Category: Environment

The Organ Mountains Become a National Monument



The San Francisco Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival pic

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Attorney Kathleen “Kathy” Love currently serves as a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kathy Love is married to another attorney, whom she wed in San Francisco the same weekend as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a free event that features more than 90 musical performances on seven stages. The event, which has been named one of the “Things You Must Do in the Bay Area” by SF Gate, is held October 6th and October 7th each year.

In addition to the numerous bluegrass performances, over 50 food and drink vendors attend the festival to sell their products. Attendees can also bring their own food and drinks, as well as chairs, blankets, coolers, and cameras. Moreover, the entire event is family-friendly, and a child-specific program is held Friday morning until noon.

Additional information on the festival, including an FAQ, can be found at

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act Reintroduced

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance pic

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Practicing with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A., Kathleen (Kathy) Love brings over 20 years of experience as an attorney to the Albuquerque-based law firm. Kathy Love has many interests outside of practicing law. She is a founding member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring, preserving, and protecting New Mexico’s wilderness and wildlands areas. In existence since 1997, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance is committed to building the community and raising awareness of wildlife issues throughout the state.

In June 2016, the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act was reintroduced, ensuring the protection of eight wilderness areas within the area designated as a national monument. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks hosts 306 different types of birds along with 78 mammal species, including peccaries, mule deer, and cougars. A recent poll administered by the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce showed that 78 percent of residents support the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks protection effort.