Colorado City

polygamous sect, Warren Jeffs, FLDS, kidnapping, arraignment
May 26, 2023

Members of polygamous group to appear in court on child sex abuse charges

Members of a small polygamous group accused of child sex abuse of underage girls who the group's leader claimed as brides are expected to appear in federal court today.

national monuments, Mohave County, northern Arizona, Grijalva, Gallego
May 25, 2023

Mohave County official blasts plans for expanded national monuments

A Mohave County supervisor said Wednesday that a proposed new national monument in northern Arizona would “devastate the economic growth potential” of the region, leaving little more than what he called “poverty with a view.”

Samuel Bateman, polygamy, polygamous sect, state foster care, charges
Apr 13, 2023

Woman tied to Arizona polygamous leader accused of threats

A woman believed to be one of the 20 wives of a polygamous sect leader jailed in Arizona faces federal charges for allegedly sending threatening emails to child welfare workers in a bid to get her two daughters released from state foster care.

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Feb 27, 2023

2024 trial set for polygamous sect leader in Arizona

The trial for a polygamous sect leader charged with kidnapping and evidence tampering in an investigation in his community on the Utah-Arizona state line has been postponed until 2024.

Kavanagh, attorney general
Dec 29, 2022

Polygamous leader pleads not guilty amid FBI investigation

A polygamous leader accused of taking more than 20 wives, including underage girls, pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and tampering with evidence charges stemming from a federal investigation into his community on the Utah-Arizona border.

polygamous, Colorado City, Arizona, FLDS, Warren Jeffs, polygamy, Canada, Mexico, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FBI, Flagstaff, sexual abuse
Dec 7, 2022

FBI: Polygamous leader had 20 wives, many of them minors

The leader of a small polygamous group near the Arizona-Utah border had taken at least 20 wives, most of them minors, and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet, newly filed federal court documents allege.

polygamy, Colorado City, Coconino County Jail, FLDS, polygamous, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Warren Jeffs, U.S. Magistrate, child sex abuse, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey
Sep 16, 2022

Arizona man charged after girls found in enclosed trailer

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah line pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges of tampering with evidence, weeks after being stopped on a highway with young girls in an enclosed trailer.

Feb 24, 2020

Navajo Nation needs no school vouchers or meddling of any kind

The fact that some non-Native politicians at the state Capitol are taking it upon themselves to change the laws around tribal nations and tribal education for Indigenous students is unnecessary, unwelcome and frankly uninformed.

Feb 13, 2020

Utah students could benefit from proposed Arizona voucher expansion

The Legislature has another bill that would appear to expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program to a small group of students living near the Arizona-Utah border.

Aug 26, 2019

Court upholds ruling Colorado City abused power

A federal appeals court has upheld the conclusion of a judge and jury that officials of Colorado City unconstitutionally used their power to discriminate against those who were not members of a certain religious sect.

Jan 10, 2017

Polygamous towns oppose disbanding their police department

Two towns in Arizona and Utah are rejecting a proposed disbandment of their shared police department as a remedy to a jury verdict that concluded they discriminated against people who weren't members of a polygamous sect.

Mar 7, 2016

Jury: Polygamous towns discriminated against nonbelievers

Two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah violated the constitutional rights of nonbelievers by denying them basic services such as police protection, building permits and water hookups, a jury said Monday.