April 2024

Gambel's Quail - by David Pederson - Resident of South Preserve

Dove Mountain Blvd Improvement Update

by Paul Calame -

Dove Mountain Blvd

Improvement Team


Noise Study on DMB

Marana received a scope of work proposal from a firm interested in conducting the noise study. They made some changes to the original scope so the town is reviewing the proposal to make sure major tasks are still in place. If approved, we will be able to complete the study before the end of this fiscal year (June 2024).


DMB/Moore Rd Light Update

Below is the latest on the Dove Mountain/Moore Rd Signal Schedule

1.    The project will be advertised for construction prior to June 30th, 2024.

2.    Environmental clearance including cultural and PS&E submittal is projected to be completed by May 2024.

3.    The earliest the contractor will be on board is October.

4.    The lead time to acquire equipment (poles and controller cabinet) can be months, so that will affect the construction schedule.

The Dove Mountain Civic Group Has A New Website! Check it out HERE

Dove Mountain Community Update & Annual Meeting

This annual event is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th at The Highlands at Dove Mountain clubhouse ballroom. Sign in starts at 5:30 pm. The Dove Mountain Community update presented by Cottonwood Properties begins at 6:00 pm and Call to Order for the Dove Mountain Community Association (HOA) Annual Meeting immediately follows at approximately 6:30 pm.

*The Community Update presented by Cottonwood Properties will be open to Highlands, Del Web and Ritz Residences owners.

Notices have been mailed to all Members

Meeting Announcement Here

What To Do If You Encounter a Mountain Lion

by Gary Kvasnica

D.M.C.G. Executive Committee

It is likely that a mountain lion either resides or visits Dove Mountain.  After reading about the attack in Washington State and the recent fatality in California, I decided to do some research on what to do if you encounter a mountain lion. 

First of all, it is unlikely that you will ever see a mountain lion, let alone be attacked by one. Over the last 100 years there have been less than 130 attacks and 30 fatalities in all of North America. I was unable to find any recorded fatalities in Arizona. So, the odds are in your favor.  However, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Below are some suggestions on what to do if you encounter a mountain lion:

Don’t Travel Alone  For a variety of reasons, hiking, walking and biking alone in the mountains is not a good idea. Groups of people make more noise, alerting the mountain lion to your presence and increasing the chance they will avoid you.

Don’t Run  You may trigger the mountain lion to attack.

Make Yourself Big and Make Noise  Don’t crouch, sit down or bend over. Stand up tall, wave your arms over your head and open up your jacket, if you have one. Don’t scream. Use

a calm loud voice.

Throw Rocks    If you feel that the mountain lion is stalking you, while keeping eye contact with the mountain lion, pick up and throw a rock at it.

Fight Back  If attacked, use rocks or anything sharp or heavy.  Try to stay standing.  If on the ground, protect your head and neck.

Call 911  If you are within cell tower range, call 911.  This is way easier to do if you have someone with you!  Per the above, don’t travel alone.

Carry Bear /Mountain Lion Spray   If you are really paranoid, you can buy bear/mountain lion spray and carry it with you. Obviously, it needs to be handy.  The mountain lion might not wait for you to remember where you put it and read the directions!

In reality, it is highly unlikely that you will ever be attacked by a mountain lion.  However, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.

From the Dove Mountain Community Association:

Join us for a bustling day of bargains and treasures at Dove Mountain's highly anticipated Community Yard Sale!

🗓️ Date: Saturday, April 13th

🕖 Time: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Explore the neighborhood and discover fantastic deals on a wide array of items. Whether you're searching for unique collectibles, household goods, clothing, or more, you're sure to find something special.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to score great finds and connect with your neighbors. Save the date and spread the word!

All neighborhoods are welcome to participate, although the sale will not include Del Webb, Canyon Pass, The Gallery, or Dos Lagos.

*Signs to your sale may be placed on your lot and at the entrance to your subdivision. No signs are allowed in the medians on Dove Mountain Blvd.

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The D.M.C.G. is always looking for fresh and exciting content to share with our Dove Mountain Area readers. That's why we invite you to submit your ideas, articles and Dove Mountain photos to us.

Whether you have a uniquely Dove Mountain perspective or personal experience to share, an event on the Mountain to let us know about, a helpful tip to offer or a photo of the beauty you have captured here on the Mountain, we want to hear from you. We will review your submission and, if selected, feature it in an upcoming issue of our newsletter. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your writing and photographic skills to your fellow Dove Mountain Area neighbors.

Email your submissions to with your name and the name of the Dove Mountain Area neighborhood you reside.

*Please read our "mission statement" at the bottom of this newsletter to determine if your submission will be a good fit for this publication. We do not accept advertisements from "for profit" businesses.





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