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.

Best Summit Clean Up Days


The Donner Summit Area Association like to thank everyone involved for working so hard to make this one of the best 'Summit Clean Up Days' ever.

Now Is Not The Time, TCPUD

     If you pay the bill, you get to vote against the Tahoe City Public Utility District proposed rate increases. (See 'High Water Mark' in last month's Moonshine Ink.) TCPUD did have the funds...

On the Job with Jennifer Montgomery


It's Jennifer Montgomery's home in Serene Lakes that sets her apart from previous Placer County District 5 Supervisors. Not only does Supervisor Montgomery live a stone's throw away from one of the most controversial development battles Placer County faces today, but 20 years have passed since a supervisor who lives full-time in the Tahoe Truckee area represented the eastern district.

Let’s Not Talk Turkey


(In response 'Let's Talk Turkey,' by Linda Lindsay, Practical Wellness, Nov/Dec edition)

An Unconventional Idea


California state government is broken.

What Do ‘Green Jobs’ Mean For Rural California?


Cleaning up abandoned mines will bring jobs for Sierra workers, and protect community health

Fire Safety: Everyone’s Business


We need to take major responsibility for our own defense. It's not only a good idea, it's the law.

Letters (Aug 2008)


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