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The Opinion pages are your place to spout off. This section contains Readers Reflect letters, My Shot opinion pieces, the occasional Face Off written debate, obituaries, and Mike English’s award-winning Shine On comics. You can also find community perspectives in our Think Local section, our monthly staff editorial, and Do Tell, which is a question we ask five community members each issue.

The word count for My Shots is 600, and as of Jan. 25, 2021, longer editorials are approved on a case-by-case basis. Letters can be reactions to our coverage or a local topic or issue you want to bring up and should be 300 words or less. Submit your opinions to editors@moonshineink.com.

High Rise Valley

Looks like the valley-which-wouldn't-be-named has one.

What’s your trail transit mode of choice?

What’s your trail mode of transit of choice? In this month’s Do Tell, area residents make their case.

Annalise Gadomski Kjolhede

Annalise Gadomski Kjolhede, 24, of Fly Creek and Cooperstown, N.Y., died on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Reno, Nev., following an accident while skiing with friends. Annalise was born in Cooperstown on June 17, 1988. It...

Squaw Development Spawns Yet Another Movement


A community member writes about a local, timely topic.

Heed the Call to Hunker Down

The massive December storms and resultant wild experiences remind us of the need to slow down.

Masks in School Hide Childhood Joy

This My Shot author feels strongly that masks are psychologically damaging to kids in schools, and detrimental to their learning process.

The Climate, It Is a-Changin’

Moonshine Ink hit the streets to ask locals how they have been affected by climate change and in what ways they might be preparing for the future. 

Ask and Wonder Why


Moonshine Ink has developed quite an array of columnists that do a good job covering the bases for any questions you might have concerning our area.

A Spectator-less Sport

NHL finally comes to South Lake … during a pandemic.