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.


Gray skies ahead, raging fire below somewhere.

Fiduciary Duty, Not Further Division

In a joint My Shot, four former Tahoe Donner board presidents came together to pen an opposing perspective to recent calls to rethink plans for a new ski lodge.

Dislocation Disorientation

The Ink’s digital content editor has moved five times in the two years she’s lived in the Tahoe/Truckee area. She counts herself among the lucky in this housing crisis that just won’t let up.

Pet Network Provides for Our Furry Friends

In her My Shot, Incline Village-based Pet Network’s director of development explains why the group’s interconnected programming is so important for the region.
Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect September 2021

In response to Defining the End of Caldor and Dixie, online only No Fire Fear-Mongering I was a firefighter for 31 years. Great writing and info by Alex Hoeft, no fear-mongering, just quick explanations of...

Boxed In

Got boxes?

Staying Conscious in the State of Oblivion

Put down your phone and soak in all that nature has to offer — just keep the phone handy in case disaster strikes and you need to know what to do.

Respectfully Engaging with the Hospital

While the author of this My Shot has family ties to TFH, she provides a critique of the leadership there, saying it’s emblematic of greater problems in healthcare across the U.S.

Riding the ‘Rona Waves

The moment California went into lockdown, I was taking photos of Granlibakken’s sled hill. It was a strange thing, looking at a text and knowing that I needed to go home — now. It...

What’s your trail transit mode of choice?

What’s your trail mode of transit of choice? In this month’s Do Tell, area residents make their case.