Metlakatla Indian Community announced on Thursday that the Southeast Alaska city has opted to join the rest of the state when it comes to telling time.
Until this week, Metlakatla has done what the state Legislature is considering; it followed Pacific Time but didn’t change for Daylight Saving during the summer months.
That means that half the year, Metlakatla was the same time as the rest of the state, until Alaska switched back to Standard Time in the fall.
Now, though, following Thursday’s MIC Council vote, Alaska’s only Native reserve will
stick with the state when clocks change early Sunday morning, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.
That change takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday. It’s recommended that people set their clocks back one hour before they go to bed Saturday night. The time change also is a recommended time to put new batteries in home smoke detectors.