Got a fall back plan? Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m.

Got a fall back plan? Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m.
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EUGENE, Ore. - First the good news - which is also the bad news, depending on how you look at:

The sun will rise at 7:51 a.m. Saturday and set at 6:01 p.m.

On Sunday, the sun will start warming our corner of the globe at 6:52 a.m. - but disappear by 4:59 p.m.

Yup: It's time to fall back.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, meaning we gain an hour and return to Standard Time.

In a twice-annual tradition, fire officials urge you to use this occasion to not just adjust the time but to test your smoke alarms.

"Ensuring you have working smoke alarms in your home is the single most important step you can take to increase your family's safety from a home fire," said State Fire Marshal Mark Wallace.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, no doubt in an effort to promote responsible alcohol consumption, said bars and taverns with a last call of 2 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. gain an extra hour of legal alcohol sales.

And if all that darkness and booze depresses you, rest assured: The days start getting longer again after the winter solstice December 21 - and we "spring forward" and gain an extra hour of daylight in the evenings March 9.