[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Otero County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-13-2018 by Ord. No. 18-05]
There shall be an official flag for Otero County as described in this article. The flag shall be used for all purposes, including as a civil flag, a government flag, a naval ensign, and a civil ensign.
The flag of Otero County shall be a rectangle whose length shall be twice its width.
The flag of Otero County shall have the design described in this section.
Division of field. The field shall be divided into two right triangles of equal area by a diagonal line running from the top corner of the hoist side to the bottom corner of the fly side. The upper half of the field shall be divided into two triangles by a line running diagonally from the upper corner of the hoist side and running to the hypotenuse of the triangle forming the lower half of the field. The uppermost of these smaller triangles shall be cyan and the other shall be white. The lower half of the field shall be yellow.
Zia symbol. The yellow triangle shall be defaced by the Zia sun symbol in red. The Zia sun symbol shall be positioned to that an imaginary diagonal line running from the top corner of the fly side to the bottom corner of the hoist side shall touch the end of the uppermost of the two inner rays of the group closest to the fly. The Zia sun symbol shall be identical in design to that used on the flag of the State of New Mexico and drawn as follows:
The entire symbol shall be 1/6 of the length of the flag;
It shall have four groups of rays set at right angles to each other, one pair of the rays being parallel to the hoist side of the flag, the other pair being perpendicular to it;
Each group of rays shall have four rays, the two inner rays of each group being 1/5 longer than the outer rays of the group; and
The diameter of the circle in the center of the symbol shall be 1/3 of the width of the symbol.
Reverse. The flag shall be the mirror image of the obverse.
The color white represents the gypsum sand dunes of the White Sands National Monument, located in Otero County. The cyan represents the mineral turquoise, which is the state gem of New Mexico and has been mined in Otero County. The colors red and yellow represent the flag of the State of New Mexico, whose colors in turn are that of Spain.
The colors of the flag in various systems to represent colors shall be as follows.