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flag@pocatello.us

911 N 7th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201

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City of Pocatello Flag Design Rating Form

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please rate each flag individually and on its own merits. We are not asking you to select one flag over another but to tell us how you rate each design personally. It is all right if you have multiple flags with the same rating.

Design: ChevronBlueYellow

The peaks formed by the chevrons in this design represent the three mountain peaks most prominent to Pocatello—Scout Mountain, Kinport Peak, and Chinese Peak—and are prominent when the flag is flown vertically. In addition to representing the natural beauty of Pocatello, the peaks symbolize industry, recreation, and education. The blue chevron represents the Portneuf River. The chevrons are pointed west to signify Pocatello’s distinction as “The Gateway to the Northwest.” The compass rose is a directional emblem symbolizing Pocatello’s central role as a transportation and trade hub for rail, road, and air. Each point of the compass rose represents a specific period within the city’s historical timeline: Chief Pocatello; the area’s declaration as a village in 1889; the Gold Rush; the Oregon Trail; the coming of the railroad and the city’s designation as “Pocatello Junction”; the city’s title as the U.S. Smile Capital; the present; and the future. The compass rose sits on a blue background, which pays homage to the State of Idaho flag. The bright yellow represents the region’s agricultural ties, as well as hope for a prosperous future.
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Rating for ChevronBlueYellow

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please rate each flag individually and on its own merits. We are not asking you to select one flag over another but to tell us how you rate each design personally. It is all right if you have multiple flags with the same rating.

Design: Intersection

The flag’s composition— an intersection of white lines representing community and modes of transportation—illustrates that Pocatello is a place where all paths come together. The individual white paths represent education, industry, recreation, and transportation, converging in the center to create a unified whole, which is Greater Pocatello. The focal point of the design is a compass rose. This directional emblem symbolizes Pocatello’s central role as a transportation and trade hub for rail, road, and air. Each point of the compass rose represents a specific period within the city’s historical timeline: Chief Pocatello; the area’s declaration as a village in 1889; the Gold Rush; the Oregon Trail; the coming of the railroad and the city’s designation as “Pocatello Junction”; the city’s title as the U.S. Smile Capital; the present; and the future. The white paths represent unity and the gold compass rose represents the region’s agricultural ties. The points are also suggestive of the mountain peaks that envelope the city. The four corners are blue to symbolize the sky and the Portneuf River. Overall, the flag design depicts Pocatello as a central corridor where the past, present and future converge to create a unified community.

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Rating for Intersection

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please rate each flag individually and on its own merits. We are not asking you to select one flag over another but to tell us how you rate each design personally. It is all right if you have multiple flags with the same rating.

Design: MountainsCenter

Central to this design are the three mountain peaks most prominent to Pocatello—Scout Mountain, Kinport Peak, and Chinese Peak. In addition to representing the natural beauty of Pocatello, the peaks symbolize industry, recreation, and education. The compass rose is a directional emblem symbolizing Pocatello’s central role as a transportation and trade hub for rail, road, and air. Each point of the compass rose represents a specific period within the city’s historical timeline: Chief Pocatello; the area’s declaration as a village in 1889; the Gold Rush; the Oregon Trail; the coming of the railroad and the city’s designation as “Pocatello Junction”; the city’s title as the U.S. Smile Capital; the present; and the future. The color gold represents the region’s agricultural ties. The lower white portion of the compass star is suggestive of the snowy peaks that frequent our mountain views. The form also creates an abstract arrowhead to acknowledge the area’s Native American history. The design conveys upward motion, signifying positive hope for the future. The blue symbolizes the sky and the Portneuf River.
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Rating for MountainsCenter

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please rate each flag individually and on its own merits. We are not asking you to select one flag over another but to tell us how you rate each design personally. It is all right if you have multiple flags with the same rating.

Design: MountainsLeft

Central to this design are the three mountain peaks most prominent to Pocatello—Scout Mountain, Kinport Peak, and Chinese Peak. In addition to representing the natural beauty of Pocatello, the peaks symbolize industry, recreation, and education. The compass rose is a directional emblem symbolizing Pocatello’s central role as a transportation and trade hub for rail, road, and air. Each point of the compass rose represents a specific period within the city’s historical timeline: Chief Pocatello; the area’s declaration as a village in 1889; the Gold Rush; the Oregon Trail; the coming of the railroad and the city’s designation as “Pocatello Junction”; the city’s title as the U.S. Smile Capital; the present; and the future. The color gold represents the region’s agricultural ties. The lower white portion of the compass star is suggestive of the snowy peaks that frequent our mountain views. The form also creates an abstract arrowhead to acknowledge the area’s Native American history. The design conveys upward motion, signifying positive hope for the future. The blue symbolizes the sky and blue line near the bottom of the flag symbolizes the Portneuf River.
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Rating for MountainsLeft

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please rate each flag individually and on its own merits. We are not asking you to select one flag over another but to tell us how you rate each design personally. It is all right if you have multiple flags with the same rating.

Design: WeaveGold

The dominance of blue in this design pays homage to the State of Idaho flag and the Portneuf River. The multi-faceted emblem represents a diverse, dynamic community. The negative space creates a combination of patterns from a series of mountain peaks to the historic woven grass wickiup homes inhabited by members of the Native American Tribes who lived in the area. The intersecting white lines are suggestive of the region’s railroads, roads and runways, symbolizing the city’s central role in trade and transportation throughout the northwest. Intersections also represent multiple groups of people coming together to form a community. They all come from different places but weave themselves into one fabric. With several white lines coming together at varying points, the theme of unity is one of the design’s most prominent characteristics. The tips of the four longest lines symbolize education, industry, recreation, and transportation. The gold represents the region’s agricultural ties, as well as our hope for a prosperous future.
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Rating for WeaveGold

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please rate each flag individually and on its own merits. We are not asking you to select one flag over another but to tell us how you rate each design personally. It is all right if you have multiple flags with the same rating.

Design: WeaveRed

The dominance of blue in this design pays homage to the State of Idaho flag and the Portneuf River. The multi-faceted emblem represents a diverse, dynamic community. The negative space creates a combination of patterns from a series of mountain peaks to the historic woven grass wickiup homes inhabited by members of the Native American Tribes who lived in the area. The intersecting white lines are suggestive of the region’s railroads, roads and runways, symbolizing the city’s central role in trade and transportation throughout the northwest. Intersections also represent multiple groups of people coming together to form a community. They all come from different places but weave themselves into one fabric. With several white lines coming together at varying points, the theme of unity is one of the design’s most prominent characteristics. The tips of the four longest lines symbolize education, industry, recreation, and transportation. The vertical red bar signifies the blazing red hills and mountains that surround Pocatello, as well as the beautiful sunsets for which Idaho is famous.
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Rating for WeaveRed

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