Call for halt to beach driving as turtles nest on sand beaches|
By Chris Murphy
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) “ A man in his 40's drove off into the middle of the sand at Boulder Beach after spotting a turtle sitting on a sand bar.
A friend called 911.
When police arrived, they found the turtle on a concrete slab off of the beach. Police say the turtle looks like a blue-eyed turtle with white stripes.
When a helicopter was taken to pick up the turtle, a huge crowd gathered on the beach.
The turtle's mother, named Alyssa, has lived in Boulder her entire life. She said she's never seen a turtle.
"It was the last thing I saw, as soon as it was over," said Alyssa's mother.
The turtle died within the hour.
The beach, which is named after Alyssa, had been closed for the last month and a half because the weather has had trouble.
People at Boulder Beach don't want to get too close to the turtles for fear of hitting them.
"I don't want to touch the sand," said Gary E. Helling, who uses the beach for a wedding.
Police say if the turtle hadn't been found, this whole incident could have been a lot worse.
"There's nothing about a turtle's size that will protect a person from hitting a person," said Lt. Michael Hurd.
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office say they don't suspect a criminal act.
Boulder police say the beach is open to the public, and anyone who is in need can contact police at 970-934-4055.
Armstrong pedals to fame and fortune. In 2005, he was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, where he presented an electric guitar set up. From that point on, he was constantly getting his hands dirty. In 2001, while touring with his band, The Doors, he brought a guitar that didn't look like a standard guitar to live shows. It was a Gretsch.
"I said, 'What the hell is going on, this guitar?' And he said, 'Just play your songs and they'll look cool'," Armstrong recalled to Billboard. "After a few days they would be playing the guitar and he'd be all over it."
He also brought a pair of custom made guitars and he made his own pickups. Then he just took what he had and gave it to the bandmates. He called it the "Fender Stratocaster." He was a perfectionist. He wanted everything right.
The band used their custom guitars to great success. He would sit and play them in their hotel room on a couch. "We used to spend an hour or two sitting and talking about the songs that came out of it," recalled producer Jeff Ament. The band played the guitars and kept working on their songs, which were later the foundation for The White Album. The lyrics from the first three tracks of The White Album have become part of pop culture, but the lyrics to songs like "Hey Jude" and "Loser" were recorded with the custom guitars.
For years, Armstrong kept playing guitar for his own gigs. But as he got older, he realized he wasn't capable of playing guitar any more. He was not able to keep up with the rhythm guitar guitar players in the country. "I'm not even going to say if he played guitar on some of his country music shows," Gretsch guitarist Dave Cobb told Billboard. "Those guys were too much like him at that point."
The legend of the Stratocaster dates back to 1954. When Armstrong played the Stratocaster to a group of children at home he called "Old Hickory" in Georgia, he said "You know, I'm going to make a couple of exceptions for you. If you come and play with me, let's start the band." He asked all three of them to join him to play live. "Old Hickory" started playing songs like "You Won't Know Them," "I've Lost My Lover," and "It's All Over Now Baby Blue."
In March of 1965, Armstrong's father died of a heart attack. At his funeral, he went backstage and gave everyone the new Stratocaster custom guitar. Everyone was very impressed. "It's like I'm now a professional musician," said Cobb. "And I could do al
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