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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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Brazilian Choir _DSC6329.jpg
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American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Driveway at Home _DSC2856.jpg
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Pocatello Postcard 4.jpg
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Prof. Susan Swetnam _DSC0597
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El da de cuatro fuegos IMG_0019.jpg
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Pocatello Sunset P1050627.jpg
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Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1184.jpg
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Dancer at ISU Nepali Night 2015 _DSC5720.JPG
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Northern Flying Squirrel -- Glaucomys sabrinus DSCF0513.jpg
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The Dining Room in Sepia Tones P1030215.jpg
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baby cockatiels are so grown up now P1010026.JPG
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Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020097.jpg
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Coffee brewing at College Market cropped smallfile _DSC0220.jpg
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Munros Globe-Mallow with Ants P1000138.jpg
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Port Neuf Gap from Dump Site A Picture 015.jpg
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Tamiasciurus hudsonicus yawning DSCF0021.JPG
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Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0069.jpg
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ISU Football smallfile DSCF0006.JPG
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Horse on a Snowy April 17th Morning _DSC0025.jpg
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Sir Francis Doose le canard de Roun mit dem Haus _DSC0075.jpg
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Flag Bearer at ISU International Night 2008 - Russia _DSC0723.jpg
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ISU International Night 2011 Singer _DSC1719.jpg
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The Dining Room - 2nd and Center - IMG_1340.jpg
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Tulip at ISU DSCN0794.jpg
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Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0063.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 _DSC0386.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 _DSC0386.jpg
Upland Larkspur Pocatello Mountain Wildflower DSCN1929
Upland Larkspur Pocatello Mountain Wildflower DSCN1929
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tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0021.jpg
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Trimmers flowers P1050445.jpg
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Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9212.jpg
Glacier Lily -- Gletscherlilie, Forellenlilie usw DSCN3143.jpg
Glacier Lily -- Gletscherlilie, Forellenlilie usw DSCN3143.jpg
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Pocatello Woods with Snow in Moonlight _DSC0456_2
iPhone photo of Alameda Pet Hospital Cat Boo IMG_0033.jpg
iPhone photo of Alameda Pet Hospital Cat Boo IMG_0033.jpg
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Chicken with Collard Greens and Ginger DSC_0024.jpg
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Robert and Audrey Pirro _DSC2925.jpg
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Main St Old Town Pocatello from Ground Level IMG_1578.JPG
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Inman Creek Road DSCN1444.jpg
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Apple P1000070.jpg
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ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0670.jpg
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Conure - new - no name yet DSCF0165.jpg
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una danza latina - International Night _DSC8037.jpg
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food lines at isu international night 2008 _DSC0699.jpg
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starry night scene with blown out moon _DSC2906.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6570.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6570.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Starting Line smallfile 2008 P8290443.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Starting Line smallfile 2008 P8290443.jpg
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