Morning Headlines: Sarah Palin's Return, Going Nuclear in Naturita, the Quizno's Pro Challenge on Versus, and More

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March 8 2011, 9:37 AM

What's in a Beer? Governor Hickenlooper's intervention into the legislative process of a bill targeting the sale of low-strength beer has lawmakers deviating from discussing jobs today at the Capitol (Denver Post and Denver Business Journal).

Palin on the Books
: If you were making plans to see Sarah Palin in Glendale before the engagement was swiftly and strangely canceled, get out your day planner. The politician-turned-reality-television-star has signed on to keynote Colorado Christian University's "Tribute to the Troops" in May (Associated Press).

Greenlighting Nuclear
: Although environmentalists vow to continue their fight against the construction of the country's first uranium mill since the Cold War era, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a license to allow Canadian Energy Fuels Inc. to process up to 500 tons of ore per day near the small southwestern Colorado town of Naturita (Reuters).

Tuned In:
The Quiznos Pro Challenge will bring some of the world's top cyclists to Colorado in late August, but if you're not into fighting for a spot on the sidelines, watch it on Versus television network instead (Denver Post).

How the Rockies Were Formed? A massive tectonic plate may have slid down toward the Earth's center, creating a counter force that caused Long's Peak and the rest of the Rockies to rise from the ground, says a researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, adding that the theory would explain how gold and silver were deposited in Colorado's mountains (Discovery).