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Pocatello, Idaho

Welcome to beautiful Pocatello, Idaho, home of Idaho State University, where I serve on the Electrical Engineering faculty in the College of Science and Engineering. The photos are for viewing only, but you are quite welcome to send links to the photos anywhere in the universe, or make direct links to the photos! I shuffle the images once in a while, so if you wonder where your favorite image went, please try searching for it. Currently the images (except a few most recent ones) are shown in random order. Comments are appreciated, but sometimes I may not see them for a long time. Thanks for visiting!

For pictures of places near Pocatello such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Arches National Parks, City of Rocks National Reserve, Lava Hot Springs, Soda Springs, Great Salt Lake, and Massacre Rocks State Park, see this gallery.

Please note that clicking on the thumbnails gives you a larger version of the photo. Once the larger photo is visible, you can further select various display sizes by clicking on the appropriate word underneath the photo.

I have 6 prints on permanent display at the Pocatello Regional Airport, so you might want to look for them in case you plan on air travel!

If you are interested in purchasing a print or otherwise using a photograph, please contact me at vkantabu@computer.org. Some photos may not be printable or saleable. Thanks.

AIR AND MERCURY POLLUTION ALERT!! Being situated in a valley, the Pocatello area does have a tendency to have air pollution problems. In recent years (except this exceptionally dry winter season), the air has been cleaner. But all of a sudden Power County next door is planning to put a Coal-Burning Power Plant at the old FMC site!! See article at http://www.journalnet.com/articles/2005/03/10/opinion/opinion01.txt

Many people don't believe that these so-called "clean" coal-burning plants are nearly as clean as their advocates are claiming. And even if they are relatively clean, please note that many of us Bannock County residents believe that we are already at our limit of tolerance when it comes to air pollution! Such air pollution as shown in a photo of mine in this gallery (see http://www.pbase.com/vkantabu/image/40660709) is believed to cause nasty sinus infections in many of us that last for weeks, sometimes months, each year! Please, we need the air to be cleaner, not dirtier!! Please read this article I just found on Oct 14, 2005 ... http://webcenter.health.webmd.netscape.com/content/Article/113/110585.htm?pagenumber=1

NEW ARTICLE FROM MY ALMA MATER, THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY I usually don't bother to read The Johns Hopkins Magazine, but tonight I picked it up and saw an eye-catching title, "Bad Air Days Cause Increase in Hospital Admissions." Well, of course, I thought. Isn't that an obvious result? But when I read it, it turned out to be another surprising discovery by a Hopkins faculty. Quoting the article, "RESEARCHERS WERE SURPRISED AT HOW RAPIDLY INCREASES IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOLLOWED INCREASES IN AIR POLLUTION LEVELS." .... "The researchers calculated that in 2002, there were 11,000 additional hospitalizations associated with 10 micrograms per cubic meter increase in PM2.5."


Mercury pollution is also a well-documented problem stemming from coal-burning power plants. Mercury pollution can cause autism in children, among other serious health problems.

I am an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Idaho State University. Please see my academic Web site at http://idahostate.academia.edu/VititKantabutra.
Back East (meaning in the Eastern United States) they say that if you have an interest other than academia, then you must keep it more or less a secret. It's just not in my nature to play by rules that don't make sense, and that's why I'm out here in Wild Idaho!

NEWS September 20, 2009. Just expanded my photo collection at flickr! Please see them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/96517640@N00/


NEWS Friday, Sep 28, 2007: I started a Pocatello photo blog at http://pocatellophotoblog.blogspot.com/ Some photos are also in this gallery, but some may not be.

I also have some photos of Pocatello at Webshots and some more (along with those by other photographers) at Trekearth.com and also at Flickr.com. Speaking of Trekearth, all my photos there can be found here.

Also see my photos on Google. For example: http://picasaweb.google.com/vkantabu/RescueOnChinesePeak# and http://picasaweb.google.com/vkantabu/NWFEntries200902#
If you are interested in seeing how things looked in the mountains just east of Pocatello back in the 1970's and 80's, see http://pbase.com/vkantabu/fromdebbiebrooks

Here is a link to historical photos of Bannock County at ISU's library, made available by Karen Kearns: http://idahodocs.cdmhost.com/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/p2003coll1&CISOSTART=1,1 (Unfortunately, Karen Kearns passed away in 2012, still in her 40's.)

By the way, the blue background of these pages is actually Pocatello's sky color sampled from a photograph I took on a clear day.
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bison at Pocatello Zoo
bison at Pocatello Zoo
Halloween 2008 at ISU IMG_0499.jpg
Halloween 2008 at ISU IMG_0499.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0486.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0486.jpg
Home the day after the big spring snowfall _DSC0031.jpg
Home the day after the big spring snowfall _DSC0031.jpg
Pregnant College of Engineering Squirrel PA110021.jpg
Pregnant College of Engineering Squirrel PA110021.jpg
China Clipper _DSC0632.jpg
China Clipper _DSC0632.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous - Verabredungszentrum - Appointment Center IMG_0736.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous - Verabredungszentrum - Appointment Center IMG_0736.jpg
Little Party Goer _DSC0082.jpg
Little Party Goer _DSC0082.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7414.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7414.jpg
Judo at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0289.jpg
Judo at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0289.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation  _DSC3426.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3426.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0975.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0975.jpg
_DSC0781 Pocatello Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir.JPG
_DSC0781 Pocatello Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir.JPG
Fall Foliage Autumn 2011 City Creek Pocatello Idaho _DSC1827.jpg
Fall Foliage Autumn 2011 City Creek Pocatello Idaho _DSC1827.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak  Trail P1000097.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000097.jpg
Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2571.jpg
Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2571.jpg
African Food at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 028.jpg
African Food at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 028.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0028.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0028.JPG
longleaved phlox DSCN1634.jpg
longleaved phlox DSCN1634.jpg
DSCF0095 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0095 Flag Carrier.jpg
Whitman Street Squirrel IMG_0671.JPG
Whitman Street Squirrel IMG_0671.JPG
music man _DSC0298.jpg
music man _DSC0298.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0723.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0723.jpg
Typical Pocatello Summer Scene P1060314.jpg
Typical Pocatello Summer Scene P1060314.jpg
DSCF0110 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0110 Flag Carrier.jpg
CoHo.jpg
CoHo.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0419.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0419.jpg
ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0054.JPG
ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0054.JPG
Ryan Sack in Pocatello Idaho _DSC0585.jpg
Ryan Sack in Pocatello Idaho _DSC0585.jpg
Post Office Tulip DSCF0006.JPG
Post Office Tulip DSCF0006.JPG
ISU College of Pharmacy autumn scene _DSC4551.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy autumn scene _DSC4551.jpg
Un coro de Espaņa DSC_6478.jpg
Un coro de Espaņa DSC_6478.jpg
Campus blooms DSCN5146.jpg
Campus blooms DSCN5146.jpg
DSCF0141 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0141 Flag Carrier.jpg
spring snow at home _DSC6896.jpg
spring snow at home _DSC6896.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0352.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0352.jpg
DSCF0082 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0082 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU sign P1000160.jpg
ISU sign P1000160.jpg
Lunch at Senang _DSC4479.jpg
Lunch at Senang _DSC4479.jpg
The Swains _DSC2704.jpg
The Swains _DSC2704.jpg
Paige's Dog at College Market DSCF0001.JPG
Paige's Dog at College Market DSCF0001.JPG
ISU campus butterfly near PSUB DSC_0069.jpg
ISU campus butterfly near PSUB DSC_0069.jpg
Thom Ritter George conducting Idaho State Civic Symphony IMG_0973.jpg
Thom Ritter George conducting Idaho State Civic Symphony IMG_0973.jpg
Paul Tate smallfile Picture 012.jpg
Paul Tate smallfile Picture 012.jpg
music man _DSC0224.jpg
music man _DSC0224.jpg
fireworks july 4 2008 _DSC5511.jpg
fireworks july 4 2008 _DSC5511.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy DSCN0477.jpg
ISU College of Pharmacy DSCN0477.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1455.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1455.jpg
Vegetables from LuAnn Broadhead's Garden in Burley P1030462.jpg
Vegetables from LuAnn Broadhead's Garden in Burley P1030462.jpg
frost P2120006.jpg
frost P2120006.jpg
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