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

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 ...

Auburn on Ice: New rink ready for skating

Ice skaters now have a surface in Auburn to show off their best hockey and figure-skating moves. On Wednesday, Boston-based Artificial Ice Events put down a 40-by-54-foot surface ...

Placer school mourns I-80 crash victim

Placer High School was a school in mourning Wednesday. On Tuesday, Joelle Cherelyn Lindbloom — a 16-year-old student at the Auburn school — died when the car she was d ...

New home sales fall

October new-home sales in the region dropped in October. North State Building Industry Association figures released Wednesday show 251 sales in the region — down from 452 in ...

Regional Park security review after 4 OD’s

More security measures could be in store for an Auburn park where four transients overdosed. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that all four survived after snorti ...

Arrests in junk-food-fueled break-in

Two Sacramento men are behind bars after being arrested as suspects in a junk-food-fueled burglary at a Colfax convenience store. Authorities took 34-year-old Sacramento transient ...