Nature Conservancy, Utah tycoon also among leading Pacific taxpayers

LONG BEACH - Weyerhaeuser, to no one's surprise, remains Pacific County's top property owner, with nearly $58 million in total assessed real and personal property.

This finding and others are included in information compiled by Pacific County Assessor Bruce Walker at the Chinook Observer's request.

Five of the top nine property owners are timber companies. Weyerhaeuser's land holdings total a little under $50.1 million, and the list compiled by the assessor's office also has the firm in fourth place for its $5.7 million in personal property, probably largely related to its mill in Raymond.

CenturyTel of Washington is the county's second-largest property owner, with about $17.1 million in combined real and personal property. The telephone company is the single largest property owner in Ocean Beach School District, with about $9.4 million in holdings.

Sixth on the county list and second on the Ocean Beach list is Leadbetter Farms, the limited liability corporation owned by Salt Lake City businessman Craig Tillotson, a principal force behind Nu Skin Enterprises and related ventures. His property north of Surfside is assessed at about $3.9 million.

Third on the Ocean Beach list and seventh on the county list is the Nature Conservancy of Washington, with about $3.3 million in holdings around Willapa Bay.

Here are the complete lists:

Top 10 taxpayers in the county

Owners Total Value Real/Personal

1. Weyerhaeuser Company 50,062,500 Real Property

Federal Way, Wash. 5,720,614 Personal Property

2. CenturyTel of Washington 845,021 Real Property

Rowlett, Texas 16,248,620 Personal Property

3. Pacific West Timber Company LLC 8,716,900 Real Property

Portland, Ore.

4. Cathlamet Timber Company LLC 5,183,300 Real Property

Portland, Ore.

5. Leadbetter Farms LLC 3,856,300 Real Property

Salt Lake City, Utah

6. Nature Conservancy 3,321,800 Real Property

Seattle, Wash.

7. Western Wahkiakum Telephone 91,202 Real Property

Grays River, Wash. 3,001,472 Personal Property

8. Rayonier Timberlands Co. 3,088,300 Real Property

Hoquiam, Wash.

9. Simpson Resource Company 2,529,000 Real Property

Shelton, Wash.

Top 10 taxpayers at the beach

Owners Total Value Real/Personal

1. CenturyTel of Washington 288,035 Real Property

Rowlett, Texas 9,099,014 Personal Property

2. Leadbetter Farms LLC 3,856,300 Real Property

Salt Lake City, Utah

3. Nature Conservancy 3,314,300 Real Property

Seattle, Wash.

4. Falcon Community Ventures 2,278,005 Personal Property

St. Louis, Miss.

5. Grambo, Richard O. and Jan 1,985,500 Real Property

(Lighthouse Motel)

Long Beach, Wash.

6. Lee, Way W. and Priscilla 1,927,200 Real Property

(Ocean Lodge)

Portland, Ore.

7. Edgewater Partnership 1,877,100 Real Property

Long Beach, Wash.

8. Stagen, Frank P. 1,838,900 Real Property

(Butterfly Shores)

Seattle, Wash.

9. Eagles Nest LLC 1,603,600 Real Property

Boise, Idaho

10. Chautauqua Lodge 1,570,300 Real Property

Walla Walla, Wash.

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