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!

Truckee Dogs Have Wagging Tails

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Sled dogs and canine truck companions are a part of Truckee’s history, writes Truckee-Donner Historical Society member Judy DePuy in her My Shot, and to keep the legacy of free dogs alive the town must abide by rules and etiquette.

The Schilling is Not All that Thrilling

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The Schilling Lodge has been marketed far and wide in Tahoe City, but one long-time resident doesn’t find the restoration proposal so thrilling.

Passing for White in Tahoe

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It’s no secret that Tahoe is white when covered in snow and White overwhelmingly in demographics; this My Shot describes one Black resident’s thoughts on passing as White in the region.

COVID Can’t Stop Environmental Stewardship

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COVID can’t stop environmental stewardship among Tahoe/Truckee’s youth, and SWEP’s staff have seen an increased awareness they hope to foster and grow in their outdoor programs.

The Schilling Lodge Will Add Fun and Functionality

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The Schilling Lodge’s future fate will be decided at a TCPUD board meeting Feb. 25; find out why the president of Tahoe XC’s board considers this a vital addition to the ski area.

Mine your own Business

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An expansion to a mine in Sierraville faces backlash from the local community; one organizer against the proposed project describes why it’s a social justice issue.

A Country Laid Low by Lies

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Truth? Or lies? Can anyone tell the difference anymore? A former Moonshine editor shares his thoughts on the direction of our country from a local perspective.

Setting the Record Straight

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The CEOs of the NLTRA and the IVCBVB respond to a My Shot arguing that the agencies don’t increase revenue to small businesses in a meaningful way.

Theater Connections

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These North Tahoe/Truckee residents are thinking local… with their wallets.

2020: A Blessing or a Curse?

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Was 2020 a blessing or a curse? One relationship expert penned a My Shot reflecting on the year that tested many of our interpersonal interactions.