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Earl Watt has been involved with the newspaper business since 1991. He became the local publisher in 1999 and founded the High Plains Daily Leader in 2008 with his local partners.
Under Watt, the Leader & Times has won the Sweepstakes Award five times, and Watt has been recognized with first place awards in advertising, column writing, news writing, editorial writing, photography and page design.