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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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Trees at Goody's Deli in the fall _DSC4570.jpg
Trees at Goody's Deli in the fall _DSC4570.jpg
First Snowstorm of the Season DSCF0083.jpg
First Snowstorm of the Season DSCF0083.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8454.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8454.jpg
Trees on Scout Mountain Nature Trail DSC_6426.JPG
Trees on Scout Mountain Nature Trail DSC_6426.JPG
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8303.jpg
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8303.jpg
Little Miss Dahlgren at a College of Engineering Picnic Sep 2005 DSCF0005.JPG
Little Miss Dahlgren at a College of Engineering Picnic Sep 2005 DSCF0005.JPG
red squirrel DSC_0010.jpg
red squirrel DSC_0010.jpg
Danyal right at his exhibit with Dad and Visitor DSCF0462.jpg
Danyal right at his exhibit with Dad and Visitor DSCF0462.jpg
Das Gelbsteinhotel - nicht mehr in Dienst P1000942.jpg
Das Gelbsteinhotel - nicht mehr in Dienst P1000942.jpg
Chinese Peak IMG_1156.jpg
Chinese Peak IMG_1156.jpg
ISU Squirrel P2230047.jpg
ISU Squirrel P2230047.jpg
Fall foliage (aspen), Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 045.jpg
Fall foliage (aspen), Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 045.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290074.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290074.jpg
landscape from where we were DSCN1949.jpg
landscape from where we were DSCN1949.jpg
Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
Lyrisches Trio smallfile _DSC0022.jpg
Lyrisches Trio smallfile _DSC0022.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0676.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0676.jpg
Pocatello'scher Geburtstagstanz P8110171
Pocatello'scher Geburtstagstanz P8110171
Parade of Kids on ISU Campus IMG_0921.jpg
Parade of Kids on ISU Campus IMG_0921.jpg
purple flowers near cougar zone P6190032.jpg
purple flowers near cougar zone P6190032.jpg
Baby cockatiel DSCF0007.jpg
Baby cockatiel DSCF0007.jpg
campus rose DSCN5319.jpg
campus rose DSCN5319.jpg
Work of Linda Hales of Rigby IMG_0259.jpg
Work of Linda Hales of Rigby IMG_0259.jpg
ISU school lunch Hühnersalat Giulio Cesare DSCN5867.jpg
ISU school lunch Hühnersalat Giulio Cesare DSCN5867.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0662.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0662.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1105.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1105.jpg
Mexican food from el Herradero Pocatello DSC_0036.jpg
Mexican food from el Herradero Pocatello DSC_0036.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
squirrel walking stick carved by Steve Esterby DSCN5183.jpg
squirrel walking stick carved by Steve Esterby DSCN5183.jpg
Camelback Mountain, Pocatello, Idaho
Camelback Mountain, Pocatello, Idaho
Bill Schaefer of Idaho State Journal photographing ISU Prof. and Book Author Susan Swetnam _SC0575.JPG
Bill Schaefer of Idaho State Journal photographing ISU Prof. and Book Author Susan Swetnam _SC0575.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6581.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6581.jpg
Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0352.jpg
Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0352.jpg
Zoo Teepee DSCF0592.jpg
Zoo Teepee DSCF0592.jpg
VMG Annual Exhibit setup in Minds Eye Gallery DSCN5820.JPG
VMG Annual Exhibit setup in Minds Eye Gallery DSCN5820.JPG
Autumn 2008 _DSC9642.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9642.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot very early DSCN1098.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot very early DSCN1098.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8429.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8429.jpg
Wellhouse snow scene small IMG_0809.jpg
Wellhouse snow scene small IMG_0809.jpg
Yellow Flowers, East Fork, Mink Creek Trail
Yellow Flowers, East Fork, Mink Creek Trail
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7180.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7180.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team College of Engineering 2007 _DSC0528.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team College of Engineering 2007 _DSC0528.jpg
Optometrist Dr Flandro at Work smallfile P1010049.jpg
Optometrist Dr Flandro at Work smallfile P1010049.jpg
Ken Bosworth Drew Laird and an unidentified person _DSC0387.JPG
Ken Bosworth Drew Laird and an unidentified person _DSC0387.JPG
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7975.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7975.jpg
ISU Early Thaw Feb 2008 IMG_0852.jpg
ISU Early Thaw Feb 2008 IMG_0852.jpg
Lena Contor presenting Ukrainian culture at Pocatellos First Friday Art Walk _DSC3777.jpg
Lena Contor presenting Ukrainian culture at Pocatellos First Friday Art Walk _DSC3777.jpg
Idaho Museum of Natural History and  the Fine Arts Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Fine Arts Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Century High students on Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 039.jpg
Century High students on Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 039.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4773.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4773.JPG
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