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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 College of Engineering Graduates May 2007 _DSC0376.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2007 _DSC0376.jpg
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51st birthday self portrait with Putnam P1030888.JPG
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The Office in Winter smallfile Picture 274.jpg
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The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4648.JPG
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Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000122.jpg
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Una danza latina - International Night 2012 _DSC8029.jpg
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DSCF0153 Flag Carrier.jpg
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Paul and Elizabeth Frantz' Farm Fresh Egg BILD284.jpg
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Robin in a juniper tree smallfile _DSC1865.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9616.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6598.jpg
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ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Silverwood Circle _DSC0518.jpg
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Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0238.JPG
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City Creek Trail Sign Autumn Scene _DSC1810.jpg
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Old Town Pocatello _DSC6616.jpg
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ISU Steel Bridge Team _DSC0135.jpg
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Mary Anne Benner ISU VMG President DSCF0021
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Pocatello Sunset _DSC4288.JPG
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campus rose DSCN5324.jpg
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Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8551.jpg
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unusual moon - maybe influenced by mars _DSC8381.jpg
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Autumn comes to Scout Mountain smallfile IMG_0586.JPG
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ISU College of Engineering IMG_0564.jpg
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La Danza Mexicana P2230085.jpg
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Century High School on a Sunday in October PA050479.jpg
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Big Duck in Seasonal Creek at Home smallfile _DSC2078.jpg
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West Buckskin Road near our Home _DSC6612.jpg
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Naidu and Davis at Wind Tunnel Inauguration _DSC0782.jpg
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Gift Wrapped by Glass Artist Lonalee Hamlin Jr DSC_2314.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1749.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1749.jpg
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Australian Choir at the International Choral Festival 66.jpg
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pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0056.jpg
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Oregon Grape at Gibson Jack P1020624.jpg
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lightning over pocatello _DSC2680.jpg
Deborah's Creation with Swedish Lingonberries P8110144
Deborah's Creation with Swedish Lingonberries P8110144
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Flagbearer at ISU International Night 2008 - Saudi Arabia _DSC0729.jpg
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Geoffrey Friedley, Tenor, and Mark Neiwirth, Gravicembalo con Piano e Forte - Liederabend - Feb 07 dscf0254.jpg
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bird of prey in flight at home _DSC6196.jpg
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