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.
New Boise Library Will be Designed by Moshe Safdie
Boise is about to get a new main library, and it was announced this week that it will be designed by the same person who designed the Salt Lake City Library, Moshe Safdie.
Meridian is Really Growing and the Proof is in the Roadways
We've heard how much Meridian has been growing, but another sign of that growth has been released, as the Ada County Highway District impact fees have grown in Meridian.
Barnes & Noble Layoffs Hit Boise Store
Over the last few months, we've heard how libraries are more popular than ever (especially in Idaho). Evidently, that trend might not be extending to book stores.
BSU Graduation Goes Back to “The Bell” inside Taco Bell Arena
Boise State has announced that they will be moving the spring commencement ceremony, held May 5th, back to Taco Bell Arena.
What are Idaho’s Most Common Last Names?
No doubt, you've heard about ancestry.com and the many services they offer to research your family background and history. Now, they've compiled the top surnames across the country.
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.
Idaho Does Not Exempt Breastfeeding from Being Considered Indecent
Idaho is a state that is unique in many ways, but one way that might need to change is that Idaho does not exempt breastfeeding from being classified as indecent.
Gas Prices Across Idaho Have Finally Fallen
If it has felt like you've been paying a little less at Idaho gas stations lately, you're not imagining it. The average price of gas in our state has fallen below the national average.
BOI Airport Got Busier in 2017
2017 was a big year for air travel in the Treasure Valley, as Boise Airport got a lot busier, and set a new record for passengers using the airport.
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.