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.

Though it ain’t everything, it’s something to think about


Ed Box
For us, it ain’t just about the money. Not even close, but we've all got to think about it

Rolling With The Punches


In an effort to save some gas, and to go back to the time-honored tradition of playing in your own backyard, my boyfriend Chris and I built a luge run on the hill behind our house.

Moonshine’s Top Five Goals for the Decade


Moonshine Ink's long-range goals for the next 10 years.

Inspired Sacrifice

Like thousands upon thousands of other downhill fans, Betony Jones bought a Squaw Valley pass this ski season at a rock-bottom price. She told me in late January, with that dreamy twinkle that skiers...

Do Tell!

Steven Blake, DavisRetired Lawyer I live in another high-cost town so I don’t feel the difference. But the gas is really expensive up here.' Deb Safford, TruckeeNurse I got a degree, so I have a job at...