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.

Something ‘Special’

Utilities and accusations are flowing every which way.

Tahoe Elites

Rocco and Tiffany just don’t get it.

Describe Your ‘Sit Spot’

A sit spot is somewhere in nature you return to frequently, a natural backdrop for your growth and reflection. Here are a few Truckee/Tahoe peoples’ thoughts on the concept.

How Do You ADU?

It’s a granny flat, not an STR.

Stellar Fashion

How’d a stellar jay get so fly? Local thrifin’, of course.

Year of the Zoom

Video conferencing provided accessibility beyond our wildest dreams in 2020.

How Not to Be an Invasive Species

One long-time “local” pushes back on what that means, and discusses how stewardship is the route to avoid becoming an invasive species in Tahoe/Truckee … and even how to blossom into a Sierra wildflower.

A Dissenting Opinion on a Moot Point

Although he calls it a “moot point” since the legislation already passed, one Truckee resident wants to make it known he doesn’t appreciate the town’s added STR regulation.

Sierra Community House’s Promotoras

The superheroines of Covid-19 and community
Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Kings Beach Questions; STR Progress; more

In response to county, TRPA, Truckee STR ordinance coverage