2017 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for controversial issues, no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities. Over the next few weeks, The SUN will take a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at July, August and September.
• Don Weber was announced as the recipient of the 2017 Red Ryder Award presented by the Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo committee and the Board of the Western Heritage Event Center. The award coincides with the three-day Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo, which spans the Fourth of July holiday.