AKBCC Reminds Everyone Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday Mar 13, 2022 at 2:00am

by | Mar 13, 2022

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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday Mar 12, 2022 at 2:00am. Six months ago, when I reminded everyone that DST was ending, I learned that there really is no S on Saving TIme!

As I’m reminding you this time, I want to share why we turn the clocks every six months.
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Timeanddate explains Daylight Saving Time (DST), is the practice of  setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. Spring Forward and Fall Back help us to remember which direction to change the clocks! Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1918.

Many people in the US want to stop changing their clocks every six months. The reality is a bill has to be passed to make that happen!

Proposals to stay on standard time or move to full-time DST appear on the legislative agenda in the United States nearly every clock change. Since 2015, more than 200 daylight saving bills and resolutions have been introduced in almost every state across the US, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Nineteen states have enacted legislation or passed regulations for permanent DST:

(Source: ncsl.org)

Note: For the bills to become law, the US Congress must first pass a federal law that would allow states to observe DST year-round. This has not happened yet. The current law only allows states to opt out of DST.

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Whether or not we are changing our clocks every six months, Alaska Backcountry Cottages are a wonderful place to stay!  Nestled in the beautiful backyard of the Chugach Mountains and with amazing views there are many opportunities to explore Alaska just the way you like!

It will be interesting to see how long it takes for Alaska to permanently opt out of Daylight Saving Time, and it will be fun providing an awesome stay for those visiting Alaska!

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What a great place! Everything you need and very well designed. Great amount of counter space 👌. The views out the front window and deck are fantastic. – Mike H.

Highly Recommended!

This place is wonderful! The view of the mountain range is excellent and the spot is secluded if your looking to wind down. Highly recommended if you are wanting to adventure in the Palmer-Wasilla area. The cottage was clean and the bed was comfortable. The owner left milk, a few eggs, coffee, oatmeal and snacks for us. It was a nice surprise. – Courtney D.

Linda Cox

With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 60 years old, happily married with eight children and has been living with Multiple Sclerosis since 1995. Linda’s unexpected path in life has led to her helping others choose happiness in their own realities. Linda thoroughly enjoys getting to know guests from all over the world, staying at Alaska Backcountry Cottages!