To know the time it is in Idaho now, it depends on where you are. In the contiguous (48) states, there are four time zones: Pacific (Los Angeles), Mountain (Denver), Central (Chicago), and Eastern (New York City), with the time starting in the Pacific zone. If it is one in L.A., it is two in Denver, three in Chicago, and four in New York. So if you are in Cleveland (Eastern zone) and it is 2:00 A.M. and you want to call Idaho (Mountain zone) but fear it is too late, you count back. That is, if it’s two in your zone, it is one in the Central zone, and midnight in the Mountain zone. So, in the Eastern zone, you are two hours ahead of the Mountain zone.