Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado River’s peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded.

The Daily Sentinel reports that peak flows are expected Sunday on the Colorado and Gunnison rivers, at about 8,500 cubic feet per second near the Utah line. Only the dry years of 1977, 2002 and 2012 have seen lower levels in 85 years of records kept by the Colorado River Conservation District. If Sunday is the peak, it will also be the third-earliest, according to district records.

Phoenix man sentenced in 2013 stabbing death of a co-worker

PHOENIX (AP) — A 27-year-old man convicted in the 2013 fatal stabbing of a co-worker at a Phoenix restaurant has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Judge Peter Reinstein of Maricopa County Superior Court sentenced Javier Alonzo Romero on Friday in the killing of 26-year-old Miguel “Mike” Hernandez.

At trial, Romero claimed insanity as a defense. A jury convicted him of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.