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:

Hotel under construction at Timbermill Shores

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Winter weather hasn’t slowed work on a $13,000,000 construction project in downtown Klamath Falls. Construction is continuing on a 4 story, 92 room Fairfield Inn and Suites Hotel. The hotel is being built on the shores of Lake …

Klamath Falls entrepreneurs starting fires

Klamath Falls, Ore. – An entrepreneur from Klamath Falls has developed a product that’s igniting a lot of interest. Justin Lair makes fire starting tools.  “Usually for camping, hiking, hunting – some people do use them in their wood burning stoves at …