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.
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.
Boise’s Gowen Field Will Not be Home to F-35 Program
Over the past year, there has been much discussion about Boise's Gowen Field becoming the new home for approximately 20 F-35 fighter jets. Today, that is no longer a possibility.
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.
Downtown Boise Parking Could Remain Free on Saturdays
Over the past few months, you've probably heard conversations about parking in Downtown Boise changing, but there is still a chance Saturdays will remain free.
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.
Boise’s Interfaith Sanctuary Opens During Days to Serve Families
As the weather starts to change and temperatures drop, Boise's Interfaith Sanctuary is expanding their hours to better serve families in need during the cold of winter.
Boise Farmers Market Moves Inside For Now
Love the Boise Farmers Market, but not such a big fan of cold (and sometimes wet) weekend mornings? Problem solved. The market is moving indoors for the rest of the year.
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.
Idaho Has a New Record-Setting Pumpkin You Can See at The Farmstead
It seemed many of us were stocking up on pumpkins across the Treasure Valley this weekend, but if you haven't made it to The Farmstead yet, you've haven't seen the biggest.
Idaho’s Doctor Shortage Could be Helped by New Meridian Medical School
If you've been on I84 between Eagle Road and 10 Mile recently, part of your trip has taken you past what will soon be Idaho's first Medical School currently under construction.