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Author Archives: Lauren Villagran / Journal Staff Writer - Las Cruces Bureau

Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo was on the tarmac at Spaceport America on Wednesday, at the site for practice takeoffs and landings. It is the "mothership" that will lift a spaceship to about 50,000 feet before pilot and passengers travel to the edge of space. (Andres Leighton/For The Journal)

Virgin Galactic: More delays

‘Mothership’ visits Spaceport, makes practice runs in NM skies

David Esparza picks green chile in a Hatch Valley field. Growers say many of their farmworkers are aging out of the workforce. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Chile farmers face an aging workforce

As a generation of farmworkers ages out, border security and a lack of immigration reform keep fresh blood from coming in