Troy Dalton of Colorado Springs Utilities disconnects a streetlight. The city estimates it will save over $1.2 million a year by turning off a third of the lights, but it's not enough to cover a $28 million budget gap for 2010. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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A snowboarder catches air at a resort in Maine. A recent Dartmouth report reveals that resorts report an average of 23 percent more snow on weekends than during the week. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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