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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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Engineering senior project presentation _DSC0352.JPG
Engineering senior project presentation _DSC0352.JPG
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Munros Globe-Mallow P1000044.jpg
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Clydesdale P6220059.JPG
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Spooky the Cat at Community Animal Hospital DSCF0560.jpg
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Tony the Coffee Man of Main Street IMG_0288 2.jpg
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ISU Music Dept Mother of Us All _DSC3449.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9493.jpg
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Springtime at Inman Creek Inkom _DSC3755.jpg
ISU's Fine Arts Building in Autumn IMG_1490.jpg
ISU's Fine Arts Building in Autumn IMG_1490.jpg
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sagebrush hillside in winter P1010005.jpg
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Pocatello from City Creek DJI00068.png
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Pocatello Old Town Panorama 2008 distorted.jpg
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Pocatello Mountain Scene IMG_2824.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6656.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3437.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3437.jpg
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0672.jpg
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sunflowers DSCF5912.jpg
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Glass Work by Lonalee Hamlin Jr DSCF0046.JPG
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City Creek Trail _DSC1526.jpg
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Pocatello Country Scene DSCN0982.jpg
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Snow Scene from Pocatello Creek Road _DSC9699.jpg
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Voting at ISU DSCN5493.jpg
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Pianist playing Sakura 2006 _DSC0124.jpg
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Purple Mountain Majesty _DSC0071_2.jpg
My Wife Deborah Arnold with Roger Schieß DSCF0326.jpg
My Wife Deborah Arnold with Roger Schieß DSCF0326.jpg
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International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1670.jpg
fashion show ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0399.jpg
fashion show ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0399.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello Idaho August 2010 P1020093.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello Idaho August 2010 P1020093.jpg
Home Cooking - Pasta from Napoli Pecorino Romano Organic Chicken Green Pepper P1010272.jpg
Home Cooking - Pasta from Napoli Pecorino Romano Organic Chicken Green Pepper P1010272.jpg
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Rafiqul Tarefder and Chikashi Sato DSCF0013.JPG
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Red Hill Cougar Trap _DSC6648.jpg
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brown butterfly DSC_5975.JPG
Barn at Old Bannock Highway and Gibson Jack - now demolished - smallfile.jpg
Barn at Old Bannock Highway and Gibson Jack - now demolished - smallfile.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1294.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1294.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6741.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6741.JPG
Belly Dancer at ISU International Night 2006  _DSC0425_1.jpg
Belly Dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0425_1.jpg
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two tiger swallowtail butterflies DSCF0013.JPG
An ISU student apartment complex next to the Performing Arts Center PC150153.jpg
An ISU student apartment complex next to the Performing Arts Center PC150153.jpg
Josh Schieß DSCF0108.jpg
Josh Schieß DSCF0108.jpg
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Rocks next to Hootowl Road P2240079.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
ISU College of Business Building IMG_1170.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0481.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0481.jpg
Tom Sheeley plays Recuerdos de l'al-Hambra _DSC0658.jpg
Tom Sheeley plays Recuerdos de l'al-Hambra _DSC0658.jpg
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus P1010162.jpg
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus P1010162.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2582.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2582.jpg
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DSC_118.jpg
Walking the Doggie at ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course Pocatello P1050051.jpg
Walking the Doggie at ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course Pocatello P1050051.jpg
College Market night snow scene P1070064.jpg
College Market night snow scene P1070064.jpg
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Africa Night 2013 026.jpg
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