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Ryan Heckman, center, stands with Ed and Jayne Hill at Howelsen Hill in the early 1990s. The Hills allowed Heckman to live with them rent free for six years while he strived to become the youngest member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Ski Team.

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Olympic skier honors Steamboat mentors with $250,000 gift to college

Former Olympic Nordic skier Ryan Heckman is giving back to Ed and Jayne Hill and the community he said helped to realize his Olympic dreams with a $250,000 gift to Colorado Mountain College.


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