The snow has me trading the classroom for the blog and the shovel today. The snow also has postponed the Spearfish, Lead, and Deadwood elections for one week. Spearfish mayoral candidate Dana Boke thus has one more week to work up the courage to talk about specific issues (Dana P. has a great suggestion!).

Boke also has an interesting campaign opening. As her opponent, Mayor Jerry Krambeck, noted in the March 27 candidates forum, he's flying to Germany at the end of this week. Barring a change in plans, Mayor Krambeck will thus be out of town when the election happens on Tuesday, April 16.

The municipal election delay also gives me some extra time to find out what anonymous group ran the anti-Boke ad in last night's Black Hills Pioneer. Stay tuned!