Patrick Wilkins is a retired Pacific Northwest TV journalist, and although he has been both a news director and anchor, he is perhaps known best for his many years on the road as feature reporter for the ABC affiliate station KATU in Portland, Oregon. “Kinda like Charles Kuralt with a smaller territory.”
Contained within these pages are more than thirty of Wilkins’ favorite animal stories, a book dominated by dogs. “When wolves decided it would be okay to become lapdogs,” Wilkins says, “human beings got a benefit beyond measure.” But in the telling of his tales the author acknowledges the worth of many other creatures.
Contained within these pages are more than thirty of Wilkins’ favorite stories collected from thousands of miles of travel, with subjects ranging from a red rooster that captured the heart of a town a man who defied a volcano, from a desert cave that reveals ancient secrets to an underground city that shelters the homeless, from a herd of goats that predict the weather...
Eastern Oregon is a land of distant horizons, endless sagebrush—and countless stories about the people and places that make the region unique. For more than twenty years, it was Pat Wilkins’ job as an on-the-road TV reporter to track down these stories, to travel the roadways in a quest to capture the character and the history of the dry side of the state. Compiled here is a collection of those ta
A series of short stories about Oregon
Giant Circles of rocks; maybe an ancient Indian astronomical observatory.
A city literally made out of gold ore. A cowboy kid who outshines adult rodeo stars.
Believe in Sasquatch or not, we’re always on the lookout for him!
Ralph Nader’s Corvair scare debunked at a Corvair Lair.