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.
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.
Downtown Boise About to Be Better With Addition of Panera
The growth of the Treasure Valley over the last few years has been incredible, and with new hotels, and businesses in downtown, new restaurants are coming as well. Welcome Panera.
After a Long Approval Process, Costco is Coming to Meridian
It's been discussed, debated, and delayed, but yesterday the Meridian City Council approved the process will enable Costco to build their new store at Chinden and Ten Mile.
Should Idaho be the Next State Legalize “Free Range” Parenting
Our neighbors in Utah have legalized what's been nicknamed "free range" parenting, further defining what constitutes neglect. Now, some are asking if Idaho should do the same.
Idaho Spring Chinook Fishing opens April 28
If your fishing rod has been packed up all winter, and you've been waiting for the return of Idaho spring Chinook season, the time is quickly approaching. The season opens April 28th.
Frontier Airlines is Back in Boise and You Can Save
Boise and the Treasure Valley has seen incredible growth in population and business over the last few years. Now, we're seeing continued growth in airlines serving the region.
Idaho Unemployment Remains at 3 Percent For Half a Year
The Gem State continues to see good economic news, at least in the category of unemployment, as Idaho's unemployment rate remains steady at 3 percent for a half year.
The Kindness of a Stranger Made My Weekend
I have a friend who has been considering moving to the Treasure Valley and recently asked me what we're all about. This weekend, my son and I experienced "Boise kindness" again.