Doña Ana County and Otero County were among eight counties that moved to a less restrictive level and the two are now in the Turquoise zone.
Winds have subsided across eastern El Paso County this evening; however, stronger gusts are persisting along the eastern slopes of the Organs & into the Sacs. The High Wind Warning has been cancelled for El Paso Co, but remains in effect for SW Otero Co & the Sacs. #nmwx #txwx
ACLU calls for closure of 39 ICE detention centers including Otero County facility
Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin proposes fully reopening county
More visually appealing view of the dust. The bright pink approaching Las Cruces is significant, and thick, blowing dust resulting in rapidly reduced visibility. Based on latest obs, a Dust Storm Warning is now in effect for Dona Ana and El Paso county, in addition to S Otero.
JUST IN: Feds want Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin detained without bond, saying his "inflammatory conduct, repeated threats, delusional worldview, and access to firearms makes him a danger to the community."