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.

Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect | October 2023

Readers send in their comments on Moonshine Ink stories and current issues.

Planning and Preparing for Wildfire Emergency Response

In light of the tragic Maui fires, Placer County Sheriff Wayne Woo explains the county’s wildfire preparedness, training, and evacuation plans.

Do Tell: What Were Your Summer Tourist Season Experiences?

For the October Do Tell, Ted Coakley III asks readers, What were your 2023 summer tourist season experiences or feelings?

E-Bike Season is Almost Over

And Truckee motorists are happy about it.

Cancel Culture, Sierra Style

*Donald Trump voice* You're canceled.

Creating a Safe Space for Teens and Art

The Aspen Collective is a teen-led organization working to bring alternative arts and music to the Truckee/Tahoe area.

Reckless Claims of Accounting Issues by IVGID Board and Committee Members are Unfounded

A former member of the IVGID Accounting Committee provides his professional opinion on why claims of the district’s accounting problems are unjustified.

Down the Hill

Steep triangle ahead...

Have You Been Affected by Fire Insurance Changes?

For the September Do Tell, Ted Coakley III asks readers, How have changes in fire insurance affected you?

The News of Our Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

Melissa Siig writes that the media doesn’t always get it right, as exemplified by this year’s Burning Man coverage, where she survived the rain without incident.