Gymnast Jessica Womble reaches for the high bar during her uneven bar routine at Synergy Gymnastics in Rifle on April 19, 2019. Jessica, who lost her leg in a car wreck one year ago, was competing on the bars and in floor exercise for her Rising Star Youth Training Center team from Craig. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A car wreck claimed one of 15-year-old gymnast Jessica Womble’s legs — but not a bit of her competitive spirit

Athletes with missing limbs typically compete using prosthetics. “But I have never met anyone quite like Jessica,” gym owner says.

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published
SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published

Author John Nizalowski follows the footsteps of one of his favorite authors in tales of the Southwest

In "Chronicles of the Forbidden," he displays the influence of regional icon Frank Waters in his essays on the deserts and mesas that "form a landscape that dwells on the edge of the transcendent"

Book Excerpts Primary category in which blog post is published

Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places

In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks