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Old 04-06-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Do you think that there is an unusually high degree of alcohol use in Fort Collins? Especially by young people? An alcohol counselor said to me "all young people in FC have at least least one DUI". True enough for one of my kids.

I wonder why? Appears to be a culture of alcohol use here. Breweries are a big thing in FC and the local liberal rag (the Coloradoan) can't seem to spend enough newsprint covering brewery events.

Is it because there is nothing much for young people to do in FC but get drunk? We came from OC, CA. Can't remember young people being quite so involved in alcohol use there. Plenty of other distractions in OC to keep them busy. And no brewery industry. And no local rag to glamorize the alcohol producers.

My 2 cents.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Nutmeg State
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I love it when people refer to the Coloradoan as being liberal..... Classic.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:16 AM
 
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College kids drinking, you'll have that.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Collins, CO
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Yes, it's college kids reading the newspaper and learning about beer....
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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The original poster is from Orange County.

In the same way as my brother -- Rush Limbaugh/Fox News guy -- thinks everybody else is a liberal ... that probably shines some light on why the OP thinks the Coloradoan is a "liberal rag"

Perspective and POV are funny things, aren't they ..... ?
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Do you think that there is an unusually high degree of alcohol use in Fort Collins? Especially by young people? An alcohol counselor said to me "all young people in FC have at least least one DUI". True enough for one of my kids.

I wonder why? Appears to be a culture of alcohol use here. Breweries are a big thing in FC and the local liberal rag (the Coloradoan) can't seem to spend enough newsprint covering brewery events.

Is it because there is nothing much for young people to do in FC but get drunk? We came from OC, CA. Can't remember young people being quite so involved in alcohol use there. Plenty of other distractions in OC to keep them busy. And no brewery industry. And no local rag to glamorize the alcohol producers.

My 2 cents.
having worked part time around old town on Friday and Saturday nights for the last year, I would say there are a lot of young drinkers around town. I grew up in eastern Colorado and went to school in Greeley in the 90s, needless to say I drink, and I used to drink heavily, but there does seem to be a culture around Fort collins of drinking past the point of excess, it is no longer just getting a buzz, but getting to the point of not knowing what is going on around them.

That being said, there is a well known cop around Fort Collins known for giving more DUIs then any cop in the country, Fort Collins and Larimer County heavily enforce the drunk driving laws. there were nights were I seen 5 different cars pulled over for Duis around town at 2 am. If you go out drinking in fort Collins it is not a good idea to get behind the wheel.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: SE Oklahoma/Northern Colorado
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Fort Collins and Larimer County heavily enforce the drunk driving laws. there were nights were I seen 5 different cars pulled over for Duis around town at 2 am. If you go out drinking in fort Collins it is not a good idea to get behind the wheel.

That is wonderful! After you bury one of your best friends who decided drinking and driving WAS a good idea, I love to hear of stiff enforcement of DUI laws.

Take a taxi!
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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...If you go out drinking in fort Collins it is not a good idea to get behind the wheel.
That seems like good advice, in general, no matter where you are.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I too grew up in Eastern Co and attended College in Greeley. After I graduated I moved to S Cal. There is just as heavy of drinking in S Cal as Ft. Collins. Maybe more.

Google floatopia


Oh, and S Cal is loaded with breweries.

Thank God


Don't drink and drive.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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When you consider that Colorado is in the lower half of the nation on alcohol consumption it is not the problem it is in the majority of the states.

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