The Flathead Beacon reports that though it’s October, U.S. Forest Service officials across Montana are still dealing with the impacts of this year’s fire season. And in some cases, the flames are still smoldering. On the Flathead National Forest’s Spotted Bear Ranger District, the biggest priority is trying to reopen a critical route, the Eastside Trail No. 80, which connects to the Bob Marshall Wilderness. However, District Ranger Deb Mucklow said in some cases Forest Service employees are still encountering fire. Read the full story here.