Tulelake, Cal. – A 65 year tradition continues in Northern California.
The Tulelake / Butte Valley Fair is a big economic driver for Tulelake…but for Kendra Chadwell of Dorris, it’s also just plain fun.
“I love the booths, and the crafts.” Says Chadwell. “And a lot of the rides are really fun, too.”
Paola Chavez of Tulelake adds there’s no shortage of rides in the midway…
“I like the ‘Sizzler’, because it’s really, like fast and fun.”
Sunday’s livestock auction is a red-letter day for many 4-H members.
“My Mom already made me cry about it.” Notes Adyson Wright of the Winema 4-H. “She’s like, ‘Your best friend is going to be on your kitchen table sometime.” – “Really?”
This is the first year for Nancy Sites as Fair Manager.
“There’s lot of new entertainment, free stage entertainment, lots of carnival rides.” Adds Sites. “New and exciting, and also traditional things to do.”
Saturday’s highlights will include a noon parade down Tulelake’s Main Street, and a ‘Batttle of the Basin’ destruction derby at 7:pm.
The Tulelake / Butte Valley Fair will continue through Sunday.
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.