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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 or (208) 251-4368. 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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Purple flowers late PA050038.jpg
Purple flowers late PA050038.jpg
Autumn at Colonial Hall ISU smallfile IMG_1412.jpg
Autumn at Colonial Hall ISU smallfile IMG_1412.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0186.jpg
ISU Flower with Snow DSCF0186.jpg
Western Serviceberry am I not I grow by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010508.jpg
Western Serviceberry am I not I grow by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010508.jpg
a night in mexico at isu P2230007.jpg
a night in mexico at isu P2230007.jpg
Pocatello Creek Road Roadside View DSCN0223.jpg
Pocatello Creek Road Roadside View DSCN0223.jpg
Rose family member
Rose family member
our driveway - spring scene P4180109.jpg
our driveway - spring scene P4180109.jpg
DSCF0107 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0107 Flag Carrier.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0128.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0128.jpg
College Market Interior Bild 024.jpg
College Market Interior Bild 024.jpg
Engineering Picnic - Conversation DSCF0023.JPG
Engineering Picnic - Conversation DSCF0023.JPG
Putnam and I, taken by me (not by Putnam!) with camera in my left hand
Putnam and I, taken by me (not by Putnam!) with camera in my left hand
Red Hill columns at ISU P1040888.jpg
Red Hill columns at ISU P1040888.jpg
ISU Computer Science Graduate Ben Frisk May 2007 _DSC0449.jpg
ISU Computer Science Graduate Ben Frisk May 2007 _DSC0449.jpg
Baby cockatiel DSCF0004.JPG
Baby cockatiel DSCF0004.JPG
Pocatello Retro - Winger's DSC_0084
Pocatello Retro - Winger's DSC_0084
Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center _DSC0395
Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center _DSC0395
Earl - smaller file _DSC8926.jpg
Earl - smaller file _DSC8926.jpg
red rocks next to west buckskin road P4230127.jpg
red rocks next to west buckskin road P4230127.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1931.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1931.jpg
Mozart the Cockatiel in Flight _DSC6958.jpg
Mozart the Cockatiel in Flight _DSC6958.jpg
horse _DSC2579.JPG
horse _DSC2579.JPG
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8319.jpg
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8319.jpg
Wild Sunflower with Insects _DSC3963.JPG
Wild Sunflower with Insects _DSC3963.JPG
Trimmer Professor Ken pouring home brewed beer P1010280.JPG
Trimmer Professor Ken pouring home brewed beer P1010280.JPG
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
All Faculty Meeting with Gallagher 001.jpg
All Faculty Meeting with Gallagher 001.jpg
le centre de rendez-vous  lautomne 1400 x 930 _DSC2039.JPG
le centre de rendez-vous lautomne 1400 x 930 _DSC2039.JPG
Fox Squirrel licking Ice Cream, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Fox Squirrel licking Ice Cream, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Moonrise Scene from Red Hill smallfile PB240150.jpg
Moonrise Scene from Red Hill smallfile PB240150.jpg
ISU Library on a Snowy April 17th _DSC0027.jpg
ISU Library on a Snowy April 17th _DSC0027.jpg
Red Squirrel on an Aspen in Winter _DSC0558.jpg
Red Squirrel on an Aspen in Winter _DSC0558.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000098.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000098.jpg
microbiotic crust turned green after light rain P4230140.jpg
microbiotic crust turned green after light rain P4230140.jpg
la danza mexicana en estilo de mi universidad P2230093.jpg
la danza mexicana en estilo de mi universidad P2230093.jpg
zootree DSC_0136.jpg
zootree DSC_0136.jpg
Coonie _DSC0440.jpg
Coonie _DSC0440.jpg
flag show at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0254.jpg
flag show at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0254.jpg
DSCF0126 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0126 Flag Carrier.jpg
Man of la Mancha DSC_0150.jpg
Man of la Mancha DSC_0150.jpg
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DSCF0035.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8864.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8864.jpg
ISU History-Computer Science- Geosciences research group at College Market P1040560.jpg
ISU History-Computer Science- Geosciences research group at College Market P1040560.jpg
Graveley Hall Idaho State University smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
Graveley Hall Idaho State University smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0133.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0133.JPG
ISU Admin Bldg butterfly DSCN5934.jpg
ISU Admin Bldg butterfly DSCN5934.jpg
Office before Snowstorm DSC_2434.jpg
Office before Snowstorm DSC_2434.jpg
campus rose DSCN5320.jpg
campus rose DSCN5320.jpg
Green Wagon at Fort Hall Replica P1020206.jpg
Green Wagon at Fort Hall Replica P1020206.jpg
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