Klamath Basin News, Tuesday, March 3 – Meet David Crisp, Klamath’s First Leap Day Baby 2020

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Today’s Headlines

The Klamath County Public Health Air Advisory is Green until noon today.

Two men suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to Sky Lake Medical Center early Saturday morning after a shooting that occurred right before midnight at Plaza Manor Mobile Home Park, 2400 block of Summers Lane in Klamath Falls, according to Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Kaber.

Kaber said the department is still looking for a suspect in regards to the incident. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies discovered the two individuals with gunshot wounds and deputies immediately began rendering first aid. Both individuals were later transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center by Klamath County Fire District No. 1.  Kaber said deputies behaved admirably and one of our deputies saved the life of one of these men.  The status of the individuals who were taken to Sky Lakes is currently unknown.  

Kaber said that due to the sensitivity of certain elements of the investigation the Sheriffs office is not providing any further information at this time but will provide further information when investigators determine if it is appropriate to do so.

Adrenaline junkies and gear heads packed the Klamath County Fairgrounds’ John Hancock Event Center Saturday night to witness the second Monster Truck Insanity event in Klamath Falls.

Five trucks vied for titles in the wheelie contest, freestyle contest and racing. The line-up featured Jeff Souza driving “Kamikaze,” Mike Christensen driving “Vendetta,” Jacob Ladwig driving the familiar “Rat Attack,” 69-year-old Sam Sturges driving “Unnamed and Untamed,” and Ranger Joe Cypher driving “Marauder.” Souza and “Kamikaze” won the monster truck racing by a hair, just beating out Ladwig. Ladwig did take home the last title of the night, however, when the crowd voted him by the volume of their cheers the winner of the freestyle contest.

Many people living in Klamath and Lake counties have been able to meet major goals in their lives thanks to the unique opportunity provided through the Dream$avers program, which provides qualified, select participants 300% interest on the money they save.

Dream$avers’ annual application window just opened yesterday and it will only remain open until all slots are filled.

For well over a decade, the program — part of NeighborWorks Umpqua and the South Central Oregon Economic Development District — has helped people save money for important projects and purchases.

For every dollar a person enrolled in Dream$avers puts into their individual savings account up to $3,000, Dream$avers gives them another $3. Dream$avers is funded by the Oregon legislature and private donations.

The program can be used for many situations, including helping pay for college or trade school, starting or growing a business, purchasing equipment or training that will help the enrollee get a job, doing home repairs, or getting dental work.

Meet David Crisp…the first Leap Day Baby of 2020.

Aliesha and Joshua Crisp became new parents when their first baby David was Klamath Falls’ Leap Day baby of 2020, born at 9:06 a.m. on Feb. 29.

Although Aliesha’s due date was March 6th Joshua predicted they might get a Leap Day surprise. While mom went into labor six days early, the couple said their parents were able to make it to Sky Lakes Medical Center in time for the birth of their grandson that Aliesha said went well and was relatively quick.

Around the state

Oregon health officials have identified a third presumptive positive case of coronavirus among state residents. The third case is an adult Oregon resident from Umatilla County who is hospitalized in Walla Walla, Washington.

State and local health officials are moving quickly to contact people who may have been in close contact with the individual who tested as a presumptive positive case. The third case is not linked to travel to a part of the world with known cases of COVID-19. It is considered a case of community transmission.

Preliminary reports indicate the Oregon resident attended a youth basketball game at a gymnasium at Weston Middle School. in Weston on Saturday.

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