http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Their loss is their gain http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/their-loss-their-gain <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-biggestloser01-gc-041614.jpg" alt="Teachers Jenn Potter, left, and Marlece Brown were the two winners in the Biggest Loser competition on Monday at Clear Creek High School." title="Teachers Jenn Potter, left, and Marlece Brown were the two winners in the Biggest Loser competition on Monday at Clear Creek High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Eleven staff members at Clear Creek High School/Middle School embarked on their health resolutions in February as they participated in the schools&rsquo; version of the television show &ldquo;The Biggest Loser.&rdquo;</p> <p> Eighteen started the six-week program that ended before spring break, and 11 finished. Last Thursday, those who lost the most weight and those who met their goals received awards. First-place winners got part of the pot of money created when everyone put in $5 to participate. Second-place winners received a bag of goodies, including an infusion water bottle.</p> KGOAT Radio gets free rent http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/kgoat-radio-gets-free-rent <p> Nonprofit radio station KYGT&nbsp;&mdash; affectionately known as KGOAT&nbsp;Radio&nbsp;&mdash; now has free rent at its log cabin home at 2020 Miner St.</p> <p> Idaho Springs city council members approved a new rent-free, month-to-month lease for Clear Creek Radio Inc.&rsquo;s station on Monday night. The station previously paid the city $250 per month for the space, according to Cindy Condon, Idaho Springs city manager.</p> Board views cost-cutting redesign for rec center http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/board-views-cost-cutting-redesign-rec-center <p> Clear Creek recreation district board members seem satisfied with a redesign that cuts $2.2 million from the renovation budget for the Idaho Springs rec center, but $692,000 still needs to be trimmed.</p> <p> Board members met with project engineer Craig Abrahamson of Clear Creek Technical Services, who is also Georgetown&rsquo;s mayor, and other consultants April 9 to see what inroads Abrahamson had made in bringing costs in line with the $7 million property-tax increase voters approved for the renovation.&nbsp;</p> Springs residents grill CDOT on I-70 shoulder lane http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/springs-residents-grill-cdot-i-70-shoulder-lane <p> Idaho Springs residents had lots of questions for state transportation officials at a meeting Monday night to discuss a planned toll lane on eastbound Interstate 70.</p> <p> Transportation officials plan to spend $49 million on a &ldquo;peak-period shoulder lane&rdquo; from Empire to east of Idaho Springs, according to Tony DeVito, regional director for the Colorado Department of Transportation.</p> Principals leery of price tag to realign curriculum http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/principals-leery-price-tag-realign-curriculum <p> Clear Creek&rsquo;s high school and middle school principals are concerned that funds spent on hiring a curriculum consultant will hurt other educational programs.</p> <p> The fears were expressed at an April 10 school board work session on whether a consultant should be hired to align curriculum among district schools.</p> <p> The district could pay about $130,000 over two years for the curriculum alignment. The board is discussing tapping into its reserve funds or applying to the Henderson Mine for a grant to pay for half the cost.</p> Easter services, events fill weekend http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/easter-services-events-fill-weekend <p> From shared Easter services to diving for plastic eggs, Clear Creek County has something for everyone this Easter weekend.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Religious services&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> For the second year in a row, several Idaho Springs churches are combining efforts to provide communal Easter worship.</p> ABOUT TOWN: Longtime Dumont business celebrates 30 years http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/about-town-longtime-dumont-business-celebrates-30-years <p> One of our good neighbors, Mountain Mini Storage in Dumont, is celebrating 30 years of quality service to the community. This business fulfills a need in our community, providing a place to store all those items we want to keep but don&rsquo;t have room for.</p> <p> Sandy and Lou Olnhausen founded Mountain Mini Storage in 1984. The Olnhausens were residents of Clear Creek County since 1964. During this time they owned and operated Clear Creek Oil Company, a gasoline distributing company that served 10 to 15 service stations in Denver, Clear Creek and Summit counties.</p> Search called off for missing hikers at Mount Evans http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/search-called-missing-hikers-mount-evans <p> The search was called off last week for a Minnesota father and son reported missing April 6 after they failed to return from a hike in the Mount Evans area.</p> <p> After four days of intense searching, no sign was found of&nbsp;Damian McManus, 52, and Evan McManus, 19, in the Mount Evans area, said Bill Barwick, a spokesman for the Alpine Rescue Team.&nbsp;</p> <p> The search was called off about 4 p.m. April 9 by the Clear Creek Sheriff&#39;s Office. At its peak, the search included about 70 rescuers from several mountain agencies.</p>