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Published: Wednesday, March 5 2014 4:30 p.m. MST

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Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

Not all older people have problems with daylight savings time. I don't, but then I'm only 72.

Midwest City, USA, OK

I used to live in Arizona, and I enjoyed not having daylight savings. Everything I ever do in relation to the time of day uses a fixed time, regardless of the sun's position; daylight savings just makes it too dark in the morning when I get up and too bright in the evening when I go to bed.

Kearns, UT

How about a novel idea. If we keep it, put it back to April or May where it should be. My chickens don't care.

Orem, UT

I'm for keeping daylight saving time, but the timing of when it starts and ends is not a state issue.

Whenever this comes up, a lot of comments are to the effect that we should not have DST because Arizona doesn't. I say we should keep DST because 48 other states do, and not be an "exception."

And the other comments are either to keep DST year-round, which is not an option under the Federal law (Colorado found that out), or to split the difference and advance clocks 30 minutes year-round (yeah, and be 30 minutes out of synch with the rest of the world--a large portion of which also observes a form of DST, by the way).

Springville, UT

I like DST. Keep it year around. But even with the change, it's no big deal. I just don't understand all the whining about it.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

DST was Benjamin Franklin's idea.
and he was brilliant.

Those who don't like DST obviously don't travel much,
or have never had teenagers living at home.

Bejing or Paris -- now THAT'S tough to get used to.

Fred T

How does DST or not affect farmers and ranchers, sportsmen?
Crops and animals have no knowledge of the time.

Yes, Ben Franklin was a smart man, but the times he lived in, without modern electricity for light, was a different time. It made sense then to have more 'daylight' to do work.

Most of AZ keeps Mountain Standard Time year round, as does parts of Indiana.
The only pain in AZ is that we have to remember if Utah is an hour ahead or the same.

Keeping Utah on Daylight Savings Time year round, instead of Standard time, is interesting.

San Antonia, TX

I love having an extra hour of light at night.

Don't change a thing. It is awesome.

Get our of bed!

West Jordan, Utah

I hate DST with every ounce of my being. I detest and loathe it. Going to bed in broad daylight, getting up at 4 in the morning to go to work, running around the house setting all the clocks just to set them all again in a few months. It is hard on school children, not to mention dangerous for kids to be walking to school in the dark, just so that daddy can play 9 holes after work. I hate it, and it serves no purpose. Leave time alone, and leave it at the "real" time, not "fake" time.

Cedar City, UT

Please at least try!! You have lived 72 years changing your clocks back and forth every 5-6 months? What a joke! You have no idea what the natural sunlight looks light, coming and going as the Earth rotates around the sun every year. You have no natural feel for the God-given Seasons! It is a shock to your system to have the time change suddenly twice a year. It is a complete JOKE! I lived in AZ for 10 years and then came back to UT. The only thing I hate about coming home is the STUPID time change, it makes no sense, and most of you have no idea what you are missing out on!! You may not realize it, but having the sun rise or set at suddenly an hour different than the day before is NOT NORMAL! It would be as if the whole planet suddenly shifted over 10 million miles in space, it causes confusion in your mind, AND your body! You may not know it, but you will if you go live somewhere else that does not change their time. It is a real physiological upset to your system, both mental and physical.

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