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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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Cop succeeded in Lining up Bird in Front of his SUV P1010107.jpg
Cop succeeded in Lining up Bird in Front of his SUV P1010107.jpg
Glass Art of Lonalee Hamlin Jr DSC_3703.JPG
Glass Art of Lonalee Hamlin Jr DSC_3703.JPG
music man _DSC0228.jpg
music man _DSC0228.jpg
Autumn at Pocatello Zoo smallfile IMG_1468.jpg
Autumn at Pocatello Zoo smallfile IMG_1468.jpg
Maximos DSCF0171.jpg
Maximos DSCF0171.jpg
Homemade Catfish with Thai flavors DSCN1006.jpg
Homemade Catfish with Thai flavors DSCN1006.jpg
Three Baby Red Squirrels _DSC4968.jpg
Three Baby Red Squirrels _DSC4968.jpg
Pocatello Moonset fullsize - just before a total lunar eclipse _DSC3058.jpg
Pocatello Moonset fullsize - just before a total lunar eclipse _DSC3058.jpg
Máximos - el rey de los gatos DSCF0169.jpg
Máximos - el rey de los gatos DSCF0169.jpg
Joyce Guyer and Mark Neiwirth _DSC3649.JPG
Joyce Guyer and Mark Neiwirth _DSC3649.JPG
Der Schneehund P1020111.jpg
Der Schneehund P1020111.jpg
VMG05 0029.jpg
VMG05 0029.jpg
DSCF0093 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0093 Flag Carrier.jpg
Baby Moose smallfile Aug 27 2008 _DSC8593.jpg
Baby Moose smallfile Aug 27 2008 _DSC8593.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot in its habitat DSCN1427.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot in its habitat DSCN1427.jpg
Rachel Dowling Running Pocatello Marathon smallfile DSCF0224.jpg
Rachel Dowling Running Pocatello Marathon smallfile DSCF0224.jpg
music man _DSC0263.jpg
music man _DSC0263.jpg
ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course P1050061.jpg
ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course P1050061.jpg
Mountains north of McCammon, near Pocatello
Mountains north of McCammon, near Pocatello
PSUB or Pond Student Union Building, Idaho State University Autumn Herbst DSC_0074
PSUB or Pond Student Union Building, Idaho State University Autumn Herbst DSC_0074
Fetter Dienstag in Pocatello: Cooking on Fat Tuesday in the Student Union DSC_2995.jpg
Fetter Dienstag in Pocatello: Cooking on Fat Tuesday in the Student Union DSC_2995.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0015.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0015.JPG
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7503.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7503.jpg
Lazuli Bunting P1020412.JPG
Lazuli Bunting P1020412.JPG
College Market Today P1030110.jpg
College Market Today P1030110.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6692.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6692.jpg
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DSC_93.jpg
Port Neuf Brass at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5714.JPG
Port Neuf Brass at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5714.JPG
Food Served at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0093.JPG
Food Served at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0093.JPG
Autumn Scene at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0868.JPG
Autumn Scene at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0868.JPG
Path from Red Hill Building Idaho State University DSCF0086.JPG
Path from Red Hill Building Idaho State University DSCF0086.JPG
Arrival of the Kearns at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0653.jpg
Arrival of the Kearns at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0653.jpg
yet another lunch at bouillon soup P1180009.jpg
yet another lunch at bouillon soup P1180009.jpg
Geologistic Wolf Man _DSC0943.jpg
Geologistic Wolf Man _DSC0943.jpg
ISU campus butterfly DSC_0068.jpg
ISU campus butterfly DSC_0068.jpg
Bill O'Brien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Bill O'Brien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
The Office in Autumn rotated smallfile 2007 P1010072.jpg
The Office in Autumn rotated smallfile 2007 P1010072.jpg
Iris Dan Jay and Kristin DSCF0054.jpg
Iris Dan Jay and Kristin DSCF0054.jpg
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, photographing me _DSC3157.jpg
Julie Hillebrandt, an ISU professional photographer, photographing me _DSC3157.jpg
Garden Creek at Garden Creek Gap, near Pocatello, Idaho
Garden Creek at Garden Creek Gap, near Pocatello, Idaho
China Clipper _DSC0631.jpg
China Clipper _DSC0631.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 Host _DSC1702.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 Host _DSC1702.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife smallfile P1010041.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife smallfile P1010041.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0464.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0464.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0208.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0208.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4757.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4757.JPG
Continental Bistro Lunch Leftover DSC_2954.jpg
Continental Bistro Lunch Leftover DSC_2954.jpg
Jamaalrückenberg DSCF0004.JPG
Jamaalrückenberg DSCF0004.JPG
Jay Kunze, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, ISU DSCF0047
Jay Kunze, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, ISU DSCF0047
Meditation Garden and Power House DSCN0017.jpg
Meditation Garden and Power House DSCN0017.jpg
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