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.

The Aquatics Conundrum


Tahoe Donner Recreation & Park District Board vice chair Kevin Murphy discusses why a warm water pool for Truckee is important.

Illuminating a Reason for Moonshine


Paper receives five awards in national contest

Car Talk, Snow Style

Hey, new Truckee/Tahoe drivers! Welcome to winter.

Too Much Information

He watched from across the room, a tight knot of sorrow growing in his belly. Two little girls, out for dinner with their parents, were each and individually playing a game on the screen...

Up and Coming Ski Bum in Newfoundland


Newfie mom shares how her son manages to ski 95 percent of the days their local ski hill is open.

Town Council Should Act Now on Campaign Contribution Limits

The Truckee Town Council is allowing statewide campaign contribution limits to go into effect in January, but has the power to implement it sooner. This My Shot argues the time is now.

Have You Been Without Power This Winter?

It’s full on 2022 and the Ink is marching swiftly into a brighter future, optimistic about our efforts to remain the region’s trusted independent local newspaper. This month, we want to tell a few...

Truckee Mom Needs to Replace Burned Car


After a single Truckee mom gets thrown a curve ball in the form of a car on fire, locals rally together to help her out.

Conservancy Comes Clean



Conservancy has no plans to sell or leave unprotected environmentally sensitive parcels in Tahoe

Put a Price on Carbon to Save the Outdoors

A member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, this My Shot writer explains why including a carbon tax in the national reconciliation bill can make both politicians and outdoor recreationists happy.