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:

Pot petition deadline nears in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The deadline to gather signatures to overturn a ban on recreational marijuana in Klamath Falls is quickly approaching. It will take 1,783 valid signatures to put the question before city voters in November. “They currently have 1,577 signatures.”  …

Klamathon smoke impacts Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Smoke from the Klamathon Fire is making it all the way to Klamath Falls and beyond. As of noon Monday, Mount Shasta was still visible from Klamath Falls, but a shift of wind can change that quickly. “The …

Car smashes into Klamath Falls home

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls man is in jail, accused of driving drunk and injuring a woman when he smashed into her south suburban home. The wreck happened just after 2:30 Friday morning at a home on Maplewood Drive. “I …

Fire danger rises in Lake, Klamath counties

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The potential for wildland fires in Lake and Klamath counties is now at ‘high’. The Bryant Fire is burning in an area about 5 miles south of Bonanza. “Total fire acreage is about 32 acres right now.”  Explains …

Klamath Freedom Days

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Preparations are underway for ‘Klamath Freedom Days’ in Klamath Falls, which get underway Wednesday at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. “There are only three real freedom celebrations in the United States right now that are called that.”  Notes Organizer …

Tulelake Pilgrimage 2018

Klamath Falls, Ore. / Tulelake, Cal. – Over 400 people began arriving Friday at Oregon Tech for the 2018 Tulelake Pilgrimage. “Many people have come several times.”  Notes Tulelake Committee Board Member Satsuki Ina.  “Because they have found that this is a …

Oregon Tech hosts InventOR collegiate competition

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Inventions of the future were on display at Oregon Tech Friday. The ‘InventOR Collegiate Competition’ poses a broad challenge to students. “What can you build with $2500, in 90 days.”  Explains Organizer Juan Barraza of Portland State University.  …
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