Members of the Henley High School football team were busy Thursday cleaning up the Richmond Little League Park.
The project has special meaning to Coach Alex Stork. “This is where I played Little League baseball growing up here in the city Little League, which doesn’t even exist anymore. As far as I know, this park hasn’t been used in 15 years or so.”
“It feels great to come out here and help the community.” Notes student Braden Lawrie. “I can remember playing kickball and stuff in school, and recess – so to give the kids here something to do like that is really great, really heartwarming feeling.”
The field is being restored for softball, soccer, and as a neighborhood walking trail.
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.