April 18—A blizzard that dropped 17 plus inches of snow on Chadron and led to closure of the Chadron State College campus for two days put a strain on Creative Dining Services, the college's contractor for foodservices.
Creative Dining chef Roy Farrens said it took a lot of people working together to provide food service to the hundreds of residents in the halls during the closure. Farrens and other Dining Services employees ran a shuttle system using four-wheel drive vehicles to pick up and return employees for their shifts.
Dining Services served students from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday. About 200 omelets were served on Tuesday and about 250 Indian tacos were served to student residents on Wednesday.