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.

Obituary: Jesse David Boeri

Longtime Tahoe/Truckee community member and adventure enthusiast Jesse David Boeri will be sorely missed after his July 1 death, but “Jesse lives,” writes his longtime partner in a Moonshine obituary.

Trail Mix

So many new places to pee.

Killer Apps

Can’t see the fire through the (social media) smoke.
Moonshine Ink Readers Opinion

Readers Reflect August 2021

In response to Hospitality Needs to Work Both Ways; trash and plastic pollution, climate change; No Housing, No Employees; more

Local Learning

Truckee's proposed new library can help out the newbs.

Hospitality Needs to Work Both Ways

The service industry is in crisis, writes Fifty-Fifty co-founder Alicia Barr in her exclusive My Shot, and part of the solution is for customers to be patient with strained employees.

Joe Biden is No Radical, But …

Reno News & Review CEO Jeff vonKaenel knows that Joe Biden is no revolutionary; his My Shot argues why he sees our current president as the right person to lead, right now.