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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
By Dave Graybill
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. I'm sad to report that an icon in the southeast corner of Washington is gone. According to an article in the Spokesman Review newspaper, Boggan’s Oasis, the iconic cafe and fishing staging area on the Grande Ronde at state Route 129 in Asotin County burned to the ground Saturday night into Sunday morning. No injuries were reported, according to Bill Vail, who co-owns the business with his wife, Farrel. The article says Bill said the only reason they knew the fire was going on is because he and his wife are, "...avid Gonzaga fans and so we were up later than usual last night watching the game.” Their residence is only about 20 feet from the cafe, and they realized the building was on fire after hearing a series of loud bangs, he said. He called the cafe a “complete loss.” I was just there with Dave and Brian Nielson a couple years ago to film an episode of Fishing Magician TV. I was first introduced to Boggan's Oasis as a kid when my family drew cow elk tags in the nearby Blue Mountains. Here's hoping the Vail's can rebuild. Until next time, Good Fishing!