Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Thu, January 19 2012 at 7:10 PM, Updated: Fri, January 20 2012 at 2:19 PM
Despite getting nearly 6 inches of snow Wednesday, it was 'business as usual' today in klamath falls. About the only 'hiccup' in the day was a one-hour delay for the start of city schools.
Dr. Paul Hillyer, the Klamath Falls City school superintendent says the delay was due to conditions on side streets. "We didn't want any buses getting stuck, or getting trapped in a street until they had been plowed out - so we just cancelled for an extra hour to give the city time to do their job."
Snow turned to drizzle due to warmer temperatures early this morning. Police warn that roads could get icy once the sun goes down.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.
Lyle's job history is quite colorful. He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.
Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience. "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".
When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.