Property-boundary changes proposed at Sun Mountain
The owners of Sun Mountain Lodge have applied to Okanogan County to adjust property lines on parcels within the Sun Mountain Planned Destination Resort.
One boundary-line adjustment would shift about 2.87 acres from one parcel to the adjacent parcel at the intersection of Wolf Creek and Twin Lakes roads.
The other change is near Patterson Lake Road, where about 19.41 acres will be shifted to an adjacent parcel.
The boundary-line shifts are described as minor modifications that won’t change the external boundary of the planned destination resort nor existing land uses.
The changes are connected to the original purchase of Sun Mountain Lodge and adjacent property by GEM Real Estate Partners a year ago, but don’t affect the Sunny M Ranch property the Methow Conservancy is under contract to purchase, according to Conservancy Executive Director Sarah Brooks. The maps of the Sunny M property were built knowing that these boundary-line adjustments were in the works, Brooks said.
There is no public hearing on this proposal, but people may comment through May 18. For more information or to comment, contact Pam Wyllson at (509) 422-7122 or email@example.com.
Diamond heads family physicians organization
Local physician Dr. Ann Diamond has been elected president of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP). According to a press release from the organization, “Dr. Diamond has a long history of involvement and dedication to the specialty of family medicine and looks forward to leading the Academy in its mission to advance and support family physicians in providing optimal health care for all people in Washington state.’
Diamond earned her bachelor’s at Harvard University and her medical doctorate at the University of California-San Francisco. In 2000, she opened The Winthrop Country Clinic, the town’s first clinic. In 2016, she sold the clinic to Confluence Health. She currently sees patients at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth.
With nearly 4,000 members, the WAFP is the largest medical specialty professional organization in Washington. Its members include physicians, residents and medical students who specialize in family medicine, according to the release.