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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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Nick at VMG picnic 2005 DSCF0023 smallfile.JPG
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I grow on East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010460.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9622.jpg
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Harvest Time at Chinese Peak IMG_1865.jpg
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Avi Bosen and his Mom Sera at College Market _DSC0789.JPG
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Paintbrush and Yellow Composite DSC_0015.jpg
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Pocatello Twilight at Home P4060041.jpg
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Upland Larkspur at Gibson Jack P1020616.jpg
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Winter Returns to ISU Pocatello P1010204.JPG
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Our Home Under Construction (renovation) Despite Snow 0002.jpg
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DSCF0077 Flag Carrier.jpg
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View from Alvin Ricken Road P1010726.jpg
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Maximos de los Gatos DSCF0176.jpg
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Autumn Scene _DSC0011.jpg
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Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen img_2612.jpg
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Foggy Autumn Scene DSC_0005.jpg
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Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7925.JPG
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Juniper cross section P1010057.jpg
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Buckskin Autumn Scene by Kantabutra _DSC4806.jpg
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Tyropites at Annual Greek Food Festival at Greek Orthodox Church DSCF0047.JPG
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Ankunft des yassas aux poulets DSCF0064.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6663.jpg
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Putnam loves his car rides smallfile IMG_1772.jpg
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ISU Administration Building Thundercloud Plum Blossoms DSCN6086.JPG
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Yellow flowers late PA050035.jpg
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Moon rising over the treetops IMG_1125.jpg
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Mountain Scene uploaded Jan 31 2005 smallfile dsc_2842.jpg
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La Catrina Quartet _DSC4357.jpg
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pigeon who nests behind Goody's sign on 5th Ave DSCF0008.JPG
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Maple Fall Foliage in Ross Park Pocatello Idaho DSCF0738.jpg
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Mid March Tree and Sky _DSC0657.jpg
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Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8307.jpg
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Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 040.jpg
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Am I a Larkspur I grow by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010506.jpg
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Red Squirrel eating Aspen Bloom P4040042.jpg
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bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6765.jpg
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Return of the Snow to ISU IMG_0877.jpg
Breakfast with giant German pancakes at Elmer's
Breakfast with giant "German" pancakes at Elmer's
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Cop succeeded in Lining up Bird in Front of his SUV P1010107.jpg
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