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First Sims McKinleyville Press column streets Wednesday

News junkies eager to see former North Coast Journal editor Hank Sims in print again have just over a day to wait.  His new column — the name of which has yet to be announced called the Lost Coast Outpost — hits news racks Wednesday.

The column’s focus will be county wide, according to McKinleyville Press editor Jack Durham, and will also appear in the Arcata Eye.

  1. March 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm
  2. jackdurham
    March 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Lost Coast Outpost will also appear in The Arcata Eye.

  3. March 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Lost Coast Outpost

    So much for keeping secrets until the last minute.

  4. Not A Native
    March 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Glad to see that Hank hasn’t (yet) been Bret Harted. I’ll look forward to find out if his sting has been blunted by what he’s gone through professionally.

    For most people, losing their gig has a very chastening effect, leaving them more hesitant and docile. And I’m guessing Hank now has less access to officials and sources that gave him a larger perspective than the average Joe.

    So far I haven’t warmed up to Abate’s style of using personal reflection as the standard for evaluating events. Maybe I’ve just decided I don’t respect how Tom has behaved and so could care less what feelings news items evoke in him. And his regular references to his past history in HumCo annoy me as being self obsession or attempts to ingratiate himself as an ‘old timer’.

  5. March 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    You know what they say about “bad pennies”?

  6. High Finance
    March 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    If the Times Standard gave a damn about their lousy newspaper, they would have hired Sims to do a weekly column.

  7. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    HiFi: You might be on to something!

  8. Anonymous
    March 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Sometimes HiFi’s not all that bad.

  9. Anonymous
    March 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I agree with Hank, HiFI @4:39 and the last paragraph of NAN’s above post.

  10. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I agree with myself, 5:19, 4:58 (mostly) and HiFi (except for the part where he calls the T-S lousy).

  11. Andrew Bird
    March 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    The Times-Standard is looking to replace John Driscoll. Hank is an experienced newspaperman who knows the North Coast as well as anyone and he’s without a full-time newspaper job. Hmmmm.

  12. Anonymous
    March 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I hereby cast my vote in favor of the move previously implied by Mr. Bird.

  13. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm


  14. March 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Count the ways, Hank!

  15. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm


  16. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    … eling the Herald love FOR A FUCKING CHANGE.

    And so you two don’t bicker, I’ll note that yes, the Mirror loves me too.

    You both can have dessert tonight.

  17. March 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm


  18. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Stumped ya, eh?

  19. Anonymous
    March 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Swearing in CAPS is for dopes, Hank.

  20. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Twitter killed italics.

  21. March 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Still searching my <3 for the love. You keep the cake.

  22. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm


  23. March 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    That was you at 7:07.

  24. E. Percival Ne'er-do-well Esquire III
    March 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I still don’t agree with your Sundberg reasoning Hank, but Bruce Anderson seems to think you’re worth listening to and I’ve been waiting for an AVA type, tell it like it is news source for this area. Hope you’re up for it, because this area could sure use it.

  25. Steve H
    March 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Hank: Good to see you back in print, especially in a paper to which I subscribe. The TD was what motivated me to open the NCJ each week. Give me a call, we can talk about the regional economy.

  26. twidle hank and twidle herald
    March 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Tweedledum and Tweedledee
    Agreed to have a battle;
    For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
    Had spoiled his nice new rattle.

    Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
    As black as a tar-barrel;
    Which frightened both the heroes so,
    They quite forgot their quarrel.

  27. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Cheers, Steve! I should have given you a holler last week, I guess, but I got the impression you were sick of the subject.

  28. Not A Native
    March 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I’d pay money to see Sims replace Stancliff on the TS. Big money!

  29. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Why either/or?

  30. March 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    But wait, They don’t sell the McKinleyville press in Willow Creek! Or the eye either! So much for the last Journalist standing.
    And what’s wrong with Stancliff? He’s so much better than those Propaganda tools Friedman or Corky (?) Roberts.

  31. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Moviedad: There is one secret left to be revealed.

  32. March 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Let’s not reveal that right now. I’m not sure the public can handle it.

  33. tra
    March 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm


    Congrats on the new gig. Like E. Percival, I think you made the wrong decision on the Sundberg DUI story, but overall I value your journalistic contributions.

    And of course you’re a hell of a good writer. I look forward to reading the new column.

  34. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Jack: Heads will explode when we reveal the gamut that has been run.

    Tra: Cheers!

  35. Anonymous
    March 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    God you people are self-involved.

  36. Hank Sims
    March 14, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    “You people”? Listen to yourself.

  37. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I’m glad the dozen members of the Heraldo circle jerk all a gushin’ over Hanky’s latest BIG move into two TINY newspapers.

    Meanwhile there’s radioactive clouds headed our way and the mainstream media won’t report on it. But what’s a few hundred rads compared to your petty little clique trip.

  38. tra
    March 15, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Here’s a source that supports the view that we probably aren’t really at risk for any significant fallout here in the Americas.


  39. March 15, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Ah Ha!

  40. AJ
    March 15, 2011 at 7:32 am

    No one is reporting it? Just last night Anderson Cooper interviewed someone with no direct knowledge of the nuclear incidents who said an unknown amount of radiation had been released into the atmosphere. Then Anderson, in his best sad puppy dog face, said, “That’s depressing.” Then we were treated a heartwarming reunion of a lost dog and its owner.

    As for Hank, Jack can attest to my protest over buying a copy of his newspaper Tuesday night (it streets Tuesday afternoon), only to find this whole thing was an advance teaser for the next week’s edition. I didn’t want to wait until my regular copy arrived by mail on Wednesday.

  41. jackdurham
    March 15, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Tiny newspapers? The Mack Press is the biggest newspaper between the Mad River and the Del Norte County line. Massive!

  42. Bob Doran
    March 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

    So, the big secret is revealed: Hank’s new column is in this morning’s Times Standard on the op-ed page. It isn’t called Lost Coast Outpost however.

  43. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 8:53 am


  44. Velvet Coat
    March 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Hank Sims still doing meth, huh Frank. Scum is all you are.

  45. Beebop
    March 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Glad to see Sims article in the TS. No need now to buy the McKinleyville Press or the Arcata Eye.
    More crying for dope growers. If they’d been smart, they would have supported Prop 19 and found ways to profit in the much larger legal market. Small minds that think holding on to the past is the best plan for the future.

  46. Ross Rowley
    March 15, 2011 at 10:59 am

    MovieDad, look for the resurrection of the Klam-ity Kourier newspaper in Willow Creek. Hank will be doing the restaurant reviews and society news featuring the Real Housewives of Cedar Flat.

  47. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I thought surely Hank had written a separate My Word piece for the Times Standard, but the Press blog teaser makes it look like it’s the same opinion column. Is this a one-time deal, or will all three newspapers be repeating the same column?

  48. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Hank, get over yourself. This is the most boring thread H has put up in ages.

  49. Humboldt Reader
    March 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Poor Hank. It must be awful to be so in demand.

  50. Humboldt Reader
    March 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Oh, and Bob, based on the clever deduction exhibited in your above comment, I can only assume that you are the “probing tool” referred to on the current Journal cover.

  51. Now, now
    March 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Just because nearly every other print publication sees the value in including Sims in their pages doesn’t mean the you have to be mean to Bob. The Hum has set a journalistic standard in Humboldt, after all. For years. Decades. Centuries?

  52. March 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Look thru yourfiles–Bob has written other articles; on
    varied topics–not just the Hum
    He worked his way thru HSU and stayed on and made his home here. How doI know?? He’s my son@!!!!!

  53. March 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    The Hum dates back to 1994 and first appeared in The Union. Right Bob? That makes The Hum an institution of sorts.

  54. tra
    March 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    So it sounds like Bob’s been institutionalized. And not a moment too soon!

  55. March 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    “This is the most boring thread H has put up in ages.”

    And yet Anonymous felt compelled to post the umpteenth comment.

  56. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Wait, I get it now. The Journal treats Hank like ****, and Hank responds by moving the Journal’s most popular feature to every one of the Journal’s rivals.

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