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.
Kids Across Idaho Will Observe Kick Butts Day March 21
Kids across the Gem State will join with those across the nation to unite against tobacco use on Wednesday March 21. It's appropriately called Kick Butts Day.
Attention Idaho Ford Owners: Fusion Recall Underway
Idaho Ford Fusion or Lincoln MKZ owners, you need to be aware of a recall that was launched today. It is possible that your steering wheel could fall off while driving.
Say Goodbye to the Treasure Valley Toys R Us Store
For most of us, an iconic part of our childhood has announced they are shutting down stores across the country, and that includes Toys R Us here in the Treasure Valley.
Idaho Required to Allow Gender Changes on Birth Certificates
A federal judge has ruled that the State of Idaho cannot block transgender people from changing their listed gender of their birth certificates.
Boise Named America’s Fastest-Growing City
It's really no surprise (we get used to seeing our beloved home town on the top of these lists), but Boise has been named America's Fastest-Growing City by Forbes Magazine.
Top Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Idaho
The website Niche.com has released their annual best and worst schools ranking for the country, and we dove in to find the best elementary, middle, and high schools in Idaho.
Thousands Attend Women’s March Idaho Rally at Capitol
Last year, the Women's March Idaho was both a march and rally that ended up with an estimated crowd of 6000 at the State Capitol. This year's rally was another big success.
Flying Delta Soon? The Service Animal Policy is Changing
For most of us, traveling by airplane is restricted to our human family or friends, but if you fly Delta and plan to bring a service animal, their policy is changing. Here's what you need to know.
Not Everything is Going Digital as Library Use in Idaho Is Up
With the popularity of e-readers, the fact that we can get books on our phones and even the ease of access to audio books, you might be surprised to learn that library use in Idaho is up.
Would Boise Benefit From a Downtown Urban Park?
Over the last year, we've seen Downtown Boise continue to develop with new hotels, renovated public space, and soon, a downtown parking lot could become an urban park.