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.
If You Play Lottery Games, There is a Luckiest Albertsons
If you play Idaho Lottery games, you likely have strategies for what game, what numbers, even where to pick up your tickets. You aren't crazy. Some stores seem to have more luck.
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.
Idaho Truckers Could Soon Be Driving Faster
It's become a pretty standard situation as you drive the major highways in Idaho. There's one speed limit for cars, and a slower one for trucks. Soon, that could change.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors With Meridian Food Bank’s New Roof
The Treasure Valley is an extremely generous place, and we're seeing evidence of that again, as a local company has donated a new roof to the Meridian Food Bank.
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.
The Federal Government Shut Down. What’s Open or Closed?
It was threatened over the last few days, and last night, it became reality. The Federal Government is shut down, but what does that mean for those of us in Idaho?
Flying Delta Soon? The Service Animal Policy is Changing
For most of us, traveling by airplane is restricted to our human family or friends, but if you fly Delta and plan to bring a service animal, their policy is changing. Here's what you need to know.
Not Everything is Going Digital as Library Use in Idaho Is Up
With the popularity of e-readers, the fact that we can get books on our phones and even the ease of access to audio books, you might be surprised to learn that library use in Idaho is up.
Uber Eats Gets Some Competition in the Treasure Valley
Many of us were excited when Uber Eats added Boise to their cities they serve. Now, especially for Canyon County and the West Side, there is another option for food delivery.
What Are Some Chores my Nine Year-Old Should be Doing?
If you have kids, the decision of what allowance and chores are earned and required has probably come up more than once. I'm presently wrestling with this again with my son.