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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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Ceramic Mugs by Phil Jenkins _DSC3638.jpg
Ceramic Mugs by Phil Jenkins _DSC3638.jpg
food at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0693.jpg
food at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0693.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Mink Creek Road Pocatello Idaho DSCN0158.jpg
Port Neuf Gap from Mink Creek Road Pocatello Idaho DSCN0158.jpg
Dance to Bolliwood Music at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0765.JPG
Dance to Bolliwood Music at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0765.JPG
Afghani student at ISU International Night 2006 smallfile _DSC0512.jpg
Afghani student at ISU International Night 2006 smallfile _DSC0512.jpg
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Irises smallfile DSCF0002.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Irises smallfile DSCF0002.JPG
neighbors horses grazing in snow DSCF5208.jpg
neighbors horses grazing in snow DSCF5208.jpg
International Night flag bearers _DSC1677.jpg
International Night flag bearers _DSC1677.jpg
College Market _DSC0219.jpg
College Market _DSC0219.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4796.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4796.JPG
Buckskin Autumn 2005 DSCF0006.jpg
Buckskin Autumn 2005 DSCF0006.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0904.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0904.jpg
longleaved phlox DSCN1629.jpg
longleaved phlox DSCN1629.jpg
Noch ein Bild vom Verabredungszentrum P1030955.jpg
Noch ein Bild vom Verabredungszentrum P1030955.jpg
ISU Hutchinson Quadrangle P8210403.jpg
ISU Hutchinson Quadrangle P8210403.jpg
Camelback Mtn Schwarzweiß smallfile _DSC0123.jpg
Camelback Mtn Schwarzweiß smallfile _DSC0123.jpg
map of actual location of Fort Hall _DSC1649.jpg
map of actual location of Fort Hall _DSC1649.jpg
City Creek Fall Foliage - Pocatello _DSC1822.jpg
City Creek Fall Foliage - Pocatello _DSC1822.jpg
Steller's Jay smallfile  _DSC0265.jpg
Steller's Jay smallfile _DSC0265.jpg
Gate on Red Hill IMG_2548.JPG
Gate on Red Hill IMG_2548.JPG
Cappuccino at College Market smallfile DSCF0201.JPG
Cappuccino at College Market smallfile DSCF0201.JPG
Africa Night at ISU -- selling tickets for DSCF0184.JPG
Africa Night at ISU -- selling tickets for DSCF0184.JPG
general store at bannock county historical museum _DSC1703.jpg
general store at bannock county historical museum _DSC1703.jpg
old town lamp post P1040028.jpg
old town lamp post P1040028.jpg
College Market Coffee Coach DSCF0010.JPG
College Market Coffee Coach DSCF0010.JPG
View from Scout Mountain DSC_6447.JPG
View from Scout Mountain DSC_6447.JPG
View from our deck of McCurdy home during snowstorm P1010043.jpg
View from our deck of McCurdy home during snowstorm P1010043.jpg
Episcopal Church's Stained Glass Window smallfile  _DSC0614.jpg
Episcopal Church's Stained Glass Window smallfile _DSC0614.jpg
Sadie the Indian Ringneck Parakeet _SC4600.jpg
Sadie the Indian Ringneck Parakeet _SC4600.jpg
July 4th _DSC6637.JPG
July 4th _DSC6637.JPG
Anderson Sandes thesis defense P1000242.jpg
Anderson Sandes thesis defense P1000242.jpg
Holiday Parade Nov 25 2005 DSCF0050.jpg
Holiday Parade Nov 25 2005 DSCF0050.jpg
red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0396.JPG
red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0396.JPG
bucking bronco _DSC0814.jpg
bucking bronco _DSC0814.jpg
Linda Kearns during her Last Hour of Official Work smallfile  _DSC0454.jpg
Linda Kearns during her Last Hour of Official Work smallfile _DSC0454.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Skies - sun rising as they started _DSC9205.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Skies - sun rising as they started _DSC9205.jpg
Adnan Ilyas at International Night 2005 DSCF0007.jpg
Adnan Ilyas at International Night 2005 DSCF0007.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance in new Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_56.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance in new Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_56.jpg
ISU Credit Union Tree Flowers smallfile IMG_2947.jpg
ISU Credit Union Tree Flowers smallfile IMG_2947.jpg
autumn DSC_0009.jpg
autumn DSC_0009.jpg
ISU Mechanical Engineering Rocket Launch _DSC3019.jpg
ISU Mechanical Engineering Rocket Launch _DSC3019.jpg
Autumn View from Pocatello Creek Road IMG_0915.jpg
Autumn View from Pocatello Creek Road IMG_0915.jpg
Lazuli bunting DSCN2611.jpg
Lazuli bunting DSCN2611.jpg
Baby Sulcata Tortoise at McKee's (pet store) on Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello P1010038.jpg
Baby Sulcata Tortoise at McKee's (pet store) on Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello P1010038.jpg
Continental Bistro Brathalbhuhn zur Oktoberfest DSCF0743.jpg
Continental Bistro Brathalbhuhn zur Oktoberfest DSCF0743.jpg
Our pumphouse with aspen in autumn DSC_0010.jpg
Our pumphouse with aspen in autumn DSC_0010.jpg
Thundercloud Plum Flowers at ISU Administration Building _DSC0334.JPG
Thundercloud Plum Flowers at ISU Administration Building _DSC0334.JPG
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2579.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2579.jpg
African Dance ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0276.jpg
African Dance ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0276.jpg
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