Opinion

The Opinion Page is your place to spout off. This section contains letters to the editor, longer My Shot opinion pieces, obituaries, and Mike English’s award-winning Shine On comics. Submit your opinion to editors@moonshineink.com.

Coping with Infertility

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There’s nothing more heartbreaking than trying to have a baby when it’s not happening as quickly or easily as you expected. According to the National Infertility Association, infertility affects 10 percent of the population today. For me, infertility was truly a life crisis.

Before the Banzai

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As the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour makes its way through a tour of four Tahoe ski resorts, it is becoming part of a long tradition of local ski competitions that date back to the days of wooden skis.

The Host of Hotel de Chipmunk

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Of the cast of colorful characters that have manned Martis Peak Lookout's "Hotel de Chipmunk," circus tumbler and cigar roller Frank "Waddles" Maher was king.

Ice, Ice Baby

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Ice, not snow, has been the region’s recreation surface of choice during this snowless start to winter.

Cyclists Petition Caltrans to Repave Highway 89 Bike Lane

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Dangerous potholes and large, tire-swallowing road cracks riddle Highway 89.

Crystal Bay Casinos: A jackpot of history

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In the Past

Crystal Bay Casinos: A jackpot of history

Before Snowplows and Snowblowers There Were Horses Hooves

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Today we complain about berms and the town plow being late to scrape snow from our street. But early residents of Truckee and North...

Images of America: Truckee

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You’ve heard the stories of Truckee’s rugged past. You know about the Chinese railroad workers, Truckee’s ice palace, and the Paiute chief that Truckee...

Uncivil Liberties Becoming Way Too Common

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The regiments of the rude. Once an irritant on the periphery of our lives, has become a mighty army. And especially in a Tahoe August, with the crowds of tourists, traffic and Caltrans, it’s inescapable.

Billboards: Signs of the Time

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As I was rounding a corner and driving down a hill, a billboard caught my attention. Above a picture of a new housing development at one of the local resorts, these five words are written: 'Owners have all the fun.' This got me thinking.

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