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Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 04:08PM

One of the last visible, public vestiges of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is going behind a wall. Construction began late Wednesday on a wall around the Leroy S. Johnson Meeting House in Colorado City, Ariz. …

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  • (The twin towns of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, where many followers of Warren Jeffs' FLDS church reside.
Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune)  ; 9.20.2007 Former polygamous church members plan July 4th celebration at ‘Short Creek’
    There will be a flag ceremony, hamburgers, watermelon and fireworks. But the party planned for Saturday at Cottonwood Park in Colorado City, Ariz., ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 09:55 am   |     |   Share
  • Handcuffed and flanked by Las Vegas Metro PD Swat officers, FLDS leader Warren Jeffs appeared before Judge James M. Bixler in the Clark County Regional Justice Center this morning and waived an extradition hearing, agreeing to be returned to Utah to face charges related to allegedly arranging an underage marriage. 
Photo by Trent Nelson; 8.31.2006 Wife of polygamous leader seeks to testify against sect
    The estranged wife of the man running the day-to-day operations of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans to testify aga...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 09:55 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Aerial views of the FLDS compound YFZ Texas is trying to care for a polygamous ranch while trying to sell it
    In addition to protecting Schleicher County, Texas, and doing everything else required of the top lawman there, Sheriff David Doran has to ensure a 1,...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A young girl mimics the photographer, while riding in the back of a truck in Hildale, Thursday September 25, 2014. Judge says not enough evidence — for now — that Utah polygamous towns discriminated
    Two towns on the Utah-Arizona line scored a courtroom victory Wednesday when a federal judge found there isn’t yet enough evidence of whether the town...
    Updated Jun 18 2015 10:54 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The large community field in Hildale, Friday October 24, 2008. Polygamous towns’ water utility admits to felony, will pay fine in tax case
    Twin City Water Works, the utility accused of being a slush fund for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has pleaded guilt...
    Updated Jun 17 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2006, file photo, the Cadillac Escalade, according to authorities, in which polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs was riding in when he was apprehended by authorities is shown, in the garage at the FBI offices in Las Vegas. The car and items found inside it will be auctioned off in St. George.  (Jud Burkett/The Spectrum via AP) NO SALES Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs’ red Cadillac on auction in St. George
    St. George • The red Cadillac Escalade used by polygamous church leader Warrren Jeffs when he tried to flee authorities will be for sale in St. George...
    Updated Jun 13 2015 10:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Children of Polygamy. Children of polygamist Winston Blackmore, playing the rural setting  Polygamist Winston Blackmore hugs his daughters Malla, left, and Marissa on the family farm in Lister, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian polygamist leader fights charges against him
    Vancouver, Canada • A polygamist leader in Canada is arguing that he can’t be charged for his past plural marriages because he wasn’t given fair notic...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (The twin towns of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, where many followers of Warren Jeffs' FLDS church reside.
Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune)  ; 9.20.2007 Judge weighs if there’s enough evidence that polygamous towns discriminated
    The U.S. Department of Justice and the towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., argued Tuesday whether there’s enough evidence the towns and ...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 08:42 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r Lyle Jeffs, believed to be the FLDS bishop in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, and Nephi Jeffs appeared in U. S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Both men, who are Warren Jeffs' brothers, have been served subpoenas in a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit against Paragon Contractors, that provided labor for the Southern Utah Pecan Ranch near Hurricane. Both businesses are owned by members of the FLDS. Labor department investigators, according to court documents, believe that as many as 1,400 school-age children and their parents participated in the harvest. In court, wife of polygamous leader was worried children would be hidden from her
    Audio recordings of two April hearings concerning the children of Lyle Jeffs show that his estranged wife was worried her children would be shipped of...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Polygamist Joe Darger and his wives l-r Alina, Valerie and Vicki celebrate the ruling handed down by U.S. District Court judge Clark Waddoups that key parts of Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional, December 13, 2013. Poll: American public finds polygamy more acceptable but is still opposed
    The latest Gallup Poll says 16 percent of the American public finds polygamy “Morally acceptable.” If that sounds low, consider this: The figure was ...
    Updated Jun 03 2015 11:57 am   |     |   Share
  • (Mandatory Credit) Paulina Zeng | The Rebel Yell

Kody Brown, third from left, of reality show Utah defends anti-polygamy law, saying it prevents abuse
    Utah state attorneys defending the state’s anti-polygamy law argue it should stay on the books because it protects women and children from abuse. The ...
    Updated Jun 02 2015 08:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLYGAMY
    This undated image released by TLC, shows some members of the Duggar family from the reality series Anti-polygamy groups call for boycott of TLC shows after Duggar scandal
    Two groups opposed to polygamy on Friday called for advertisers to boycott two TLC shows, but it wasn’t one of the network’s shows about polygamy that...
    Updated May 29 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)  
A man walks a row of pecan trees at the Southern Utah Pecan Ranch near Hurricane. There are over 5,000 trees to be harvested in November. Polygamous church, business fined almost $2 million for using children, unpaid workers
    A federal agency has assessed fines of almost $2 million against the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a business and leader...
    Updated May 13 2015 09:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Short Creek dissidents encounter squealing tires, flying rocks
    A lot of people probably assume Hildale, Utah, and adjacent Colorado City, Ariz., is a dangerous place. After all, an “outlaw polygamous sect” inhabit...
    Updated May 06 2015 05:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah polygamous family says loose cattle charges are discriminatory
    Brigham City • A family in northern Utah is facing more than 200 counts of fence violations for escaped livestock, but their attorney says the charges...
    Updated May 05 2015 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Helaman Barlow stands besides motorcycles April 29, 2015, in his workshop in Colorado City, Ariz. Barlow used to be a marshal policing the polygamous towns of Colorado City and Hildale, Utah. He has since been confessing his misdeeds and those of others to the U.S. Department of Justice. A polygamous community’s cop is spilling its secrets
    Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. • What’s the worst thing Helaman Barlow did as a marshal of the polygamous towns here on the Utah-Arizona bord...
    Updated May 04 2015 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r Lyle Jeffs, believed to be the FLDS bishop in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, FLDS attorney Jim Bradshaw and Nephi Jeffs appeared in U. S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Utah polygamous leader gives wife custody of children
    St. George • In a rare move for the sect, the man running the day-to-day operations of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLYGAMY
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r Lyle Jeffs, believed to be the FLDS bishop in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, and Nephi Jeffs appeared in U. S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Both men, who are Warren Jeffs' brothers, have been served subpoenas in a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit against Paragon Contractors, that provided labor for the Southern Utah Pecan Ranch near Hurricane. Both businesses are owned by members of the FLDS. Labor department investigators, according to court documents, believe that as many as 1,400 school-age children and their parents participated in the harvest. Prosecutors aware of allegations against FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs, will question wife after she appears on ‘20/20’
    Washington County Attorney Brock Belnap left me a voice mail late Friday saying law enforcement is “very interested” in speaking with Charlene Wall Je...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 08:52 am   |     |   Share
  • (Jim Dalrymple II | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ron and Jinjer Cooke prevailed a civil rights lawsuit against Colorado City and Hildale, saying they were discriminated against because they are not FLDS. A judge now has ordered the FLDS to pay Polygamous towns must pay $2 million in attorney fees to Arizona
    A federal judge has awarded the state of Arizona more than $2 million in attorney fees in connection with a 2014 civil rights case brought against tw...
    Updated May 09 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Lyle Jeffs, left, believed to be the FLDS bishop in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, and Nephi Jeffs appeared in U. S. District Court in Salt Lake City in January 21, 2015. Both men, who are Warren Jeffs' brothers, have been served subpoenas in a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit against Paragon Contractors, that provided labor for the Southern Utah Pecan Ranch near Hurricane. Both businesses are owned by members of the FLDS. Labor department investigators, according to court documents, believe that as many as 1,400 school-age children and their parents participated in the harvest. Wife of Utah polygamist leader files for divorce, describes disturbing, allegedly ‘illegal’ practices
    The legal wife of Lyle Jeffs, the man running the day-to-day operations of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, ...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 04:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  
Attorney Jeffrey Shields and Bruce Wisan after at a hearing on the UEP land trust in Salt Lake City in 2013. Utah judge concerned about polygamous trust attorney fees, approves most of them
    The judge overseeing the polygamous trust managed by Utah has reduced the fees to be paid to attorneys and encouraged the trust to reduce its legal co...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share