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.
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.
Boise Named America’s Fastest-Growing City
It's really no surprise (we get used to seeing our beloved home town on the top of these lists), but Boise has been named America's Fastest-Growing City by Forbes Magazine.
Boise Businesses Will Now be Able to Buy Compost
Over the last year, there has been a lot of attention paid to the City of Boise's curbside compost program. Residents were able to pick it up, and now, businesses can too.
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.
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.