My Shot

My Shots are essentially our version of an Op-ed. These opinion pieces are either submitted to the paper, then vetted and edited by the opinion editor, or solicited by the opinion editor based on our desires for hitting certain topics. My Shots are Moonshine Ink opinion pieces that must take a stance on an issue — typically starting with a problem, establishing an argument for your stance, then answering with a call to action. Email editors@moonshineink.com to submit yours!

I Love Tahoe Donner, I Loathe Total Downer

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In his My Shot, Benjamin Levine discusses what’s not a secret in Tahoe Donner: that staff and volunteers have repeatedly felt disrespected, bullied, and mistreated by certain directors.

Dollar Creek Crossing: Addresses Community Needs

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For lifelong Tahoe resident Sean Michael Wiley, the Dollar Creek Crossing development provides an opportunity to increase long-term housing options for families.

Dollar Creek Crossing: Putting Tahoe City Residents in Danger

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A long-time Tahoe City resident warns that the proposed Dollar Creek Crossing development is, in her view, too big and will increase TC population too much. Don’t get her started on parking issues!

Preventable Snowstorm Gridlock on Donner Pass Road

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Shana Berger is all about safe winter driving, which is why she wants local agencies to respond to issues that arise on Donner Pass Road in winter in her My Shot.

Proud to Be a NIMBY

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What is a NIMBY, and why is Ruth Cross proud to be one? Read her My Shot about the importance of focusing on local character, charm, and history and thinking very hard before developing in Truckee.

Our Local Food Movement Lives On

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Tahoe Food Hub’s Susie Sutphin reacts to the October My Shot that declares Tahoe’s local food movement dead, and explains the movement that allowed her organization to flourish.

A Horse Mom’s Perspective

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In a passionate My Shot, a horse mom defends the future of the McIver Arena, where her daughter grew up riding and loving horses.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe Begs To Differ

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Andrea Schaffer, president of Slow Food Lake Tahoe, agrees with much of Gary Romano’s perspective in his October My Shot on the disappearance of the local food movement in the Tahoe area, but she cites many positive examples that show that it’s not all bad news.

Tahoe Serenity; Mountain Sobriety

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“My name is Dirk, and I’m an alcoholic.” Find out why these are some of this My Shot author’s favorite words to say out loud, and how living in Truckee has guided him in dealing with addiction and along his journey to recovery.

Enough Mindless, Unlimited Tourism

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“Appetite for Destruction” is the reality many see in Nevada and Placer Counties. We are loving our favorite places to a point of compromised reality that makes the pristine wild places we know and love in threat of being unrecognizable.

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