Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Friday, June 28, 2013

RB027 Bobsled

The state championship bobsled races are going to be held at Culver’s Peak. Top speeds are expected to exceed 60 miles per hour! Our rangers will be racing against the Cole brothers and their faster sled. Our rangers have won these races for the last three years running, but the Cole brothers could end their winning streak.

Storybook Room's "Uncle Bob" Devine Passes Away

Bob Devine, "Uncle Bob" to Storybook Room/Nature Corner fans, passed away at the age of 76 Sunday morning. Bob was the beloved morning show host of the Clockwatcher program on Moody Radio station WCRF-FM in Brecksville, Ohio until his retirement in 2000. Bob leaves behind his wife of over 50 years, a son and a daughter, as well as several grandchildren.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

RB026 Henry's Miracle

This is the story of Henry at the age of ten when his world fell apart. First, he is crippled in a fall. Then his mother develops cancer and dies. Then to add insult to injury, his dad becomes gravely ill and may die, which would leave young Henry all alone in the world.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Dead on Arrival" True or False

Cougar Canyon is 35 miles from Knotty Pine. TRUE
Mountain Goats Bluff is 10 miles from Knotty Pine. FALSE (It's 10 miles from Cougar Canyon.)
Bill took Big Brute to rescue the boy. FALSE (He used dog sleds to get there.)
Giuseppe is from Des Moines. FALSE (Henry chatted with a friend from Des Moines)
Bill called for help from Forest Creek and Folsam City. TRUE (They helped locate the ham radio signal.)

My thanks to everyone who participated. Most of your responses were correct. WELL DONE!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

RB025 Timid Timothy

Tim Sullivan has a long history of getting into bad business deals. When his uncle offers him a good job as logging manager, he is afraid to fail once more. Tim’s dad, Officer Mike Sullivan, asks Bill to step in and try to make Tim into a successful businessman. Bill enlists several of his rangers to help Tim. Even Frenchy DeSalle and his lumberjacks get in the act.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

RB024 Ice Pack

The vessel Sea Chaser is trapped in the huge, powerful ice flows near Alaska. When they are unable to contact anyone by radio, the passengers and crew plan a mutiny. Bill and his rangers are called in to find Sea Chaser and bring everyone safely home.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Glacier Cave-In Questions

What character was in the last two stories?
The character was Doc Pike. The good doctor lead the efforts to control bubonic plague along Knotty Pine's waterfront warehouses in "Death on the Waterfront". Bill rushed Doc Pike to the cave at Big Slide Glacier to save Dr. Swift and amputate his leg in "Glacier Cave-In".

Was it Professor Henderson or Anderson or both?
The vote led in favor of it being Professor Anderson. But is but there was no clear winner in this vote.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to vote!

RB023 Dead on Arrival

Henry is a ham radio operator. One evening, his radio picks up a distress call from a trapper and his son in Cougar Canyon. The boy is seriously ill and needs immediate medical attention. But before Bill and Henry can get to the trappers’ cabin, the boy dies. Despite appearances, Bill thinks there is a chance that the boy can be revived.