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:

Dam removal jobs

Klamath Falls, Ore. – It’s estimated that removing four dams from the Klamath River will cost about $400 million and provide a variety of local job opportunities. The Klamath River Renewal Corporation, or K.R.R.C., is in charge of the dam removal project. …

Freight train derails in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A freight train traveling from Vancouver to Barstow derailed Tuesday morning in Klamath Falls. The crash happened just south of the rail yard near Altamont Drive just before 11. Devon Brown of Klamath County Fire District #1 was …

Klamath Community College hosts active shooter training

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Emergency responders in Klamath County are better prepared tonight to deal with an active shooter situation. Klamath Community College served as the classroom for an active shooter training drill Thursday morning. “Ten agencies involved throughout the county,” said …

Tanker 06 comes in for a Klamath Falls landing

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A retired air tanker is now on display at the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport. Tanker 06 made its final flight to Klamath Falls Sunday afternoon. The plane is a 64-year-old military veteran. “It was made by Lockheed-Burbank in …

Walden at Kingsley

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Congressman Greg Walden met with officials at Kingsley Field Saturday morning, in a visit that could help to lay the foundation for the next mission at the base. The F-15 fighter jets tend to make a big impression …