Zelda Langdale started the ‘Klamath Work Activity Center’ back in 1968.
The company has since grown into ‘REACH, Incorporated’.
Zelda was honored by her peers at a noon luncheon.
“I’m very, very, very proud and somewhat overwhelmed – and I don’t come here without a tear.” Reflected Langdale. “It’s absolutely beautiful what they have done here.”
REACH recently underwent a $7,000,000 expansion.
Workers operate a recycling sort line, build wood pallets, and run an art gallery.
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.