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:

Healthy construction project for OHSU, Sky Lakes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – It’s part school and part hospital, and it may reflect the future of health care. The $50,000,000 Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center is the second-largest construction project in Klamath County history. “The first largest being when Sky Lakes …

Moore Park still home to ‘Mystery Island’

Klamath Falls, Ore. – An ‘island’ that floated across Upper Klamath lake in early June appears to have found a home near Moore Park. NBC5 News broadcast exclusive time-lapse video of the island drifting to Moore Park, where it remains today. “We’re …

Window on business in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls man who launched his own business more than 3 decades ago is still cleaning up in the downtown area. Doug Sunday does windows. “I’ve been doing it for 36 years.”  Notes Sunday.  “Got started after …

DEQ study focuses on temperature pollution

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Temperature pollution.  It’s the latest focus of an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality study to protect the Klamath River, and it’s a study that could impact your pocketbook. The study addresses the thermal impacts of water discharge. “It …

Racial slurs alleged at Basin Transit Service

Update:  The Basin Transit Service Board of Directors met Wednesday to address the allegations. Klamath Falls, Ore. – The assistand manager of Basin Transit Service in Klamath Falls is accused of using racist language against an employee. BTS Lead Mechanic James Barnes …

Klamath Falls woman charged with arson

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls woman faces arson charges following a fire at her home Thursday morning. A trailer at the Plaza Gardens Mobile Home Park on Summers Lane caught fire Thursday. “It got called in as a structure fire.”  …

Keep ’em flying

Klamath Falls, Ore. – An old building is providing new independence for the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field. Recent opening of a new fire station at Kingsley Field left the old fire house vacant. “We were able to re-purpose it.”  Notes …