Saving daylight

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The setting sun casts an orange glow Friday on the Bookcliffs behind a couple walking their dog down a trail at the Lunch Loop area of the Tabeguache trail head. If year-round daylight saving time were to pass by voter initiative in 2016, the trio could have more sunlight during the evening hours for their outdoor enjoyment.

Couple take on ballot measure to keep darkness at bay

Two Colorado residents are hoping to keep Colorado on daylight saving time year-round.
Sean and Teri Johnson, who live in Lakewood, are trying to get a measure onto the 2016 ballot that would keep the sun up longer in the afternoons, particularly during the winter months.
Sean Johnson said he hopes people will realize that doing so would be good for everyone. It not only would be better for the environment because it would help to keep air pollution to a minimum in the winter, but it would allow businesses to stay open an hour longer after people get off work, improving their bottom lines, they said.

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