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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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Main Street Coffee and News DSCN6375.JPG
Main Street Coffee and News DSCN6375.JPG
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rodeo 2007 _DSC0171.jpg
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Glaucomys Sabrinus side view smallfile DSCF0513.jpg
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aspen with frost P1010059.jpg
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white flowers smallfile DSCN3089.jpg
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ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1692.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6573.jpg
lily -- I call this Renaissance Court Jester smallfile DSCN3143.jpg
lily -- I call this Renaissance Court Jester smallfile DSCN3143.jpg
Pink Microsteris DSCN1560.jpg
Pink Microsteris DSCN1560.jpg
Bull Moose, Aug 17, 2002, Nikon F, Pocatello Idaho
Bull Moose, Aug 17, 2002, Nikon F, Pocatello Idaho
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Our Driveway in Winter _DSC0015.JPG
Dance ISU _DSC9079.jpg
Dance ISU _DSC9079.jpg
Our driveway in autumn DSC_0033.jpg
Our driveway in autumn DSC_0033.jpg
Interior of Portneuf Valley Brewing =_DSC9658.jpg
Interior of Portneuf Valley Brewing =_DSC9658.jpg
Baby Red Squirrel In Autumn 053
Baby Red Squirrel In Autumn 053
Camelback Mountain smallfile DSC_3897.jpg
Camelback Mountain smallfile DSC_3897.jpg
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Performing Arts Center eerie view sepia _DSC0466 smallfile.jpg
Autumn on the ISU Campus -- View onto the Quad from the Administion Building DSCF0527.jpg
Autumn on the ISU Campus -- View onto the Quad from the Administion Building DSCF0527.jpg
Roof and deck construction at home by Bill Crampton and Affiliates DSC_0044.jpg
Roof and deck construction at home by Bill Crampton and Affiliates DSC_0044.jpg
Autumn on Buckskin IMG_0606-2.jpg
Autumn on Buckskin IMG_0606-2.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0659.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0659.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Fashion Show DSCF0361.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Fashion Show DSCF0361.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9641.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9641.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4768.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4768.JPG
New aspen leaves grey P4300005.jpg
New aspen leaves grey P4300005.jpg
Center Street Pocatello in May IMG_1549.jpg
Center Street Pocatello in May IMG_1549.jpg
International Night 2011 The Hosts _DSC1656.jpg
International Night 2011 The Hosts _DSC1656.jpg
DeAnn and Joe smallfile _DSC9817.jpg
DeAnn and Joe smallfile _DSC9817.jpg
Colonial Hall ISU DSCN2434.jpg
Colonial Hall ISU DSCN2434.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3436.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3436.jpg
Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9652.jpg
Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9652.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 349.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 349.jpg
Group photo of 2011 engineering graduates with 1 person half hidden _DSC6562.jpg
Group photo of 2011 engineering graduates with 1 person half hidden _DSC6562.jpg
les tartes aux fruits de frederico meyeros P8110186.jpg
les tartes aux fruits de frederico meyeros P8110186.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0452.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0452.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9502.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9502.jpg
cherry springs smallfile _DSC2988.jpg
cherry springs smallfile _DSC2988.jpg
Dance to Bolliwood Music at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0764.jpg
Dance to Bolliwood Music at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0764.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9288.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9288.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190046.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190046.jpg
Engineering Degree Recipient with ISU President Bowen DSCF0182.JPG
Engineering Degree Recipient with ISU President Bowen DSCF0182.JPG
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050524.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050524.jpg
City Creek Trail.jpg
City Creek Trail.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
plums P1000427.JPG
plums P1000427.JPG
city creek area bike trail P1040172.jpg
city creek area bike trail P1040172.jpg
Coonie _DSC0441.jpg
Coonie _DSC0441.jpg
Aspen in the Early Spring DSCN5859.JPG
Aspen in the Early Spring DSCN5859.JPG
Engineering senior project presentation _DSC0352.JPG
Engineering senior project presentation _DSC0352.JPG
Munros Globe-Mallow P1000044.jpg
Munros Globe-Mallow P1000044.jpg
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