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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.

Living in a Tahoe Bubble


Local illustrator Sara Zimmerman crafts an unique comic for Moonshine Ink.

Dear Editor: IRONMAN Success

BY SANDY EVANS HALL I want to take this opportunity to thank the many people that helped make the IRONMAN event on Sept. 22 a success. There are expected learning moments in a first-time event and...

Obituary: Common Sense


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense...

Preventable Snowstorm Gridlock on Donner Pass Road

Shana Berger is all about safe winter driving, which is why she wants local agencies to respond to issues that arise on Donner Pass Road in winter in her My Shot.

And They Thought They Left This In the Bay Area

Illustrator Mike English’s cartoons comment on life and politics in Tahoe/Truckee.

Readers Respond to Buckhorn Review


An unflattering review of the Buckhorn Grill in Truckee has sparked a flurry of response

The Answer to All of Tahoe’s Development Questions

This month, Moonshine readers are privy to a time-traveling trip through Tahoe development. Glancing back in time, we look at a ripened lawsuit over impacts from the Northstar Village development that began in 2004....

Got Ya! April Fools’!

Moonshine hits the streets and asks community members a monthly question.

The Incline Village General Improvement District Keeps Citizens in the Dark


Collusion between board trustees and staff at Incline’s governing agency is leading to broken laws, policies, practices, and accounting rules.