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

Driver, 16, killed in Interstate 80 crash

UPDATED: 3:15 P.M. TUESDAY NOV 13: CRASH VICTIM ID'D The victim of a fatal crash today on I-80 has been identified. The Placer Coroner's Office said the crash victim is J ...

Four OD’s at Auburn park

Four people overdosed at an Auburn Recreation District’s Regional Park in North Auburn on Wednesday. According to the Placer County Sheriff&rsq ...

Placer County ranchers honored for vision

With roots in Placer County dating back to 1859, Daryl and Sue Oest haven’t rested on their pioneer ranching family’s laurels. The Placer Land Trust will be honoring t ...

Placer supes affordable housing fee discussion bumped to spring

It will be well into the new year before Placer County supervisors take another look at establishing a $5.95 per-square-foot fee for smaller western Placer County subdivision devel ...

Stolen vehicle, arrests outside Auburn school

Auburn Police arrested three teens outside Placer High School Wednesday after a report of a suspicious vehicle and people trying to get on campus without authorization. The incide ...

Gang gear, handgun, weed seized in North Auburn arrest

An early morning check of a suspicious vehicle in a notorious North Auburn parking lot led to the arrest of a Grass Valley man on a laundry list of charges — from possession ...