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

Stolen whitewater raft’s online sale attempt thwarted in Auburn

A whitewater rafting company got back its stolen raft and a Sacramento man was arrested in Auburn after allegedly attempting to sell it online. The Placer County Sheriff’s O ...

High school sports shrine to induct Mike Ray, Ron Pucci

Two Placer County high-school sports legends are going to soon give Colfax sizeable presence in the Sac-Joaquin Section high-school sports Hall of Fame. Mike Ray, covered Colfax H ...

Arrest after Auburn store’s filthy food-handling alert

The arrest was for loitering but a homeless man’s visit to bulk food bins at a North Auburn supermarket led to serious health concerns that resulted in the food he handled be ...

Colfax burglary connected to Rocklin ID theft

  Placer County Sheriff’s Office detectives are linking a Colfax burglary to ID theft in Rocklin And they’re asking for the public’s help in cracking the c ...

One water win, one loss for Placer Water in state Capitol

Placer County Water Agency notched a key win in Sacramento during the latest session of the California Legislature on a bill that failed to pass out of the Assembly that would have ...

Auburn Cruise Nite: 5 Reasons To Go

The final Auburn Cruise Nite of 2018 revs up this Friday and if you haven’t yet taken in one of the giant, open-air classic car shows this year, you’ll have to wait unt ...