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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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ISU Credit Union Tree Flowers smallfile IMG_2947.jpg
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autumn DSC_0009.jpg
ISU Mechanical Engineering Rocket Launch _DSC3019.jpg
ISU Mechanical Engineering Rocket Launch _DSC3019.jpg
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Autumn View from Pocatello Creek Road IMG_0915.jpg
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Lazuli bunting DSCN2611.jpg
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Baby Sulcata Tortoise at McKee's (pet store) on Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello P1010038.jpg
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Continental Bistro Brathalbhuhn zur Oktoberfest DSCF0743.jpg
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Our pumphouse with aspen in autumn DSC_0010.jpg
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Thundercloud Plum Flowers at ISU Administration Building _DSC0334.JPG
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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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Maximilianus the Cat in a Basket smallfile DSCF0220.jpg
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Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1584.jpg
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_DSC0850 Pocatello Sunset 1 June 2013.JPG
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College Market Interior Bild 032.jpg
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apple blossoms and chinese peak _DSC7544.jpg
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Marathon showing Rachel at Left smallfile _DSC0419.jpg
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July 4th fireworks Pocatello _DSC6630.JPG
Gibson Jack Trail P1020596.jpg
Gibson Jack Trail P1020596.jpg
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Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0337.jpg
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ISU cafeteria food P1020513.jpg
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Sunflower with bee OlymposBild 006.jpg
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Africa Night 2013 at ISU 159.jpg
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VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0287.jpg
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Companion of Ruff Grouse's -- could it be a Steinhuhn? DSCF0702.jpg
Companion of Ruff Grouse's -- could it be a Steinhuhn? DSCF0702.jpg
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wilderness scene from east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3745.jpg
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Springtime in Inkom _DSC3756.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7933.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7933.jpg
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Lonalee Hamlin - The Artist and Her Art - ISU Senior Exhibit P1010321.JPG
Lonalee Hamlin - The Artist and Her Art - ISU Senior Exhibit P1010321.JPG
Autumn along Seventh Avenue IMG_0487.jpg
Autumn along Seventh Avenue IMG_0487.jpg
Tsunami Moon DSC_2165.jpg
Tsunami Moon DSC_2165.jpg
Presidential Search Meeting Idaho State University DSCF0051.jpg
Presidential Search Meeting Idaho State University DSCF0051.jpg
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Africa Night 2013 at ISU 177.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6589.jpg
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Caramel _DSC1622.jpg
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Wilder Helianthos DSCF0001.JPG
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Scout Mountain from Red Hill _DSC4468.jpg
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bird with prey to feed babies at birdhouse _DSC0430.jpg
Präsentierer der Bundesflagge DSCF0140 Idaho State University.jpg
Präsentierer der Bundesflagge DSCF0140 Idaho State University.jpg
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ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2007 _DSC0376.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2007 _DSC0376.jpg
51st birthday self portrait with Putnam P1030888.JPG
51st birthday self portrait with Putnam P1030888.JPG
The Office in Winter smallfile Picture 274.jpg
The Office in Winter smallfile Picture 274.jpg
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sigma xi talk 2007 smallfile _DSC0157.jpg
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Penstamon Gibson Jack Flowers smallfile DSCN3061.jpg
 Coonie _DSC0491.JPG
Coonie _DSC0491.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC9241.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9241.jpg
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The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4648.JPG
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