ELY— The Timberjay’s new Ely editor will be on the job starting Friday, beginning her full-time coverage of news and events in the Ely area. Catherine “Catie” Helm-Clark and …
ELY— The Timberjay’s new Ely editor will be on the job starting Friday, beginning her full-time coverage of news and events in the Ely area. Catherine “Catie” Helm-Clark and her husband Sean completed the purchase of their new home in Ely this week, having made the move from Idaho.
Helm-Clark is a research geologist by training who turned to newspapering several years after retiring from the Idaho National Laboratory, serving most of her time in journalism as an award-winning staff writer for the Idaho Business Review. Before that, she worked for a small, community-oriented daily newspaper in Blackfoot, Idaho, covering topics like local government, agriculture, and rural health care. She’s worked in both print and online reporting.
She has been a prolific writer for years, having maintained a website (wordsmithing.work) a blog that provides science-based content for a wide range of publications and companies.
Catie brings a considerable skillset to the Timberjay. Given her extensive scientific background, she’s experienced in statistical analysis, database management, technical writing, and a wide array of publishing and research-related software. She holds a master’s degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD in geology from UC-Davis and has written numerous scientific papers on highly technical geological research topics and concepts.
Ely residents will likely begin to see Catie in and around town while out covering the news in the days ahead. Be sure to give her a friendly Ely welcome.
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