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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 Dance _DSC9507.jpg
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ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1697.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC6050.jpg
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Autumn in the Mountains DSC_0078.jpg
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Yoga Mat Art at Mind Your Body Studio - Pocatello First Friday Art Walk _DSC3775.jpg
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Chinese Peak during spring precipitation _DSC6891.jpg
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Storm Brewing Over Mtns _DSC0326.jpg
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0476.jpg
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Performing Arts Center DSCF0009.jpg
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spider P1000470.jpg
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Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000096.jpg
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Robin taken with Canon S3IS IMG_1165.jpg
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autumn scene with aspen DSCF0111.JPG
College Market Cappuccino DSCF0007.jpg
College Market Cappuccino DSCF0007.jpg
Scene from Theater ISU's Historic Performance of Man of la Mancha DSC_0178.jpg
Scene from Theater ISU's Historic Performance of Man of la Mancha DSC_0178.jpg
Pocatello Creek creekside scene - spring _DSC6737.jpg
Pocatello Creek creekside scene - spring _DSC6737.jpg
View looking down Buckskin Rd towards Pocatello P1040796.jpg
View looking down Buckskin Rd towards Pocatello P1040796.jpg
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0708.jpg
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Ceramic Mug by Phil Jenkins _DSC3631.jpg
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Three Love Birds on a Chime _DSC6440.jpg
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Were these butterweed DSCN1643.jpg
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yet another shot of these mountains smallfile IMG_2678.jpg
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orange butterfly _DSC0111.jpg
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Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
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Bergszene mit dem großen Vogel P1010078.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0210.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0210.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050572.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050572.jpg
Thai food beim Portneuf in Lava Hot Springs in der Naehe von Pocatello Idaho  DSCN3289.jpg
Thai food beim Portneuf in Lava Hot Springs in der Naehe von Pocatello Idaho DSCN3289.jpg
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zoo sunflower DSC_0118.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Opening Williams Somebody Stout _DSC0928.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Opening Williams Somebody Stout _DSC0928.jpg
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College Market Interior Bild 026.jpg
ISU fox squirrel DSCF5237.jpg
ISU fox squirrel DSCF5237.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9228.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9228.jpg
Spanish 18th century door knocker Owens residence Old Town Pocatello IMG_1598.JPG
Spanish 18th century door knocker Owens residence Old Town Pocatello IMG_1598.JPG
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0655.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0655.jpg
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baby cockatiels at play _DSC6846.jpg
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red hill _DSC0946.jpg
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Frosty Scene DSC_2919 sepia.jpg
Idaho State University aerial photo using DJI Phantom 2 DJI00088.JPG
Idaho State University aerial photo using DJI Phantom 2 DJI00088.JPG
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0597.jpg
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Trimmers garden _DSC0025.jpg
Art of Stephen Bosworth Graduating Century High School Senior _DSC0001_2.jpg
Art of Stephen Bosworth Graduating Century High School Senior _DSC0001_2.jpg
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who am i DSCF0009.jpg
sunflowers P1060311.jpg
sunflowers P1060311.jpg
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sapsucker cropped smallfile _DSC1920.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1658.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1658.jpg
New Years Eve at The Office DSC_2272.jpg
New Years Eve at "The Office" DSC_2272.jpg
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Red Hill dsc_2854.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6600.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6600.jpg
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