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 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.

Word limit for a traditional My Shot is 600 words, and as of 2021 we are accepting longer (1,000 word count limit) submissions on a case-by-case basis. Email to submit yours!

Tackling Invasive Species is a Truckee/Tahoe Priority

While the most visible ecological threats like litter and wildfire deserve our attention, the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s CEO wants you to understand that invasive species are a true threat to the lake’s health and clarity, right now.

Support Senate Bill 1012 to Align Park Burning Regulations with Those of Local Fire...

My Shot writer Ed Miller urges readers to support a California state bill to align park burning regulations with policies of local fire agencies.

Join the Fight to Protect our Community

In this February My Shot, TCPUD general manager Sean Barclay outlines why it’s important for ratepayers to invest in water distribution infrastructure.

Realities of Keeping Tahoe Blue

BY CHACO MOHLER We passed two seminal watershed moments in Lake Tahoe restoration over the last few years, but don’t be surprised if you missed them. The headlines? “We’ve Saved Lake Tahoe’s Water Clarity!” followed...

Adversarial Front Line Caused by Forest Service Ineptitude

In a bold tell-all, a state firefighter blames the U.S. Forest Service’s mismanagement for “willful and intentional destruction” of California lands.

Banish the Blues … It Takes Just a Little Work

A My Shot author shares ideas for improving your mood in the Truckee/Tahoe area.

Why Canyon Springs Meetings are being Held at Town Hall

BY TONY LASHBROOK  |  Truckee, CA The town has received several requests, both directly and indirectly (via letters to the editor), to conduct public meetings related to the proposed Canyon Springs development in Glenshire instead...

Major Tax Dilemma for Locals

One North Shore resident says the proposed TBID is taxation without representation in this My Shot.

Toxic White Womanhood in the Wellness Industry

A White woman pens this My Shot on toxicity in the wellness industry she’s noticed in her own demographic. It’s worsened, she says, with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Living Under the Flight Path

Truckee resident Megan Butcher says it’s time to stop using taxpayer money to subsidize the airport. The millions of dollars saved can provide much-needed benefits for the whole community.