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.
Momentum to Legalize Weed in Idaho Burns Out
The move to legalize recreational and even medical marijuana in Idaho has once again run out of steam. The move to get medicinal marijuana on the ballot in the state has failed.
Albertsons Broadway Store Will Keep Albertsons Name
If you shop Albertsons on Broadway, you've known the new store was being built on the property and demolition on the old was underway. Now, in addition, a name change - or change back.
Meridian Now One of the Fastest Growing Cities
The entire Treasure Valley has been in growth mode for the last few years, and the City of Meridian is no exception. It's now become one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
City of Boise Wants to Know how to Serve Residents Better
We hear it all the time, the City of Boise is growing at an incredible speed, and city officials are working to make the City of Trees even better. The latest way is through a new survey.
Sure Signs That Spring Has Sprung in Boise
If your allergies haven't clued you in, or the blossoms on the trees, or maybe even the grass growing turbo-speed in your yard, here's another sure sign of Spring; The irrigation canals are full.
If You Happened to See Something Flying Around The Valley
With our amazing weather this weekend, many of us were outside working in our yards or enjoying our favorite parts of the Valley. Did you happen to look up and this plane flying around?
Scentsy Honored as one of Top Direct Selling Workplaces
Scentsy, the company that started in a garage an now calls Scentsy Commons in Meridian home, has been honored as one of the top direct-selling companies to work for in the nation.
Flying Alaska Airlines Soon? Bring Smaller Carry-On Bags
Planning summer vacation or business travel on Alaska Airlines? Be ready to pack a little lighter with your carry-on bags, as Alaska is reducing the allowed sizes.
Can We Skip Spring and Get to Summer?
I took a walk along the Greenbelt today, and call me crazy, but I would be willing to skip this middle-ground season of Spring and move right to Summer. Let's get on the water.
Boise Starting New Recycling Program to Turn Plastic Into Fuels
Over the last year, the City of Boise has implemented and received praise for the new composting program, and now, they're going to be rolling out a new plastics program.