Stories written by Craig Hall

Since June of 2000, Craig Hall has been the owner/publisher of the Grand Valley Business Times. He can reached at 970-424-5133 or

When it comes to projects like the community center, I think I’ll opt out

As anyone can see from social media and news coverage, possibly the biggest disagreed upon ballot initiative coming up is the proposed community center for Grand Junction. It’s put me into some commenting positions that would seem contradictory from issues I’ve taken sides on in the past. Because of that, let’s do some transparency before […]

Denver Public Schools strike offers real teachable moment

I know I shouldn’t touch this, but some days and some times just call for someone to say something. Isn’t that one of core problems when it comes to teachers and their pay? Unless it’s overflowing with worship, commentary is simply no longer allowed. I know nearly every time I make a statement on social […]

The state of our union is disunion because that’s how some want it

Yeah. And they’re mostly negative. And not just because I occasionally listen to Glenn Beck and his end times ministry to sell stuff. These are actually things I see and surmise for myself. As my freedom bone must disclose, they’re simply listed here and they’re completely voluntary to be read, agreed to and certainly will […]

I’m looking for some context, because I feel out of context

Every year or so, I find myself out of ideas to write about. It’s not that there aren’t topics. It could be there are too many crazy things going on. Truth told, there are 50 juicy things in the news I could write about today. But none of them are in context. They’ve already been […]

It’s time to get behind those who actually get things done

Yup, that’s what I’m going to urge in this column. It’s time to find the doers. To get behind the people who keep their promises. To elevate those who make their community better for citizens. It’s time to make a stand with those who do what’s right. Of course, I’m talking about absolutely no one […]

I could make a wish list, but I’d rather say thanks

Well folks, another year has come and is almost gone. I don’t know the reasons why this year seems like it’s been speed-of-light faster than previous years. Maybe it’s because I have a daughter driving and a year and a half away from completing high school. Maybe it’s because my little one is now a […]

Lessons learned from 57 varied years

Since our last printing, I turned another page on my calendar of life. I’ve survived 57 years on this planet — some of those years long, some of them hard and some of them that simply disappeared in their speed and with all of the craziness and drama with which they came. Like the ketchup, […]

My post-election opinion: Government still the problem

Well, the election didn’t turn out like I hoped. But it certainly turned out how I suspected. And once again two things remain certain: Freedom will continue to be taken at our local and state levels, and Democrats will prove they want nothing but power and to punish on the federal level. Both of these […]

No matter who we elect, the perils to freedom persist

By the time this column is published and distributed, we’ll know exactly who the enemy is and who we need to fear once they take their elected positions in our local, state and federal governments. Enemy, Craig? Really? Yes, really. Here’s why. As I looked over the ballots locally and across the country, I saw […]

It’s hard to vote Republican anymore, but I’d never vote Democrat

It’s that time of year again — because we seem to have elections EVERY year now — when “we the people” are given the illusion we select our “leaders” and have a voice in government. Hint: We don’t. We get to vote yes or no on someone else’s proposals that garnered enough signatures to get […]


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