HI, I’m Jeff Connell, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out my page here on the website. I’m proud to call the Treasure Valley Home having moved here a little over three years ago. I live in Meridian with my 8 year-old son. Life has been an adventure in the last few years I went through a divorce after a 13 year marriage, so I’ve been navigating a life reboot. It’s been a lot of growth, some lessons learned along the way, and some really “unique” dating experiences. I grew up in Seattle, so I still cheer for the Mariners and Seahawks, and my son and I have adopted both the Portland Trailblazers and Utah Jazz for basketball. We’re still holding out hope Boise will get another basketball team to play. In my downtime, I love to travel, grab my camera and take pictures, and do some “adventures” with my kiddo. I made it to Australia last year which was one of those bucket list trips. I’m hoping to add another stamp to the passport sometime soon, and am committed to camping in our amazing Idaho outdoors this summer.
Program That Employed Homeless with Boise Parks Shows Success and is Extended
You might remember back in March, we told you about a program that the City of Boise was starting to help put the homeless to work. It's worked so well that it's growing.
Another Source Predicts a Snowy Winter in The Treasure Valley
A few months back, the Farmer's Almanac for 2018 released their predictions for our upcoming winter, and few were excited about the idea of more snow. Now, it's happened again.
Good News Meridian, Fanci Freez is Coming
If you have loved Fanci Freez either at their North Boise location or experiencing their food truck but live in Meridian, good news. Soon, a Meridian location will be opening.
Would Downtown be Better With Less One Way Streets?
The last few years, Ada County Highway District has made the change from one-way to two-streets on a number of downtown roads. Now, they're looking at Fifth and Sixth streets.
Idaho Makes Swimming an “Official Sport”
It's taken a long time - 30 years in fact - but Idaho has finally made swimming an officially sanctioned Idaho high school sports association sport.
Crazy But True, a Meridian Man’s Wheelchair Stolen at BSU Game
This is one of those "you have to be be kidding me" stories, but a Meridian man is looking for his wheelchair after it was stolen from the BSU football game on Friday.
Capitol Cellars Opens New Patio With Free Food, Drinks & Desserts
Ask a friend for a restaurant recommendation, and odds are you've heard about Capitol Cellars. The restaurant at 5th & Main opened a new patio and will host a special event on Tuesday in celebration.
The Treasure Valley has Been Unusually Hot
If you just moved to the Treasure Valley and people keep tell you "it's not normally this hot in the summer," they aren't lying. This has been an unusually warm period the last few weeks.
What Will Soon Take Over This Empty Field at Linder and Chinden?
If you live on the west side of Meridian, you've probably seen this field at the corner of Chinden & Linder, and may have even heard what's coming soon. Want to know for sure?
Boise Composting Program Off to a Robust Start
There was a lot of curiosity, skepticism, and concern leading up to the launch of Boise's new composting program. So far, it's off to a strong start.