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Lost Coast Outpost

Former North Coast Journal editor and current Lost Coast Communications guy slash McKinleyville Press columnist Hank Sims appears to be doing some kind of hybrid journalism thing on his new blog, Lost Coast Outpost.

There’s audio clips and original text and feeds to other local blogs. LCO (or LoCO, if you prefer) even looks good on a mobile device unlike ye olde NCJ Blogthing. (That would be Hank’s own doing, of course, since he never optimized the NCJ blog site for mobile users.  But hey, he’s already ahead of the competition).

He’s also doing it social media style on the Twitter and Facebook.

Hybrid indeed.

  1. Mitch
    March 29, 2011 at 6:08 am | #1

    I wish Hank good luck. I’ll look for my news at the Herald.

  2. March 29, 2011 at 6:50 am | #2

    I do like Mr. Sims quite a bit. I just can’t believe what went down with the NCJ. Haven’t picked up a copy in weeks. Not sure I ever will pick up one again.

  3. Sam Spade
    March 29, 2011 at 8:27 am | #3

    Go Hank! Another online source for news & information on the Northcoast/Lost Coast. The T-S, sub-irrelevant. “Lost Coast” is generally a reference to the area north of Fort Bragg to south of Ferndale, the part “lost” by the absence of Hwy 1. But with Hank’s affiliation with Lost Coast Communications ….

  4. Not A Native
    March 29, 2011 at 8:59 am | #4

    I appreciate Hank’s taking on controversial issues and the big elephants in the room that no one else dares mention. And he’s obviously pretty bright. Time will tell whether his being on the NCJ was synergistic with or limiting to his talents. Best of luck to him.

    But HumCo is dangerous for overachievers who choose to stay here. By offering little perspective and limitation from other high achievers, HumCo tempts with the opportunity to become a meglomanical big fish in a little pond. Others think Hank has already gone down that road. I don’t, and hope he avoids it, for the betterment of HumCo.

  5. GoLosctCoastJuornal!
    March 29, 2011 at 10:06 am | #5

    Lost Coast Outpost appears to be a quailty product coming out of the gate.
    I wish them well.
    It’s certainly a far superior product to the Times-Standard, NCJ, The Eye and other local offerings,

  6. Anonymous
    March 29, 2011 at 10:22 am | #6

    With my short attention span, I only ever read the first paragraph or two of newspaper articles. I hope for Hank’s sake he front-loads the most important info in his articles, the way traditional print news used to be reported.

  7. clueless
    March 29, 2011 at 11:09 am | #7

    Lost Coast” is generally a reference to the area north of Fort Bragg to south of Ferndale, the part “lost” by the absence of Hwy 1. But with Hank’s affiliation with Lost Coast Communications ….

    …welcome to the clueless club, Hank. Will your boss get a clue, ever?

  8. Thirdeye
    March 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm | #8

    Interesting comment, NAN. I think a lot of the issues people have with Hank are that he steps on the toes of those who have become megalomaniacal under the spell of their own righteousness. I’m thinking of “R. Trent Williams” and his sycophants, and certain advocacy groups.

    Well, over to the Outpost now to check up on Hanky-poo!

  9. Anonymous
    March 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm | #9

    …I’m thinking of Arkley and his sycophants and the train infatuators.

  10. March 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm | #10

    It’s refreshing to have Sims back at it.

  11. Anonymous
    March 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm | #11

    Let’s see now…who is it that owns Lost Coast Communications?

  12. What’s that I hear?
    March 30, 2011 at 8:10 am | #12

    Did I hear a big THUD!?

  13. Mitch
    March 30, 2011 at 8:16 am | #13

    Actually, no. The site is getting comments, the comments are being replied to, news updates are being posted.

    It’s idiotic to think you can judge how well it will do based on how well-attended it is in the first 48 hours.

  14. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm | #14

    Did David Elsebusch finally lose his column in the McK Press? I certainly hope so. What a waste of space that was.

  15. Hank Sims
    April 14, 2011 at 5:43 am | #15

    I hear you. This should fit the bill.

    There are two broad currents in Humboldt County political life. They go by names opposite to those that classical political theorists would give them. Broadly speaking, Humboldt County left-liberals are dedicated to the proposition that nothing should ever change — no new development, no new people, new industry only with extreme restrictions. Any of these things will likely have some sort of measurable environmental impact, however tiny, and therefore can and should be opposed to the death. Meanwhile, the “conservatives” seek to tear up the entire rule book, freeing them up to construct suburban and/or industrial hellscapes anywhere they choose in the name of Mammon.

    But at some point you gotta accept that the meanings of words change over time.

  16. Hank Sims
    April 14, 2011 at 5:45 am | #16

    Whoops, wrong thread!

  17. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm | #17

    Ur news sucks ass

    Sending this !?Q

  18. Anonymous
    April 16, 2013 at 8:19 pm | #18

    Is the Humboldt Herald no longer??

  19. Anonymous
    April 17, 2013 at 5:52 am | #19

    Yep……dead as a doornail.

  20. Anonymous
    April 17, 2013 at 10:22 am | #20

    Anonymous :
    Is the Humboldt Herald no longer??

    Google ‘Humboldt Heraldo 2′. Seems Mitch got tired of people calling him out for being the censor-nazi he was, and made another site… and cleverly named it the same thing.

  21. Anonymous
    June 17, 2013 at 8:01 pm | #21

    any word on where the fire is? My Mom just texted me from St. Luis and said she heard about a fire in our neck of the woods. thanks. jbird.

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