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 Construction Job Growth Continues to be Strong
It's no surprise if you've driven through downtown Boise lately, construction job growth in the State of Idaho continues to be strong (and the Treasure Valley isn't even the strongest).
Group of Local Businessmen Oppose Proposed Boise Sports Stadium
You've probably heard a lot of excitement about the proposed mixed-use Boise stadium. Now, some business leaders from Boise have joined up to share their opposition to the plan.
Idaho Police Chiefs Conference Will Cover Plans for Mass Shootings
The fall conference of the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association is underway in Twin Falls, and already planned on the agenda: How to deal with mass shootings.
I Can’t Shake the Sadness Today, and I Think That’s a Good Thing
I'm guessing you're probably in the place I am today. I can't shake the sadness I feel. First, the awful news of what transpired in Las Vegas. Then Tom Petty dies of a heart attack.
What if Expo Idaho was Transformed into a Downtown?
For most of us, Expo Idaho is the site of the Western Idaho Fair, huge car sales, Idaho's Largest Garage Sale, and of course, Boise Music Festival. Could it also be a "new downtown?"
Idaho Health Insurance Will Cost More Soon, Unless Congress Acts
There has been a lot of talk about "Obamacare" and the potential to repeal and replace, but with the process seemingly stalled, what does that mean for us in Idaho?
Would Downtown be Better With Less One Way Streets?
The last few years, Ada County Highway District has made the change from one-way to two-streets on a number of downtown roads. Now, they're looking at Fifth and Sixth streets.
Boise School District Changes Mind on Proposed Schedule Change
Well that came and went quickly. Did you hear that Boise School District was exploring starting the school year one week earlier in coming years? They aren't anymore.
Idaho Makes Swimming an “Official Sport”
It's taken a long time - 30 years in fact - but Idaho has finally made swimming an officially sanctioned Idaho high school sports association sport.
Why Idaho Doctors are Most Overworked in the Country
Many of us experience jobs where we feel like we're doing more work than our position might normally require. Idaho doctors can definitely understand, as they are the most overworked in the country.