Eastern Nebraska is in the Central Time Zone. Western Nebraska is in the Mountain Time Zone.
Eastern North Dakota is in the Central Time Zone. Western North Dakota is in the Mountain Time Zone. Effective November 7, 2010 all of Mercer County moved from the Mountain to the Central Time Zone.
Most of Oregon is in the Pacific Time Zone. Malheur County is an exception. Most of Malheur is in the Mountain Time Zone . (MOST?)
Eastern South Dakota is in the Central Time Zone. Western South Dakota is in the Mountain Time Zone.
Now it seems to me that some of these poor folks not only have to adjust to the change for Daylight Savings Time (DST), but probably need to reset their watches to visit relatives across the road.
The sun rose today in Bar Harbor, Maine at 6:41 A.M. EDT and sets at 6:41 P.M. EDT. In Saugatuck, Michigan, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, the sun rose at 7:52 A.M. EDT and sets at 7:53 P.M. EDT, yet the two communities have the same time. They are about 1150 miles apart.
I know others have the same issues with DST and I think it worsens as we grow older. As far as I am concerned, the clock is irrelevant. Enough with the clock manipulation already. I want to wake up when the sun rises or when I feel refreshed and sleep when I am tired. And if it means I am up when the sun rises and in bed a few hours after it sets, so be it. Makes me wonder how the cave man survived for us to even be here without watches and the Federal government setting our clocks. No wonder folks have trouble getting enough sleep.
Now, I think I need a nap.