Get ready to turn your clocks back this weekend once again. Daylight saving time is going to end on November 5 at 2:00 a.m. Do you think we should get rid of daylight saving time permanently in Colorado? If you do, you are in agreement with most of America.

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A recent poll found that Americans think it is pointless to change our clocks for daylight saving time. In fact, 70% of us want to get rid of daylight saving time altogether.

History of Daylight Saving Time


To be honest, daylight saving time feels like a complete waste, and it is pointless in the modern era. Daylight saving time was created for World War I in order to save fuel and energy costs.

So, what is the point of having it today? Are we stuck in the tradition forever? We are not. Some states across the country have eliminated daylight saving time entirely.

Here is where Colorado stands, according to WNEP.

Colorado is another state waiting on the federal government to enact permanent DST. In 2022, after years of failed attempts, the Colorado House unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would make daylight saving permanent once the Uniform Time Act of 1966 is repealed.

The Downside of Daylight Saving Time


When we turn our clocks back every November, we are typically excited because we get to sleep in an hour. Then, a week goes by, and most Americans realize that they lose an hour of sunlight.

Extensive research has been conducted regarding our health and daylight saving time. ABC spoke to a panel of health experts, and not only does the change in type mess with your sleep, but it also increases the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

5 Negative Health Effects Of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time is March 12th, 2023, and losing that precious hour of sleep can have some serious effects on your health, according to Midwestern Medicine.

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Should Colorado Stay On Daylight Saving Time Permanently?

I wanted to get some Grand Junction feedback on the idea of Colorado staying on Daylight Saving Time all year and put the question out on social media. Scroll down to see a few of the Grand Junction responses. Feel free to join the discussion and we'll add your comments to the list.

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