Gus Thomson

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Gus Thomson has reached the 29-year mark with the Auburn Journal and 36 years as a daily newspaper reporter. He's the winner of several state, regional and national awards, most recently receiving a Best Business Reporting 1st place in the prestigious, statewide California Newspaper Publishers Association competition. He's also a proud Auburnite of 29 years.

When not reporting, writing or taking photos for the Journal, Thomson enjoys the time he can share with his wife of 34 years and family. They have three children. You also may spot Gus out on the many trails in and around Auburn. He's completed two California International Marathons and many distance races from 10Ks to half-marathons to 20 milers. He's also a hobbyist guitar player, playing everything from finger-style acoustic to electric. Gus also is a musicologist delving in recent months into the swing era, ice hockey and classic horror film fan, and F. Scott Fitzgerald buff. He was presented with a special award in 2013 by the Placer County Historical Society for his contributions to local history and a similar award in 2014 for his contributions to the annual Veterans Day Parade. 

Thomson can be reached at Media Life column appears Fridays in the Journal and online. His Remember This column appears every two weeks on Sundays.


Recent Work

Crime In Your Community: Sprint tower theft; Gold-laden sand pile missing; More

  Oct. 30 Rose Ann Miller Lathum, 34, of Merced was arrested in the 2200-block of North Auburn’s Grass Valley Highway on suspicion of being under the influence of a co ...

Home Depot theft at crest of Placer mini-crimewave

A pair of suspects caught on security camera are believed to be responsible for a mini-crime wave in Placer County that includes a Home Depot theft in North Auburn. The Placer Cou ...

With Reagan-family aplomb, ill GOP chair steps down

Placer County GOP chief Dennis Revell has resigned as he fights a battle with a medical condition — Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia — that has resulted in major surgery sc ...

Bumper crop for Mandarin Fest

The mountain air was fresh today. The crowds were huge, bolstered by local kids given a day off from school because of potential smoky skies. And the mandarins were perfect. The M ...

Fire horror could happen here too? It already has

It was deja vu - magnified exponentially - when fire burned over Paradise this month, killing scores and decimating a town much like Auburn. With this city and environs sitting pe ...

Placer County’s dirty air causing closures

Smoke levels in Placer County are unhealthy today, air-quality officials are warning. According to readings by the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, the Auburn, Rosevi ...