Rickie Traeger Blog: X-Files Season 11 is Back On!


OMG, I am super excited that X-Files season 11 came back on!

As you know, I am a huge fan of the X-Files!

Wow, it was soooooo good to see tonights episode!   I think everyone aged, but Monica though.  Heads up I will probably be putting some spoilers in here.

The show was good!   I have been anticipating the show for awhile now!  And when it came on, I made sure there were no distractions, lol.

I have a sneaking suspicion that the 2 new FBI agents, will probably be replacing Scully and Fox at some point in the future.   As long as the X-Files show goes on, I am open to this idea. But prefer Mulder and Scully as long as possible.

I hope they bring in the episodes of paranormal investigations in the future. I know the theme is finding William.  But I hope they stay on theme of doing paranormal investigations as well.

The ending of tonight episode, was mind blowing!  Cigarette smoking man said he was the father of William!!!  If Mulder finds out, I bet he kills him. Then the other 2 that wanted Mulder to kill him, will get their wish.

I wonder what the real agenda is behind those 2?  They said for space exploration. But there is obviously another agenda. It is the X-Files 😛

I don’t want to say too much, because I don’t want to spoil it for those who have yet to watch tonight’s episode.  So I will close this out.

I am beyond super excited that X-Files is back on!  And look forward to many episodes and seasons in the future!!!  






Rickie Traeger Blog: Happy Birthday To My Cousin, New Years 2018, Stock Market, Freezing Cold!



Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Years!  Family and I spent family time at home and watched the ball drop on TV.  I was watching the TV, and I am going to rant here in a second on something.

We have many talented artist in the world, and many would do almost anything to be in the spot of New Years on TV.  Talented artist who actually sing!  They had Brittany Spears on TV, and she was freaking LIP SYNCING!  OMG, I have lost all respect for her!  People want to hear you sing, not flipping dance!!!  So disappointed and frustrated in her and well whoever decided to book her, SMH!!!   Many talented artist out there, and they pull that crap.  K, rant over, LOL.

I want to send out birthday shout out’s to my cousin Misty and also my friend Ryan. Happy Birthday!  Hope you guys have awesome birthdays today!

So as I type this, the wind chills are currently -35 below at times.  The actual  temp is -11. Yup, that is Fahrenheit  temps!  A little cold out there.  I know this is normal winter weather for us, but still it is damn cold, lol.  I guess anything below 60 is cold to me, so imagine -11!  LOL

So it is now 2018.  I never made a New Year resolution.  I had a few in mind, but never set in stone.  I think this might be the first year of not making one.  The one I been weighing heavily on, is limiting my pop. I drink way to much pop these days. So I need to limit my intake. Maybe a can or 2 a day would be nice. I should invest into some pop stock!  Actually before the holidays would of been best for that.

Speaking of stock, I an doing so-so now. My stock I been losing on. Well now I am just above even.  I have stock in Ford, Bitcoin, Cannabis Science, Greenshift.  I think the only one that has made profit is the bitcoin one.  I am soooo mad at Greenshift.  I had thousands of stock in them, and I don’t know what happened but now I have 0.04 stock in them.  I mean seriously, WTF!  I bought several thousands of shares, and now this. I tried calling to get answers but they wouldn’t answer. I guess thats what I get for playing in penny stocks, lots scammers in there.  I do stocks for long term. Basically buy and sit on them. Yes, I know thats not really the way to do it. But the site I use, charges $10 per trade. So you pretty much need to sit on it anyways, unless you get a hella deal on something and make at least a $20 profit to break even on trading fees alone.

I used to listen to people online and TV and go with their “advice”  but I lost alot back in the day doing that. So my advice is do not listen to them and go with your gut.  Keep up to date on news as it hits the wire. That has what got me profit in the past.  Right now, I am in long term just sitting on stuff.  So that is why I am just above even right now. But if you want to make some quick cash, be on top of the news wires 😉

So I will wrap today’s blog up and wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous and Healthy 2018!   Spend quality time with those you love and make new memories! We only live once, as they say YOLO!  So enjoy 2018 and make it great!  And expect daily blogs from me!  I look forward to blogging each day and interacting with fans. So feel free to contact me anytime.  In the meantime, stay warm!  It is cold out there!






Rickie Traeger Blog: New Years Eve, What Was Good & Bad In 2017


Today is Sunday December 31st 2017. The last day of 2017! It is kind of bittersweet. Leaving 2017 and entering 2018.

2017 flew by!  I mean i can’t complain because if you think about it,  it won’t be long before it is Spring 2018 🙂    But on a serious note, winters always drag by and Summers always fly by. Never fails.

I was asked what was my favorite and worst memories of 2017.

My worst one is definitely losing Jeff.  N9IMI.   Him and I talked on the radio every night for many hours each night for a long time.   Him and I became close friends through the ham radio. Losing him took a toll on me. I distanced myself from ham radio for awhile as well.  So by far, the worst of 2017 was losing my good friend Jeff (N9IMI) May he Rest In Peace

The positive thing for 2017 would be just being able to wake up each day and spending time with my family and those I love and trust.  Nothing can ever top that.   If I had to choose a specific event, I think it would be that the New York Times revealed a big thing on UFO’s!  The government was doing a secret project to research UFO technology and released a military video of a UFO, from the USS Nimitz . CLICK HERE  That might even be the news of the decade!

2018 is just literally hours away!  I can not wait for the 3rd. The X-Files is coming back!  3 more days!  I am beyond excited!!!  I was asked about my New Year resolution. I have not put much thought into it.  I think if I had to choose one, it will be doing more photography in 2018.  I use my body camera a lot, and want to use that for time lapse and other photography projects.  I been getting back into the monochrome stuff again (black and white photos) so I might do that.  I am thinking about starting a 365 or 52 week photo project. What better time to start one, than January 1st 🙂

I know many people will be going out to party tonight, so please be safe. Use your head and think responsibly.  As you know, when it hits midnight there are numerous gunshots that go off. What goes up, comes back down.  So please please be safe out there tonight!  Do not drink and drive!

HAPPY New Year 2018!!!





Rickie Traeger Blog: X-Files Season 11 Coming On January 3rd 2018!

I am super excited!  As you know I am a HUGE fan of the X-Files! 

Guess what?  It is coming back on January 3rd! 

I been wanting to make a ton of posts on this, but didn’t wanna overdue it.  LOL.  But I am super excited!   When season 9 ended, I was bummed.  Especially the way it ended.

When season 10 was announced, I can’t tell you how excited I was then that it was coming back. But it was only for 6 episodes.  So it was kinda bittersweet. Awesome it was back, but not many episodes.

I can’t wait for January 3rd 2018. Season 11 is coming back!

I think it is awesome that it will bring the new generation into the series. My daughters have been into it, because I am. They love it too.

I literally have watched the first 9 seasons, countless times.  When I saw that, I literally mean it.  I watch the X-Files all the time.   Religiously.

I will be blogging more in the next few days, and especially on the 3rd!

2018 is going to be GREAT!

X-Files Season 11
X-Files Season 11

I want to send a special shout out to a very close friend of mine, Chad!  Happy Birthday BUD!  Can’t believe you are an old fart now 😛

Also want to send another shout out to Melissa! She sent a donation, that I am going to use to renew the Rockford Scanner domain.





Rickie Traeger Blog: Christmas, Remembering Dad, Brothers Engagement

Hi everyone!   I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas!

I know we did!  The main thing is spending quality time with those we love!

Daughters and I tracked Santa Clause on NORAD.  We love doing that every year now. It has become a tradition.  We put out oatmeal cookie and milk for Santa.  My daughter talked to Santa on the radio and he said for her to set out some Oatmeal cookies. (Tony N9ARB, played Santa on the radio, much appreciated)  and we sprinkled the glitter in the yard, that my daughter made at school. So Santa was able to find us easily!

We spent quality time with my family.  I want to send out a shout out to my brother and his new fiance, they just got engaged!  Congrats to Adam and Raeanne!

The cold, really cold weather has set in. It is time to hunker down and get alot of stuff done.  Some well needed maintenance on the websites, playing around a bit with my personal site and stuff and experimenting with designs. I am going to use my personal one to play with some designs and might implement them into the other sites.  Also will be adding more content. I can focus more attention now on the sites and content. Looking forward to that 🙂  Also I won’t say much, but there is going to be some new stuff and changes to Rockford Scanner 😉   I am not letting the cat out the bag on this yet 😛 lol

I really been missing my dad a bunch lately. I mean I miss him a lot as is, but a lot these last few days. I wish he was with us still.  I constantly question myself if there is a God, and why did he take my dad? And if there really is an afterlife? And a bunch of other things. People say time heals, but in reality it hasn’t.  People will spin this and say I am depressed, but I am not. I am happy with my life, but I miss my dad a lot!  I took my brother to the off track betting a few weeks back. It was in memory of my dad. Was nice to kick it there and be with my brother and do the stuff I used to do with my dad.  Was fun spending time with my brother and at the same time remembering my dad.








Rickie Traeger Blog: Merry Christmas!


We want to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!
Christmas is about giving and sharing and to enjoy this time with those we love. 
Santa and his reindeer are currently on their way!
Don’t forget, Santa like cookies and milk!
Hope everyone has been good this year!
Make 2017 a memorable Christmas!
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!   🙂      ~ Rickie Traeger






Rickie Traeger Blog: Interesting Interview on Coast To Coast AM tonight

I am sitting here listening to Coast to Coast AM, and it is by far one of the better episodes I have heard in awhile.  The guest David Wilcock has been saying some interesting stuff. If what he is saying is legit,  It is mind blowing!

I don’t want to spoil it for others. But he said he interviewed a man who said he has autopsied over 3,000 extraterrestrials.   I have an open mind on many things.  But I am really up in the air on that topic.  I guess it is plausible, because our universe is enormous.  He came out with the mans name who only came public, because of safety reasons.  It be interesting to see what comes about on this topic.

The guest David Wilcock, is just the messenger. From the people he has interviewed. So I want to make sure people have that clear. He is the middle man, relaying what was told to him. And he is telling everyone on Coast to Coast AM.  

If you want to listen to it, which I recommend. It is the December 23rd 2017 episode on Coat to Coast AM.  ~ CLICK HERE






Rickie Traeger Blog: Waze, Minecraft, Wishing Everyone Safe Travels This Weekend

I know many people will be traveling this weekend for the holidays. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. If you are traveling, please be safe.  If you plan on traveling,  I recommend the free app on your cell phone that will assist you with traffic alerts. It is called WAZE.   I mentioned it before, and I will again.  It is free and very useful!

My daughter and I played Minecraft for many hours earlier today.  We got alot accomplished on there. We were able to build several houses, mine a ton, and got alot done.  I like how it is split screen, even though it is smaller to see, lol.

I am hoping Santa brings a Weather station here to the house.   I can only wish, but I do not see that happening, lol.   It is about to get COLD out!  Lows down to 0 degrees, been awhile since we been that low.  It is that time of year though 🙁   I was hoping we would have gotten more snow last night. We only got maybe a .10 of an inch here.

Speaking of weather, I am almost done with my Weather/SKYWARN page on here. I am hoping to have that done here in the next few days.  I have the core done, but want to add more content to it before I make it public.  So be on the lookout for that page to come soon!

December 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
Forefathers Day – December 22 (Unless on Sunday, Then Following Monday)





Rickie Traeger Blog: Shout Outs, Winter Mix Thursday Evening, Misc Blog. . .

I thought I would make a quick blog since I was sitting here.  Just wanted to give everyone who reads my blog a shout out!  Send me an email, I will personally give you a shout out if you like 😉

I was watching Josh Gates earlier tonight. That man has an awesome job!  He has seen and did a lot with his show. I am liking that show more and more these days.   I do like how they don’t lie and say they found something, when they didn’t.   I think that alone has made me gain a lot of respect for the show.

As of right now, the conditions are uncertain. It is 2:30 am. But the weatherman is forecasting some winter weather precipitation mix around the evening commute.  I been watching the models, and each time I look at them the chances are slimmer and slimmer, and what we do get will start approx. 6 pm.  Either way, I wanted to give everyone a heads up on your evening commute. It might be a little slippery.  If so, drive slow and allow extra time. Be sure to keep your distance from the vehicle in front of you. You know the common sense stuff, that people seem to forget about these days.

Be sure to watch the weather and have a fully charged cell phone with you, if you plan on traveling Thursday night.  Be safe everyone!

Enjoy your Thursday!

A period of mixed precipitation is expected from Thursday
afternoon into Thursday night, mainly north of I-88. Amounts are
not expected to be more than a few hundredths but some areas could
see patchy light accumulations of ice. Less than an inch of snow
is also possible Thursday afternoon into Thursday night, mainly
north of I-90. There is another chance of snow on Sunday, along
with the arrival of much colder air for next week. Highs in the
teens are expected Monday and Tuesday, with subzero wind chills.




Rickie Traeger Blog: Wednesday Blog

  • National Sangria Day
  • Mudd Day

Mudd Day is observed annually on December 20th, the birthday of Dr. Samuel Mudd.

After assassinating Lincoln on April 14, 1865, Booth rode with co-conspirator David Herold to Mudd’s home in the early hours of the 15th for surgery on his fractured leg, before crossing into Virginia. Sometime that day, Mudd must have learned of the assassination but did not report Booth’s visit to the authorities for another 24 hours. This delay appeared to link him to the crime, as did his various changes of the story under interrogation, and on April 26, authorities arrested Mudd. A military commission found him guilty of aiding and conspiring in a murder, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment, escaping the death penalty by a single vote.

President Andrew Johnson pardoned Mudd, and he was released from prison in 1869. Despite repeated attempts by family members and others, Mudd’s conviction has never been overturned nor has his record been expunged.


Dr. Mudd’s name has been dragged through the mud since his sentencing giving the term “your name is mud” a whole new meaning. The phrase existed long before Samuel Mudd and the events of 1865 and meant exactly what it means today. Do you use the phrase? Use #MuddDay to post on social media.

Good morning everyone!  Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

Sorry I didn’t blog for yesterday. Family has been sick. So not alot has been accomplished the last few days.  But everyone is feeling better now, thank God!  I wasn’t sick, but everyone else has been.  I am pretty sure my turn will be very shortly, since I was around everyone who was.

I was looking at the weather, it appears we have a chance for some winter weather tomm. night.  It doesn’t appear to be much according to the forecast. But hey, it is some “snow”  I will go look at the forecast models online after writing this, and see what those look like.  Hopefully they look promising and we get a decent amount of snow 🙂

Rockford Scanner News:  I added the online scanner feed to the sidebar area of the website. So,  that way it is easier for everyone to listen to it. Many were asking about it, wanting it back. So I listened to the feedback. I waited to here was a lot of people asking, before I added it back. Wanted to make sure there was a demand for it. So now when you open up the website, it will load.  That is a popular feature in the past. When I redesigned things a bit, I took it off there. You can listen to it directly at CLICK HERE