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Swimming: Sharks drop contest

FOLSOM — The Sierra Sharks swam hard in the pool in last Saturday’s road meet against the Broadstone Barracudas, but came out short with a 480-309 loss. The Sharks, 2-3 in dual meets this season, lost to the Barracudas in the boys division, 245-144. The Lady Sharks were bitten by a 227-162 margin. Setting a […]

Markham student this year’s hunting contest winner.

Paris Hokanson, a student at Markham, won the annual hunting contest that each year rewards one student for academic achievement. Hokanson is the youngest winner ever of the contest and its sixth girl in the seven years its been held. The prize is a four-night, three-day stay at the R & R Pheasant Hunting resort […]

Contestants invited to run for Miss Pollock Pines

Young ladies who grow up strong and lovely as the trees they call home might want to think about running for Miss Pollock Pines, a title being dusted off and held up proudly by the community. Two local women, Kim Sophia and Joyce Harris, got together recently to discuss the upcoming Fourth of July Parade […]

Time to enter Apple Hill recipe contest

The Apple Hill Growers Association invites chefs to enter the 2015 Apple Hill Association Pinterest Recipe Contest. Cooks 18 years or older are encouraged to submit favorite original recipes along with accompanying photos. Recipes should use a product typically found at one of the Apple Hill ranches. For example, recipes could utilize any of the […]

Map contest again wows BOS

Former District 5 El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago always ranked it “high on her cha-cha scale” and called the annual event one of the board’s favorite meetings. This year’s Student Map Contest at the April 28 Board of Supervisors meeting was no slouch by comparison. Sponsored by the El Dorado County S.A.G.E. association of surveyors, architects, geologists and engineers, the map contest has grown in popularity over its 21-year history.

More than 700 school kids participated from 31 public, private and charter schools on the county’s western slope, and as it has throughout the history of the contest, Latrobe School dominated with 19 winning ribbons. Edwin Markham Middle School took …

Mr. Ponderosa contestants are winners

Taking money in this election is perfectly acceptable and, in fact, is a big part of the campaign. The candidates for the coveted title of Mr. Ponderosa do their best to win the hearts and minds of the electorate and raise money for two important causes. The ninth annual Mr. Ponderosa pageant at Ponderosa High […]

CDFW seeks artists to enter Duck Stamp Art Contest

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2015-2016 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept submissions from May 1 through June 3. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of March 4, 2015. Entrants need not […]

‘Spamalot’ production inspires recipe contest

Like Spam? The folks at Imagination Theater do and want to hear from other Spam fans. Send Imagination Theater a recipe using the well-known canned delicacy Spam and win two tickets to a show for the opening weekend of Spamalot. Entries must be submitted to [email protected] by Thursday, March 19. Winners will be notified March […]

Heard over the back fence: Apple Hill photo contest under way

DO TREES TALK? John Chapman gave me the following “Advice from a Tree” T-shirt statement: “Stand tall and proud * Sink your roots into the earth * Be content with your natural beauty * Go out on a limb * Drink plenty of water * Remember your roots * Enjoy the view!” FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST: Robyn Delfino provided […]

Hunting contest reminder

A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort ( in Seneca South Dakota, which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. The program goal is to tie together academic achievement with the enjoyment of the shooting […]

Enter Apple Hill photo contest

The Apple Hill Growers Association invites photographers to enter the 2015 Apple Hill Facebook Photo Contest. Photographers, 18 years or older, are encouraged to submit color photos that show the appeal of Apple Hill Ranches. Photos may include scenery, people, produce and products of Apple Hill Ranches in any season featuring unique perspectives, beautiful landscapes […]

Campbell Outstanding Player in Optimist contest

North teams post split SACRAMENTO — Union Mine’s Kara Campbell had a stellar performance in the 31st annual High School Optimist Girls’ Volleyball All-Star Game at El Camino High last Thursday. The Lady Diamondback was one of three El Dorado County volleyball players on the North small school squad coached by El Dorado’s Shelley Bishop. Cougar […]

Coloring contest winners wow judges

The winners in the 2014 Mountain Democrat Coloring Contest used imagination and great skill with crayons, pens, glitter and other decorative elements to capture the judges’ votes to take home prize money, gift certificates and goody bags. The Placerville Natural Foods Co-op co-sponsored the contest for the fourth year. The talented winners and their families attended […]

Enter LegiSchool Project essay contest

The Center for California Studies’ LegiSchool Project is seeking entries for its annual essay contest. This year’s topic is “Climate Change.” Extreme weather events and warming temperatures have sparked global concerns about climate change. Some are calling on the government to do more to defend our environment. Others believe excessive government interference will have negative […]

Essay contest open to high school students

The Democratic Party of El Dorado County is proud to announce the annual Fred Winn Essay Contest for 2015. It is open to public high school juniors and seniors of El Dorado County. A cash prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the first place winner. Second prize is $750 and the third place award […]

Mandarin Festival sponsores contest

With a $1,700 set of Kitchen Craft cookware for Best of Show and $100 for top place in each category, the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival Recipe Contest in Newcastle, just might be the recipe contest to win this year. The popular event draws more than 40 entries and the judging will be a don’t-miss activity […]

Anika Lehr makes most of contest win

When Anika Lehr discusses her recent trip to pleasant hunt in South Dakota, there’s much more to it than just the four-night, three-day stay at the R & R Pheasant Hunting Resort in Seneca, a Cabela’s certified hunting destination. That’s because she just didn’t zip there and back and cram it into the time frame […]

Heard over the back fence: Gamers contest at EDH Library

OBEY THE VET’S ORDERS: Jewel Blair-Smith forwarded the following “Life in Signs” quote: “In a veterinarian’s waiting room: ‘Be Back in 5 Minutes. Sit! Stay!’” A BRAWL AT THE LIBRARY: A gaming tournament titled “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” will take place at the El Dorado Hills Library at 7455 Silva Valley Parkway on Saturday, Nov. 29, from […]

Holiday Caroling Contest accepting applications

The annual Holiday Tree Lighting will take place in El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 4-8 p.m., in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. This year, the event will feature a Holiday Caroling Contest as part of the entertainment, with […]

Time to enter contests

When Doug Alberts opened Green Acres Farmers Market in Camino on Oct. 1, he had a vision of much more than produce for his customers. “I would like Green Acres to be a destination-type location with something for everyone — events, family activities, local handcrafts, foods, gifts and wine tasting,” he said. “The pumpkin and […]

Carson Valley scores with weekly football contest

The 2014 football season at the Carson Valley Inn and Bodines Casino brings a Weekly Pro Pick’em Contest and Monday Night Football drawings for weekly prizes and weekly qualifiers for a season-end Super Bowl Ultimate Tail Gate Package at both properties. The Progressive Pro Pick’em offers a special $5 parlay card each week with all […]

Heard over the back fence: Pumpkin contest Sunday

SKIP TO MY LOU: Paul Chafer forwarded the following “How to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity in Retirement” recommendation: “Skip down the street rather than walk and see how many looks you get.” PUMPKIN CONTEST: The Front Yard Nursery has scheduled their pumpkin contest for Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Nursery at 5801 Mother Lode Dr., […]

Charter students earn high honors in national contest

Several Charter University Prep (CUPrep) students earned high honors in the recent National Fleet Reserve 2014 Essay Contest. The local Fleet Reserve Association sponsors the essay contest open to all seventh through 12th graders in El Dorado County. Essays are submitted to local chapters and the first place winners are sent to regional chapters. Regional […]

Annual hunting contest taking entrants

A contest is underway for El Dorado County students ages 12 to 16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with a parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort in Seneca, S.D., which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. The program, which is in its sixth year, has a goal to tie together […]

Heard over the back fence: Guitar contest at EDH Library

EFFECTIVE SLEEPING PILL: My friend Paul Chafer provided the following quote: “Working most of her life, Grandma finally retired. At her next checkup, the new doctor told her to bring a list of all the medicines that had been prescribed for her. As the young doctor was looking through these, his eyes grew wide as he […]

Main Street in Parade contest; word comes too late for votes

Placerville was one of 16 cities across the nation whose Main Street was nominated for Parade magazine’s “Best Main Street Tournament.” If you didn’t know about this, it’s not surprising. The announcement was in the June 29 issue of Parade, which is distributed in the Sunday Sacramento Bee. To move from being one of 16 to […]

Lehr wins academic contest

Union Mine senior-to-be Anika Lehr is this year’s winner of the annual academic contest that awards the winner a trip to the R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort in Seneca, South Dakota. Lehr is a varsity soccer player for the Lady Diamondbacks.

Fair contest honors dad

The theme for the 2014 El Dorado County Fair was “Father’s, Photos & Fair” and to honor dad on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15 the fair sponsored look alike contests featuring dad. The judges had a difficult time selecting the winners from the great entries in the special contest.   Winners Father/son: first Ian and […]

600 entries for map contest

Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Norma Santiago proclaimed last Tuesday’s as “one of my favorite meetings of the year.” That signifies that it is “very high on the cha-cha scale.” In its 20th year, the annual map contest for El Dorado County school students is sponsored by SAGE, the local association of Surveyors, Architects, Geologists and […]

LegiSchool Project seeks photo contest entries

The theme of this year’s annual LegiSchool photo contest is “California Through My Eyes.” Eligibility is limited to current California high school students, including 2014 graduates. The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between California State University, Sacramento and the California Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies. Students are being asked how […]

Sacramento County Fair announces contests

The 2014 Sacramento County Fair is pleased to announce the following contests and is now accepting applications. All entry forms are available on the Sacramento County Fair Website at More than 100,000 guests will enjoy the Sacramento County Fair May 22 to 26 on the grounds of Cal Expo. Close to 10,000 school children […]

Schwartzler pleads no contest

A man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend pleaded no contest Friday morning. Judge Daniel B. Proud told Austin Schwartzler that it was his understanding Schwartzler would be pleading to Count 1 of the complaint, attempted murder, and that the enhancements attached to the charge would be dismissed. Prosecutor Lisette […]

Design for a cause: Contest helps spaces that help others

To make lives of the less fortunate better, I have gotten dressed up, teetered around a party in too-high heels while balancing a glass of champagne and written a check. I have also put on old jeans and a baseball cap, rolled paint and hung blinds. And I will tell you which one is better. […]

Camera Club holds print contest

A photography print competition will be held by the El Dorado Camera Club at its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. This judged competition is open to members and non-members for a small entry fee. There are multiple categories for color and black and white […]

Poetry contest invites entries

Artists Embassy International presents its 21st annual Dancing Poetry contest. More than $1,000 in prize money will be awarded. Original poetry submissions are welcomed. All prize winners will receive a prize certificate suitable for framing, a ticket to the Dancing Poetry Festival and be invited to read their prize winning poem at the 2014 Dancing Poetry Festival […]

Cash prizes in Water Spots Video Contest

SACRAMENTO — High school students can win cash prizes and the chance to view their video on the Raley Field Jumbotron by entering the 2014 Water Spots Video Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Regional Water Authority (RWA) challenges teens to create compelling and original 25-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos on a select water […]

Doll contest sparks creativity

Reuse, repurpose, recycle and so the children did. One hundred and sixty-six dolls were entered in the Placerville Holiday Doll contest this year. The children did an amazing job creatively transforming plastic bottles, tin cans, boxes, wooden spoons, solo drinking cups, keyhole paver stones, feathers, pine cones, spools, socks, soda cans, jars, plastic Easter eggs, […]

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