. Well folks, after all the hoopla the "SOOPER VISITORS CENTER" at Old Faithful has been delayed... HERE'S the AP press release:
Plans to build a new visitor center near Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park have been delayed at least a year. The park received only one bid for the project this summer, and park officials say it was too high. They're re-examining the project, to see if there's any way to trim the cost to match their 26 (m) million dollar budget. In the meantime, demolition is poised to begin at the existing visitor center at Old Faithful. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says it's not unusual for a large project to be delayed, especially in times of high materials costs and brisk construction business. About 85 percent of Yellowstone visitors go to Old Faithful. During the peak summer season, five-thousand to six-thousand people a day wait on the boardwalk for an eruption. And when it's over, they go to the nearby visitor center. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.).. Of coures there is still no YNP news release to share with you.