Last night, the beloved STS9 made their way to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, playing for their 20th time at the storied Morrison, CO venue. There’s no denying that an opportunity to perform at Red Rocks is a coveted dream for any musician, so to reach performance #20 must have been particularly special.With magic in the air, STS9 mixed some of their classic hits with newer tracks from the recently-released LP, The Universe Within. Tribe was on fire throughout the whole two set performance, debuting new material and even welcoming out vocalist Maureen Murphy for a handful of selections.Thanks to YouTube user JMar, we have full video from the night to share. Enjoy this wonderful STS9 performance on the Rocks!STS9 is set to do it all again tonight, September 10th. Check out the full setlist below, as annotated by Church of STS9.Setlist: STS9 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 9/9/16SET I:Supercluster(*#) –Out of this World(*%) –Frequencies 2 – 3To The WorldMarchGobnugget –Between the Sheets($&) –Reemergence –Between the SheetsVibyl(@)New Dawn, New DaySET II:Simulator –GrowThe Rabble –Call Jam –The RabbleElsewhere(*)Sun, Moon and Stars($*)Blu Mood –MOD –Modular Improv –MODWorld Go RoundENCORE:Better Day($!)Light Years(*)Show Notes:* = first time played# = band wearing space helmets% = HB technical difficulties throughout song$ = w/ Maureen Murphy on vocals& = Isley Brothers [email protected] = extended jam of Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message”? = Modular Jam! = Alana on Stand Up Bass[Photo from Red Rocks 2015]
Twenty-six Georgia 4-H’ers participated in the State Forestry Field Day for program year 2021 on Sept. 19 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Throughout the afternoon event, participants adhered to COVID-19 prevention measures as guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The Georgia 4-H forestry program teaches youth to identify up to 70 Georgia tree species, as well as common pests and diseases that impact those trees. The forestry field day competition allows youth to test their science-based knowledge, critical thinking skills and skills with specialized forestry tools. Participants can be a part of a county team or compete individually in the state forestry judging contest.“The pandemic certainly caused volunteer coaches and county personnel to be creative with virtual practices until youth could meet in person,” said Craven Hudson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist. “We were able to hold all area contests in person, and these youth have worked hard to prepare for today.”The state contest consists of five stations: insect and disease identification, volume estimation, compass and pacing, tree identification, and site evaluation. All county teams prepared for the state contest by competing in one of four area forestry field days held earlier in September. Site evaluation is added at the state level and requires youth to consider landowner objectives and make forest management recommendations.Each county may bring up to 20 senior contestants from ninth through 12th grades. The youth compete individually and as team members. The first-place senior team winners will represent Georgia at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in August 2021 at the Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Conference Center in Weston, West Virginia.This year’s winners at the State Forestry Field Day are:First place team: Bartow County — Sasha Morgan, Gus Federico, Bethany Craven and Gabriel CravenSecond place team: Oconee County — Kalani Washington, Alicia Carnes, Robie Lucas and Lexi PritchardThird place team: Burke County — Holt Sapp, Emmaline Cunningham, Samuel Eckerman and Tony GraySenior high individual: Gus Federico, Bartow CountyGeorgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 175,000 people annually through UGA Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org or contact your local UGA Extension office.