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!

Up to Us?

Technology and culture are inevitably creating opportunities for citizen reporting and enforcement across sectors, but new anti-abortion legislation reveals a dark future of codifying it into law.

North Lake Tahoe’s TBID Offers Multiple Solutions for Some of Our Biggest Problems

The North Shore’s proposed Tourism Business Improvement District has a fan in longtime Tahoe City-ite Jeff “Ox” Oxandaboure, who argues in his My Shot that by putting TOT money under the control of the NLTRA, rather than Placer County, the North Shore will have more local control.

Squaw Valley’s Redundant Water Supply


Squaw Valley Public Service District's General Manager explains the district's proposed plan to develop a backup water supply from Martis Valley's aquifer.

The Sights and Sounds of E-Bike Riding Aren’t Bad

My Shot author Suzie Tarnay explains why her vehicle of choice is an e-bike.

Intimidation or Inclusion, Which Do You Choose?

A former High Altitude Fitness member contends that gyms need to be inclusive and owners need to care about their members in order to be successful.

Tips to Weather the Holidays


Sara McClarie of the Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Task Force and Sunee Zrno of Tahoe Forest Hospital reveal ways to cope with the stress that accompanies the holidays.

Progress Report: Defunct Community Enhancement Program Requirements Falling Short

In her My Shot essay, Kings Beach resident Ellie Waller argues that the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is not enforcing its own requirements.

Reservations About Later School Start Times


While our students could benefit from more sleep, will 30 minutes really make a difference?

Truckee Mayors Say No to Measure V

Supporters and opponents of the Measure V sales tax proposal on November’s ballot share their opinions.

Stay At Home (Please)

In his My Shot, Court Leve explains why during this health pandemic is not the time to be seeking a nice cabin-in-the-woods STR rental. “Stay at home” means primary residences.