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.
Do You Ever Just Need to Take a Moment to Purge?
The scene at my dining room table this weekend resembled this one about five different times. I folded laundry, cleaned out storage closets, and sorted paperwork. It was time to purge.
Camping Just Became Easier Again as Fire Restrictions are Lifted
If you're trying to get at least one more camping trip in before the weather really gets cooler, good news! Some fire restrictions in Southwestern Idaho have been lifted.
Boise Bikers are Urged to Join Bike Index to Help Fight Theft
Our official nickname in Boise is the "City of Trees," but it wouldn't be so far off to also call ourselves the "City of Bikes." Now, there's a new way for bikers to help fight theft.
Remember Our Unusually Snowy Winter? Ready for Another One?
Remember the fun of last winter? The Snow that seemed to line our driveways for months on end? Ready for another round? That's what the Old Farmer's Almanac predicts.
Boise State Football Tickets are Selling at an Unusually Slow Pace
If you've been to Albertsons Stadium for a Boise State Broncos game, you know the energy and experience are amazing. This year though, ticket sales have been slow.
Idaho is One of the Top 20 Happiest States in the Country
As Americans, we are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but some states in our union seem closer to that happiness than others. How do we rank in Idaho?
Our Haze in the Treasure Valley is Improving as Smoke Clears From Northwest
It's made for some beautiful pictures, sports cancellations, and the recommendation to stay inside, but our Treasure Valley air quality is finally improving.
Damaged Greenbelt Sections Will be Repaired Soon
Just a few months ago, the potential for flooding along the Boise Greenbelt was likely and damage along the path had closed it. Now, repair on the final sections is about to begin.
ISU Offering Free Flu Shots and Health Screenings
I'm guessing more of us are in this situation than we might think, but if you haven't lined up regular medical care due to insurance, Idaho State University is offering a free solution.
Poor Air Quality in the Treasure Valley Meant More Cancellations
All week long, the Treasure Valley has been impacted by fires in the Northwest with poor and even hazardous air quality. The hope had been it would be better today. It was not.