Lease to drill

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management leased 6,349 acres of Payette County’s Little Willow Creek area Thursday for oil and gas exploration purposes.

Thousands of acres in the Little Willow Creek region went up for lease for oil and gas use Thursday.

The acreage included five parcels made up of 997 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management-administered lands and 5,352 acres of split estate lands. The parcels sold for a total of $3.87 million dollars, according to BLM geologist Karen Porter.

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