Posted: Nov 3, 2012 8:55 AM by David Sherman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 4th, as most of the nation returns to Standard Time, including Montana.
The change officially occurs at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
Some people enjoy the twice-yearly ritual of tinkering with time, feeling that "springing forward" or "falling back" helps to usher in a more seasonal atmosphere.
Other people, however, don't like the idea of trying to trick our bodies and our daily routines by adjusting the clocks.
For instance, in the 2011 Montana Legislature - as in several previous sessions - there was a proposal to take Montana off of the time-changing standard.
MT State Representative Kris Hansen (R-Havre) drafted a measure titled "A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT ESTABLISHING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME AS THE OFFICIAL TIME FOR MONTANA; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 30-14-1729 AND 71-1-313, MCA." The bill was tabled in committee and no further action was taken.
And for folks who rely on their mobile phone for time-telling purposes: most service providers automatically update the time on their cell phones. If you wake up on Sunday and find that yours hasn't updated, a simple power off/power on cycle should set it right.
And for folks who are picky about words, note that the official phrase is "Daylight Saving Time" - there is no letter S at the end of the word "saving."
March 10, 2010, will mark the return of Daylight Saving Time.
Until 2007, the return to Standard Time occurred on the last Sunday of October, but in 2005, Congress changed the date to the first Sunday of November.
Click here to read more about the time shift.