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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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Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020087.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020087.jpg
Looking Downhill Towards Pocatello from Buckskin Road P1020179.jpg
Looking Downhill Towards Pocatello from Buckskin Road P1020179.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7178.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7178.jpg
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Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8426.jpg
Winterstorm in the Mountains DSC_2463.jpg
Winterstorm in the Mountains DSC_2463.jpg
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City Creek Trail DSCN6404.JPG
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030221.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030221.jpg
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food at Japanese Clubs Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0090.jpg
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DSC_105.jpg
Deborah Arnold and College Market's Andy P1010024.jpg
Deborah Arnold and College Market's Andy P1010024.jpg
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Coonie _DSC0431.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7642.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7642.jpg
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eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0660.jpg
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Wild Lizard at Home _DSC1605.JPG
Desmond Hugh DSCF0201.jpg
Desmond Hugh DSCF0201.jpg
Portneuf River P1000191.jpg
Portneuf River P1000191.jpg
Steer's Head Buckskin Area, a fairly rare wild flower DSCN1597.jpg
Steer's Head Buckskin Area, a fairly rare wild flower DSCN1597.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly smallfile IMG_0389.JPG
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly smallfile IMG_0389.JPG
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0717.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0717.jpg
Fred's Photo Service - A historical Pocatello camera store DSCF0004.JPG
Fred's Photo Service - A historical Pocatello camera store DSCF0004.JPG
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2105.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2105.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0748.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0748.jpg
Putnam and I DSCN1472.jpg
Putnam and I DSCN1472.jpg
Red Hill Building ISU P1040923.jpg
Red Hill Building ISU P1040923.jpg
Pocatello sunset with view of American Falls Reservoir _DSC6901.jpg
Pocatello sunset with view of American Falls Reservoir _DSC6901.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen P1000859.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen P1000859.jpg
Georg Friedrich Händels Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus _DSC0595.jpg
Georg Friedrich Händels Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus _DSC0595.jpg
Pocatello geological features IMG_0008.jpg
Pocatello geological features IMG_0008.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9199.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9199.jpg
Cougar at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0798.JPG
Cougar at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0798.JPG
It's not German; it's German's PA030006
It's not German; it's German's PA030006
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7200.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7200.jpg
Inkom Farmland Canon S3IS IMG_1159.jpg
Inkom Farmland Canon S3IS IMG_1159.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6670.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6670.jpg
ISU May 9 2014 1111.JPG
ISU May 9 2014 1111.JPG
Paul Dix - Visiting Photographer DSCF0157.JPG
Paul Dix - Visiting Photographer DSCF0157.JPG
Bill Smith, avid airplane builder and flyer DSCF0027
Bill Smith, avid airplane builder and flyer DSCF0027
Bergszene mit Regenbogen IMG_0382.jpg
Bergszene mit Regenbogen IMG_0382.jpg
Cherry Springs smallfile DSC_3870.jpg
Cherry Springs smallfile DSC_3870.jpg
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Lunch at Toms Bouillon Soup smallfile DSCF0015.JPG
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Kit-Kat_DSC1606.JPG
Big Blue smallfile P1000520.jpg
Big Blue smallfile P1000520.jpg
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Gallagher at All Faculty Meeting 034.jpg
Road up Scout Mtn Early Autumn smallfile IMG_0589.JPG
Road up Scout Mtn Early Autumn smallfile IMG_0589.JPG
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0661.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0661.jpg
Autumn at Idaho State University showing the College of Pharmacy building DSCF0008.jpg
Autumn at Idaho State University showing the College of Pharmacy building DSCF0008.jpg
ISU Authors _DSC0626.JPG
ISU Authors _DSC0626.JPG
Nicole DSCF0033.JPG
Nicole DSCF0033.JPG
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DSC_0054.jpg
Fox Squirrel Man near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1507.jpg
Fox Squirrel Man near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1507.jpg
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