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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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Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1137.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1137.jpg
wild flowers _DSC8527.jpg
wild flowers _DSC8527.jpg
Bird and Mountains P1010072.jpg
Bird and Mountains P1010072.jpg
City Creek P1020672.jpg
City Creek P1020672.jpg
South Fork, Mink Creek Road DSC_0018
South Fork, Mink Creek Road DSC_0018
Chief Pocatello statue P1060189.jpg
Chief Pocatello statue P1060189.jpg
Judy's Blueberry Muffin at College Market New Year's Day 2009, half eaten IMG_0871
Judy's Blueberry Muffin at College Market New Year's Day 2009, half eaten IMG_0871
Foxer DSCN0416.jpg
Foxer DSCN0416.jpg
Maple Grove at City Creek -- Late May_DSC0232.JPG
Maple Grove at City Creek -- Late May_DSC0232.JPG
eclipse of the moon - beginning _DSC0649.jpg
eclipse of the moon - beginning _DSC0649.jpg
Katie Jensen and David Campbell at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5721.JPG
Katie Jensen and David Campbell at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5721.JPG
ISU Graduation 2007 Guerra Vailas Frantz _DSC0417.jpg
ISU Graduation 2007 Guerra Vailas Frantz _DSC0417.jpg
La Montagne de Bonneville _DSC2268.jpg
La Montagne de Bonneville _DSC2268.jpg
Earth Day at ISU IMG_1285.jpg
Earth Day at ISU IMG_1285.jpg
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020216.jpg
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020216.jpg
Biker on Bench Trail next to City creek P1030052.jpg
Biker on Bench Trail next to City creek P1030052.jpg
Salt Lake Gospel Choir 129.jpg
Salt Lake Gospel Choir 129.jpg
Baby Isona P1010322.JPG
Baby Isona P1010322.JPG
Tiramisu by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1140.jpg
Tiramisu by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1140.jpg
Beaver's work Olymposbild 002.jpg
Beaver's work Olymposbild 002.jpg
Pocatello Moonrise
Pocatello Moonrise
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1175.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1175.jpg
Flower for sale at Fred Meyer Spring 2011 P1050312.jpg
Flower for sale at Fred Meyer Spring 2011 P1050312.jpg
View from top of Scout Mountain Nikon Coolpix 068.jpg
View from top of Scout Mountain Nikon Coolpix 068.jpg
yellow bells IMG_1712.jpg
yellow bells IMG_1712.jpg
fireworks, July 4th 2003
fireworks, July 4th 2003
Performing Arts Center Night Scene from Hospital Way smallfile P1010849.jpg
Performing Arts Center Night Scene from Hospital Way smallfile P1010849.jpg
Eine Fledermaus DSC_0006.jpg
Eine Fledermaus DSC_0006.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4756.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4756.JPG
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0027.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0027.jpg
Sagebrush P1030312.jpg
Sagebrush P1030312.jpg
ISU Early Thaw Feb 08 IMG_0857.jpg
ISU Early Thaw Feb 08 IMG_0857.jpg
bucking bronco _DSC0748.jpg
bucking bronco _DSC0748.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3433.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3433.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_104.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_104.jpg
typical august scene with sunflowers P1030978.jpg
typical august scene with sunflowers P1030978.jpg
rock concert friday evening at Mocha Madness P8100113.jpg
rock concert friday evening at Mocha Madness P8100113.jpg
wild rose IMG_0308.jpg
wild rose IMG_0308.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
Maximilianus-Zauberkätzchen smallfile  DSCF0019.jpg
Maximilianus-Zauberkätzchen smallfile DSCF0019.jpg
View from a bike trail at city creek P1040138.jpg
View from a bike trail at city creek P1040138.jpg
Lunch at Bouillon Soup smallfile IMG_1416.jpg
Lunch at Bouillon Soup smallfile IMG_1416.jpg
Show at ISU Bistline Theater DSC_0065.jpg
Show at ISU Bistline Theater DSC_0065.jpg
Russell Stephenson making a presentation in a Computer Science class at ISU P1040148.jpg
Russell Stephenson making a presentation in a Computer Science class at ISU P1040148.jpg
Frost smallfile DSCF0148.jpg
Frost smallfile DSCF0148.jpg
Café du coin d'érudit IMG_1084.jpg
Café du coin d'érudit IMG_1084.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010447.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010447.jpg
City Creek Trail with Yellow Sweet Clover and Squawberry DSCF0079.JPG
City Creek Trail with Yellow Sweet Clover and Squawberry DSCF0079.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6652.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6652.jpg
Historic Performance of Man of la Mancha to open the Bistline Theater DSC_50.jpg
Historic Performance of Man of la Mancha to open the Bistline Theater DSC_50.jpg
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