Steamboat briefs: Glen Alan Shaffer's hearing to continue Wednesday

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— Glen Alan Shaffer, the 50-year-old Craig man who led police on a multi-county chase Monday night, next will appear in court at 1 p.m. Wednesday, when he will be advised of the charges against him. The charges were not yet filed when Shaffer appeared before Routt County Judge James Garrecht at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Prosecutors have up to 72 hours from the time Shaffer was arrested to file the charges with the court. Shaffer was arrested Monday night after leading police on a 40-mile chase from Steamboat Springs over Rabbit Ears Pass, at speeds of 5 to 75 miles per hour. Officers reportedly found 10 guns, alcohol and a small amount of marijuana in the reportedly stolen truck Shaffer was driving.

Shaffer remains in custody at the Routt County Jail in lieu of two $50,000 bonds. Shaffer said he would request legal representation from the Public Defender's office.

Shaffer was booked into jail on nine charges: felony motor vehicle theft, felony vehicular eluding, felony illegal possession of a weapon, felony criminal trespassing, failure to appear, being a fugitive of justice, felony driving under revocation by a habitual offender, driving under the influence and careless driving.

Steamboat Art Museum to host weekend workshop

Steamboat Art Museum and certified botanical illustrator Barbara Flowers will host a botanical illustration workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the new Trillium House at Yampa River Botanic Park.

Flowers will focus on skills of observation and realistic drawing with graphite and colored pencils, according to the workshop description. Line drawing, shading and perspective, texture, detail, color mixing, and building and burnishing color will be covered, as students practice on small plants and complete a small plate.

Cost for the three-day workshop is $200; there is a $75 materials fee, or participants may supply their own materials.

The workshop coincides with the museum's presentation of "RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado," a project of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists that includes 40 contemporary illustrations of rare plants from the state. The show will be on display at Steamboat Art Museum through Sept. 30 before it continues its tour of the state.

For more information or to register, call the museum at 870-1755.

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