In Memoriam

Longtime Wheat Ridge resident Karin Heine

Karin Heine: July 27, 1945 – May 22, 2021

Karin Heine, creator of a unique suburban private wildlife refuge, died peacefully at her home in Wheat Ridge, according to relatives. She was 75. A life-long champion of nature, in 1997 she purchased three vacant lots in northwest Wheat Ridge and created the Heine Wildlife Sanctuary, a private refuge now home to birds, butterflies, foxes,

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