The official time change is 2 a.m. Sunday, so remember to "spring forward" or set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
Many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks, because the time
change is a convenient twice-yearly reminder.More than 90% of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have
dead or missing batteries.
Also, state Homeland Security Department officials are encouraging New Mexicans to use this
weekend's time change reminder to update family emergency plans and emergency kits.
You can log on to www.ready.gov or www.whatstheplan.org to find out what should go into a family emergency kit.