My Shot

My Shots are essentially our version of an Op-ed. These opinion pieces are either submitted to the paper, then vetted and edited by the opinion editor, or solicited by the opinion editor based on our desires for hitting certain topics. My Shots are Moonshine Ink opinion pieces that must take a stance on an issue — typically starting with a problem, establishing an argument for your stance, then answering with a call to action. Email editors@moonshineink.com to submit yours!

Sold! But Not to the Highest Bidder …

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This My Shot author can wholeheartedly say that in a hot housing market, she is happy she bypassed the fees and hassle of selling her house on the open market and used her own networks instead to sell for cheap to someone already here and looking.

And Then They Shut the Forests

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First came the disease, then the economic downturn, and now (the last straw for this My Shot author) wildfire has gotten so bad it’s forced the closure of the forests. This piece presents a path forward to never allow this to happen again.

Help Our Children by Taking the Census

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California census deputy director Emilio Vaca appreciates the sense of community he has found in our region, and advocates, for the sake of our children, that everyone take the census.

Community Empowerment Through Beach Clean-Ups

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While a big tourism year for Tahoe’s north shore has brought this My Shot author a sense of a lack of control over litter and other degrading impacts, but he encourages action, like his own newly established Monday beach clean-ups, to fight that feeling of powerlessness and make a difference.

On Community Preservation and Planning

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A Truckee planning commissioner read a My Shot from last month calling for a total halt on development and rejection of the general plan; here is her My Shot describing why she feels that resident’s aims would be better suited embracing and influencing the general plan.

How Pickleball Helped Diane and Jim Fisher Beat COVID-19

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Incline Village retirees Jim and Diane Fisher could be seen pre-COVID day in and day out on the pickleball court, which they attribute to their own ability to beat off the disease.

Soaring Ranch: Much-Needed Truckee Housing in a 20-Minute Neighborhood

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The developer of Soaring Ranch describes in his My Shot how the project will be a “20-minute neighborhood” and move beyond the necessity of the car.

Save Lake Tahoe From Invasive Weeds and Herbicides

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With the TRPA and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Board poised to use herbicides to combat the invasive weeds in the Tahoe Keys, the Sierra Club is taking a stand to restore the area to its original wetland glory in this My Shot by the local chapter’s vice chair.

Town Council Should Act Now on Campaign Contribution Limits

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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.

We Know We’re Too Young

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Told to get serious but not to influence real issues, one young My Shot author is fed up with the narrative about Gen Z and ready to raise her voice.

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