Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County is under new management today.
Donnie Boyd was sworn in Tuesday as one of Klamath County’s three commissioners, along with new position 3 commissioner Derrick DeGroot.
Chris Kaber took the oath of office for Klamath County Sheriff.
Since former Sheriff Frank Skrah was under criminal investigation, the Sheriff’s Office hasn’t served on the Klamath County Major Crime Team since September of 2015.
“I understand I’ll get a letter today, inviting the Sheriff’s Office back on to the Major Crime Team.” Notes Sheriff Kaber. “So hopefully, we won’t need to use that right away, but I’m sure the next event, we’ll be invited.”
Other sworn into office included Treasurer Jason Link, Klamath County Assessor Leonard Hill, and County Surveyor Michael Markus.
4 of Klamath County’s 5 Circuit Court Judges were sworn into office Friday in a private ceremony.
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.