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.

Time to Rethink Growth

Thanks to Beth Ingalls for shining a light on stalled development projects in our region. ('If You Build It, Will They Come?' December 10, 2009) The impacts development decisions have on a community cannot be...

Tahoe City Public Utility District Has Issues


Increase in rates draws closer look at agency.

Road Sand Is Killing Lake Tahoe


'We are pouring dirt down the throat of Lake Tahoe, and she is choking to death.' ~ Tony Pastore

Parting Ways


Dr. Heather Simon on departure from Sierra Pet Clinic.

A New Library in Truckee

Letter to the Editor A New Library in TruckeeNow that the supervisors have voted against outsourcing the management of our libraries to a for-profit company in Maryland, it's time to get back to more...

Early Assessment Program Helps Students


How students can take advantage of a state test.

ICE Raids in Kings Beach Spark Sadness, Outrage

As Mother's Day draws near, I give thanks for a beautiful daughter who is always by my side. Unfortunately, this is not the case with many of our fellow community members. Last week, Kings...

It Takes a Village (and a Summer Camp) to Raise a Child


Moonshine Ink offers a place to Spout Off. Letters are limited to 300 words. My Shots are limited to 600 words and must be reserved ahead of time. Email editor@moonshineink.com or fax (530) 587-3635.

Out and About


Avalanche at Squaw during Freeride World Tour event.

An Inspiring and Brilliant Friend


Renée Klosterman-Power
Dec. 4, 1955 – Aug. 26, 2009