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 to submit yours!

Looking at Measure J’s Big Picture

RAINE HOWE | Truckee Citizen I woke up on Nov. 7 having gone to bed knowing who was president, but not sure how Measure J fared....

Once a Skier’s Mountain

BY TREAS MANNING  |  Squaw Valley There once was a time when Squaw was a skier’s mountain. We are now witnessing its transformation into a...

Historical Fact and Financially Sound Decision Making used for Placing the...

BY KEVIN MURPHY  |  TDRDP Board Member Finance Committee Chair I am responding to Ms. Lamanto’s letter regarding Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks District (TDRPD)...

An Open Letter to Our Community

BY GREG JELLINEK, M.D. | Tahoe Plastic Surgery Truckee Tahoe Airport Board Candidate Hello neighbors! My name is Dr. Greg Jellinek and I am running for...

Measure J is Fair Finance

BY ROGER J. RINTALA This is our opportunity to build and live with two facilities that will benefit every segment of our community — a...

Vote No on Measure J: Setting the Record Straight

BY PATTY LAMONTO The proponents of Measure J urge the taxpayers to vote on a bond measure based upon good faith and economic timing. Board...

Measure J: No More Tax Burdens for Truckee

LYNNE LARSON  |  Truckee Citizen, thespian, athlete After much discussion and after spending an obscene amount of our tax dollars (nearly $400,000) for studies, renderings, designs,...

Are You Going Where You Want To Be Going?

BY JONATHAN LAINE Friday the 13th of July I was riding with a good friend. We were doing the “bread and butter” Truckee ride over...

State’s Attempt to Close Parks Was a Disservice to the Public

Editor’s Note: In recent news, private donors and nonprofits have stepped up to stop the closure of nearly all 70 state parks that were...

What Money Can’t Buy

BY ANN NICHOLS We need to have a fundamental debate about the role of the market and the environment at Lake Tahoe. I’ve been reading...


Killing It

Setting the Record Straight

When Demand Exceeds Supply

Dodging the Draft