By Tristan 

Our View: Options for picking new police chief


Havre Mayor Tim Solomon said the city is close to hiring a new police chief, one he said who will come from out of town. He's not ready to release details.

Interim Police Chief Gabe Matosich has been filling in since former Chief Jerry Nystrom stepped down earlier this year.

The mayor's political opponents quickly pounced on him for hiring from out of town.

The mayor's opponents say he should have appointed someone from within the police department, most likely Matosich. An insider, they believe, would be more familiar with the department and how it operates. Solomon was duty-bound, they...

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