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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 or (208) 251-4368. 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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Trimmers flower _DSC0015.jpg
Trimmers flower _DSC0015.jpg
Old Tom from Arbon Valley DSCN0176.jpg
Old Tom from Arbon Valley DSCN0176.jpg
Inside the Centre Rendez-Vous _DSC9583.jpg
Inside the Centre Rendez-Vous _DSC9583.jpg
Three Marching Drakes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0787.JPG
Three Marching Drakes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0787.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4747.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4747.JPG
ISU Performing Arts Center at Night P1010851.jpg
ISU Performing Arts Center at Night P1010851.jpg
Ken Trimmers blue flax DSCN2814.jpg
Ken Trimmers blue flax DSCN2814.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290080.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290080.jpg
Bill O'Brien _DSC0383
Bill O'Brien _DSC0383
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Sunset P1030468.JPG
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fire IMG_0150.JPG
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Prof. Jack Owens _DSC0601.JPG
freight trains PA050509.jpg
freight trains PA050509.jpg
Butterfly on Fleabane DSCF5971.jpg
Butterfly on Fleabane DSCF5971.jpg
Springtime in Pocatello May 2005 DSCF0030.JPG
Springtime in Pocatello May 2005 DSCF0030.JPG
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red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0415.JPG
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020215.jpg
Late Summer Scene at Home P1020215.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 16-year-old Ventriloquist _DSC8509.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 16-year-old Ventriloquist _DSC8509.jpg
Gabe Schieß DSCF0037.jpg
Gabe Schieß DSCF0037.jpg
Wheeledchair marathon start smallfile _DSC0354.JPG
Wheeledchair marathon start smallfile _DSC0354.JPG
fall foliage at city creek pocatello P1000574.JPG
fall foliage at city creek pocatello P1000574.JPG
Familiar ISU Guitar Ensemble Member _DSC0375.jpg
Familiar ISU Guitar Ensemble Member _DSC0375.jpg
Night Scene from Red Hill small file PB240160.jpg
Night Scene from Red Hill small file PB240160.jpg
Colorful layered rock at Gibson Jack P1020630.jpg
Colorful layered rock at Gibson Jack P1020630.jpg
McCurdys' Home in the Mountains during Snowstorm DSC_2466.jpg
McCurdys' Home in the Mountains during Snowstorm DSC_2466.jpg
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0139.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0139.JPG
Bergszene mit dem großen Vogel P1010104.jpg
Bergszene mit dem großen Vogel P1010104.jpg
Dschamaalrückenberg _DSC0002
Dschamaalrückenberg _DSC0002
Subway near Campus smallfile P1000746.jpg
Subway near Campus smallfile P1000746.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6568.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6568.jpg
Paul and Elizabeth Frantz' Farm Fresh Eggs BILD210.jpg
Paul and Elizabeth Frantz' Farm Fresh Eggs BILD210.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0008.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0008.JPG
Capuccino with Chives, made when I wasn't awake (meant to put cinnamon in!)
Capuccino with Chives, made when I wasn't awake (meant to put cinnamon in!)
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4799.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4799.JPG
Robert and Audrey Pirro _DSC2925.jpg
Robert and Audrey Pirro _DSC2925.jpg
dump Apr 16 2005 smallfile P1010075.JPG
dump Apr 16 2005 smallfile P1010075.JPG
Person serving food at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7227.jpg
Person serving food at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7227.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9195.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9195.jpg
Skunk smallfile _DSC1675.jpg
Skunk smallfile _DSC1675.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3461.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3461.jpg
Mansoor Raza Receives Computer Science Degree from President Bowen of ISU DSCF0175.JPG
Mansoor Raza Receives Computer Science Degree from President Bowen of ISU DSCF0175.JPG
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0794.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0794.jpg
Korean Choir 90.jpg
Korean Choir 90.jpg
Sara Jo Mustang _DSC0627.jpg
Sara Jo Mustang _DSC0627.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020092.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020092.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6512.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6512.jpg
Bill O_Brien with a Guitar Student _DSC0511.jpg
Bill O_Brien with a Guitar Student _DSC0511.jpg
Earth Day at ISU or Idaho State University DSCN1319.jpg
Earth Day at ISU or Idaho State University DSCN1319.jpg
Napali Night 2010 _DSC6590.jpg
Napali Night 2010 _DSC6590.jpg
ISU flowers and butterfly quality8 _DSC9277.jpg
ISU flowers and butterfly quality8 _DSC9277.jpg
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