"It's the basis of our existence. It's what we have to set our society up to run around," Chad Walker, a professional hurologist, said said. "Without time it would be utter chaos."
"Hurology is the science of keeping time and time keeping mechanisms," he said by way of explanation. "[It] measures something that doesn't really exist."
But state lawmakers want to change it in Colorado.
"Anytime you set up boundaries for people, you're bound to have people be upset with those boundaries," Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray) said.
Brophy says it's about time to change the way time works in Colorado.
"The time change in the spring just hurts my body as it does other people," he said.
He wants Colorado to keep daylight saving time in place permanently, instead of changing back and forth two times a year.
"That just seems crazy to me. It's just hard on people. Throws off your rhythm, makes you grouchy. Why don't we just stay one time year round?" Brophy said.
He says to look at it this way: On Wednesday, the sun set at 4:45 p.m. Under his plan, it would move the sunset back to 5:35 p.m.
Of course the hour gained in the evening gets lost in the morning. That means the sunrise on Wednesday would have been at 8:08 a.m. instead of at 7:08 a.m.
"You do give up that time in the morning but you get it back in the afternoon," Brophy said.
Rep. Ed Vigil (D-Fort Garland) wants to move things the other way. He is proposing a bill that would make Colorado stay on standard time year round, like Hawaii and Arizona.
He says farmers and ranchers in Colorado do not see a lot of need for the time change.
Both Vigil and Brophy say they did not know the other was going to propose a bill about the time change. Both will be proposed when the state legislature convenes in January.
As for Walker, he says he's OK with "springing forward," but not as big of a fan of "falling back."
"The fall back is a lot harder for me than the spring forward because a lot of clocks can't be set backwards," he said.
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