Steamboat Springs The Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley announced the resignation of organizer Steve Aigner on Tuesday.
"The unprecedented newspaper focus on Steve has created a public perception that makes if difficult to ensure that the efforts of the Community Alliance will be judged on their merits," read the statement from Community Alliance Vice President Rich Levy, referring to Steamboat Pilot & Today articles about a presentation Aigner gave in April at Iowa State University and about his work as the group's organizer.
"The Board of Directors would like to express their gratitude to Steve's 18 months of dedication to our organization," the statement continued. "The Community Alliance will continue its mission to help preserve the environment and character of the Yampa Valley."
Congressman John Salazar to visit Steamboat today
U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is visiting Steamboat Springs today and will announce $257,000 in funding for a new hybrid bus at 4 p.m. at the Gondola Transit Center. The event is open to the public.