Gus Thomson

Gus
Thomson
Reporter/Columnist
Phone Number: 
530-852-0232
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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 gust@goldcountrymedia.com.His Media Life column appears Fridays in the Journal and online. His Remember This column appears every two weeks on Sundays.

       

Recent Work

Twice-convicted ‘sexually violent’ predator Tibor Karsai released with no supervision

By Gina Kim Of the Santa Maria Times   A man once deemed a "sexually violent predator" who's been on monitored release in Santa Barbara County since 2013 was ...

Media Life: Fountain furor then. Forgotten now

Seventy years ago, there was no Old Town Auburn. Or at least, if you stopped a local on the street in A-Town in 1948 for directions to it, they’d likely correct you and tell ...

On The Issues: Auburn parks candidate Ferris answers key questions

The November election gives Auburn residents the opportunity to choose two of five positions on the Auburn Recreation District board. And the Journal is asking questions on key is ...

On The Issues: Auburn parks candidate Ferris answers key questions

The November election gives Auburn residents the opportunity to choose two of five positions on the Auburn Recreation District board. And the Journal is asking questions on key is ...

Crime In Your Community: Illegal ammo find after 90 mph chase; Storage thefts; More

  Oct. 3 Shane Michael Doxie, 37, of North Highlands was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools, being a felon in possession of ammunition and driving with a ...

Highway Patrol working overtime to keep roads super-safe

Don’t be surprised if you’re seeing more Highway Patrol vehicles on the road. A $200,000 federal grant is boosting the California Highway Patrol presence on Nevada and ...