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Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Saturday, December 31, 2016

RB060 Decision for Death

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Dec. 31, 2016 is
Decision for Death

Eight climbers on the Savage Mountains (better known as the Refrigerator Mountains) fall into a crevasse. Bill and his rangers are called in to rescue the trapped climbers. Two men have fallen so far that they can’t be reached. Will Bill be able to find some way to rescue these men before they suffer the slow, maddening process of freezing to death?

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, December 24, 2016

RB202 Christmas Pageant with Bill Pearce

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Dec. 24, 2016 is
Christmas Pageant with Bill Pearce

Henry and his boys club are putting on a Christmas pageant in the high school auditorium. It will close with a short performance by Christian recording artist Bill Pearce. There are rehearsals and many problems to iron out. Henry learns that one of the boys, Johnny, doesn't believe the Christmas story. Henry takes the time to witness to Johnny, and Johnny begins to believe. Johnny asks Henry, "If the Bible is true, why everyone doesn't believe?" Wally, a key boy in the show, is hit by a car and must stay in the hospital. How will the pageant go on with Wally in the hospital? What will happen to Johnny? And what of Bill Pearce?

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, December 17, 2016

RB201 Christmas Bells

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Dec. 17, 2016 is
Christmas Bells

Policeman Pat O’Roark faces death just before Christmas. He finds strength to live when he hears the church bells ring. When the bells break, only Herman Schmidt, can repair them. Herman has an attack of severe rheumatism and can’t climb the tower ladder to make the needed repairs. Bill and the boys are called on to try to fix the bells.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

RB059 The Man with the Limp

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Dec. 10, 2016 is
The Man with the Limp

The chairman of the church mission board and the chairman of the orphanage board want to remove a man who is member of both boards because he spends too much time in prayer. Meanwhile a mysterious stranger with a limp comes to Knotty Pine causing much talk.
 
Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, December 3, 2016

RB058 Skiers in the Sky

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Dec. 3, 2016 is
Skiers in the Sky

Skiers on a cable car are trapped when the car stops in the middle of the air. Then the cable begins to break. Bill must find a way to get up to the car and get the skiers down.
 
Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, November 26, 2016

RB056 The Ice Prison

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Nov. 26, 2016 is
The Ice Prison

Moose McBain braves the 30-degree-below-zero winter cold on foot to tell Bill that he found a man frozen in the ice on Big Pine Lake. The discovery leads the rangers on a hunt for a missing team of scientists who have been trapped in a cave by an avalanche.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

RB055 A Lesson In Love

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Nov. 19, 2016 is
A Lesson in Love

10-year-old Tommy Woodruff lives with his grandfather. Tommy sells newspapers and delivers groceries to help supplement his grandpa’s small pension check. A well-meaning woman wants Tommy to have a better life-style, so she calls on a judge to take Tommy from his loving grandpa.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, November 12, 2016

RB054 Marauder at Goose Lake

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Nov. 12, 2016 is
Marauder of Goose Lake

One or more bears appear to be breaking into summer homes that weren’t cleaned of food. The damage they caused means the rangers must find them and get them away from Goose Lake - permanently!

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, November 5, 2016

RB052 An Old Horse Learns New Tricks

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Nov. 5, 2016 is
An Old Horse Learns New Tricks

While on the trail, Bill’s horse and faithful friend Storm, falls seriously ill. Bill flies Storm back to town. The vets there can’t seem to help. Bill demands the wisdom of his country vet, much to the city vets’ disapproval.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, October 29, 2016

RB051 Catching a Big Fish with a SmallHook

Our  webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Oct. 29, 2016 is
Catching a BIG Fish with a Small Hook

A government scientist, Dr. Orlando, needs Dr. Jonathan Black to be his replacement. But Dr. Black disappeared after a lab accident killed a friend. The Secret Service thinks that Dr. Black is hiding in the Knotty Pine area. Ranger Bill knows someone who may be the missing doctor.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

RB050 The Log Jam

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Oct. 22, 2016 is
The Log Jam

It is springtime in the Shady River Valley. The Shady River fills with snow melt and logs from the various logging camps high up in the mountains. Bill calls on the services of Frenchy DeSalle to free up a spring log jam that is causing the Shady River to flood homes along its banks. The jam is so huge that Frenchy may not be able to clear it!

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, October 15, 2016

RB049 Nature's Vacuum Cleaner

Our  webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Oct. 15, 2016 is
Nature's Vacuum Cleaner

Radio announcer Bart Sneed and Knotty Pine residents ignore warnings from both Ranger Bill and local weathermen to seek shelter from the tornados that are headed for the Shady River Valley. Tornados have never struck anywhere near Knotty Pine before, and no one can believe they will strike now. Is Bill wrong or will lives be lost in the coming whirlwind?

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, October 8, 2016

RB048 The Man Who Understood

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Oct. 8, 2016 is
The Man Who Understood

Angus, one of Bill’s rangers, is devastated when his son Steve is hit by a car and killed. Angus is so grief stricken that he wants revenge on the man who hit Steve. The driver is terribly sorry for the accident and understands how Angus feels. Bill must step in to stop Angus from hurting the driver.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, October 1, 2016

RB047 The Broken Promise

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Oct. 1, 2016 is
The Broken Promise

Ezra Newcombe sold his ranch to Todd Stone. Ezra let some teens race their hotrods on his ranch so they could race safely. Todd ignores his promise to let the racing continue. The teens are furious and plan to get even with Todd.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, September 24, 2016

RB046 The Handcar Race

Our webcast of Ranger Bill for the week of September 24,2016 is "The Handcar Race".

The Fireball Express is streaking north toward the Knotty Pine region at 100 miles per hour with 400 souls on board. "Unc" McFadden is the rail dispatcher at Junction City. His job is making sure that the trains under his care get to their destinations safely. That includes the Fireball Express. Heavy rains followed by flash flooding threaten the rail trestles and bridges near Knotty Pine. To be safe, Unc sends a trestle tester engine to check the northern line especially the old trestle over 800-foot-deep Cougar Canyon. What will the tester crew find? This doesn't sound like any kind of a race to me. What does a handcar have to do with the whole problem? And what does this have to do with our rangers?

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, September 17, 2016

RB040 Stumpy Gets 30 Days

Our webcast of Ranger Bill for the week of September 17, 2016 is:
Stumpy Gets 30 Days

After being crushed and gored by a buffalo bull, Stumpy struggles for life. Then later he struggles for the courage to get healthy and return to work. Bill gives the Old Timer 30 days to get back to work or lose his ranger job.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, September 10, 2016

RB039 Mrs. Kane Wins a War

Our His Kids Radio Ranger Bill webcast
for the week of September 10 is:
Mrs. Kane Wins a War

The Hill Gang and the River Gang are rivals. These young hoodlums like battling one another on the back of Mrs. Kane’s property just outside of Knotty Pine. She called the police on their latest fight. The gangs plan to resume their interrupted fight the very next night. Then they intend to get revenge on Mrs. Kane herself!

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, September 3, 2016

RB038 Set the Record Straight

Ranger Bill for the week of September 3, 2016 is
Set the Record Straight.

Two misbehaving boys, Justin and Peter, must stay after school as punishment for working on sports plays instead of paying attention in class. The boys tell their parents that their teacher Miss Anderson is prejudiced against sports because she is crippled. Both of the boys’ fathers want Miss Anderson punished or worse.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, August 27, 2016

RB037 The Shortage

The ShortageJohn Patterson is the Forest Service accountant for the Northwest District and one of Bill’s rangers. John is a fine Christian and works hard to do a good job. But recently John has been worrying himself sick over an accounting error of thousands of dollars that he can’t find to correct. He won’t tell anyone or ask for help and a federal audit is only days away.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, August 20, 2016

RB034 Sleeping Death

RB034 – Sleeping Death – Sleeping Sickness infects the Central City area. Local manpower and equipment are not enough to control the mosquito population. The rangers are called in to help spray for mosquitoes, but one large land owner won’t allow the spraying on his land leaving many in danger of infection.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, August 13, 2016

RB034 Piggyback


RB034 – Piggyback – Dangerous winter weather and complex delivery problems threaten the survival of both Canyon City Truck Lines and the railroad. Len Grant, owner of CCTL, and Spence Neihoff, superintendent of the Knotty Pine railroad district, do not get along and refuse to work with one another. Bill must teach these men how to work together instead of against each other.

Friday, August 12, 2016

RB032 The Floating death Trap

The Floating Death Trap
Riverboats carry freight and passengers between Knotty Pine and Mirror Lake and Kings Islands. Andy Coogan and Jim Gunderson are fierce competitors for the tourists visiting the Mirror Lake region. Bill will not give Andy a passengers license because his boat is dangerous. His stacks leak. Deck planks need to be replaced. The boiler is a threat to human life.
Andy says Bill is hurting him to help Gunderson. Andy asks several of Knotty Pine's influential citizens to pressure Bill to change his decision.
Will Andy do the right thing and fix his riverboat or will Bill give in to pressure and let Andy stay on the river? Will Andy continue to run his boat or will it break down and end the debate?


Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Friday, August 5, 2016

RB031 12 Feet of Danger

The Ranger Bill story for the week of Aug 6, 2016 is:

RB031 – 12 Feet of Danger – Zookeepers at the Logan City Zoological Gardens are surprised when snakes are mysteriously released from their cages. When a King Cobra gets out, Bill is called in and calls in his own snake expert. The head zookeeper’s son is suspected of the mischief.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Friday, July 29, 2016

RB030 Flaming Grass

Ranger Bill for the week of July 29 is:

RB030 – Flaming Grass – Bill issues prairie warnings for Knotty Pine County during a summer with no rain, but farmers and ranchers refuse to adopt fire control measures, so Bill calls in Big Brute for help.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Friday, July 22, 2016

RB028 The River Monster

 RB028 – The River Monster – The town of Rivers Bend builds some new dikes and levees to protect the city and its residents from the flood waters of the Shady River. But dikes can’t protect Rivers Bend from Zack Stephens and the huge log rafts he floats down the river.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Friday, July 15, 2016

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.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Friday, July 8, 2016

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.

Hear this week's adventure on our Facebook page (click on the link in the right column) or catch it on Tunein.com this weekend (several stations play it on Saturday).

Saturday, July 2, 2016

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.

Friday, June 24, 2016

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.

Click on either "Ranger Bill on Facebook" or "Ranger Bill on Tune-in" to hear "Ice Pack" this weekend.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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.

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/60851447435

Friday, June 10, 2016

RB022 Glacier Cave-In

A team of archeologists study an ancient cave that was exposed when the Big Slide Glacier moved. The glacier moves again and causes an earthquake and landslides. Bill and Henry are part of a rescue team sent to recover the scientists. One of the scientists, Dr. Swift, is trapped under a slide. Amputation of the doctor’s leg may be the only way to save his life.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

RB021 Death on the Waterfront

RB021 – Death on the Waterfront – Six healthy men fall ill suddenly and die. All these men had been in Knotty Pine’s warehouse district along the Shady River recently. Bill thinks Bubonic Plague may be the cause. But how do you stop plague not to mention the panic this is going to create?

Follow our link to "Ranger Bill on Facebook" to hear this week's story.

Friday, May 27, 2016

RB020 If the Lord Is for Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

Henry’s friend Ted Sloan comes home on leave from the service. He tells Henry and Bill that he is being severely persecuted by his sergeant. Bill shares how he too was persecuted when he was in the service as a navy medic serving with the marines. The marine sergeant thought Christians like Bill were sissies.

Listen to this week's story on our Ranger Bill Player at the top of this page!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

RB019 Sultan, King of Beasts

Sultan is a huge and powerful lion at Kittyland wild animal park. Sultan defies then scares his trainer Flick Martin. Can Bill help Flick find his courage to control Sultan? If not, Kittyland might close and Sultan may be destroyed!

Follow the link to "Ranger Bill on Facebook" for links to this week's story.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

RB018 Tony's Place aka Standing Firm for What Is Right

Ed Blake’s gang asks Tony to sponsor them so they can buy baseball uniforms. They vandalize Tony’s Market when he doesn’t give them the cash right away. One boy in the gang, Mike, is willing to stand up to the gang and tell the truth. Then Tony’s store is damaged even worse than the first time. Tony asks Bill for help to stop the violence.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

RB017 Overflow

Two days of hard rains plus heavy spring snow melt have combined to threaten Big Ridge Dam. The operators at the dam must open its floodgates soon or the dam will burst. Bill and his rangers have just 3 hours to warn all the farmers and ranchers in the valley below Big Ridge before the gates are opened.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Oldest in Knotty Pine

Here's the first installment of folks nominated for "Oldest in Knotty Pine." Keep the nominations coming! Send nominations to rangerbillclub@aol.com :
RB005 Burning Sands - prospector Joshua Webb
RB016 Hidden Treasure - Old Dad Winters died at 92
RB039 Mrs. Kane Wins a War - Mrs. Kane
RB070 Houseboat Charlie
RB131 One Mile Down - Lt. Garnet Greentree
RB153 Pete's Civil War - Pete Granville
RB164 Freddy's Story - prospector Old Ben

RB016 Hidden Treasure

Lester Winters inherited the family ranch when his dad died. The bank must take the ranch because of some unpaid loans. Les barricades himself in the house behind his rifle. The rangers find some of Les’ missing cattle, but they’re not enough to settle the estate’s debt. Then Bill hears a wild story about buried treasure on the Winters ranch.

Follow the links to either "Ranger Bill on Facebook" or Ranger Bill stations on Tunein.com" to hear this week's story.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

RB015 The Hunted


While out on ski patrol, the rangers hear the cry of an unknown big cat. The cat turns out to be a jaguar. Our rangers have their work cut out for them when the cat threatens the cattle on nearby ranches of Blue Valley.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

RB013 The Man Who Couldn't Remember


 A dazed and confused man stumbles into a hobo jungle. The hobos fear the man is wanted by the law so they dump him on a freight train. The rangers find the man singing hymns in an abandoned shack. The man appears to have amnesia and might be a minister. Bill, Stumpy and Gray Wolf begin a fast-paced search for the man’s identity.

Follow the links to either our Facebook page or to Ranger Bill on TuneIn to hear this week's story.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

RB012 The Eviction of Ma and Pa Skunk

Texans Arnold Fleming and his family have just bought a house at Goose Lake. But there is a problem. Another family is already living in, or rather under, the Flemings’ house, a family of skunks. The Flemings don’t know what to do or who to ask for help. Luckily, neighbor Abner knows just what to do. He calls in Ranger Bill. But evicting these stinky pests may prove to be much harder than anyone could imagine.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

RB011 Death's Half Mile

Just outside of Knotty Pine is an extremely dangerous stretch of highway called Death’s Half Mile. Several accidents happen there every week. Bruno and Eric Allen live there and have been trying to make the road safer for years. Bill, Stumpy, and Gray Wolf try to help the Allen's stop all the death and suffering. Bill must try to convince the 3 men in charge of Death’s Half Mile to make the needed improvements.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

RB010 Hit and Run

The entire town of Big Pine is shaken and angry when a leading citizen dies in an apparent hit and run accident. Two young hot rodders involved in the accident, Rube and Smitty, fear the town’s wrath. So they run and hide and hope they are never found. Bill and Stumpy investigate the accident and intend to find both the driver and the truth behind this tragedy.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

RB008 They Called It the Jinx

A new bridge is being built over 1200-foot-deep Dead Man’s Gorge. Tom Farris has been called in to be the construction foreman. The construction crew doesn’t want Tom as their foreman. They call him a jinx. He has caused many needless accidents because he pushes his men too hard. Will Tom’s job end as quickly as it has started, or will an accident or accidents jinx the whole bridge project?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

RB007 Miracles (aka Pray for a Miracle and aka Miracle Mystery)

Henry and Freddy go on a hike. Freddy is not a Christian. Freddy wrestles with faith and miracles. The boys need a miracle when Freddy falls into Half Mile Gulley and breaks his leg. Flood waters from a broken dam threaten to drown both boys. It will take a miracle to save them.

Friday, February 26, 2016

RB006 The Fire Bug



The railroad engines in Randolph Thompson's Red Valley Freight Line are threatening to burn up all the trees in Giant Pine National Park. Many of Thompson's engines are old coal-fired steam engines. Randolph pushes the engines hard so that they belch out volumes of smoke and sparks, setting the nearby dry forest ablaze.
Ranger Bill tries to get Thompson to either stop using the old coal burners or put spark arresters on their stacks. Thompson will not cooperate. What can Bill do to protect the forest and save the giant pines?
How does Bill live the Christian life in this story? Is anyone affected by Bill's actions and how?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

RB003 Getting with the Wrong Crowd

George Bruce returns to Knotty Pine after spending time in reform school. The townsfolk refuse to accept him or give him a hand. Bill gets George a delivery job with Frenchy DeSalle’s logging operation where he loses the payroll money.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

RB213 The Spirits and the Spirit

Bill and Stumpy and a map maker go on vacation in South America to visit an old abandoned Portuguese fort hidden deep in the jungle along the Amazon River. The local residents are afraid to go to the fort for fear of the spirits of the dead Portuguese soldiers there. Legend says the soldiers were killed by natives who were made slaves to dig gold for the soldiers. Now the spirits of the soldiers guard their ill-gotten gold.

Friday, January 1, 2016

RB211 Muscle and Prayer,part 1

Frenchy DeSalle fears no one and nothing. But the huge, strapping French Canadian logging foreman, has gone out of his mind with fear. Frenchy and his loggers find a cougar and a bear, both crushed to death. Frenchy knows these are the calling cards of the one man he fears, "The Bear." Who is this Bear? Why does Frenchy fear this man so? And what has happened to Frenchy's faith? Frenchy's boss calls for the one man who may be able to help Frenchy - Chief Ranger Bill Jefferson.