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!

The Setbacks and Celebrations of Dancing With Our Sierra Stars

InnerRhythms asks for support after Brown Paper Tickets did not disperse the proceeds from ticket sales from its biggest fundraiser last year.

The Big Blue’s Reward for Its Volunteers

Clean Up the Lake founder Colin West is passionate about the important role volunteers play in helping the environment, and extolls the rewards they get in return.

Welcome to Truckee

The Rotary Club of Truckee is currently raising money to build welcome signs in up to four locations in town, and is asking the community to help with monetary or in-kind donations.

How a Resort with the Logo “Smile, You Are at Homewood!” Made Me Cry

A devoted Homewood skier is angry at the ski resort after she claims she was unfairly targeted for being a woman.

A Year in Review of the Palisades Tahoe Reservation Parking Program

Palisades Tahoe deems its parking reservation program a success in its first year, citing improved traffic flow, reduced gridlock, and increased participation in its Park & Ride shuttles.

Palisades’ Parking Reservations Has Room for Improvement

A local resident argues that despite Palisades Tahoe’s claims that its parking reservation program was a success, the program did not solve all the traffic problems and the parking platform did not work well, causing much frustration.

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.

Taming Tahoe’s Traffic: The Impact of New Parking Programs

The head of a transportation management association asserts that local ski resorts’ parking reservation programs helped reduce traffic this winter, and that a plan to improve parking in Kings Beach will help summer congestion.