Klamath Falls, Ore. – People in Klamath Falls are digging out from the recent storm.
Some people are clearing walks with snowblowers…
But Bert Hedrick prefers an old-school approach of shoveling. “I think that takes away from the nostalgia of it, really – hard work, you know?”
Eric Clark says the storm has been good for business at the Stukel Saw Shop & 4×4. “We’ve already had people calling, saying their hubs are out, you also get into the after-market to get your bumpers and your winches for help pulling people out.”
Classes were cancelled at Oregon Tech due to the snow.
But student Allan Bixby-Perry isn’t going anywhere. “I was giving some friends a ride to the train station, and I was trying to come back up, grab my stuff, so I could get back home to Roseburg – and I got stuck.”
But if Allan does get unstuck, there are plenty of plows out, working to clear him a path home.
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.