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Wyoming clocks preparing for ‘fall back’ with state still recognizing Daylight Saving Time

People gather for a dedication of the Rotary clock at David Street Station on Friday, Oct. 5, 2017 in downtown Casper.(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — With Wyoming still among states recognizing Daylight Saving Time, the National Weather Service in Riverton reminded residents that they should prepare to change their clocks over the weekend.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 7.

“Don’t forget to turn your clocks back,” the NWS in Riverton said. “It’s also a great time to check/change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.”

The Wyoming Legislature has considered ending Wyoming’s recognition of Daylight Saving Time on multiple occasions in recent years.

During the 2021 General Session, the legislature considered a proposal that would have kept the state on Mountain Standard Time (winter time) year-round. That effort failed on a 24-31 vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives.

Governor Mark Gordon signed a bill in 2020 that would have Wyoming observe Mountain Daylight Time (the time observed in summer) year-round. However, that law would only take effect if the United States Congress were to authorize states to observe Daylight Saving Time year-round and if at least four states in the region were to enact similar legislation to stick to Mountain Daylight Time year-round.