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:

Klamath Independent Film Festival

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The 7th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival is coming to Klamath Falls. The event kicks off Friday, September 13th with a street party at the Ross Ragland Theater. Jesse Widener of Klamath Film notes the festival is unique …

Tulelake / Butte Valley Fair

Tulelake, Cal. – Gates opened for the 68th annual Tulelake / Butte Valley Fair on Thursday. Each year on the first weekend after Labor Day, a multitude of visitors come to the Tulelake / Butte Valley Fair. Fair Manager Nancy Sites notes …

Henley Middle School expansion

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Henley Middle School in Klamath Falls opened for class Tuesday bigger and better than last year, following completion of an expansion project. Klamath County Schools superintendent Glen Szymoniak says he’s pleased with the new facility. “It’s a six …

Klamath Falls to consider ending fireworks ban

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath Falls is getting ready to amend its ordinance regarding fireworks. If you’ve been celebrating Independence Day with fireworks in Klamath Falls, you’ve been breaking the law. “Currently, our code bans all fireworks displays, unless they’re approved by …

Fire hits two homes in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Emergency crews were called to a fire threatening multiple homes on Adams Street near Orchard Avenue in Klamath Falls shortly before 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Amy Allen says she was in her home when her nephew smelled smoke. …

Righting blighted properties in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Efforts to deal with ‘blighted’ properties in Klamath Falls are paying off. Klamath Falls first began developing a registry of blighted homes in 2016. “When we first started this project, really dove into it in 2017, there were …