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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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Red squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSCN0319.jpg
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Africa Night 2013 at ISU 230.jpg
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Napali Night 2010 _DSC6668.jpg
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Buckskin Rd Pocatello smallfile _DSC6024.JPG
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The Dining Room _DSC9285.jpg
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College Market IMG_1653
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Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Buildling DSCF0480.jpg
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wild goslings at Pocatello Zoo, not captive DSCF0046.jpg
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Springtime in our neighborhood P1020536.jpg
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Sängerin - Eine Nacht in Mexico P2230136.jpg
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ISU Wind Tunnel _DSC0863.jpg
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le préparation des pommes de terre DSCF0045
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ISU Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory P1000151.jpg
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Cherry Springs DSC_0063.jpg
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ISU Wind at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5741.JPG
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Hootowl Road P2220028.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9593.jpg
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0481.jpg
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ISU Pond Student Union P1050290.jpg
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Lovebirds and Cockatiel DSCF1064 copy.jpg
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Bee on Fireweed West Fork Mink Creek Trail P1020558.JPG
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ISU Honors Program Banquet at the Performing Arts Center _DSC0422.jpg
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Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0378.JPG
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Arctic Circle Taco Salad P1020306.jpg
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Pocatello Country Scene P1030296.jpg
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Farewell to John Masserini at a Faculty Senate Meeting _DSC2469.jpg
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Paintbrush at Black Rock Canyon _DSC0024.jpg
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Taiko drummers ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0193.jpg
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Indian and Scout Mountains from ISU Performing Arts Center parking lot _DSC3648.jpg
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wild rose hips _DSC1108.jpg
bison at Pocatello Zoo
bison at Pocatello Zoo
Halloween 2008 at ISU IMG_0499.jpg
Halloween 2008 at ISU IMG_0499.jpg
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Rodeo 2007 _DSC0486.jpg
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Home the day after the big spring snowfall _DSC0031.jpg
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Pregnant College of Engineering Squirrel PA110021.jpg
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China Clipper _DSC0632.jpg
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Le Centre Rendez-Vous - Verabredungszentrum - Appointment Center IMG_0736.jpg
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Little Party Goer _DSC0082.jpg
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A dance at Indian Night _DSC7414.jpg
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Judo at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0289.jpg
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ISU Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3426.jpg
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Western Spring Beauty DSCN0975.jpg
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_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
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Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000097.jpg
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Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2571.jpg
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African Food at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 028.jpg
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