The park is also the perfect ecosystem for some of Aruba's indigenous wildlife - such as the Aruban burrowing owl (Shoco
), Aruban rattlesnake, Aruban whiptail lizard, and the Aruban parakeet (Prikishi).
It felt like that one Friday morning last month outside the Shoco Oil plant on 74th Avenue in Commerce City.
The sun was bright and a brisk breeze blew the edges of the cut ribbon that Shoco co-owner Scott Hohnstein had just sliced from around the first Denver-area retail pump for Blue Sun Biodiesel fuel.
But Jeff Probst, CEO of Fort Collins-based Blue Sun, said the Shoco station was by far the biggest retail center in the nation now distributing biodiesel fuel--at $1.76 per gallon.
You can observe the shoco, a burrowing owl which is only found in Aruba, doing its digging.
DIGGER: The native shoco; THE MIRROR, Saturday, August 25, 2001 PAGE 45; SHORE THING: The white sands of Aruba's beaches are a wonderful place to top up the tan; LIFE'S A BREEZE: Aruban windmill; BRIGHT SPOT: Aruba boasts a wealth of Dutch-style colonial architectecture in its capital