A 3rd District Court judge on Thursday released a list of 13 finalists seeking appointment to a board of trustees for the United Effort Plan Trust.
The UEP is a trust holding much of the land in the polygamist-dominated border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. The state took over the trust in 2005 and appointed Bruce Wisan to oversee it, but it has been trying to untangle itself ever since.
Lindberg approved the plan to appoint a board of trustees to manage the trust earlier this year. If the plan works, the state will have found an exit strategy — though Lindberg can still put the kibosh on the idea if suitable applicants don't come out of the woodwork.