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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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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
Isabella the Cockatiel pulling on Ribbon on Terry Arnold's Card DSCN2979
Isabella the Cockatiel pulling on Ribbon on Terry Arnold's Card DSCN2979
Mark Neiwirth and Langroise Trio with Page Turner Turning Page 2006-4-2 022.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Langroise Trio with Page Turner Turning Page 2006-4-2 022.jpg
Maximilianuskatze DSCF0069.JPG
Maximilianuskatze DSCF0069.JPG
Enrique Gonzalez I think DSCF0098.JPG
Enrique Gonzalez I think DSCF0098.JPG
Pocatellans buying fireworks DSC_0084.jpg
Pocatellans buying fireworks DSC_0084.jpg
ISU Winter Scene at 6 degrees F P1020143.jpg
ISU Winter Scene at 6 degrees F P1020143.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0650.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0650.jpg
City Creek Trail DSCF0073.JPG
City Creek Trail DSCF0073.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6709.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6709.jpg
music man _DSC0241.jpg
music man _DSC0241.jpg
Sho-ban Kid Dancing _DSC0253.jpg
Sho-ban Kid Dancing _DSC0253.jpg
First Serious Snowfall DSCF0092.jpg
First Serious Snowfall DSCF0092.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet with Neiwirth at Piano _DSC0008 smallfile.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet with Neiwirth at Piano _DSC0008 smallfile.jpg
Two bees on thistle _DSC3760.JPG
Two bees on thistle _DSC3760.JPG
Attendees at ISU's Russian White Night Celebration 2007 P1000913.JPG
Attendees at ISU's Russian White Night Celebration 2007 P1000913.JPG
French Students bearing flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0709.jpg
French Students bearing flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0709.jpg
Early Spring Scene _DSC0087.jpg
Early Spring Scene _DSC0087.jpg
Deborah Arnold, Crete Brown, and Ruth Moorhead VMG05 0026.jpg
Deborah Arnold, Crete Brown, and Ruth Moorhead VMG05 0026.jpg
Autumn from the Mouth of our Driveway smallfile _DSC0523.jpg
Autumn from the Mouth of our Driveway smallfile _DSC0523.jpg
Winter Greetings from Our Home DSC_1349.jpg
Winter Greetings from Our Home DSC_1349.jpg
Welcome Sign 2008 _DSC7911.jpg
Welcome Sign 2008 _DSC7911.jpg
Ardys and Karl Holte _DSC0685.jpg
Ardys and Karl Holte _DSC0685.jpg
Applebees smallfile _DSC0264.JPG
Applebees smallfile _DSC0264.JPG
Pocatello Sunrise _DSC5118.jpg
Pocatello Sunrise _DSC5118.jpg
pink microsteris DSCN1749.jpg
pink microsteris DSCN1749.jpg
Red Hill Magic P9020011
Red Hill Magic P9020011
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1929.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1929.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6064.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6064.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0695.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0695.jpg
olympus 287 wild sunflower and pollinators.JPG
olympus 287 wild sunflower and pollinators.JPG
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCN1405.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCN1405.jpg
Presentation of the Dessert Tray at the Continental Bistro D70 055.jpg
Presentation of the Dessert Tray at the Continental Bistro D70 055.jpg
Adcox's Chief Pocatello Statue P8010103.jpg
Adcox's Chief Pocatello Statue P8010103.jpg
Bill OBrien R and Curtis L Guitar Concert large web sized  _DSC8590.jpg
Bill OBrien R and Curtis L Guitar Concert large web sized _DSC8590.jpg
DSCF0109 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0109 Flag Carrier.jpg
Gibson Jack Creek Roaring in May P1020658.jpg
Gibson Jack Creek Roaring in May P1020658.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0437.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0437.jpg
The moon P1020656.JPG
The moon P1020656.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble Friday Night Coffee House Concert DSCF0046.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble Friday Night Coffee House Concert DSCF0046.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC9464.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9464.jpg
Ken Trimmer as brewer and gardener P1050415.jpg
Ken Trimmer as brewer and gardener P1050415.jpg
Food at Susannes Birthday P8110125.jpg
Food at Susannes Birthday P8110125.jpg
A Drawing from Deborah Arnold's Earth Day Book entitled, Council of Animals DSCN5806.JPG
A Drawing from Deborah Arnold's Earth Day Book entitled, "Council of Animals" DSCN5806.JPG
Man of la Mancha Cast DSC_0189.jpg
Man of la Mancha Cast DSC_0189.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0397.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0397.jpg
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