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:

Car crashes into Upper Klamath Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Two people escaped serious injury after their car crashed into Upper Klamath Lake Monday. The crash happened at about 5 in the afternoon on Highway 140 about 10 miles west of Klamath Falls at Milepost 58. Oregon State …

Odessa sign stolen, $1000 reward offered

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – A long-time landmark sign on Highway 140 between Medford and Klamath Falls was stolen last week. Beverly Wampler Demetrakos was born in the Odessa area 91 years ago. The Odessa Ranch sign marking her family’s property means a …

Wastewater for agriculture

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A proposal to use treated wastewater for agricultural use is coming up for discussion in Klamath Falls. The idea could save money, but has some strong opposition. Michael Fritschi of the South Suburban Sanitary District believes using treated …