The plan designed to limit visitors to 615 per day and help preserve the lake's fragile ecosystem is still awaiting a formal record of decision from the Forest Service.
The allegation was made by Sunnyside Gold Corp., which is fighting the EPA over who should pay for a potentially costly groundwater study.
What if school was a place where students could discover, go outside frequently and, most importantly, help make the teaching decisions?
"We still remain behind typical conditions for this time of year in terms of open terrain and base depth," said Vail CEO Rob Katz.
Some nonprofit agencies, like Community Options in Montrose, are in a bind. Paying their workers more is straining their budget.
The Mesa Land Trust and the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust have teamed up to do more to protect the Western Slope's scenery, from recreational hotspots to peach country.
Telluride High School was closed Monday as various law enforcement agencies searched the building.