Today is the last day of 2020. The end of the year is a natural time for reflection, and 2020 gave us a lot to think about.

As a community our attention was focused on coronavirus for most of the year, but 2020 was a year full of big events and notable news stories.

There were protests and rallies. Businesses and schools were forced to adapt to new realities. Face masks became a political talking point. We had notable wildfires and a prolonged conversation about camping on state lands. To top it all off, there was a big election. Today’s News-Herald newsroom staff agreed that the stories presented here — in no particular order — represent some of the most important, or at least some of the most interesting, events that occurred in Lake Havasu City in 2020.

The list is by no means supposed to be objective, nor is it all inclusive. Chances are, you have a different idea about what the top stories of the year were. If that’s the case, we hope you’ll share your list with us in the comments below.

In the meantime, thanks for a wonderful year, and have a happy — and safe— 2021.

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