Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Saturday, September 15, 2018

RB193 (The Fire Bomber's) Pink cloud

Abner Benson is Bill’s friend from the service. Abner is a pilot with a new way to fight fires by dropping pink clouds of calcium borate on grass. His plane crashes while demonstrating his idea and nearly kills him. Abner’s wife Marge wants him to quit flying. Can Abner stay out of the cockpit to please Marge and still lead Bill’s new fire bombers?

Saturday, September 8, 2018

RB192 Fire Bug aka The Fishermen and the Fire Bug

Several campfires are left unattended along the river. Rangers Bill and Ralph suspect two out-of-town fishermen are to blame. Mike Demory discovered a fire on the edge of his farm. He suspects that “Old” Buck Sawyer is a fire bug. Mike insists that Bill arrest Old Buck. Bill must find the fire bug before fire destroys the farms and woods.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

RB190 Run Away aka The River Giant

Bill and Stumpy travel to Central City to meet with Tad Coates to inspect his new tow boat The River Giant. And this tow boat is a true giant, 350 tons with 8,500 horsepower and costing one million dollars. Stumpy can’t wait to chow down in the ship’s galley run by the one and only Maggie Murphy. A barge fire threatens to explode tons of burning gasoline all over the Shady River.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

RB189 (Trestle) Ice Jam

Warming weather sends rising waters and huge ice flows toward a railroad trestle. The ice threatens to collapse the trestle. Dynamite won’t clear the flows, so Bill must come up with a novel idea to save the trestle. “Don’t lose your head or you might lose your life” is Stumpy’s theme for this story. And Stumpy gets to read from his crazy seed catalog!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

RB188 Forest Fire aka Hot Fire and Sowing Seeds

Dr. Harris and his assistant Franklin travel to Knotty Pine from New Zealand to study the national forest. There they meet Tower 3’s Ranger Tom. Tom must ask them to leave because the forest has become dangerously dry, dry enough to spark a terrible forest fire. Dr. Harris wants back into the forest, so our two visitors sneak back into the forest only to face a horrific forest fire. Only the hand of God can save them now, and they don’t believe in God.