You're right............Last paragraph of the 10-3-13 PR:
"In addition, the Company has purchased new equipment in the past few weeks to facilitate the handling of ore as it comes from the mine to the mill, and to help keep the roads clear of snow in the winter months.
The Company will provide an update on plans to continue working through the winter months as the autumn season progresses."
Sorry, I missed that. It appears one of the two USFS agents involved in monitoring the Ruby isn't even aware of Management's intentions to keep the roads open.