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:

Gas theft sparks fire near Bonanza

Bonanza, Ore. – An Oregon State Trooper may have prevented a massive fire and explosion early Tuesday morning near Bonanza. Trooper Zachary Clark noticed a four by four foot fire at about 1:30 Tuesday morning at a self-service gas station. Senior Trooper …

‘I Have a Dream’ chess tournament

Klamath Falls, Ore. – While there were no classes Monday due to the federal holiday, more than 100 students in Klamath Falls still went to school. This is the 22nd year the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘I Have a Dream’ chess …

Logging underway at North Ridge Estates

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A major tree removal project is underway at an asbestos contaminated subdivision in Klamath Falls. North Ridge Estates home owner Dennis Bailey says loggers began cutting trees earlier this week.  “My reaction is, it starts – because I’ve …

Snow stress on roofs

Klamath Falls, Ore. – You’ve already shoveled your sidewalk, and your driveway – but you might need to look up to see your next snow removal project. Crews are already busy at Oregon Tech removing snow from rooftops. Nabil Taha of Precision …

Klamath Falls digs out from storm

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The storm dumped over a foot of snow in downtown Klamath Falls. “I think the minimum we’ve seen in most spots has been about 14 inches.”  Says Mario Esposito of Anthony’s Snow Removal.  “There was some spots where …

Klamath County officials sworn into office

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County is under new management today. Donnie Boyd was sworn in Tuesday as one of Klamath County’s three commissioners, along with new position 3 commissioner Derrick DeGroot. Chris Kaber took the oath of office for Klamath County …

Klamath County – 3 homicides in 6 days

Klamath Falls, Ore. – There’s now been three homicides over the past week in Klamath County. NBC2’s Lyle Ahrens spoke with residents of a downtown neighborhood where a fatal shooting took place early New Year’s Day. Greg Smith was watching New Year’s …
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