Lyle Ahrens

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.


Lyle's most recent stories:

Students give back to Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Several hundred students in Klamath Falls gave their community a spring cleaning Thursday as part of ‘Give Back Day’. The event gives students a clearer look at civic pride, and volunteering. Business owner and City Council member Kendall …

Change of command coming to 173rd Fighter Wing

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing will soon be undergoing a change of management. The Fighter Wing Commander serves as ‘principal’ of the F-15 schoolhouse. Colonel Jeff Smith became Wing Commander just over 3 years ago. He’ll be passing the …

Give Back Day in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Students in Klamath Falls will be getting a lesson in volunteerism and community pride this Thursday, as part of ‘Give Back Day’. Klamath Falls City Schools held their first ‘Give Back Day’ 5 years ago. “We do a …

Northern Klamath County homicide investigation

Crescent, Ore. – The Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated Thursday morning following a homicide near Crescent. 911 records show that Rex Jones reported a shooting just after 2:30 A.M. “He was indicating that he had just shot the victim.”  Notes …

Bike lane barriers return to Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Street crews got an early start putting in posts along a protected bike lane in Klamath Falls Tuesday. Klamath Falls City Engineer Scott Souders says street crews began re-installing the delineators on Oregon Avenue.  “Parks Department has been …

Fire breaks out near Chiloquin

Chiloquin, Ore. – Crews are battling a wildfire that broke out around 1 Monday afternoon northeast of Chiloquin. The fire is burning near milepost 6 on the Sprague River Highway, and is burning on both sides of the road. Multiple agencies have …

Purple Heart medal returned to Malin

Malin, Ore. – The Coos County Sheriff makes a special delivery to the town of Malin, to honor an airman who died in the line of duty 75 years ago. Emil Patucek received his high school diploma at the Broadway Theater in …