Dear Editor:

Having lived in the valley for twenty plus years, I am putting my foot down after reading the RCMP report in the most recent Pioneer.

Complaining about the free range cattle on Westside Road is beyond ridiculous!

People who have lived in this valley for years appreciate the beautiful countryside we live in and realize we share it with ranchers who have been in this valley a lot longer than some others, who seem to want to turn it into the city.

The drive down Westside is always enjoyable, and a nice break from the nonstop traffic of the highway in the summer.

One of the main reasons people love this place is the laid-back pace of it!

If you have to stop for a cow, get over it. Try enjoying the view instead!

Diane Peterson