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Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 1, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming No Comments
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Whoever came up with this crazy idea of shifting the clocks back and forth between daylight savings time and standard time?  Well, as it turns out,  Benjamin Franklin is credited for originally conceiving the idea.  Congress adopted the practice of time changes when it was determined that good percentage of energy consumed by lighting and appliances occurs in the evening when families are home. By moving the clock ahead one hour, it was determined we can cut the amount of electricity we consume each day. Discontinuing Daylight Saving Time then saves energy since the afternoon advantage is offset by the need for lighting because of late sunrise.  And speaking of saving energy, residents will be able to get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night when they set their clocks BACK to align with Mountain Standard time for the next four months.

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