Noon Hour Update: Ski season preview; election vote count update; hit-and-run sentencing and Placer High football playoffs

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: With the colder temperatures and more wet weather making its way into the foothills, many people are turning their thoughts to ski season. Reporter Jon Schultz is working on a ski season preview, talking to local businesses and ski resorts as they get ready for another year. Jon is also talking to the Placer County election office to see what the status is on the vote counting and who we’re still waiting for votes on.

The man responsible for hitting a tow-truck driver on westbound Interstate 80 earlier this year was sentenced in court today. Reporter Gus Thomson was there and will have a story and video.

The Placer High football team (11-0) hosts Escalon (9-2) Friday night in Auburn in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Journal Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will have a preview on the contest. 

What you’re talking about: Our story on the 1977 Placer High football team has several readers sharing their thoughts today, as does our piece on a local businessman who committed suicide. Our story on Maria’s Tacos food truck heading out to North Auburn for business also has readers weighing in. Read these stories and more and share your thoughts.

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