NOON HOUR UPDATE: Wet weather returns to foothills; mountain lion reaction; Auburn Police to change up staffing

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 Wednesday edition.

What we’re working on: After spring-like conditions recently, the winter weather is back with rain and snow in the higher elevations. Reporter Andrew Westrope is following the storm and will have an update on the weather system and how it is benefiting those in the snow business.

Reporter Gus Thomson is following up on the mountain lion encounter over the weekend near Colfax that ended with the death of the animal.

The Auburn Police Department is working on restructuring staffing, including hiring for a new position. Reporter Jon Schultz will have more on the proposed changes.

What you’re talking about: Our first story on the mountain lion incident has readers sharing their thoughts on the subject today. Other pieces getting comments today are the story about the Auburn State Recreation Area looking for new help and the piece on the arrest of an all-terrain vehicle rider.

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