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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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Autumn at the ISU Library IMG_0466.jpg
Autumn at the ISU Library IMG_0466.jpg
Bee on Fireweed West Fork Mink Creek Trail 31 July 2014 P1020522.JPG
Bee on Fireweed West Fork Mink Creek Trail 31 July 2014 P1020522.JPG
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City Creek Trail _DSC1530.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6801.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6801.jpg
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Our Little Harvest DSCF0578.jpg
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Room inside Fort Hall Replica _DSC1728.jpg
View from City Creek Trail DSCF0051.JPG
View from City Creek Trail DSCF0051.JPG
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Fall Scene _DSC2116.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Fall Scene _DSC2116.jpg
Complete Messiah Performance - The Applause showing Conductors Face _DSC0599.jpg
Complete Messiah Performance - The Applause showing Conductors Face _DSC0599.jpg
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Donald Steele newspaper photographer and rc flier _DSC6430.jpg
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The Dining Room _DSC9289.jpg
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Ready to Plow some Snow DSCF0068.jpg
Indian Night hosts _DSC7270.jpg
Indian Night hosts _DSC7270.jpg
DSCF0167 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0167 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4764.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4764.JPG
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow _DSC0111_2.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow _DSC0111_2.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6574.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6574.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_0051.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_0051.jpg
Isabella DSC_0007.jpg
Isabella DSC_0007.jpg
Dawn Wells and Bill Loving at VMG Filmfest opening cropped 071.jpg
Dawn Wells and Bill Loving at VMG Filmfest opening cropped 071.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0567.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0567.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance of Man of La Mancha DSC_79.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance of Man of La Mancha DSC_79.jpg
Driving the Big Bird Home P1010108.jpg
Driving the Big Bird Home P1010108.jpg
West Mink Trailhead DSC_3877.jpg
West Mink Trailhead DSC_3877.jpg
Setting Sun P1030551_036.JPG
Setting Sun P1030551_036.JPG
forgot what these were DSCN1939.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1939.jpg
Evening Primrose Huge roadside flower up Scout Mtn DSCN3201.jpg
Evening Primrose Huge roadside flower up Scout Mtn DSCN3201.jpg
Prof. Laura Woodworth-Ney _DSC0607.JPG
Prof. Laura Woodworth-Ney _DSC0607.JPG
Springtime on the ISU Campus smallfile _DSC0021.jpg
Springtime on the ISU Campus smallfile _DSC0021.jpg
DSC_134.jpg
DSC_134.jpg
Autumn at ISU DSCN5331.jpg
Autumn at ISU DSCN5331.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020515.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020515.jpg
Food at the Grecian Key DSCF0165.JPG
Food at the Grecian Key DSCF0165.JPG
Howard Dean in Pocatello Idaho _DSC0600.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello Idaho _DSC0600.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3463.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3463.jpg
Horses at Dusk on American Road _DSC4945.jpg
Horses at Dusk on American Road _DSC4945.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040099.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040099.jpg
music man _DSC0275.jpg
music man _DSC0275.jpg
ISU Kung Fu _DSC6808.jpg
ISU Kung Fu _DSC6808.jpg
wellhouse D300 _DSC0037.jpg
wellhouse D300 _DSC0037.jpg
Baby cockatiels DSC_3811.jpg
Baby cockatiels DSC_3811.jpg
Pocatello Twilight _DSC5128.jpg
Pocatello Twilight _DSC5128.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050434.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050434.jpg
City Creek P1020698.jpg
City Creek P1020698.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0297.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0297.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2752.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2752.jpg
Professor Ken Bosworth explaining recursion to students after class DSCF0052.jpg
Professor Ken Bosworth explaining recursion to students after class DSCF0052.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030953.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030953.jpg
Moosie Girl detail at original resolution _DSC1652.jpg
Moosie Girl detail at original resolution _DSC1652.jpg
DSCF0069 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0069 Flag Carrier.jpg
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