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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to Monday's solar eclipse, it's expected to overshadow even Yellowstone for at least a day. Grand Teton is directly in the path of the total solar eclipse _ where the sun is completely blocked by the moon. The park is expecting its busiest day ever.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A man is dead after crashing his all-terrain vehicle on a remote trail in southwestern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a search that included two helicopters was launched after 76-year-old Stanley Hamilton's wife reported him overdue Wednesday night. The Bozeman man had been riding his ATV in the Little Bear area near the mouth of Gallatin Canyon. His body was found early Thursday morning.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was found dead in a creek in western Montana. The Helena Independent Record reports 50-year-old Warren Kimmell's body was found north of Lincoln on Aug. 9. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg says the Helena man apparently drowned, but he is awaiting toxicology tests before determining an official cause of death. Investigators believe a stolen car found about 8 miles from the body is linked to Kimmel, but they have not said how.

JARDINE, Mont. (AP) - A Canadian mining company has reached agreements with conservation groups to protect two Montana trout streams and hundreds of acres of land used by migrating elk from Yellowstone National Park. Representatives of Kinross Gold Corporation, Trout Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation signed the agreements on Thursday in Jardine, Montana.

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