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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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chipmunk _DSC5247.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000099.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000099.jpg
Probably wild hyacinth
Probably wild hyacinth
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Yellow Bell IMG_1109.jpg
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City Creek Trail Sign DSCF0038.JPG
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blue-eyed mary DSCN1564.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020158.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020158.jpg
Moon P1030684.JPG
Moon P1030684.JPG
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1758.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1758.jpg
la danse haïtienne DSCF0319
la danse haïtienne DSCF0319
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
African singing at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0379.jpg
African singing at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0379.jpg
Bracelet by Free Spirit Design PC200039.jpg
Bracelet by Free Spirit Design PC200039.jpg
ISU International Night Hosts and Flag Bearer _DSC1716.jpg
ISU International Night Hosts and Flag Bearer _DSC1716.jpg
City Creek Trail in Autumn _DSC1819.jpg
City Creek Trail in Autumn _DSC1819.jpg
Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0357.jpg
Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0357.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0183.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0183.jpg
Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho State University smallfile DSC_0072.jpg
Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho State University smallfile DSC_0072.jpg
La Catrina Quartet - special ending _DSC4384.jpg
La Catrina Quartet - special ending _DSC4384.jpg
Pocatello Mountain Scene Christmas Day 2005 Picture 015 D70.jpg
Pocatello Mountain Scene Christmas Day 2005 Picture 015 D70.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot DSCN1529.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot DSCN1529.jpg
ISU CS guys feb 2008 IMG_0864.jpg
ISU CS guys feb 2008 IMG_0864.jpg
Fox squirrel P1030514.JPG
Fox squirrel P1030514.JPG
ISU Eli Oboler Library by Night DSCF0081.jpg
ISU Eli Oboler Library by Night DSCF0081.jpg
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rodeo 2007 _DSC0414.JPG
Ruth Moorhead speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050065.jpg
Ruth Moorhead speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050065.jpg
Caldwell Park in Autumn smallfile IMG_1396.jpg
Caldwell Park in Autumn smallfile IMG_1396.jpg
Moon with Dark Clouds P1030726.JPG
Moon with Dark Clouds P1030726.JPG
Türkiye  DSCF0104 Flag Carrier.jpg
Türkiye DSCF0104 Flag Carrier.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1682.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1682.jpg
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7917.JPG
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7917.JPG
Pocatello Mountain Spring Morning -- Apr 17 2006 _DSC0004.jpg
Pocatello Mountain Spring Morning -- Apr 17 2006 _DSC0004.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0385.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0385.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0906.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0906.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050449.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050449.jpg
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bunny cropped smallfile _DSC0534.jpg
Ceramics by Jenkins P1000187.jpg
Ceramics by Jenkins P1000187.jpg
Fox Squirrel near Engineering Building, Idaho State University
Fox Squirrel near Engineering Building, Idaho State University
Chinese Peak Fall Foliage Pocatello Idaho _DSC1762.jpg
Chinese Peak Fall Foliage Pocatello Idaho _DSC1762.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6608.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6608.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 Host _DSC1693.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 Host _DSC1693.jpg
Ich spreche bengalisch DSCF0009.JPG
Ich spreche bengalisch DSCF0009.JPG
City Creek Trail _DSC1543.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1543.jpg
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international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1690.jpg
springtime scene from our deck P1010014.JPG
springtime scene from our deck P1010014.JPG
Red Squirrel DSC_0019.jpg
Red Squirrel DSC_0019.jpg
Shoshoni Club Booth and Chess Players DSC_6626.JPG
Shoshoni Club Booth and Chess Players DSC_6626.JPG
City Creek Trail _DSC1583.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1583.jpg
Trimmers' flowers2007 IMG_3039.jpg
Trimmers' flowers2007 IMG_3039.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0470.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0470.jpg
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