From the article: Arizona Time Zone is MST
Most of Arizona does not participate in Daylight Saving Time. With the exception of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, we stay on Mountain Standard Time all year long while other people all over the country are springing forward or falling back. What do you think? Should Arizona participate so that we can all be on the same schedule? Should the rest of the country abandon Daylight Saving Time? Have you ever missed a flight or a meeting or an event because you forgot about the time change in other parts of the country? Share Your Opinion
If it's not "savings" then ...
- Does that mean that we don't "fall back" to Daylight Wasting Time in the fall? I think the US (or other states) should simply decide what is optimal for year-round and stop the nonsense of changing clocks twice a year.
- —Guest gb
What should Arizona Do about DST?
- Nothing.... We like it just like it is, and its one of the reasons we moved to Arizona. Hated changing the time twice a year, just a big nuisance. If they had an election about it in CA or IL and other states we traveled in for decades, would have voted against it... Bob
- —Guest Bob Johnston
- Well my alarm went off at 7 n i left the house at 740 i get halfway to work n my phone changed to 6 what the hell is that
- —Guest me
- go to daylight saving time. always use extra hour of daylight.
- —Guest cbs
let us decide and we did - so accept it
- I don't understand why people are so concerned with something that isn't of their concern. So we don't change the clocks. One less thing you have to worry about... our daylight on average is longer and that is why we don't change. Whatever the reason, we decided not to do it. I am not criticizing any state for doing the time savings change. Go ahead. The citizens want it - go do it. It sounds to me that a lot of people would rather not have it anyway. Vote! I like living here in Arizona because we have a free democracy here. We vote - we do... and the rest of the country is invited to do the same. And the great thing is... we don't need a reason nor an excuse. You don't like what Arizona is doing - well.... don't move here.
- —Guest Andrea
- The great fun about going to Vegas and then driving out to see neat stuff in Arizona is make sure you know what Navajo time is and regular AZ time, becauase if the place you are going closes at 6 and you guess wrong, you lose. I think it is cool to keep your individuality!
- —Guest Eastern Guy
Love DST (in Virginia)
- Here daylight saving time is great since most of us work until at least 5 PM and then put up with a long commute home. Without the change in the summer we could never enjoy family time where daylight is needed for outdoor activities. Knowing the temperatures in Arizona my feeling would probably be that the DST should be left alone since it is so hot anyway. Your State is beautiful at any time, however. I love Arizona
- —Guest Don
- When I visited Idaho one summer, I was out playing volleyball at 10 p.m. at night. I loved it. We could still see enough to play and it was great. Sorry to hear so many disgruntled standard-timers. Benjamin Franklin was and is the greatest American mind ever created. During my working years, I enjoyed coming home at 7 p.m. and still had enough daylight left to go in the yard and play with my children or go jogging. Yes, the mornings are darker than usual, but you're gradually awakened into full alert with the rising sun and ready for a full day. No shocking sunlight in your face when you awake. Yeah, you're right, I love daylight saving time. Did learn from this blog that it's not "savings" time. Thanks to all who shared their views.
- —Guest Paraibano
- tho i think it stinks to have DST and hate to change my clock. im glad i got one those close that auto change for me. but DST still stinks
time out of date
- DST was invented to allow 1 more hour of work before it became dark. There are companies that work 24 hours a day 7 days a week. DTS is completely useless.
Down with DST
- I am from WI. and dreaded the DST times. I was always afraid that I wouldn't set my alarm right, and i would be late for work, so I didn't sleep well. Also, it would take at least a week to get my system used to going to sleep while it was still light out. I think... DST should not exist ANYWHERE! I'm glad I moved to AZ now, where they don't have it!!! :)
- —Guest Connie
DST is a joke.......
- Who are they trying to kid with DST?? It is saving absolutely NOTHING. Here in Arizona we do NOT need it - period. I am glad that we don't use it here - what an utter and complete waste of time (pun intended).
- —Guest WakkoWarner
Daylight savings time stinks
- I live most of the year in Denver, Colorado so I get to experience the time change. It is a pain. Fall back, Spring ahead. Catch an hour, late for work in the Spring. Loose an hour. It just stinks. Arizona has crossed the line on some laws over the years, but I think the time, with out the savings is the best. Keep it up ARizona.
Stick to your ways!!
- I have lived in Indiana my whole life, and for most of it here in Indiana we did not observe DST (except for a couple isolated areas), the same as ya'll in Arizona. However, a newly elected govenor decided we needed to "catch up" with the rest of the world in 2007 and since then we have been observing DST. As someone who has experience with both, I can say that I wish whole-heartedly that we had not messed with the way things were! Whatever benefits the state was to gain have been minimal, and the headaches maximum!
- —Guest izzyw0611
- I think its a total waste of time and should leave the time change alone.
- —Guest Dave/MN
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