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’s Infrastructure not Keeping up With Growth
We hear it about it all the time - we live in one of the top areas for growth across the entire country, but one thing in Idaho is lacking. Our infrastructure is not keeping up with growth.
Idaho Senate Considering Internet Sales Tax Bill
One of the advantages many Idaho online shoppers enjoy is being able to purchase from most retailers without having to pay sales tax. That could be changing soon.
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.
Idaho Lawmakers Declare Pornography Risk to Public Health
Last week, a group of Idaho lawmakers made moves to have our state be the latest to declare pornography a risk to public health. The motion has moved to the House floor.
Is the New Meridian Winco a No-Go?
Remember about a year ago when local grocer WinCo was moving on plans to build two new locations in Meridian? Today, one is stalled and the other seems to be off the table.
The Process to Legalize Medical Use of CBD Oil Moves Forward
Mention legalization of CBD oil and some will draw a immediate tie to marijuana legalization. There are some major differences, and Idaho is moving forward on CBD legalization.
The Potato State is Becoming the Grape State?
It happens almost every time you talk to someone about where we live - especially if they've never been here - but could Idaho grapes be as ubiquitous as Idaho potatoes?
Congratulations Idaho! We’re One of the Least Sinful States
It's time to pat ourselves on the back (although that might change the rankings), as Idaho has been declared one of "the least sinful states" in WalletHub's look across the country.
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.