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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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Pocatello Twilight _DSC5131.jpg
Pocatello Twilight _DSC5131.jpg
Historic Staging of Man of La Mancha at ISU DSC_80.jpg
Historic Staging of Man of La Mancha at ISU DSC_80.jpg
Rich Wabrek - John Bennion - Linda Stuffle - Subbaram Naidu at Habib_s in Johnny Creek Area _DSC9678.jpg
Rich Wabrek - John Bennion - Linda Stuffle - Subbaram Naidu at Habib_s in Johnny Creek Area _DSC9678.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains Oct 7 2008 _DSC9985.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains Oct 7 2008 _DSC9985.jpg
DSCF0132 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0132 Flag Carrier.jpg
The Reed Gym Bengali Tiger IMG_1481.jpg
The Reed Gym Bengali Tiger IMG_1481.jpg
iac smallfile DSC_6408.JPG
iac smallfile DSC_6408.JPG
New Jersey Choir _DSC6401.jpg
New Jersey Choir _DSC6401.jpg
City Creek DSCN6410.JPG
City Creek DSCN6410.JPG
Sikaswe Wedding DSCF0011.jpg
Sikaswe Wedding DSCF0011.jpg
aspen autumn leaves DSCF0714.jpg
aspen autumn leaves DSCF0714.jpg
Pocatello Sunset 9 May 2015 P5090001.JPG
Pocatello Sunset 9 May 2015 P5090001.JPG
Standing Ovation for The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center, Pocatello, Idaho _DSC4667.JPG
Standing Ovation for The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center, Pocatello, Idaho _DSC4667.JPG
Whitman Hotel Building P1030398.jpg
Whitman Hotel Building P1030398.jpg
Chinese New Year 2010 at ISU _DSC6991.jpg
Chinese New Year 2010 at ISU _DSC6991.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020069.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020069.jpg
Dr. Karl Holte leading a field trip for his Spring Flora course DSCN1546
Dr. Karl Holte leading a field trip for his Spring Flora course DSCN1546
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DSCN1744.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 352.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 352.jpg
Chinese Peak Trail panorama P1030316.jpg
Chinese Peak Trail panorama P1030316.jpg
Doosie Duckson le canard de RouŽn 2006-4-2 012.jpg
Doosie Duckson le canard de RouŽn 2006-4-2 012.jpg
Winco at Foothill _DSC8589.jpg
Winco at Foothill _DSC8589.jpg
Road from City Creek Trail IMG_1224.jpg
Road from City Creek Trail IMG_1224.jpg
Lewis Flax or Blue Flax, Pocatello, Idaho
Lewis Flax or Blue Flax, Pocatello, Idaho
Pocatello Morning Sky IMG_1221.jpg
Pocatello Morning Sky IMG_1221.jpg
Playing in the Snow at Caldwell Park D70 003.jpg
Playing in the Snow at Caldwell Park D70 003.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7944.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7944.jpg
red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0372.JPG
red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0372.JPG
DSC_0152.jpg
DSC_0152.jpg
Soloists _ and Kathleen Lane at Baroque Festival PB080046.jpg
Soloists _ and Kathleen Lane at Baroque Festival PB080046.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 184.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 184.jpg
West Buckskin Road on Thanksgiving Day 2003
West Buckskin Road on Thanksgiving Day 2003
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6659.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6659.jpg
Crystal Shropshire, DVM,  of Alameda Pet Hospital, cleaning Putnam's Teeth _DSC3073
Crystal Shropshire, DVM, of Alameda Pet Hospital, cleaning Putnam's Teeth _DSC3073
Scout Mountain Area Autumn Aspen Panorama
Scout Mountain Area Autumn Aspen Panorama
I call this Renaissance Court Jester smallfile DSCN3139.jpg
I call this Renaissance Court Jester smallfile DSCN3139.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050420.jpg
Clydesdale horse, a traveling 4-legged ambassador from St. Louis or thereabouts P6220066.JPG
Clydesdale horse, a traveling 4-legged ambassador from St. Louis or thereabouts P6220066.JPG
College of Business Idaho State University DSC_3032.jpg
College of Business Idaho State University DSC_3032.jpg
City Creek P1020695.jpg
City Creek P1020695.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050435.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050435.jpg
View Towards West Bench from Hospital Cafeteria in Winter P1000605.JPG
View Towards West Bench from Hospital Cafeteria in Winter P1000605.JPG
Kay Flowers speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050078.jpg
Kay Flowers speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050078.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0262.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0262.jpg
Walkway to Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Walkway to Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020087.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020087.jpg
Looking Downhill Towards Pocatello from Buckskin Road P1020179.jpg
Looking Downhill Towards Pocatello from Buckskin Road P1020179.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7178.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7178.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8426.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8426.jpg
Winterstorm in the Mountains DSC_2463.jpg
Winterstorm in the Mountains DSC_2463.jpg
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