By Sara Dube & Curtis Blassingame
It’s a funny question as to why we choose to support Moonshine Ink. I think we both just genuinely feel like it’s the right thing to do to support a community publication that explores the issues and awesomeness of our town.
Moonshine shines the love on the stories we all wonder about — the state of the post office, what happens at the dump, housing, and so much more, in a transparent way that is easy and enjoyable to read. They dig deeper into the topics of our town with factual reporting that balances both sides of the story. At the same time, we appreciate how they include light, feel-good stories and highlight the art and music of our community culture.
There are very few towns where a quality, heart-and-soul print publication exists solely to support their community. I’m sure Moonshine Ink founder Mayumi Peacock has had ample opportunity to throw in the towel. We barely remember to update our small advertisement for our business, Gallery 5830’ in downtown Truckee, and they consistently deliver a thick, pertinent compilation of local stories that we can’t believe is free.
We appreciate the effort it takes to maintain an independent newspaper that brings local stories to life by enlisting a variety of local contributors in addition to their core staff of rock stars. The articles are thought provoking and encourage community discussion.
Being a supporter of Moonshine Ink feels like the natural thing to do. The quality of content and stories mixed with fun and humor is an impressive testament to the commitment of the Moonshine Ink team.
Moonshine Ink is an asset to our community and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing success.