|Quoting DeepBlue (Reply 3):|
Does it run down the middle of a road or a river? If you are a visitor to the area I can see all sorts of problems...
Parts of the Snake River divide Oregon and Idaho and likewise Mountain time from Pacific time. However:
|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 10):|
the Jordan Valley area almost certainly looks to Boise Idaho for banking, major shopping etc. Likewise the Idaho panhandle (at the top) is more likely to have commerce with Spokane Washington than, say, Missoula Montana.
Ontario, Oregon is much larger in population that Jordan Valley. Imagine my surprise to see Jordan Valley refrenced in a post! Anyway, yes, those living in Ontario do look to Boise for major shopping and industry, but the seat of government is Salem. Both Ontario and Boise are in the same time zone. Baker City is much closer to BOI
than to PDX
and many residents of BKE go to BOI
even though both are in different time zones. There are signs along the interstate saying something like "now entering Mountain (or Pacific) Time Zone."
The interesting part was last summer: My mom and brother and I were driving from SLC
(and will never do it again) through Wendover. We spent the night in Winnemucca (Pacific Time) and drove north spending about an hour or so driving through the Mountain Time Zone before reaching the Pacific time zone once again. We did not bother changing any clocks. Our cell phones had no service anyway. The internal clocks simply stayed at the last time zone they remembered (Pacific) so that was not a problem either.
To answer the original question: If we are meeting someone in another time zone, what we usually say is "I will meet you at 10AM (or whatever time) your time" and make a note of it. Airlines, trains, and buses always post arrivals and departures as local time. For example, WN
arrives in BOI
at 9AM, it is 9AM Mountain Time no matter if you live in Baker City or Chicago.