Coast Guard Veteran Linda Chevalier is one of 10 vets moving into the complex: “Actually, I think it will be pretty good – being with other people that have the same issues, same values.”
Site Supervisor Michael Madden offered a rundown of the facility…
“We have five duplexes, one bedroom units – we have a community room, and a laundry room, and a manager’s space.”
A crowd of about 80 people were on hand for the dedication.
Funding for the $2,000,000 project was secured through the Klamath Housing Authority.
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.