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Noon Hour Update: Healing Pastures helps kids; Newcastle firefighters back in?; Rincon del Rio update and high school hoops

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.

What we’re working on:  An Auburn group is using the power of animals to help area children with a new program called Healing Pastures.  Reporter Andrew Westrope is writing a story examining the specifics of the program and what groups of children Healing Pastures will be for. Andrew is also following up on the latest Newcastle Fire District board meeting where it seems there’s a plan ready to get the firefighters back in their current firehouse.

Reporter Gus Thomson is following the developments of the proposed Rincon del Rio retirement community, which is slated to be built on the Placer/Nevada county border. Gus is at the Nevada County Planning Commission meeting today, which will hear the Rincon del Rio proposal. Gus will also bring us another installment of Media Life.

Sports Editor Matthew Kimel is headed up to Colfax Thursday night to take in Pioneer Valley League girls basketball action between Placer High and Colfax. Also look for wrestling coverage. 

What you’re talking about: Several letter writers’ opinions have reader feedback today, read “Mindless need to misinform” and “Californians not buying failed ideas” and share your views with other commenters.

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