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.
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.
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.