Gus Thomson

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Gus Thomson has reached the 30-year mark with the Auburn Journal and 37 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 30 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 their 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 into the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. He's also an ice hockey and classic horror film fan. In literature, he's an F. Scott Fitzgerald buff. Gus 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 Sundays in the Journal and online. His Remember This column appears every two weeks on Thursdays.


Recent Work

Shooting into house; Wrong-way driver; more

  Dec. 2 A cluster mailbox at Magnolia Ranch Road and West Weimar Crossroads in Weimar was broken into and mail was reported stolen. Dec. 1 A driving-under-the-influence o ...

Sheriff: Mountain lion attack 'unsubstantiated'

A report of a man being slashed in the throat during a mountain lion attack is "unsubstantiated" and he's suspected to be the victim of an assault, the Nevada ...

Snowy Auburn streetscape then. Not so much now

Surprise. That’s right. It’s Auburn. Very rarely has it snowed like this in the last 30 years or so. But this 1930s photo of Lincoln Way back in the days when the Au ...

Water workshop: Ideas wanted

“All ideas” will be on the table today when the Nevada Irrigation District hosts a “Plan For Water” community brainstorming session in North Auburn. The wo ...

Foresthill Bridge notes removed, go up again

Suicide prevention advocates were at the Foresthill Bridge near Auburn in the darkness Thursday evening replacing heartfelt notes of hope that were removed earlier in the day. A v ...

Auburn's KAHI to keep playing banned song

It’s a 1944 Christmas chestnut that’s a staple on radio stations during the holiday season. In some circles, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is past its sh ...