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© - [REVIEW] Casa Blancas Casino - Montgomery

Written by Yassin; WendyLady



 

Casa Blancas Casino - Montgomery
Published and edited by Mercedes Sarno Montana of County Radio on 6th July 2017

  • Casa Blancas Casino is considered one of the few major casinos in Red County.
  • Largest casino in Red County, includes free parking for customers.
  • Friendly staff, safe and inviting environment.

Montgomery, the home to many outstanding local businesses that range from humble grocery stores and restaurants to high-flying nightclubs and casinos. This week, County Radio went to visit one of the leading casino's, situated in Montgomery, Casa Blancas. Casa Blancas is more than just your typical casino, it's absolutely perfect for both day and night leisure with a fantastic bar, lounge & seating area and much more. 


Casa Blancas is home to numerous Roulette and Blackjack tables, but there does appear to be a lack of private rooms for much higher stakes. Nevertheless, tables range in stakes to ensure every player's budget is met. The casino's very own in-house bar offers a wide variety of contemporary and quality drinks in the casino's welcoming atmosphere. Casa Blancas Casino is owned and operated by Mr. Ralph Sacramano who admittedly prefers a laid back and reserved style of management over his property, [sic] "When we're open you rarely see me down at the floor. I hire people I trust, and people I know will get the job done. I tend to sit up here [office] and enjoy the view with a drink in my hand." Mr. Sacramano stated. 


Casa Blancas Casino presents itself with a safe and friendly environment, with many members of staff easily being spotted at every corner of the property to ensure everything on the ground is in order. Nevertheless, there doesn't appear to be any control over dress code, especially in an establishment of such prestige. Throughout the evening individuals were seen shrouding their faces with bandanas and various other garments. With such a high amount of money passing through the doors of the casino, it begs to ask the question if a dress code will be implemented or if better control will be had over individuals who choose to hide their identity.

 

Interior: ♦♦♦♦♦
- Very grand, spacious and prestigous feeling.
Exterior:
♦♦
- Ideally located in the heart of Red County. Unmissable.
Prices:
♦♦♦♦
- Stakes range significantly, ideal for every budget.
Service:
♦♦♦♦
- Friendly and attentive staff and dealers.
Atmosphere:
♦♦♦♦♦
- Friendly and safe, though a lack/control of dress code.
Parking:
♦♦♦♦♦
- Ample secure parking, free for casino customers.

Would you like County Radio to stop by and visit your local business? Get in touch with us via e-mail or leave us a message on 442!

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PRESS RELEASE #75 | SANTA MARIA BONFIRE

Written by Yassin; Bantrado


 


 


Santa Maria Bonfire
Published by Heather Byrne
On Wednesday 5th July 2017

 

Press Release #75


After such a fantastic series of events on Independence Day, the Fire Department's Community Relations team decided to host an event where the public can relax and enjoy the evening sun with some free food and great music. A large bonfire was set alight on the safe area of Santa Maria Beach, where the sand prevented the bonfire from posing a threat to any houses. Railings were put around the bonfire to protect the public from the heat, however the sight of a bonfire while listening to music and hanging out with some new friends was simple blissful.

During the event, we decided to start looking for some great dancers. We announced that we were offering a $40,000 award to the best dancer, which was won by Jennifer O'Brian, which was then followed by another offering of $40,000 to the second best dancer, which was won by Eric Frost.


 

Winner #1                                                                                                                                         Winner #2

 

After everyone was settled down and listening to music while enjoying the exquisite sea breeze, Argent Aerospace decided to give us an amazing airshow with their stunt planes.

The impromptu airshow came as an immensely pleasurable surprise and we'd like to extend the warmest thank you to Bella Schofield and the entirety of Argent Aerospace for their airshow. After the airshow, we were treated to a spectacular firework show put on by Ethan Forstman.

To finish off the amazing event, the Community Relations team decided to give the crowd a bit of a spray down! The party was met with water being sprayed into the crowd by the CR-ENGINE unit which was on-scene, embarking in some summer fun with a bit of water. We did advise that you bring a swimming suit!

After the event died down, those who stayed watched as the bonfire was tackled by the experienced firefighters of the Red County Fire Department. Byrne, Wilder and McMillan were cheered on as they put out the fuel of the Santa Maria Beach party, bringing a slow end to a night full of fun and spectacular events.

From everyone at the Community Relations team, we thank you for your attendance at the event. We've definitely got a lot more similar events coming up so make sure you keep an eye out for our advertising!


Heather Byrne
Director of Community Relations


 


© Copyright 2017 - Community Relations Division, Red County Fire Department. This press release has been published on behalf of the Community Relations Division of the Red County Fire Department. All information is believed to be correct, however the Red County Fire Department are not responsible for any mistakes within this release.

Welcome to the Red County Fire Department.

Written by Yassin; Bantrado



Welcome to the Red County Fire Department.


 



Section 1 - The Department

The Red County Fire Department is a governmental organisation that operates within Red County, however it is sometimes deployed to the surrounding counties and areas inside the State of San Andreas due to their lack of fire and medical services. The department focuses on a variety of different tasks that force firefighters and medics to perform to the best of their ability. Our members are constantly tested to their limits with a variety of different 911 and departmental calls which keep us on our toes.

The Red County Fire Department has a few goals which we continually strive to achieve. They are:
 

  • To save lives of the public and other departments
  • To fight structure, vehicular and garbage fires
  • To rescue those stranded in forestall or marine areas 
  • To protect the public from fire hazards, medical hazards, etc.
  • To inform the public on basic treatment
  • To deliver the highest quality of services
  • To respond as quickly as we possibly can
  • To maintain great inter-departmental and public relations

No matter what, your Fire Department will continue to work tirelessly in order to deliver the best medical treatment inside of the State of San Andreas. By putting your lives in our hands, you should feel comfortable with being treated by us. The services that we provide range from establishing search teams in order to search for those who have gone missing to simply making sure you get home safely after a night of heavy drinking. We'll be there for you when you need us the most, even if you don't realise just how much you need us.

Within the department, we have multiple certifications. Certifications grant a person the right to perform certain procedures upon a person. These certifications are defined below:
Basic Life Support (BLS) relates to the most basic form of life support, such as gunshot wounds.
Intermediate Life Support (ILS) relates to more advanced life support, such as intravenous drug admission.
Advanced Life Support (ALS) mainly relates to the usage of advanced apparatus, such as LIFEPAK.
Fire & Rescue (FR) relates to being able to combat fires, rescue people from buildings and assist in MVAs.

 

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PRESS RELEASE #202 - FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Written by Yassin; Beth

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PRESS RELEASE #202 - FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

WRITTEN BY
CORPORAL HAILIE RAY, PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE
.DATE OF RELEASE
07/04/2017


We the people of the United States of America gather around State Police headquarters following a parade for a 4th of July Celebration! The Parade began to mobilise in Fort Carson at 16:00 to begin its journey through Red County. The first stop was Blueberry, hometown of the well-known farmers of the county, whom are known to supply most of the state with fresh organic produce. Candy and treats were being thrown from the State Police float, which appeared to have drawn in a brilliant crowd.


The parade as it went through Blueberry.

The parade then journeyed Eastbound (and down!) out of Blueberry and into Montgomery, Red County's most well-known town. The crowd was certainly at its peak at this stop, shown by the many eager watchers jumping onto the floats to join in with the parade!


The parade as it went through Montgomery.

The final stop was the humble yet beautiful town of Palomino Creek. The parade then moved on westbound from Palomino to head towards Dillimore.. only to arrive at a barbeque party behind the State Police headquarters, complete with a music DJ and drinks! The party is still live as of this moment, so come on down, grab a burger and a beer, and celebrate with us!

The State Police wishes to remind all citizens celebrating the Fourth of July not to drink and drive, and be safe with the fireworks that they may be setting off. Make sure sparklers are put into pails of water after use! 


CONTACT US


Email: hailie.ray@sasp.gov
 Phone: To get in touch, call the Public Affairs office on 911. ((Put non emergency in the dialog))
 Write: Send your letters to Public Affairs Office, Dillimore Police Department, Dillimore, Red County.


This has been an official release from the Public Affairs Division,
San Andreas State Police.

©Copyright 2017 - San Andreas State Police.
 


 

SASP Employee Newsletter June 2017

Written by Danny

 

Dear Employees,

As we move fully into summer weather, many of our colleagues and staff will be taking annual leave over the coming months, so there may be challenging times ahead for responding to calls.

Recently there has been a problem with low-scale 911 calls being handled and the time in which they're being handled. This is something which will need to be addressed from the top down and we will be rolling out changes over the coming weeks to ensure that all calls are handled with the same efficiency and care than emergency ones.

The Joint Tactical and Intelligence Centre is still under construction at the moment - we will be coming to some of the people who have highlighted interests in being a part of this team, and asking if they would like to assist constructing the foundations of the team, and how it will work going forward.

We also have our 4th of July celebrations coming up in a couple of days with different parades and events upcoming over the next week or so.

Thanks,
High Command Team.

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Red County Entertainment Magazine

Written by Yassin; SAN Network

 


Red County Entertainment Magazine


EDITION TWO - JUNE, 2017


 

 

 

As many of you will know, I held a talk show to get your opinions on one of the fastest growing musical genres within the county (from my perspective) – rap. As street gangs become increasingly prominent within society and daily life; not just the rise of them, but also the fall, we connect such a genre with them, as well as each and every facet within the genre. The themes, the emotions, the raw and harsh language.


Within the talk show, my discoveries stretched beyond discovering the sub-genres of rap, unbeknownst to me prior to the show – I talked with wise individuals who filled me in on how it’s so much more than what some perceive to be expletives and unnecessary arrogance. Our first caller, going by the name of Topher, informed me of sub-divisions such as ‘Chicano rap’ – after some slight research, I discovered that it covered rap within Latin America – with Chicano being a slang word for Mexican Americans. Anyone familiar with Montgomery would be familiar with the various Latin street gangs rising, developing, falling and changing over the past year at the very least – bring such a new level of relevance of such an ‘urban’ style of music into the counties. Our next caller Vinnie opened our eyes towards aspiring rapper Don Omar, a Puerto Rican rapper whose tracks have found their way into films such as The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Evidently, the sub-division of Latin rap seems to have gained a rising influence over the counties, rather than the stereotypical African-American rap most people think of upon the mention of ‘rap’ – an incredibly broad genre indeed.


Our proceeding callers delved into the emotions put across through the medium of rap, and how it has got so much more to offer than it does at face value. Caller Effie informed us that rap is not just a genre of music, but it is in fact ‘style, culture, and a way of living’. She went on to suggest that rap is a ‘collage’ taking inspiration from multiple other genres of music and putting it into its own, fresh style and wording to make it relevant to the rapper and the listener. However, another caller Marcello managed to put across his sentiments towards rap in such a passionate way; affirming the fact rap has so much more value to it than just guns, drugs and ‘booty’ [sic], but it’s about ‘rapping the dream’ and a medium in which they announce their aspirations to the listener; it gives such freedom to the rapper, and the essence of rap is within the freedom of being able to say and do what they want. The most poignant line from our conversation – to me – has to be “don’t listen with your head, listen with your heart”.


This would not be an article if I did not display two sides to the story, however. After the talk show, I engaged in a short conversation with Martin, who put across his firm views towards rap in a rather blunt sense; evidently unaffected by the words of the previous callers. He informed me that to him, rap ‘simply ruined music’, and that it’s nothing more than ‘speaking’ with a beat in the background. He went on to describe some of his people of interest, such as Chris Cornell, Freddie Mercury, and Michael Jackson – none of which are still with us – and the raw emotion they promote through the melodic voices, as opposed to how he viewed rapping.
It was surprising to me that even after hearing the views of those in favour of rap, such a rapidly developing genre of music, comprising countless subdivisions, some callers were still unmoved. Of course, it’s all down to opinion, and many people say opinion is like a mixtape in itself; they do not want to hear yours. However, that’s not what this is about. Whether you like rap or not, it is here to stay in this society, and it clearly generates a personal identity with multiple races, age groups, and ethnicities throughout our country.

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RCFD: Community Relations Reform

Written by Yassin; Bantrado

 




COMMUNITY RELATIONS
PRESS RELEASE #71

WEBSITE | COMPLAINTS | COMMENDATIONS | RIDEALONG | CAREERS | INSPECTIONS


 

 

 


Community Relations Reform

Published by Heather Byrne • 26/06/2017 • Press Release #71

The Red County Fire Department has seen some vast improvements over the past few months, with many immense changes being made to the Command and High Command team, as well as the many different divisions of the department. Throughout these changes, we've come through with a much greater department which we are slowly developing to be greater as time goes on. We've decided that one way in which to truly reform the department is to revise how the Red County Fire Department connects with the people that matter the most; the public.

You're currently viewing a revised format regarding press releases. We've decided that our old method of bringing news on our department was simply outdated and thus we've begun the use of a new template. We've also seen changes to our Community Relations Desk, where you're now able to Commend an Employee if you've feel that they've gone out of their line of work for the benefit of the public. We've also made access to requesting a ride-along easier, meaning that you're able to view the daily duties of the Fire Department firsthand. The Community Relations team have many events planned, which we'll be bringing you information on quite shortly. We'll be getting involved with the public in the way that lets you see our daily duties while also gaining an insight on exactly what it's like to perform as a firefighter.

We strongly encourage the usage of our complaints and commendation section if you feel as though you need to voice your opinion about one of our employees. We also encourage the usage of our ride-along system to fully gain the full Fire Department experience. The Community Relations team has seen a new division director and I'm definitely excited to be leading the connection between the Fire Department and our community.

Visit our commendation section here.
Visit our complaints section here.
Visit our ride-along section here.


 


 

 


Heather Byrne
Director of Community Relations

 


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© Copyright 2017 - Community Relations Division, Red County Fire Department. This press release has been published on behalf of the Community Relations Division of the Red County Fire Department. All information is believed to be correct, however the Red County Fire Department are not responsible for any mistakes within this release.

Official statement in response to "Reporter Caught In Firearm Sting"

Written by Yassin



Recently SAN Network has come under scrutiny following an article published by 'County Radio' claiming that one of SAN Network's reporters was caught harboring firearms in a news van. Due to the uncertainty of the facts and discrepancies between timelines, SAN Network decided not to make any official statement until the details of the incident had been fully uncovered, and all information could be taken not on the balance of probability, but for facts. County Radio did not state any concrete sources when initially publishing their article and as of releasing this statement (06/26/2017) the article has not been updated with any sources. As the only other 'evidence' presented in the article consists of images that do not prove or in any way back up the information presented, we instinctively question the legitimacy and sincerity of the content.

Following an internal investigation we can now prove that the alleged suspect of these criminal activities who is also a reporter at SAN Network, Harriet Starborn, has not been charged with any offenses following these events and does not face any pending charges. With the consent of Harriet Starborn we can now release a copy of the her criminal record document as kept by the San Andreas State Police as evidence of this. The document has been redacted to remove information about specific charges to protect Starborn's privacy, but the dates are enough to prove that Starborn has not been charged with any offenses at all following Friday evening, when the events took place according the article published by County Radio.

We are also aware that some have voiced opinions about our standards, more specifically our standards when it comes to the criminal history of our reporters. We condemn all types of crimes and those who commit these crimes - and we have a strict policy cornering it internally - but we also believe that people should be given multiple chances. Many organizations and companies would never consider hiring a person who has a history of committing any felony charges, but we believe that even some of these individuals should be given a chance as their criminal history is not the only thing defining their character. Naturally this does not mean that we do not terminate our contract with any employees that receive serious charges during their period of employment.

Hopefully this clears a few things up and answers to the concerns that some had about San Andreas News Network.



Brian Johnsson
Chief Executive Officer, San Andreas News Network


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County Radio: Reporter Caught In Firearm Sting!

Written by Yassin


 

Reporter Caught In Firearm Sting
Published and edited by County Radio on 24th June 2017

  • SAN Network reporter Ms. Harriet Starborn caught up in firearm sting.
  • County Radio receives anonymous tip-off.
  • Law enforcement has been notified and are currently investigating further.

Friday evening, County Radio received an annoymous telephone tip-off regarding an on going firearm trade in Los Santos. Our reporters scrambled to the scene and were able to witness a firearm trade that had already been set in motion between a white masked male and SAN Network's very own Ms. Harriet Starborn. County Radio is able to confirm at the time of publishing the identity of the white female by her vehicle's registration plate 'HARRIET' that linked back to the State Police's Mobile Data Computer (MDC) database as Ms. Harriet Starborn of SAN Network.


It is believed that seven firearms were exchanged throughout the deal. The weapon trade changed location and vehicles throughout the evening where our reporter followed at distance. Law enforcement had already been notified and were in contact with County Radio throughout, which soon lead to a full investigation in which State Police were able to apprehend Ms. Starborn who was seen using a SAN Network vehicle to store firearms.


State Police Official Statement [sic]:


So, it was early in the morning, around 7:10 AM, as two detectives asked me to assist them as they've managed to get a trace onto Miss Starborns cellular device, upon finding out her current location at the time was Hampton Barns, we reported on scene, upon tracking her position again, she was in Fort Carson, as I was making my rounds around said town, I noticed a SAN News Van lurking around the Hempshire View apartments, obviously, I inform the detectives I was assisting, but I kept driving, as they moved in from the Northern side, I moved in from the Western side, boxing the Van in, she complies, stepping out of the car, upon further inspection, the San News van was packed with several firearms, including: 1x Desert Eagle 2x MP5 1x AK-47 1x Mac-10 1x Silenced Pistol, all of which have been stored into our locker.


SAN Network has not yet released any official statement surrounding the illegal activities of their member of staff and the use of their company vehicles to store firearms. It is believed that SAN Network will be investigated via the State Police to eradicate any corporate involvement to Ms. Starborn's activities.

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