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 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.

Word limit for a traditional My Shot is 600 words, and as of 2021 we are accepting longer (1,000 word count limit) submissions on a case-by-case basis. Email editors@moonshineink.com to submit yours!

Measure J: No More Tax Burdens for Truckee

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LYNNE LARSON  |  Truckee Citizen, thespian, athlete After much discussion and after spending an obscene amount of our tax dollars (nearly $400,000) for studies, renderings, designs, more designs, surveys, and more surveys, the Truckee Donner Recreation...

Are You Going Where You Want To Be Going?

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BY JONATHAN LAINE Friday the 13th of July I was riding with a good friend. We were doing the “bread and butter” Truckee ride over Donner Summit to Cisco and back. Fantastic day, and both...

State’s Attempt to Close Parks Was a Disservice to the Public

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Editor’s Note: In recent news, private donors and nonprofits have stepped up to stop the closure of nearly all 70 state parks that were expected to be shuttered. An additional $10 million in state...

What Money Can’t Buy

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BY ANN NICHOLS We need to have a fundamental debate about the role of the market and the environment at Lake Tahoe. I’ve been reading about “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets”...

Tahoe’s in Trouble

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BY ROGER PATCHING There’s a serious problem at Lake Tahoe. It is so serious that it has prompted all eight of Tahoe’s leading environmental nonprofit organizations to jointly write a “sign-on” letter of warning (the...

Have You Ever Been Experienced?

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Letter to the Editor