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Community Spotlight

Name: Anne McKibbin

Job: Senior staff archaeologist, and employee-owner, at Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc.

Lives in: Eagle

In high school I was … Not among the “in crowd.” I was a nerd.

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If I was a T-shirt, I would be (fabric, color, any print?) … All cotton, purple or green, with some sort of dry humor statement on it.

What’s the best thing about your town? The feeling of community, and not just of living in an anonymous population center. I like that when I pass someone on a trail while I’m walking my dog, we say hi to each other, even though we may not know each other. The dogs usually say hi to each other, too.

The best thing about my job is … Getting to see parts of our region that I wouldn’t normally have opportunity to see. Working on archaeological sites that are game-changers in how the archaeological community understands the prehistory and history of our area. Mentoring younger staff as I get closer to retirement.

As a kid, I always … Caught snakes and lizards and horned toads and frogs and salamanders. I maybe should have grown up to be a herpetologist and not an archaeologist.

If I could be any superhero, I’d be … I have no idea what superhero I’d like to be. Mostly, I’d like to be an ordinary, everyday, good person.

If I was given a million dollars, the first thing I’d buy is … A lot for my future retirement home.

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