Saturday we reported how Willie Jessop stands to receive some land and property in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., at a discounted price.
United Effort Plan fiduciary Bruce Wisan is selling Jessop the property. Also, the UEP is giving Jessop the home he lives in and adjacent barn lot whenever Hildale is subdivided. It remains to be seen how many other residents of Hildale and Colorado City, known collectively as Short Creek, will get to stay in their homes.
Wisan is rewarding Jessop for the help he has given in the last two years. Jessop, Wisan said, has helped the UEP recover rights to thousands of acre feet of water that was taken from it. Jessop also has cooperated with the parties suing the governments in Short Creek over discrimination claims and has supplied information that has helped the UEP fight lawsuits.