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.

It’s All Fun and Games Until…

Mother to a toddler, news reporter Alex Hoeft considers the benefits of her child’s upcoming participation in sports — and when the drawbacks become too much to stick around.

The Big Blue’s Reward for Its Volunteers

Clean Up the Lake founder Colin West is passionate about the important role volunteers play in helping the environment, and extolls the rewards they get in return.

Do Tell: Best Local Fries

For the April Do Tell, Jared Alden asks readers, What qualities and characteristics make up the best French fries, and where do you find them?
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Readers Reflect | April 2024

Readers comment on stories from the March print and online editions, and beyond.

Welcome to Truckee

The Rotary Club of Truckee is currently raising money to build welcome signs in up to four locations in town, and is asking the community to help with monetary or in-kind donations.