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Local spotlight: Shane Anderson

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Shane Anderson

Age: 30

Occupation: Telemark ski coach, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Place of birth: Cody, Wyo.

Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?

A. November 2006.

Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?

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A. Visiting New York City.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Get up early, check on my body, fuel up, shovel, get to work.

Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?

A. "A Prayer for Owen Meany." It helped my creative writing and opened my imagination.

Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A. Plant my poles.

Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?

A. I enjoy my summer occupation as a mason's apprentice. Teaching Telemark skiing is the hardest job I have ever had, but it is rewarding. The SSWSC is hosting Telemark World Cup from Feb. 20 to 23. Come watch.

Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?

A. Ernest Hemingway, Theodore Roosevelt, Ted Nugent and my father. We would talk about hunting and fishing.

Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I'd do anything for love, but I won't do that," what is that?

A. I would do anything except helping my girlfriend with some of her veterinarian tasks. It's gross.

Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?

A. The 1850s to Telemark, Norway, to see Sondre Norheim ski.

Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?

A. Watch the sunsets and ski powder.

Favorites

Book: "Where Rivers Change Direction"

Song: "Paul Revere" by Beastie Boys

Color: Red

Food: Burrito

Sport to watch: Nordic combined

Movie: "Shane"