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Many controversies surround the new federal health-care legislation, so it comes as no surprise that the law's first element to take effect has businesses and consumers seeing red.

Under the health care bill, Americans who use tanning beds must now pay a 10-percent tax. The tanning tax took effect earlier this month and is expected to generate $2.7 billion over the next 10 years to help underwrite health-care reform costs.

While tanning businesses and their customers lament the new tax, it's certainly not the first time America has taxed harmful habits. Tobacco has been taxed since the Civil War, and in 2009 the government enacted the largest federal tobacco tax in American history.

And each time the tobacco tax increases, more people quit smoking, according to American Cancer Society research.

Likewise, the hope is that a tanning tax will help reduce the hours people spend baking underneath damaging ultraviolet light.

Exposure to ultraviolet rays — such as those in tanning beds — is shown to increase the risk of the sun-related skin cancer, melanoma.

“And those studies are all consistent — that regardless of the type of tanning bed that you're using, it increases your risk of developing melanoma,” dermatologist Allan Halpern said in an interview with National Public Radio.

Wyoming is becoming even stricter on tanning regulations. Starting this month, children and teens under 18 must have written parental consent to use an ultraviolet tanning bed.

The 2010 Legislature passed the measure, which Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed in March. It's a wise action for Wyoming, considering research shows melanoma risk increases for those who started using tanning beds before the age of 30.

Some residents feel burned by the new federal tanning tax and state's age requirements, but the long-term damage of ultraviolet-light exposure is more harmful than a new tax.

(April 2, 1921 - July 7, 2010)

Juan J. Sandoval, of Powell, died July 7, 2010, at the Powell Valley Care Center. He was 89 years old.

Funeral services for Sarah Wirth Borrego will be held on Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church on Avenue E in Powell.

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Kanin Asay takes his turn during Monday's Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls competition in Cody. Asay's 92-point ride made him the top finisher in the final round, which will be rebroadcast later this month on ESPN2. For full coverage, click here. Tribune photo by Kevin Kinzley

As local governments scramble for funding and begin pulling money from reserves to balance their budgets, Park County plans to sock away nearly $1 million.

The Park County Commission tentatively approved a $22.9 million budget at its Tuesday meeting, with an additional $921,600 slated to go into reserves.

Falling in line with overall budget cuts, the Powell City Council voted to reduce funding for some local organizations — but they maintained most groups' funding at last year's levels.

The city's $15.7 million budget, which took effect July 1, calls for $117,575 in funding for local groups — a reduction of $22,600 from the previous year.

Freedom” is a boxy little boat, but it does what it's designed to do — snag invasive lake trout, in Yellowstone Lake.

Two National Park Service boats and a commercial gill-netting craft ply the waters of Yellowstone Lake with nets to hook the voracious fish that eat native cutthroat trout.

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Powell's Kanin Asay celebrates the conclusion of a 92-point ride with friend and rodeo bullfighter Dusty Tuckness on Monday. Asay turned in the top ride of the day in the finals of the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls event to walk away with $7,755 in prize money. Tribune photo by Kevin Kinzley

92-point run in Xtreme bulls leaves Powell rider third in average, second in money

Powell's Kanin Asay turned in the high-point ride of the afternoon on Monday, scoring 92 points in the finals of the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls event. Asay's ride was one of just two rides to reach the 90-point plateau at the event.

Late Powell rally foils upset bid

Dallas Robirds' one-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning completed a three-run rally as the Powell Pioneers American Legion baseball team scored a 6-1, 7-6 doubleheader sweep of visiting Green River on Tuesday. With the wins, Powell improves to 29-11-2 overall this summer.

Total payout tops $322,000 this year

Trevor Brazile walked away as the 2010 all-around champion at the Cody Stampede and pocketed a check for more than $10,000 for his troubles. The prize money comes on top of paydays the Decatur, Texas, cowboy earned in team and tie-down roping.

Brazile was one of many competitors who found themselves celebrating Cowboy Christmas — an action-packed, event-filled week on the rodeo calendar where more than $1 million in prize money is on the line nationally — at this year's Cody Stampede. In all, the 91st edition of the Stampede paid out $322,443 in prize money this year.

As always, the Cody Stampede attracted some of rodeo's top names. The Stampede was designated a stop on Wrangler's Million Dollar Gold Tour this season, adding to the allure of the long-standing event.

Here are the final results and payouts from the 2010 Cody Stampede:

All-around: Trevor Brazile, $10,626, team roping and tie-down roping.

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Wes Stevenson on Sankey Rodeo's Panther Martini and Dave Worsfold on New West Rodeo Productions' Chucker, 87 points, $8,207 each; 3. (tie) Bobby Mote, Jared Smith and J.R. Vezain, 85, $3,613 each; 6. (tie) Kelly Timberman and George Gillespie, 84, $1,394 each; 8. (tie) Jerad Schlegel and Tom McFarland, 83, $465 each.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. (tie) Coleman Kohorst and Stockton Graves, 4.7 seconds, $3,608 each; 3. (tie) Ronnie Fields, Curtis Cassidy and John Gee, 5.0, $2,350 each; 6. K.C. Jones, 5.5, $1,343; 7. (tie) Clay Cowan and Johnny Asher, 5.6, $587 each. Second round: 1. Stan Branco, 3.9 seconds, $3,860; 2. Matt Reeves, $3,357; 3. (tie) Todd Woodward and Wade Sumpter, $2,601 each; 5. Trell Etbauer and Luke Branquinho, 4.7, $1,594 each; 7. Johnny Asher, 4.9, $839; 8. Nick Stubblefield, 5.1, $336. Average: 1. Coleman Kohorst, 10.4 seconds on two head, $3,860; 2. Johnny Asher, 10.5, $3,357; 3. Clay Cowan, 11.2, $2,853; 4. Curtis Cassidy, 11.5, $2,350; 5. Casey McMillen, 11.9, $1,846; 6. Stockton Graves, 12.6, $1,343; 7. Brock Butterfield, 13.4, $839; 8. Matt Reeves, 13.9, $336.

Team roping: First round: 1. Riley Minor and Brady Minor, 5.2 seconds, $3,623 each; 2. (tie) JoJo LeMond/Cory Petska and Charly Crawford/Russell Cardoza, 5.6, $2,915 each; 4. Kelsey Parchman/Caleb Twisselman, 6.0, $2,206; 5. (tie) Jesse Sheffield/Wes Miller, Britt Williams/Bobby Harris and Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 6.3, $1,260 each; 8. (tie) Garrett Tonozzi/Kinney Harrell and Steve Brandt/Kipp Harrell, 6.6, $158 each. Second round: 1. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 5.0, $3,623 each; 2. Chase Wiley/Mickey Gomez, $3,151; 3. Tommy Edens/Justin Hendrick, 5.9, $2,678 each; 4. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 6.0, $2,206; 5. (tie) Keven Daniel/Paul Eaves and JoJo LeMond/Cory Petska, 6.2, $1,497 each; 7. (tie) Kaden Richard/Rhen Richard and Seth Gurney/K.C. Curtis, 6.3, $551 each. Average: 1. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 11.2 seconds on two head, $3,623 each; 2. JoJo LeMond/Cory Petska, 11.8, $3,151; 3. Britt Williams/Bobby Harris, 12.9, $2,678; 4. Garrett Tonozzi/Kinney Harrell, 13.2, $2,206; 5. (tie) Jesse Sheffield/Wes Miller and Steve Purcella/Britt Bockius, 14.1, $1,497 each; 7. Chris Lawson/Josh Patton, 14.3, $788; 8. Brant Davis/Sam Levine, 14.5, $315.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Heith DeMoss, 87 points on New West Rodeo Productions' Pack Train, $7,382; 2. (tie) Rusty Allen and Seth Glause, 86, $4,921 each; 4. Chad Ferley, 85, $2,707; 5. Cort Scheer, 84, $1,722; 6. Cody Wright, 83, $1,230; 7. (tie) Dustin Flundra and Jim Berry, 82, $861 each.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Jake Hannum, 8.1 seconds, $3,816; 2. (tie) Clint Cooper and Trevor Brazile, 8.3, $3,070 each; 4. (tie) Ryan Watkins and Nate Baldwin, 8.5, $2,074 each; 6. Tuf Cooper, Shane Hanchey and Adam Gray, 8.6, $830 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Spence Barney, Tyler Fagerhaug, Sterling Smith and Nate Baldwin, 7.8 seconds, $3,070 each; 5. Tuf Cooper, Trevor Brazile, Clint Cooper, Ace Slone and Hunter Herrin, 8.1, $863 each. Average: 1. Nate Baldwin, 16.3 seconds on two head, $3,816; 2. (tie) Trevor Brazile and Clint Cooper, 16.4, $3,070 each; 4. Tuf Cooper, 16.7, $2,323; 5. Ace Slone, 17.3, $1,825; 6. Hunter Herrin, 17.6, $1,327; 7. Ryan Jarrett, 17.9, $830; 8. Shane Hanchey, 18.3, $332.

Barrel racing: 1. Brenda Mays, 17.12 seconds, $8,389; 2. Kelly Maben, 17.13, $6,711; 3. Sabrina Ketcham, 17.24, $5,453; 4. Jill Moody, 17.25, $4,194; 5. Sheena Robbins, 17.29, $3,355; 6. Jeanne Anderson, 17.32, $2,517; 7. Nikki Steffes, 17.36, $2,097; 8. Diann Bukowski, 17.41, $1,888; 9. Tana Poppino, 17.43, $1,678; 10. Brittany Pozzi, 17.44, $1,468; 11. Timi Lickley, 17.45, $1,258; 12. (tie) Sherry Cervi and Susan Liggitt, $944 each; 14. (tie) Kenna Squirres, 17.47, $629; 15. (tie) Kelsi Elkins and Nellie Williams, $210 each.

Bull riding: 1. Souli Shanklin, 88 points on Frontier Rodeo's, $7,353; 2. (tie) Cody Gardner and Jesse Bail, 87, $4,902 each; 4. Howdy Cloud, 86, $2,696; 5. Jed Moore, 84, $1,716; 6. Steve Woolsey, 83, $1,226; 7. (tie) Josh Johnson and Cody Whitney, $858 each.

Total payoff: $322,443.

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