Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Saturday, December 9, 2017

RB138 - The Last Fire Call

“Grumpy” Jenkins is tired of getting up in the middle of the night and fighting forest fires. He decides to quit the service and retire. Stumpy buys some expensive fishing gear, a car, and a luxury vacation trip to Bermuda. Can this be the end for one of the finest rangers in the forest service? Bill shares how he and the Old Timer met.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

RB137 - Broken Bootstraps

Bob Benfelt is a struggling, young rancher and an incurable pessimist. Satan has broken his bootstraps. Ranger Bill takes Bob to see the Double Box M Ranch and its owners Myron and Hazel. Myron tells the story of his struggles as a young rancher and of his search for the courage to go on.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

RB136 The Crisis

(aka Stumpy’s Sight) – Stumpy gets hurt while riding trail. Bill suspects that Stumpy can’t see very well. Bill makes the Old Timer go to the eye doctor. The news isn’t good – cataracts. Stumpy needs surgery before he goes blind. But fear is keeping the Old Timer from getting the operation he needs.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

RB133 They Called Him A Coward

Jerry is the new boy in town. He is afraid of everything because his father was killed in a fire. Jerry runs away and hides when a school full of children catches fire. Bill and his rangers try to help Jerry overcome his fears with little success. What will Bill do with Jerry when severe storms threaten the Shady Valley?

Saturday, November 4, 2017

RB123 River of Fire

Ranger Bill for the weekend of 4-Nov-2017 is:
RB123 - River of Fire - Officers O'Roark and Ryan are walking the night beat along the docks on the Shady River. The smell of fuel oil stops them in their tracks. The pipeline over the Shady has sprung a huge leak! The river is covered with a solid layer of the fuel oil. The slightest spark could set the river on fire or even cause an explosion. Things go from bad to worse when a bad lightening storm strikes. Bill, the safety forces, and the pipeline company may not be able to handle this disaster.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

RB115 The Three-Legged Deer

RB115 - Three-Legged Deer - Two hunters can't find any deer. So they decide to shoot little Jerry White's injured pet deer, Torpedo. One of the men even punches Jerry in the face! Jerry's parents ask Ranger Bill to find the men and bring them to justice. People in town are in a rage over the hunters' actions. The hunt is on for the hunters. Will Bill be able to find the men and bring justice and order back to the town of Three Forks? (The folks who made Ranger Bill each week are credited at the end of this show.)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

RB114 The Hardhead

Colonel Anders must take a couple of months off for surgery. A man from Washington, George Benton, comes to Knotty Pine to fill in for the colonel. Mr. Benton is rude and expects ALL the rules to be followed to the letter without deviation or exception!!! Bill refuses to follow Mr. Benton's rule book. Benton suspends Bill and the rangers revolt.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

RB113 Charlie's Nightmare

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Oct 14, 2017 is
Charlie's Nightmare

An out-of-control missile is flying over Knotty Pine. It could fall from the sky at any time and explode! Bill could choose to have the missile shot down, but that would destroy millions of dollars of damage to the national forest.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

RB112 The Mad Bats

Bats invade the attic of the Phipps' home, and one even bites Edna Phipps. Bill and Stumpy go to evict the bats and discover the bats are sick with rabies! The boys get help fighting off the bats from some feathered friends. One of the Phipps' neighbors causes Bill even more trouble than those pesky bats.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

RB106 Terror on Finger River

The Finger River flows out of the Rockies and into the Pacific. Much of the river is a mix of salt and fresh water. That mix makes hunting and fishing along the river excellent. Suddenly, fishing lines are being robbed and hunters are losing their kills to something in the river. The thief appears to be a barracuda, a killer with two rows of razor-sharp teeth and fins. Bill must find this thief and stop it - whatever it is. Can Bill locate our thief, or will terror continue on the Finger River?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

RB105 The Falling Giants

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of September 23, 2017 is
The Falling Giants

The Giant Pines are falling over without any explanation. Bill and the boys must find out what is happening before the forest is lost.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

RB104 The Fighting Parson

Silvertown is a rough, tough mining town. The miners there spend all their free time drinking and scaring the residents. They have driven five preachers out of the only church in town. The few members of the church ask Bill to find a parson willing to fight - with his fists. Bill gets Spence Fielding, a powerful young man from State U. Can Bill and Spence get Silvertown under control? Or will the drunken miners succeed in destroying the church?

Saturday, September 9, 2017

RB102 The Cruel Man (RB-102)

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Sept. 9, 2017 is
The Cruel Man

Basil Rascombe is a successful rancher on the Big Mesa. He is also a man with a big problem, his out-of-control temper. Stumpy and Henry are riding on Big Mesa when they find a badly beaten colt. They care for the yearling and put it protective custody. Basil has Stumpy arrested and taken to court. Basil WANTS the colt back. What can our rangers do to rescue both Stumpy and the colt? Can Bill get Basil to control his temper or will rage rule?

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 2, 2017

RB101 Eddie and Mr. Foxy

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Sept. 2, 2017 is
Eddie and Mr. Foxy

Mr. Bartholomew is a multi-millionaire. He gets whatever he wants. He meets young Eddie who has been trying to catch a huge trout he calls "Mr. Foxy." Eddie and Mr. B. become instant friends and soon go fishing together. Eddie shares his faith and his love of life with Mr. B. Then something happens to Eddie. Bill asks, "Can money give you anything you want?" What does it get Mr. Bartholomew?

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 26, 2017

RB100 The Fur Thieves

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of August 26, 2017 is
The Fur Thieves

Big Moose McBain is a trapper in Ranger Bill’s district. His trapping lines are being robbed, and he can’t catch the thieves. He has two young sons to feed. He can’t afford to lose so many furs. So he calls in Bill and the boys to find the thieves before he’s ruined.


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 19, 2017

RB099 The Mystery of Bear Valley

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of August 19, 2017 is
The Mystery of Bear Valley

Ranger Bill is worried about the situation in Bear Valley National Park. Park visitors get far too close to the bears as they feed near the park road. But new problems crop up at the park. Bears are disappearing from the park. When Bill and the boys go to investigate, they find bears sleeping along the park road. What is going on and why?

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 12, 2017

RB096 Jimmy's Christmas Miracle aka Faith of a Mustard Seed

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of August 12, 2017 is
Jimmy's Christmas Miracle


Little crippled Jimmy Benson needs hope to heal his injured legs that have him trapped in a wheelchair. Bill gives him that hope when he locates a specialist who thinks he can fix Jimmy’s injury. Bill needs help from the church to pay for the operation, but a board member blocks using church funds for this.

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 5, 2017

RB094 The Rogue Elephant

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of August 5, 2017 is
The Rogue Elephant

Long lost elephant Mahmud the Mighty attacks homes and farms. Circus owner Baxter B. Bixby offers to catch this animal now gone wild. Ranger Bill isn’t convinced that Mr. Bixby is qualified to capture any animal in the mountains, let alone a crazed elephant. Bixby has a plan to capture the beast, but Bill still isn’t sure it will work.

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 29, 2017

RB093 The River That Wasn't There

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of July 29, 2017 is
The River that Wasn't There

There is no drought, but the Rio Perdido River runs dry without explanation. A young lettuce farmer and a tough old cattle rancher are both in danger of losing everything without the river. Bill and the boys investigate and try to bring the river back. Henry may have the key to the problem in a book he’s studying.

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 22, 2017

RB092 The Return of Sitting Bull

Ranger Bill for the weekend of July 22 is
"The Return of Sitting Bull" (RB092).

 The great grandson of Sitting Bull is a college student. He is often harassed by other students there. He becomes angry and depressed and decides to strike back. Gray Wolf is asked to find and control John Harrison "Two Feathers".

Saturday, July 1, 2017

RB088 Old Faithful

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of July 1, 2017 is
Old Faithful

Stumpy’s horse, Matilda, breaks a leg while out on the trail. Bill doesn’t think they can get her to a vet safely. She saved Stumpy’s life, but he may not be able to save hers.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

RB087 The White Fields

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of June 24.2017 is
The White Fields

It is harvest time in the wheat fields around Central City. But a bad flu epidemic has kept many of the farmers out of the fields at this critical time. Ranger Bill sends 3 of his rangers to help with the harvest. One of those rangers considers a career change as he does the harvesting work.

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, June 17, 2017

RB086 Tiger Cat

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of June 17. 2017 is
Tiger Cat

A big cat is seen in backyards around Knotty Pine. Residents panic as news gets around of the unwanted invader. Some say it is 10 or even 15 feet long! Neighbors are getting out their guns to go hunting for the big fella. Can Bill and his rangers corral this tiger cat before someone gets hurt or even killed?

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, June 10, 2017

RB085 The Deep Country

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of June 10, 2017
The Deep Country

Col. Anders and his wife get lost in the deep country while they are on vacation. The colonel’s assistant tells the Anders’ daughter that her parents are missing. Those two and the folks who live in the deep country make Bill’s job of finding the Anders nearly impossible.

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, May 27, 2017

RB083 Ten Fathoms Deep

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of May 27, 2017 is
10 Fathoms Deep

It's time for the Winter Ice Festival in Knotty Pine!!! There will be toboggan runs and down hill skiing for the speed merchants, ice skating and ice carving, and for the very patient - ice fishing. Bill and his rangers have managed to keep the Ice Festival accident free for better than ten years now. But fast drivers and careless folks on the frozen Shady River try hard to break Bill's good record. 

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, May 20, 2017

RB082 Mr. Sunshine

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of May 20, 2017 is
Mr. Sunshine

Retired gentleman, Herman Weber, shares his love and his faith all around Knotty Pine. Unfortunately, a few of the town’s citizens are offended by Herman’s gentle and kindhearted evangelism. Also he’s hiding an important secret about himself that not even Ranger Bill knows.


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, May 13, 2017

RB081 The Tugboat Cowboy

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of May 13, 2017 is
The Tugboat Cowboy

Bob “Unc” Mitchell and his nephew Dick fight over their tugboat business. Bob wants to get out of the business before he starts losing money. Dick wants to stay and try out some of his new ideas.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

RB080 The Road to Fame

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of May 6, 2017 is
The Road to Fame

RB-080 – The Road to Fame – Young Todd Dahlgren looks for fame the “easy” way, by becoming the town troublemaker. Todd’s dad is fed up with him but doesn't know what to do. Uncle Sam may have a cure for Todd’s bad attitude – Todd’s in the U.S. Army! Even Todd’s commander has his hands full with the boy. Ranger Bill may have an idea or two on how to change Todd’s attitude.

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, April 29, 2017

RB078 The Outsider

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of April 29, 2017 is
The Outsider

Skinny, the new boy in town, is trying to make friends with a gang. The gang ends up killing dozens of birds, and Skinny is a witness. Folks in Knotty Pine are furious. Bill must act quickly to stop this senseless violence.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

RB077 Henry's Bus Trip

Our weekend webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of April 22, 2017 is
Henry's Bus Trip

Henry is taking a long-distance bus trip home to Knotty Pine. He meets the Cavanaugh family and several other of the bus passengers. It’s getting dark and the mountain roads are getting rough, winding, and narrow. Rains have caused landslides, damaging the road and trapping the bus.

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, April 15, 2017

RB075 Rabies Scare

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of April 15, 2017 is
Rabies Scare

Bill and Henry find and shoot a fox and a wolf, both with rabies. Even more rabid animals threaten the lives of Knotty Pines residents. School is in session. Bill must find a way to protect the school children from being bitten.


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, April 8, 2017

RB074 The Ranger Factory

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of April 8, 2017 is
The Ranger Factory

Bill takes temporary command of the Ranger School while the headmaster is on vacation. Bill must deal with three new recruits who have fears to overcome. Will Bill be able to make rangers out of these men? Will Bill survive 30 days in the Ranger Factory?
 

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, March 25, 2017

RB073 The End of the Rope

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 25, 2017 is
The End of the Rope

Two young boys, Bart Norton and Jeff Murdock, come to Knotty Pine for a vacation. The boys have strict orders to only do what Bill and Henry say is safe. The two get bored and decide to climb a dangerous cliff. No good can come from this decision.


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, March 18, 2017

RB072 The Clown of Blue Lake

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 18, 2017 is
The Clown of Blue Lake

Ben Stout and Pop run the lodge at Blue Lake. A mysterious creature is attacking tourists all around the lodge. Folks aren't safe in the water or on land. And they are beginning to believe that this is some sort of monster. Ben calls in Bill and Stumpy to get rid of this not-so-funny clown of Blue Lake.
 

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, March 11, 2017

RB071 A Dog's Worst Enemy

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 11, 2017 is
A Dog's Worst Enemy

Several dogs get sick and die suddenly in Knotty Pine. The dogs were POISONED!!! Their owners and most people in Knotty Pine are furious about it. They want the man who did this caught - NOW. Mailman Abe is accused of killing dogs.

 

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, March 4, 2017

RB070 Houseboat Charlie

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 4, 2017 is
Houseboat Charlie


Houseboat Charlie has been ferrying folks back and forth across the Shady River longer than anyone can remember. He’s survived outlaws and Indian attacks, heat, fires and more. Bill wants him to dock the ferry until the heavy rains and flooding stops, but Charlie isn't about to let a little rain scare him.

 

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, February 25, 2017

RB068 Hot Fire

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of February 25, 2017 is
Hot Fire


Stan Woods’ procrastination causes big problems for Bill. Stan won’t take the time to clear brush from in front of his company’s caves. The caves are used to store explosives. Wild fires threaten the caves as well as Bill’s firefighters.

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, February 18, 2017

RB067 The Book Farmer

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of February 18, 2017 is
The Book Farmer

A young man returns to the family farm after completing his college education. He wants to put what he has learned into practice on the farm, but dad doesn't want anything to do with his son’s new-found insight.

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, February 11, 2017

RB066 The Blessings of Snow

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of February 11, 2017 is
The Blessings of Snow
The Big Prairie region is suffering from a long, hard drought. The farmers there are ready give up and quit farming. The area hasn't seen a significant rain or a lasting snowfall in several years. No one can believe that a deep, lasting snowfall is coming let alone a dangerous one - with blessings.

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, February 4, 2017

RB065 The Cat in the Wall

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of February 4, 2017 is
The Cat in the Wall
 
Stumpy’s neighbor Beulah Lindstrom thinks Stumpy is trying to steal her cat Blackie. She insists that Blackie has crawled inside the walls of Stumpy’s house. She wants Blackie back at any cost – to Stumpy’s house! And we get to hear from Bill’s mom in this adventure.

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, January 28, 2017

RB064 Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of January 28, 2017 is
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

It’s late winter in Knotty Pine. Winter is just beginning to loosen its grip, and the snow is starting to melt. Bill, Henry, Stumpy, and Gray Wolf take a trip upriver to see the construction of the new Silver River Dam. The construction foreman Brick Finch is as proud as a peacock of the money he saved on motors for the dam. But will there be other costs to these cheap motors?

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, January 21, 2017

RB063 The Big Headache

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of January 21, 2017 is
The Big Headache

Ranger Brad suffers from severe headaches. He won’t see a doctor, so Bill grounds him from flying. Brad wants to fly, headaches or no headaches. Another severe headache while in the air could cost him his job - or his life.

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, January 14, 2017

RB062 The Boy Who Wouldn't Quit

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Jan. 14, 2017 is
The Boy Who wouldn't Quit

Young Norman hurts his back when he falls on a rock while playing football. Surgery doesn't completely fix the damage to Norman's back. The lad is left unable walk. He must use a wheel chair or crutches to get around. Norm's dad Al is afraid of anything that might make Norman's injury any worse. In spite of his problem, Norman is a happy boy with a tremendous need to challenge himself. Norm won't let his condition or his dad keep him down.
Norm wants to join scouts and participate fully in all the activities. But he can't convince his dad. Bill takes an interest in Norman and wants to help him in scouting. To advance in scouts, Norm will have to hike five miles, learn to swim, and more. Norm will need Bill's help to attempt these challenges and convince Al let his son try. Will Bill be able to help Norm overcome his handicap and Al overcome his fears?

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, January 7, 2017

RB061 The Laughing Face

Our webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of Jan. 7, 2017 is
The Laughing Face (The Wolverine Scare)

Abe and Jeff run their trap lines around Trappers Landing. Both men are angry because they aren’t catching a thing. Other trappers find strange tracks in the snow. Then all the trappers’ anger turns to fear when they find out why their traps are empty.

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).