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.

Memorable Wildlife Experiences, Anyone?

There is such an interesting and beautiful diversity of animals in the waters, air, and grounds in and around Truckee and Lake Tahoe. From tiny to huge, these animals are enjoyed by both locals...

Is it Labor Day Yet?

Traffic woes prompt locals to rename Donner Summit.
Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect July 2022

The Perfect Sit Spot Thank you to whoever built the snowboard/ski bench at Prosser Lake. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or to just soak in...
Dylan Riley Truckee High School

Observations on Lawmakers from a Concerned/Enraged Student

My Shot author explains why Truckee High School students protested ease of access to guns in the wake of the Uvalde school mass shooting.

Invasive Species

I saw the sign...

Agricultural Inspection

How's that working for ya?

What’s Cookin’?

Mind your BBQs

I Will Not Sit Idly By

Author Melissa Siig says the choices the U.S. is making on guns and reproductive rights are going in a dangerous direction. She asks readers to join her in protest.

Clarifying Nevada County’s Plans for Hirschdale

Nevada County’s community development agency director provides context for the reasoning behind jurisdictional decisions taking place around recreation access in the Hirschdale community.

I am Woman, Hear Me Cry

Sixteen-year-old Callie Ross shares her experience of what it’s like to be a young woman in a scary situation.