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It is that time again. Daylight Savings. Ugh.Lifestyle Crested Butte

Your body hates you and there isn’t enough coffee in the world to get you on track for Monday morning. I started my day yesterday thinking so big deal, I’m good, I got this, then this morning hit me like a freight train- like it always does.

Supports of Daylight Savings say that it cuts down on traffic accidents, saves energy and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Some also argue that it is extremely disruptive.

DST was first introduced by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 and again by the Germans to cut down on coal consumption during the First World War. The federal law that established “daylight time” in the United States does not require any area to observe daylight saving time. But if a state chooses to observe, it must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states to not observe DST.

I don’t know about you but the only reason I don’t dread this time of year is because of the longer days on the other side of moving that clock forward. Here in Crested Butte, the sun is still out, spring is warming us up, people are shedding the layers of winter; and dare I say that even the grass is starting to show for us Crested Butte South residents.

Here’s a list of things to do in order to get you over the time change hump:

  • Sign up for the 38rd annual Al Johnson Race
  • Come out to for the FestEVOL this weekend featuring the Barenaked Ladies, Guster and Big Head Todd and the Monsters
  • Enjoy the longer ski days at Crested Butte Mountain Resort
  • Go for a nordic ski out on Crested Butte’s Town Rec Path

Oh and the spring cleaning items like checking your carbon monoxide alarms, smoke detectors and cleaning out your medicine cabinets.

My vote is for the FestEVOL. See you there!


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