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Sandy Griffis
YCCA columnist


Sandy Griffis is the Executive Director of Yavapai County Contractors Association. For more information visit:

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We all know construction is up; seeing the construction vehicles on the highways is one sure sign and the other one…calls to my office with the question “is this Blue Stake?” I thought it would be good for a “refresher” column on the process in Arizona called, “Arizona 811.”

By Sandy Griffis October 15, 2020
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I was feeling annoyed last week with a suddenly leaky sounding, noisy toilet. I hereby admit to my most precious readers I have never picked up the toilet bowl tank lid in 15 years. I clean the lid, clean the toilet bowl and the surrounding toilet bowl parts on a weekly basis, but never ever have lifted the lid.

By Sandy Griffis October 8, 2020
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This past week there were five phone calls relating to “water hammers.” Read on for Water Hammer 101. A water hammer is a specific plumbing noise, not a generic name for pipe clatter.

By Sandy Griffis October 1, 2020
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As we navigate the vast impact that COVID-19 has had on our everyday lives, it is hard to know how many of these changes are here for the long term. One thing that we know for sure is that healthy living, from the individual level to buildings, planes and trains, is a trend that will continue to gain traction during and after this pandemic.

By Sandy Griffis September 24, 2020
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A concern about COVID-19 spreading through the air has prompted businesses and homeowners to put portable air purifiers into a room. I have noticed many shops now have portable air filters blowing, and I have even been looking at mini air filters to put in my office.

By Sandy Griffis September 10, 2020
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Following the proposed Stringfield Ranch annexation request from developer Jeff Davis, which would bring 693 acres into the city limits, I am conflicted as to why two members of the Prescott City Council have unease and worry and have expressed concern that is really not a concern.

By Sandy Griffis September 7, 2020
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First and foremost — your phone calls, your adorable emails and surprise visits to the office over these past couple of weeks in response to my columns about my work week exertion, grinding and anything but drudgery made me feel like the most adored girl on the planet.

By Sandy Griffis September 3, 2020
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COVID-19 has brought forward new terms such as social distancing and parkletts. Takeout meals have become popular and Zoom meetings are a way of life.

By Sandy Griffis August 27, 2020
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I had so much fun sharing my week with you last week, I am going to do it again. So here was my week at the 50-foot level: 72 emails, 81 phone calls from community citizens from Prescott to Prescott Valley to Camp Verde, Bench Ranch, Cottonwood, Flagstaff and Chino Valley.

By Sandy Griffis August 20, 2020
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So here was my week: 93 e-mails, 64 phone calls from community citizens from Prescott to Prescott Valley to Camp Verde, American Ranch, Cornville and Black Canyon City, four Zoom meetings, ...

By Sandy Griffis August 13, 2020

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