West Wendover NV time zone
Jesper Norgaard Welen
jnorgard at prodigy.net.mx
Sun Nov 9 21:45:02 UTC 2008
Vernon Cole claimed to me that we need a new time zone for West Wendover,
Nevada. After checking the case I think he is right.
West Wendover lies close to Wendover, Utah, but according to state border
application they are on Pacific time while Wendover is on Mountain time.
West Wendover seems to have a history long back of using Mountain time for
convenience, but that use was never official. The main reason is that every
most relations to other geographic locations close-by will be using Mountain
time, and the bigger cities on the Nevada region are 100 miles or more from
West Wendover. Apparently real problems began in the eighties and nineties
when the city council began to insist on using Pacific time officially. In
1999 the DOT approved an application from West Wendover about shifting to
Mountain time officially and on a permanent basis, using DST etc. The exact
moment of application was opportune, the 31.st. of October 1999 at 2:00 PDT
(GMT-7) when most of Nevada went back to PST (GMT-8) then West Wendover just
stayed on GMT-7 (Mountain Standard Time).
The case of the Nevada northern border (Jackpot, Owyhee, and Mountain City),
which is also using Mountain time is different, because they seem to have
been using Mountain time "always" so they can use time zone America/Denver.
The legislation is resumed here:
There is some of the history on the Wikipedia page:
Jesper Nørgaard Welen
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