Letters to the Editor

Letter: Daylight saving time

Daylight saving time, you got to love it.

Idaho is filled with people who await the coming of DST each year. It’s so nice to get rid of the winter doldrums and enjoy the sunshine after work each day. Our state is filled with outdoor enthusiasts who really enjoy participating in outdoor activities after work: mountain biking, cycling, gardening, golfing, you name it. That’s one of the many reasons people come to Idaho, to enjoy the great outdoors.

People travel across time zones all the time, one or two hours does not make that much of a difference, and it does not stop millions of people from traveling. Why should it bother some of us to switch to DST? I relish it.

Who wants to see the sunrise at 5 a.m. in the summertime and be robbed of that hour in the evening when they can be more productive? Not the tourist industry, which claims that with that extra hour of sunlight, people stay out later and spend more money. Studies have also shown that the extra hour of daylight in the evening also results in fewer road accidents. Keep daylight saving time.

Dennis Hardziej, Boise