NEW YEAR'S EVE

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As 2020 comes to an end, KUCB's newsroom takes a step back to reflect and share some of the most noteworthy news that was produced over the year.

 

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March brought the closure of schools and public facilities, forcing people into their homes and away from friends and family.

 

Despite that isolation and a string of local tragedies, moments of hope and unity stood out throughout the year in Unalaska.

 

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Despite spending most of its pyrotechnics budget during the Fourth of July, the City of Unalaska will spring for fireworks this New Year's Eve.

It'll just be a smaller display than usual.

Last week, the City Council voted to hire the Utah-based Lantis Fireworks & Lasers to put on a $32,302 show — without the cakes and roman candles that typically provide the splashier sparks.