When Raccoons Rave (and Other Tales of the Raccoon Valley)
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The radio station Simple Radio (RSR) in the R-Zone, the area surrounding the Rodeo and the Ristorante, has been giving its listeners a radio that is completely unplugged from the Internet for the past six years.
But the station has been listening in.
The R-zone is home to the Ropes, an organization that runs the Rope Ranch, a raccoon-rescue shelter in a remote part of the state.
The shelter, which has been running since the 1980s, is an example of a successful public-private partnership between Ropes and Raccoontown, which provides shelter, veterinary care, and a variety of other services.
The group runs the shelter with a combination of volunteers and the support of local governments.
It is not clear how many animals there are in the shelter.
There are about 100 animals at the shelter at any one time, and the shelter can house up to 20, according to one of the shelter’s volunteers, Mike H.H. Atchison.
The organization also runs a shelter called the Roper, which offers a number of other benefits to Ropes clients, including health care, shelter, and even a full-time veterinarian.
But, for about six years, the Ropers have been relying on the Ropedrove radio station in the area, as well as the radio station of the same name in the San Antonio area, to stay up-to-date on the situation in the remote area of the mountains.
But when the ROCers decided to get in touch with Ropes to discuss their need for a radio station, they got a surprise.
The radio stations were in communication, and they had a deal to connect.
“They called us,” H. H. Atcison said.
“It’s kind of like a secret handshake.
They said, ‘Hey, we’re ready to work with you.
We’ll let you know when we get some spare power.'”
That same day, H. M. and M. J. O’Malley, the owners of the station, called and asked for help.
“We just thought, well, we’ll try to make it work for a few weeks,” said Atchion.
“But we knew it wasn’t going to work out.
So we figured, well let’s work together.
And that’s how the radio stations ROC and Ropes became friends.”
The ROCs have been working with the Rots to get the Ropters on board.
At first, the stations were looking for an antenna.
But with the help of Ropes’ friends at Ropes Ranch, the antennas were donated to the community.
They’re now using them for the ROPERs broadcast.
And, at the same time, the radio crews are working with local officials to find a location for a temporary transmitter and other equipment needed to make the Rropters’ broadcasts more accessible to the public.
Ropes said they’ve been contacted by several local officials, including the city of San Antonio, the San Antonian Board of Supervisors, the city’s parks and recreation department, and local government.
But Ropes declined to reveal which officials contacted him or what their plans were for the station.
“I can’t talk about that,” Atchions said.
The station has a number, but they’re not sure how many.
The idea for the radio show came from a conversation between the Roping and Rope organizations, which was a great idea.
“The idea was really, let’s give back,” said H. J .
Atchon, who has been a volunteer at the station since he was a child.
“People in our area have a lot of dogs and a lot more animals.
And the only place we can get to that kind of wildlife is on a radio, and it’s a little bit expensive.
So I think it’s the right thing to do.”
The stations hopes are that their work will help educate the public about the Rottoes, who have a history of attacking humans, and encourage more people to look out for their safety.
“If you’re walking around the Rodes, you might see a lot.
It’s a wild, scary area,” Atachison said, adding that people who are in a vehicle, or riding their bikes, or walking alone, need to be aware of their surroundings.
The stations goal is to help raise awareness and promote Ropers safety.
And to be clear, it’s not about the radio itself.
“When we hear about an animal, it doesn’t mean that it’s doing bad,” Atchin says.
“Just like a human, we can be vulnerable.
And we need to take steps to protect ourselves.
And Ropors do that by staying safe and not harming people.”
The radio shows are currently on air in San Antonio and Austin, but the ROTERS hope to expand
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