage Caused by Cut Fiber; Service Restored Just After 10:30 p.m.

AT&T and Frontier Sure Seem to be Down Again in a Catastrophically Breached Fiber-Optic Line Kind of Way

(UPDATE: FOUND) Sheriff’s Office Searching For Missing Cutten 16-Year-Old With Grave Medical Condition

In the Wake of the Devastating Wine Country Fires, Humboldt to Hold Series of Wildfire Prep Meetings

Can We Fix Humboldt County’s Airports? New Report From County’s Consultant Recommends Radical Changes

Sequoia Park is Closed Today While Crews Take Out Some Problem Trees, But Don’t Forget About the Big Park Reenvisioning Event Tomorrow!

Mendocino County Sheriff Identifies All Eight People Killed in Redwood Valley Fire, With Help From Assm. Jim Wood

DROP, COVER and HOLD ON! It’s Just About Time for the Great California Shakeout!

Supervisor Virginia Bass Officially Kicks Off 2018 Re-Election Campaign

That Hubbub in Arcata Last Night? The Sheriff’s Office Was Arresting Two Kids For Homicide

Catastrophic Natural Disaster? There’s an App For That! Sheriff’s Office Asks Residents to Register With Their Alert/Information System

Last Night’s Fire By Zane Middle School Held to a Quarter-Acre; No Obvious Cause Discovered

Drug Task Force Busts Fortuna Mom (and Boyfriend) With Meth, Heroin, Weed, Scale and Packaging Materials

Another ‘Red Flag Warning’ Issued for Dangerous Fire Conditions; Evacuation Orders Lifted for Much of Mendo’s Redwood Valley

INTERNET WOES CONTINUE: Some Businesses, Including the Check-In Counter at the Airport, Are Still Mysteriously Disconnected

STOP DOING THIS: McKinleyville Dirtbags Continue to Disrupt Coast Guard Helicopter Flights With Their Stupid Laser Pointers

Entire Town of Calistoga Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders as Tubbs Fire Grows

With Its Weed Business Booming, City of Rio Dell Makes Pitch for Cannabis Tax on November Ballot

Eureka Man Fires AR-15 in Downtown Petaluma; Convicted Felon Disarmed by Citizen, Rearrested, Police Say

Firefighters Are Having the Damndest Time Getting to a Small Blaze in the Dunes This Morning

AT&T Comes Back Online; ‘Red Flag Warning’ Still in Effect for Much of California

Two Years Ago, AT&T Promised to End Mass Telecommunication Outages. How’s That Working Out?

CALTRANS: Highway 101 is Open Again, and Traffic is Flowing in Both Directions

HIGHWAY 101 SOUTH OF WILLITS: Still Closed by Wildfire

Someone Killed Two Small Fawns Near Centerville Beach for No Reason, and Game Wardens Would Like to Know Who

MENDO SHERIFF: One Fatality Reported as a Result of Redwood Valley Wildfire; Local State of Emergency Declared

AT&T, Frontier Internet/Cell/Phone Service Down, Almost Certainly Due to Fiber Meltage From Mendo, Sonoma Fires

WILDFIRES TO THE SOUTH: Highway 101 Closed Between Willits and Ukiah; Overnight Wildfires Put Large Swaths of Mendo, Lake and Sonoma Counties Under Evacuation

North Coast Railroad Authority, a State Agency, Will Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Rule That It is Not Bound By State Environmental Law

Eureka Police, County Health Win Major Plaudits for Devil’s Playground Eviction at International Problem-Oriented Policing Conference

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of 68-Year-Old Dinsmore Man as Possible Homicide