Welcome to Duck Creek Ridge Owners’ Association
Welcome to the Duck Creek Ridge Owners’ Association web page. We are a homeowner owned Association with 257 lots and about 186 owners located 31 miles east on Highway 14 from Cedar City in Southern Utah’s Color Country. We are very proud of our Association; the members have worked hard to make it an attractive and fun place to live and visit. Our strong CC&Rs and Bylaws have been developed by the members to permit nice homes to be built in the wooded setting of the area while maintaining the rustic atmosphere of the Dixie National Forest. If you are looking to purchase a home in the Color Country area, please consider looking in the Duck Creek Ridge / Color Country Subdivision area. We think you will find the people here to be outgoing and friendly and the overall visual impact of the homes in the community and the hidden wonders of the forest second to none.
Making Fire Safety Effort PAY with Fire Council “In-Kind” grant credit
Every cabin and lot owner within DCROA can now take credit for all fire prevention efforts going back over the past year and including all current fire safety activity. By accounting for time and money expended on cleaning up our personal property to make the space more fire-safe, grant dollars can be earned for continued and expanded community fire prevention projects. These projects include the annual Chip Fest, fire prevention seminars, and reduction of fire threat “hot spots” in the Greater Duck Creek Area. Simple acts of man or nature can be devastating, with resulting fires having no boundaries or limits until fire crews can extinguish the final embers. By having all Association members take an active role in reducing fire fuels, we make our immediate and surrounding properties safer, AND we contribute to increased grant fund dollars to benefit the entire community. Click on the following link to become a participant in Fire Council “In-Kind” grant project:
If you have any questions about this Fire Council project or need assistance in completing the form, please contact DCROA board member Lynn Larson by text at (702) 301-9180 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedar Mountain Community Coalition
As a member of the Duck Creek Ridge Owners Association, you are also part of an even greater network of dedicated property owners with a common goal of maintaining and enhancing our Mountain community. The Cedar Mountain Community Coalition brings together several other Owner Associations along with federal/state/local agencies to focus on emergency issues, fire threats, dust reduction, road maintenance, safe vehicle operation on local roads, proper lot/cabin usage, just to name a few areas of common concern. The Coalition holds regularly scheduled meetings. DCROA members are encouraged to get involved, either by attending the Coalition meetings, or by volunteering your time and talents as a Coalition member.
The next Coalition meeting is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Cedar Mountain Fire Station (Mammoth Creek Road just north of Highway 14). Click on the following link to view the meeting agenda:
Travel Notice : Expect Delays on I-15 at Virgin River Gorge and along Highway 14 from Cedar City to Duck Creek Village
**Travel Update: Feedback from drivers going through the Gorge indicate approximately a one-hour delay on peak weekend/Holiday periods. On off-peak days, the traffic flows fairly steady, with only a 5-10 minute delay. The construction site is not extensive and thus far a single lane of traffic is open in each direction. Along Highway 14, traffic IS restricted to one lane, with alternating travel in each direction. Peak-time travel will be very slow.
Beginning at the end of May 2019 and continuing through the Spring of 2020, travelers between Las Vegas and Duck Creek Village can expect significant delays through the Virgin River Gorge. The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a $6.4 million bridge deck repair project which will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction. Driver’s should plan for delays and allow for extra travel time due to the restricted lanes between milepost 13 and 16. Any vehicles wider than ten feet will be required to take a detour route consisting of U.S. 93, State Route 319, and Utah State Route 56 between Las Vegas and Cedar City, Utah (motorists will pass through Crystal Springs and Panaca on that route.
For vehicles less than 10 feet wide, another route to avoid the Virgin River Gorge would use Highway 91. From Las Vegas, exit off I-15 at the Littlefield/Beaver Dam area and take West Old Highway 91 through the Paiute (UT) Reservation, through Shivwits and Santa Clara. The road becomes West Sunset Boulevard or “8”. Merge onto Bluff Street or “18”, and then turn east onto St. George Boulevard which provides access back onto I-15. While in Santa Clara, a great place for a wide array of groceries and wonderful prepared foods is Harmons Grocery at 3520 Pioneer Parkway (just off Old Highway 91).
Dining Specials at the Pinewoods Resort – Always something great cooking
Chef “Lou” continues to roll out special BBQ entries with all the fixings on weekend evenings. Come early and enjoy this culinary experience only at the Pinewoods Resort. Be aware that hours and days of operation will vary with the season. For more information, contact the Resort at (435) 682-2512.
Winter Season is Upon Us
If the Winter season for 2019/2020 is anything like last year, be prepared for snow. According to the rangers at Cedar Breaks National Monument, nearly 20 feet of snow fell in the area last year. To keep informed on Winter driving conditions, go to the Utah Department of Transportation website for travel updates. By clicking on the “Traffic” tab, a statewide map shows all of the traffic cameras along major roads. Scroll down to the Southern Utah area of the map and you will find cameras around Cedar City and along highway 14 (four between Cedar City and highway 89 to Todd’s Junction). Cameras are also found along state route 143 between Brian Head and Panguitch Lake. These cameras provide live, real-time views of the roads. Many of the cameras even provide multiple road angles. Cameras may not be operational with very bad weather, but even this provides feedback regarding current conditions. Winter is a very beautiful season in the Mountains of Southern Utah, but always respect Mother Nature and be prepared!!
Permanent Dumpster Site Now Open
The Kane County Special Services District has been working to prepare a permanent dumpster site immediately across Highway 14 from Duck Creek Ridge Road (just beyond the horse-back ride area but before the Fire Station). Weather conditions have hindered the progress of construction for the new site, but an access road and basic site preparation have been completed. The County will continue to make improvements on the dumpster site. The roll-off dumpster on the DCROA parking lot (Lot 113) has been removed. Kane County assumes full responsibility of clean up, snow removal on the lot, (road snow removal is already in place), clean-up of hazardous and dangerous waste material.
We are counting on everyone to:
DO NOT DUMP asbestos, paint, tires, gas bottles, appliances, furniture, fluorescent tubes, toxic or corrosive materials, liquids, and / or solvents. Should you see someone improperly dumping or note problems in the area of the dumpster please contact:
- Wade Heaton of Kane County Special Services District at (435) 691-1997
- Sheriff’s office at 911 if an emergency or (435) 644-4916 for a non-emergency
If you notice a fire or smoke, please contact:
The Fire Department at 911 if an emergency or (435) 682-3225 for a non-emergency
THESE ARE THE ONLY AGENCIES/INDIVIDUALS TO BE CONTACTED.
Neither a Board Member nor any other individual will be able to assist you so please direct the issue to the proper agency.
Those items listed above and others of the same type must be disposed of properly. Contact Kane County Special Service District at (435) 644-5089 for information regarding locations for the disposal of these items.
911 Emergencies ONLY
Special Service District Wade Heaton (435) 691-1997
Kane County Sheriff (435) 644-4916
Cedar Mountain Fire Department (435) 682-3225