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!

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 performing arts center and an aquatics center. Our community has...

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 member Kevin Murphy and some proponents have said that the...

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, more designs, surveys, and more surveys, the Truckee Donner Recreation...

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 Donner Summit to Cisco and back. Fantastic day, and both...

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 expected to be shuttered. An additional $10 million in state...

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 about “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets”...

Tahoe’s in Trouble

BY ROGER PATCHING There’s a serious problem at Lake Tahoe. It is so serious that it has prompted all eight of Tahoe’s leading environmental nonprofit organizations to jointly write a “sign-on” letter of warning (the...

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Letter to the Editor