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Ranger Al Updates

Current Updates
Week of November 17: Mon-Sun
Week of November 10: Mon-Sun
Week of November 4: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun
Week of October 27: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Monday-Sunday, November 10-16, 2003

Sun, 9:00am-
The Mountain Friends and Neighbors Event is going along great!  Thank you so much for your donations and support.  We are no longer accepting clothing for the event, with the exception of winter apparel (snow boots, warm coats, etc.)
We do however, need volunteers desperately to help with organizing, shopping etc.
Volunteers are able to help starting today after 12:00  and Mon-Thurs. 10am-4pm, with the 'big event' being Fri.-Sun. from 9-4.  We will need lots of help tearing down on Monday.

I've had a lot of people ask me to put a current picture up of Ranger Al so they can put a face with the name.  I just so happen to have a picture from an interview that we did to be aired this Thursday.  So, I'll post it.


Sat, 7:30am- The Press-Enterprise has an article in today's paper promoting the Friends and Neighbors event next week. If you haven't heard about the event yet, Please read it.
Sat, 2:30am- OK,  for all those who want to know about the major life event that happens to me today click here.  You'll have to read some history and stuff about me so if you aren't really interested, just click on News and Information and read more about the fires.
Fri, 8:30pm- I am back from the mountain.  Boy did I have a busy day today.  I'll fill you in on the details tomorrow.  I have a major life event happening this weekend.  I will give you all the details tomorrow.  Have a good Friday Night and be ready for a bunch of events coming up in the next week and beyond.
Fri, 10:15pm-

I have to go up the mountain today for an event.  I will update you when I get back.  I'd like to thank everyone who has been sending me pictures and information.  Without you this page wouldn't exist.


Thu, 9:45pm- I have received many an email from people wondering where they can meet Ranger Al.  So I put up a page of events that Ranger Al is planning on attending.
Thu, 9:30pm- If you have a 2nd home or Cabin that you are willing to rent out to a victim at a discounted rate, or if you are a victim that needs a home please visit our housing section.  Furnished homes are especially needed.
Thu, 8:45pm- I have added a legal information section to the site.  For legal information please click here.
Thu, 6:30pm- The Rim of the World Masonic Lodge in collaboration with local non-profit organizations is launching a reforestation project.  Read about it here.
Thu, 9:30am- Forecast:
    High / Low Precip %
Today- Partly Cloudy 52°/37° 10%
Friday- Partly Cloudy 53°/37° 0%
Saturday- Partly Cloudy 53°/35° 10%
Sunday- Mostly Sunny 55°/35° 20%


Thu, 9:00am- Just as the roads are all opening up for travel on the mountain after the fires, we close some again for because of the weather.  Some mountain roads were only open to those with chains and/or 4 wheel drives early this morning. Read about more weather related news in our news section.
Wed, 6:00pm-

Helicopters Loading Up at Rim High School


Wed, 11:30am- I have been adding new articles to the News and Information section. 
Tue, 7:45pm- The Ranger Al Gear (T-shirts and stuff) are looking really good.  I'll have some at our upcoming events.  They'll be available soon.

I've been adding pictures and news stories to the page today.  Browse through the site and e-mail me if you would like to submit your own pictures or articles.

Tue, 5:00pm- Lost Pets.  If you have lost or found a pet, this is the page you need to read.

If you read any good fire or recovery related articles, please send me a link to it so I can post it on our News Page for others to read.  If you would like to write your own articles, please send me one and I'll set you up as a writer on the News Page.

Tue, 2:00pm- I posted some additional pictures from the Crestline / CPP / Cedar Glen area here.
Tue, 11:00am-

Just to give you an update on Website Stats-  We have had over 45,000 unique visitors to the site with over 7,000,000 Server hits.  Just yesterday we got over 75,000 page views.  So I would guess that a lot of people are interested in helping with FireRocovery.  Please visit our event pages and make arrangements to attend.

This car near hook creek wasn't burned but rather got too hot and melted.

The San Bernardino County Health Department still has disposal bins for rotten food disposal in the following areas:

·         Mountain Disposal Yard, 988 Old Waterman Canyon Rd., Crestline

·         Valley of Enchantment Elementary School, 22836 Fir Lane, Valley of Enchantment

·         Lake Gregory Regional Park south shore parking lot on San Moritz Drive at Lake Gregory Drive

·         Lake Gregory Elementary School, 24689 San Moritz, Lake Gregory

·         Crestline Chamber of Commerce, 24385 Lake Drive, east of Lake Gregory Drive

·         Valero gas station in Rim Forest

·         Jensons Blue Jay Market parking lot

·         Lake Arrowhead Village 1: upper parking lot

·         Lake Arrowhead Village 2: lower parking lot

·         Lake Arrowhead Community Hospital

·         Arrowbear Lake on Arrowbear Drive

·         Highway 18 in Running Springs in front of Calvary Chapel

Running Springs Sheriff’s Department Office on Hunsaker Drive

·         Hoffman Elementary School, Running Springs School Road

Tue, 10:15am- The Mountain Friends and Neighbor event is officially scheduled for November 21-23 from 9am-4pm at the Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church.  They will have a donation station available prior to the event.  For directions or drop off points Click here.
Tue, 8:45am- It was nice to actually sleep on a Monday evening this week.  2 weeks ago on Monday Night I created www.fireupdate.com and last week on Monday Night I created www.firerecovery.com.  I am happy to say that I didn't create any websites last night.  :)  I think I'm busy enough as it is.  But it did make me think about my future a little bit. (Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere, I'll be here)  If anyone has a need for a happy, hard-working, honest, and very knowledgeable new recruit for your organization, contact me.  I'd love to have a real job one of these days.  :) (Not that I don't love doing what I'm doing)

San Bernardino and Lake Arrowhead Sign Burned on the Crestline Bridge.

Mon, 8:30pm- I went up the mountain again today and took some more pictures.  I wont be going back anytime soon so I'll keep you updated a little better.

Highway 18 was open today from Cliffhanger East up past Santa's Village.  Santa's Village is now Edison's Central Control Center.

Santa's Village as the Mobile Command Center for Edison

I'll post some pictures first thing in the morning.

I thought I'd share a song that was sent to me by Betsy Cowan:

(To the tune of "Smokey the Bear")

Thanks, Ranger Al

With a Ranger’s heart and GPS and clipboard on his knees,
You can't see him takin’ backroads checkin’ addresses and trees.
But your heart rests so much easier, just knowin’ that he’s there
He’s Ranger Al, the mountain’s pal. We love you ‘cause you care.

Thanks, Ranger Al, You are the best
Posting all the updates, yes, you put our fears to rest.
We will not forget you and what you did each day.
You're forever in our gratitude - three cheers: hip, hip, hooray!

He checked the Old Fire nightly, before he went to sleep
He prayed for God to save our homes, our way of life to keep.
And the Man Upstairs was listening because his heart was pure.
Yes, we are back in action and we know we will endure!

Thanks, Ranger Al, You are the best
Posting all the updates, yes you put our fears to rest.
We will not forget you and what you did each day.
You're forever in our gratitude - three cheers: hip, hip, hooray!

So let's not forget the lessons that we learned these past few days.
And let's not let all the memories just fade into the haze.
Ranger Al has showed us how to live, to care for neighbors, too.
And love one another, it's the right thing to do!

Thanks, Ranger Al, You are the best.
Posting all the updates, yes you put our fears to rest.
We will not forget you and what you did each day.
You're forever in our gratitude - three cheers: hip, hip, hooray!


Mon, 11:15am- I will be adding new fundraising information and more pictures to the site soon.  We are working on a lot of different stuff right now.





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