High Country Healing cannabis community rallying to support GM recently diagnosed with cancer
Portion of sales on Friday go toward local's GoFundMe page
The High Country Healing cannabis community is rallying to support one of its own on Friday.
A portion of sales from the marijuana shop in EagleVail will go toward a GoFundMe for Colby Hockersmith, the store’s general manager who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
“He’s been at High Country since the very beginning,” said Louis Magor, concentrate purchasing manager for the shop. “He’s the one who started this store over here for us and was the GM since Day 1.”
Hockersmith is undergoing his second week of chemotherapy, Magor said, and funds raised will help him and his family during a difficult time.
“It’s a way for the brands to give back to him,” Magor said, adding that each brand will be donating up to 25% of its sales from the shop that day to Hockersmith.
On Saturday, Turtle Bus is offering a discounted bus ride and float trip, with all funds going to Hockersmith. The Turtle Bus deal on Saturday is $40 for transportation, a breakfast burrito and equipment for tubing.
To help support Hockersmith, visit his GoFundMe page, “Team Colb Dieszel.” Since Aug. 22, the site has raised over $16,000 of the $25,000 goal.
When the Vail Town Council on Tuesday night upheld an Aug. 26 Planning and Environmental Commission decision to approve a housing project in East Vail, it cleared the way for a final town approval, and more work.