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.

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)


Get Involved and READ Thanks Moonshine, Keeps on Growing

Is It Too Late?


The Lake Tahoe Basin has been an economically and socially depressed area for many years, and the solving of which has been shoved under the rug by those responsible.

Measure U is Not the Answer


Measure U is asking for the same $93 million to which the voters said NO just 5 months ago in June 2008.

Supersized TAUs


Development in Tahoe is redefining an important commodity, TAUs, and in doing so, has the potential of altering the face of our communities.

What Does A Community Organizer Do?


Over the years I have volunteered countless hours on local campaigns and fundraising efforts, for nonprofits and community groups working for CHANGE.

Friends of Airport Changes Opinion on Non-pilots


The following notice was recently sent as an email election update to the members of the Friends of the Truckee Tahoe Airport (FoTTA).