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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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Chinese New Year 2010 at ISU _DSC6944.jpg
Chinese New Year 2010 at ISU _DSC6944.jpg
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Ruth Moorhead and Richard Feuerborn _DSC0687.jpg
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potato prep DSCF0041.jpg
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music man _DSC0280.jpg
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Baroque Festival 2009 at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4744.JPG
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What are these on McNabb Road Inkom _DSC5478.jpg
Optometrist Dr. Michael Flandro at Work P1010042
Optometrist Dr. Michael Flandro at Work P1010042
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Ken and Joann Trimmer's tulips smallfile DSCF0015.JPG
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Lewis' Flax IMG_0033.jpg
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Vegetables for grilling DSCF0027.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6671.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6566.jpg
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0673.jpg
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Home-Baked Wild Salmon with Rosemary DSC_3066.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1783.JPG
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1783.JPG
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Road to City Creek Trail DSCN6403.JPG
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ISU Dance _DSC9198.jpg
Steller's Jay DSCF0574.jpg
Steller's Jay DSCF0574.jpg
dragon fly on Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6594.JPG
dragon fly on Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6594.JPG
Un coro de Espaņa DSC_6476.jpg
Un coro de Espaņa DSC_6476.jpg
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le centre de rendez-vous ā lautomne 1400 x 930 _DSC2045.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6673.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6673.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Vet Tech Yvonne Aprato - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1751.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Vet Tech Yvonne Aprato - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1751.jpg
Pizza from Pizzeria Molto Caldo IMG_1738.jpg
Pizza from Pizzeria Molto Caldo IMG_1738.jpg
Miss Coonie Nov 8 2007 smallfile DSCF0875.JPG
Miss Coonie Nov 8 2007 smallfile DSCF0875.JPG
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VMG05 0031.jpg
Jove's Buttercup or Ranunculus jovis DSCN1580.jpg
Jove's Buttercup or Ranunculus jovis DSCN1580.jpg
Kenny Creek Trail -- Juniper Woodland in the Caribou National Forest area P1040807.jpg
Kenny Creek Trail -- Juniper Woodland in the Caribou National Forest area P1040807.jpg
Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
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Horse in Arbon Valley DSCN0220.jpg
Bill O_Brien and Bob Fisher DSCF0031.JPG
Bill O_Brien and Bob Fisher DSCF0031.JPG
Chinese New Year 2010 ISU _DSC6895.jpg
Chinese New Year 2010 ISU _DSC6895.jpg
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The Rift at Indian Rocks _DSC7263.jpg
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Pocatello Myco IMG_0293.jpg
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pac 022.jpg
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Jake and Another Person _DSC0680.jpg
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Our Snow-Covered Car with Plow Truck Behind It IMG_0766.jpg
July Fourth 2005, Pocatello, Idaho
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The making of a well-engineered system.
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International Night at ISU 2004
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The Great Race came to Pocatello!
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The Home with the Magical Office
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College of Engineering graduation 2008
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