Noon Hour Update: Auburn Ravine and salmon; troop shout-out; St. Luke’s celebrates 125 years and Auburn Quarry

What’s happening and what we’re working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’re working on for our Friday edition.

Foresthill Bridge plunge claims life of El Dorado Hills teen: A 17-year-old youth died after jumping Wednesday from the 730-foot-high Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn. The Placer County Coroner’s Office identified the teen Thursday as Adam M. Sampson of El Dorado Hills. Read our report here

What we’re working on: Reporter Gus Thomson and Photographer Kim Palaferri went on a trek looking at the Auburn Ravine from the Sacramento River to Auburn and the efforts – including a celebration this weekend – to bring salmon back. Gus will also have a piece on video salutes to the troops that will be filmed at the Auburn Home Show. And in Media Life Gus covers the gamut from a giant potato to mysterious lights in the foothills, a new food show for TV and much more.

St. Luke’s Church in Auburn is celebrating its 125th anniversary and Reporter Jon Schultz will have a feature on the church’s history. Jon is also working on a story profiling the Auburn Home Show set for this weekend.

After what appeared to be a snag, the Auburn Quarry is set to be open to climbers soon. Reporter Amber Marra will have a story on how things got ironed out.

Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will break down the action of this Friday night’s football contests, including the Placer High Hillmen’s trip down to Roseville to face Woodcreek.

Damage done?: Do you think the National Football League’s contract negotiation process with its officials has hurt the league’s image? Take our poll on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and let us know.

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