Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Saturday, September 25, 2010

RB-096 Jimmy's Christmas Miracle

Little Jimmy Benson is crippled and must use a wheelchair to get around. It's the Christmas season and Jimmy is full of joy despite his physical handicap. Bill asks a specialist to look at Jimmy who offers the Bensons the hope that Jimmy might walk if he has surgery. The Bensons can't afford surgery. Bill tries to get financial help for Jimmy at church but a member of the church board is against it. Stumpy gives Jimmy's dad Dave a mustard seed and reminds Dave the power of faith like a mustard seed. Can Bill and Stumpy be the start of a miracle for Jimmy? And will that board member block all hope for the Bensons?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ranger Bill's College

Young Bill Jefferson went to Brighton College. Bill goes to Brighton for his class reunion in "Arson at Brighton College" (RB-053), and he takes Henry along. Henry knows the college president's son Ronnie from playing high school football. Ronnie gets into trouble and is afraid to own up to it.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

RB-095 The Abominable Snowman

Big game hunter Craig Carstares stalks the elusive Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep while a creature haunts the mountains and frightens folks in Knotty Pine. Everyone is afraid of this beast except Carstares. They think it is the Abominable Snowman. Even Bill, Stumpy, and Gray Wolf are scared when they see its tracks and hear it howling. What is this beast? Can Bill and the boys capture or kill this monster? Is Mr. Carstares safe hunting alone in the mountains?

Friday, September 10, 2010

RB-094 Rogue Elephant

Farms and towns along the edge of the Rockies are suffering the strangest damage - a corn field destroyed, a barn knocked over and a basket of apples taken. Bill is temporarily away, so Gray Wolf and Henry go to investigate the source of all the destruction. When the boys get there, they can't believe their eyes. You won't believe your ears. The question is how to get rid of this enormous problem. The key may lie with a newspaper reporter and a 20-year-old news clipping.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Knotty Pine GAZETTE - Blackfoot Mystery Jar

Historians Arrive at Ranger Headquarters
News continues to come from Ranger Headquarters at Big Pine National Forest.
Ranger Gray Wolf tells the GAZETTE that archaeologists and historians from State U arrived this week to inspect the medal, code paper, and leather book found in a jar given to Gray Wolf by Blackfoot Indian Alan Beaver.
The historians immediately identified the medal as an authentic silver Jefferson Peace Medal (See a medal at http://lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=350). The medals were used throughout the Jefferson administration and given as token of peace and friendship. The medals were often given by explorers working for the US government to Indian chiefs. The code paper appears to be a copy of the code used by Lewis and Clark in their exploration of the Louisiana Territory. They and their Corps of Discovery were searching for a passage up the Missouri River through the Rockies to the west coast from 1804 to 1806. Careful early examination of the leather book leads the archaeologists to believe this to be an authentic journal of Meriwether Lewis written during that trip.
You and The Lewis and Clark Code
Now you can use the same code that Lewis and Clark used to send messages to President Thomas Jefferson. Below are two websites where you can make a copy of the Lewis and Clark Code as well as instructions on how to use the code to write your own secret messages to your friends!

Blessed Labor Day!!!!

Ranger Bill, Stumpy, Gray Wolf, and Henry want to wish everyone a happy and blessed Labor Day.
Ranger Bill would like to wish all the school children out there a safe and enjoyable school year.
Stumpy says, "Stop by any time. We'll be watchin' fer ya!" And that goes for everyone here in Knotty Pine.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It Can Happen - A Lost River

The Rio Perdito got a new name in November of 2009 - the Listara River. Here is a news report from Earth Times News:
Bogota - The Listara river in northeastern Colombia has suddenly disappeared into a geological fault, the authorities said in the town of San Andres. The mountain river was "swallowed by the earth" in a rural area about 800 metres away from the town of 9,000, in the province of Santander, town officials told the Colombian radio station RCN late Sunday.
Experts in Bogota about 400 kilometres away were called upon to investigate the phenomenon and to establish whether the fault entails a threat to the town.
Henry says there are four places in Columbia called San Andres. As the report mentions, this is a small town in the province (or county) of Santander. There another one in a different province. There is a Colombian island in the Caribbean with that name, and it is in a province of islands also called San Andres. Confusing, no?

Friday, September 3, 2010

RB-094 The River That Wasn't There

A tough cattle rancher and a young vegetable farmer live and thrive along the Rio Perdito (Lost River). Both men depend heavily on the river's water for the health and well-being of the cows and the fruits and vegetables. One summer day the river begins drying up but not because of heat or drought. The men's tempers rise with the fall of the river. Will the Rio Perdito disappear all together? Why is it drying up? Can Bill fix this crazy river or does teenager Henry have a solution from the library?