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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 or (208) 251-4368. 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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Dr Ken Bosworth teaching Computer Science at Idaho State University P1010155.JPG
Dr Ken Bosworth teaching Computer Science at Idaho State University P1010155.JPG
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Pocatello Mountain Scene IMG_2787.jpg
Pocatello Mountain Scene IMG_2787.jpg
ISU Honors Program  Banquet at the Performing Arts Center _DSC0415.jpg
ISU Honors Program Banquet at the Performing Arts Center _DSC0415.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6588.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6588.jpg
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Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0748.JPG
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Lena Contor _DSC3760.jpg
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Bracelet by Free Spirit Design PC200042.jpg
induction of new members at Sigma Xi annual banquet 2007 at ISU _DSC0119.jpg
induction of new members at Sigma Xi annual banquet 2007 at ISU _DSC0119.jpg
A couple attending ISUs International Night 2008 _DSC0663.jpg
A couple attending ISUs International Night 2008 _DSC0663.jpg
Tulip at ISU DSCN0797.jpg
Tulip at ISU DSCN0797.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail Autumn 2011 _DSC1923.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail Autumn 2011 _DSC1923.jpg
New Pocatello Sign DSCF4987.jpg
New Pocatello Sign DSCF4987.jpg
Rachel Dowling Finishing Marathon smallfile _DSC0500.jpg
Rachel Dowling Finishing Marathon smallfile _DSC0500.jpg
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music man _DSC0218.jpg
Student Union at Night DSCF0063.jpg
Student Union at Night DSCF0063.jpg
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skunk small file DSCF0045.JPG
baby cockatiels growing up DSCF0032.JPG
baby cockatiels growing up DSCF0032.JPG
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Maple the Fox Squirrel smallfile Picture 164.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
Coonie _DSC0490.jpg
Coonie _DSC0490.jpg
butterfly on fleabane DSCF5970.jpg
butterfly on fleabane DSCF5970.jpg
Summer on Main Street, Pocatello, Idaho - Sanju's Taste of India IMG_0222.jpg
Summer on Main Street, Pocatello, Idaho - Sanju's Taste of India IMG_0222.jpg
Late September Rose P1000448_v1.JPG
Late September Rose P1000448_v1.JPG
Idaho State University Campus Scene DSCF0047.jpg
Idaho State University Campus Scene DSCF0047.jpg
Wintry Scene at the Office DSCF0041.jpg
Wintry Scene at the Office DSCF0041.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8993.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8993.jpg
Dr Karl Holte DSCN1915.jpg
Dr Karl Holte DSCN1915.jpg
eine sängerin des mexicanischen lieds P2230018.jpg
eine sängerin des mexicanischen lieds P2230018.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCF0057.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCF0057.jpg
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red hill _DSC0953.jpg
Continental Bistro DSC_2951.jpg
Continental Bistro DSC_2951.jpg
Autumn on campus after meeting DSCN5335.jpg
Autumn on campus after meeting DSCN5335.jpg
Howard Dean and James Ruchti in Pocatello _DSC0615.jpg
Howard Dean and James Ruchti in Pocatello _DSC0615.jpg
Wolf Moon from Pocatello _DSC6385.jpg
Wolf Moon from Pocatello _DSC6385.jpg
Jackson's presentation _DSC0167.jpg
Jackson's presentation _DSC0167.jpg
A Drawing from Deborah Arnold's Earth Day Book entitled, Council of Animals DSCN5789.JPG
A Drawing from Deborah Arnold's Earth Day Book entitled, "Council of Animals" DSCN5789.JPG
getting school lunch ready at Idaho State University DSCF0025.JPG
getting school lunch ready at Idaho State University DSCF0025.JPG
Camelback Mountain DSCN5544.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCN5544.jpg
ISU Students for Obama P1020140.jpg
ISU Students for Obama P1020140.jpg
A hawk on an aspen tree P1030083.JPG
A hawk on an aspen tree P1030083.JPG
Chunky ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190044.jpg
Chunky ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190044.jpg
Steve Miller receiving Computer Science Degree at ISU smallfile DSCF0177.JPG
Steve Miller receiving Computer Science Degree at ISU smallfile DSCF0177.JPG
Food at Sanju's Taste of India in Old Town IMG_0728.jpg
Food at Sanju's Taste of India in Old Town IMG_0728.jpg
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apple blossoms _DSC7539.jpg
The ISU College of Pharmacy Fox Squirrel _DSC4560.jpg
The ISU College of Pharmacy Fox Squirrel _DSC4560.jpg
Home during Holiday Season P1040224.jpg
Home during Holiday Season P1040224.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1385.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1385.jpg
Trimmers Flowers 2007 P1010291.JPG
Trimmers Flowers 2007 P1010291.JPG
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020156.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020156.jpg
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