Steamboat briefs for August 22

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Coroner: Woman died from chest trauma in accident

A 19-year-old Alabama woman died from massive chest trauma Thursday during an all-terrain vehicle accident in North Routt County.

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Hannah Floyd's chest was crushed by a small ATV that pinned her to the ground after it rolled over. Floyd was riding the ATV down an inclined road when she lost control of the vehicle, Ryg said.

Floyd was working at Three Forks Ranch on Routt County Road 129 at the time of the accident. She is from Coleman County, Ala., and was working at the ranch for the summer, Ryg said. Drugs or alcohol were not contributing factors, he said.

"It was an accident," Ryg said.

Colorado DOW hosts bear education forum tonight

A public forum intended to educate Routt County residents about the area's bear problem is from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The meeting, which is being hosted by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, is at Olympian Hall, 845 Howelsen Parkway.

In addition to providing basic information about the area's black bears and explaining the city's trash ordinance, which was implemented to deter wildlife from getting into trash, officials will gauge the public's interest in reinstating the Bear Aware program. Bear Aware volunteers are trained as educational outreach providers who circulate information to people and assess properties that attract bears.

Air fest seeks volunteers for Labor Day weekend

Volunteers are needed for the Wild West Air Fest at Steamboat Springs Airport during Labor Day weekend. Enjoy classic cars, vintage planes and flight simulators. Volunteers will receive a free plane ride and a T-shirt. Call Molly at 875-7009 or stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association visitors center at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

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