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.

Where Did All My Friends Go?


Living in Tahoe can be hard, but lest we forget the reasons we are all here in the first place. Here are some solutions to making sure friend-time is as important as showing up to work or walking your dog.

Airport Candidate Andrew Terry Offers Valuable Insight


LEEDS DAVIS: Andrew Terry has contributed his extensive understanding and resource to the airport district for many years.

Worth a Shot


Moonshine Ink's new cartoonist, Mike English, pokes fun at Moonshine Ink deadline days.

Hey, Lake Tahoe! How Do You Like Our Carbon Now?

A western Nevada County resident urges Truckee/Tahoe folks to push for city-integrated open space and bike paths on the non-Tahoe sides. That way, she argues, there’s less carbon coming to Tahoe.

When You’re on Your Phone, What Do You Spend Most of Your Time Doing?

When you’re scrolling on your phone, what are you most likely to be scrolling through?

Short-Term Rentals Need Stricter Regulation

Placer County must take responsibility and enforce reasonable occupancy rules. Other areas do it; two renters per bedroom is reasonable and sustainable.

Revised Martis West Plan a Win-Win?


Carnelian Bay resident Peggy Nicholas calls on local agencies to adopt ridgeline and viewshed standards.

Dear Editor: The Legacy of Ollie Henrikson

RICHARD TOMLINSON  |  Tahoe City Melissa Siig has hit another home run with her piece on Ollie Henrikson. Most of us who live and work and raised our children in this community have wondered about...

Proposed High Altitude Fitness Facility Has Issues


The Truckee planning commission needs to address three main issues with this project that concern me greatly.