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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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Prof. of History Jack Owens with a Book He Authored_DSC0528.JPG
Prof. of History Jack Owens with a Book He Authored_DSC0528.JPG
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCN1631.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCN1631.jpg
Dancer at Nepali Night 2015 at ISU _DSC5549.JPG
Dancer at Nepali Night 2015 at ISU _DSC5549.JPG
Edwin and Nicole at Danyals Photography Exhibit DSCF0460.jpg
Edwin and Nicole at Danyals Photography Exhibit DSCF0460.jpg
Pocatello Halloween Sunrise DSCF0167.jpg
Pocatello Halloween Sunrise DSCF0167.jpg
ISU Computer Science graduate and neighbor Keith Mortensen blowing snow IMG_0786.jpg
ISU Computer Science graduate and neighbor Keith Mortensen blowing snow IMG_0786.jpg
Wedding of Brandi Lewis and My Student Moses Okeyo DSC_3532.JPG
Wedding of Brandi Lewis and My Student Moses Okeyo DSC_3532.JPG
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VMG05 0030.jpg
Tiffany House _DSC7977.jpg
Tiffany House _DSC7977.jpg
Coonie Mom _DSC0041.jpg
Coonie Mom _DSC0041.jpg
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Missouri Moose Braves Idaho Mountain Snow smallfile Picture 202.jpg
music man _DSC0240.jpg
music man _DSC0240.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6855.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6855.jpg
P1010034 Person in Trouble.JPG
P1010034 Person in Trouble.JPG
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0732.JPG
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0732.JPG
Moth Larva _DSC4251.JPG
Moth Larva _DSC4251.JPG
red squirrel with late may snow _DSC3709.jpg
red squirrel with late may snow _DSC3709.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot RSCN1414.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot RSCN1414.jpg
Indian and Scout Mountains from Red Hill ISU Campus P1040890.jpg
Indian and Scout Mountains from Red Hill ISU Campus P1040890.jpg
Alfalfa perhaps P6190054.jpg
Alfalfa perhaps P6190054.jpg
Setting Sun P1030555_037.JPG
Setting Sun P1030555_037.JPG
talk at sigma xi 2007 _DSC0150.JPG
talk at sigma xi 2007 _DSC0150.JPG
ISU Interim President Gallagher greeting Faculty Senators DSC_6924.jpg
ISU Interim President Gallagher greeting Faculty Senators DSC_6924.jpg
Taiko drummers ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0163.jpg
Taiko drummers ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0163.jpg
Little Apple Tree and Chinese Peak _DSC7535.jpg
Little Apple Tree and Chinese Peak _DSC7535.jpg
wild rose hips _DSC1089.jpg
wild rose hips _DSC1089.jpg
freight trains _DSC9515.jpg
freight trains _DSC9515.jpg
Habibs Home Ready for his Wedding Reception _DSC0544.jpg
Habibs Home Ready for his Wedding Reception _DSC0544.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1440.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1440.jpg
Wild Rose at Home smallfile IMG_1174.jpg
Wild Rose at Home smallfile IMG_1174.jpg
Faculty Senate DSC_6930.jpg
Faculty Senate DSC_6930.jpg
Tulip DSCN0605.jpg
Tulip DSCN0605.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Physical Science Building DSCF0484.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Physical Science Building DSCF0484.jpg
College of Engineering Picnic -- Do You Speak Bengali ? DSCF0037.JPG
College of Engineering Picnic -- Do You Speak Bengali ? DSCF0037.JPG
Another Pocatello Sunset Scene _DSC5106.jpg
Another Pocatello Sunset Scene _DSC5106.jpg
Oil Painting Collage by Second Graders at Holy Spirit Catholic School Pocatello _DSC4564.jpg
Oil Painting Collage by Second Graders at Holy Spirit Catholic School Pocatello _DSC4564.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center IMG_1922.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center IMG_1922.jpg
Pork in Beer Sauce by photographer
Pork in Beer Sauce by photographer
Pocatello Zoo Tree House DSCF0715.jpg
Pocatello Zoo Tree House DSCF0715.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot P1030294.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot P1030294.jpg
Berries P1030412.JPG
Berries P1030412.JPG
ISU Administration Building -- Spring smallfile _DSC0039.jpg
ISU Administration Building -- Spring smallfile _DSC0039.jpg
Susan Duncan ready to Photograph Taiko Drummers at ISU International Night DSCF0223.jpg
Susan Duncan ready to Photograph Taiko Drummers at ISU International Night DSCF0223.jpg
VMG picnic May 15 2005 DSCF0019.JPG
VMG picnic May 15 2005 DSCF0019.JPG
Daytime Northern Flying Squirrel P4250014.jpg
Daytime Northern Flying Squirrel P4250014.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050526.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050526.jpg
Musicians playing during Oktoberfest at Continental Bistro DSCF0747.jpg
Musicians playing during Oktoberfest at Continental Bistro DSCF0747.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5859.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5859.jpg
Wharton - Fletcher - Masserini - Fisher  Open House at ISUIMG_0795.jpg
Wharton - Fletcher - Masserini - Fisher Open House at ISUIMG_0795.jpg
Ceramic Mugs by Phil Jenkins _DSC3638.jpg
Ceramic Mugs by Phil Jenkins _DSC3638.jpg
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