Errol

A Vermont man was killed in Errol Monday evening when a colleague drove into him with a logging truck, according to a news release from Troop F.

The accident occurred on Millsfield Pond Road, where the men were putting on tire chains.

The driver, Mike Doucette, 24, of Milan, thought 42-year-old Brian Young was clear of the truck and drove forward, hitting Young, according to state police. Young died at the scene.

The investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed.

A 63-year-old man from Errol was killed Sunday in a snowmobile accident, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.

John Allen died in a crash in Pittsburg, said Christopher Egan, a conservation officer.

Rescuers were called about 2 p.m. to Trail 138, in the vicinity of River Road where Allen appeared to have hit a tree and was neither conscious nor breathing.

Egan said it appeared excessive speed was the cause of the crash.

Chris jensen for NHPR

The federal government has provided $5 million to help protect some of the most beautiful land in the North Country. NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

The U.S. Forest Service is providing $5 million to purchase a conservation easement near Errol.

The money will prevent development but still allow sustainable logging and recreation.

J.T. Horn is an official with the Trust for Public Land. It has been working on the huge, conservation project.