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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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Holiday Parade Nov 25 2005 DSCF0057.jpg
Holiday Parade Nov 25 2005 DSCF0057.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene with Maple Trees p9240023 small.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene with Maple Trees p9240023 small.jpg
Maximos - El Rey de los Gatos D300 ohne Blitzgeršt ISO 1600 cropped _DSC0074.jpg
Maximos - El Rey de los Gatos D300 ohne Blitzgeršt ISO 1600 cropped _DSC0074.jpg
Theater ISU Man of La Mancha historic performance at Bistline Theater -- first run in the new performing arts ctr DSC_0154.jpg
Theater ISU Man of La Mancha historic performance at Bistline Theater -- first run in the new performing arts ctr DSC_0154.jpg
ISU College of Engineering students explaining steel bridge project P1010196.JPG
ISU College of Engineering students explaining steel bridge project P1010196.JPG
praying mantis.jpeg
praying mantis.jpeg
Purple flowers late PA050025.jpg
Purple flowers late PA050025.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello Aug 2010 P1020072.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello Aug 2010 P1020072.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0063.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0063.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1534.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1534.jpg
Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, ISU, DSC_0058
Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, ISU, DSC_0058
Red Squirrel from Behind _DSC8280.jpg
Red Squirrel from Behind _DSC8280.jpg
A Choir from PR China _DSC6461.jpg
A Choir from PR China _DSC6461.jpg
Our Seasonal Creek 2006 _DSC0001.JPG
Our Seasonal Creek 2006 _DSC0001.JPG
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 163.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 163.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1698.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1698.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 smallfile _DSC0410.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 smallfile _DSC0410.jpg
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VMG05 0006.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9015.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9015.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1170.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1170.jpg
ISU at work - president, student, professor and photographer _DSC0411.jpg
ISU at work - president, student, professor and photographer _DSC0411.jpg
Food at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0196.jpg
Food at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0196.jpg
deborah plowing snow P1020329.jpg
deborah plowing snow P1020329.jpg
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DSCN1557.jpg
View from Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2562.jpg
View from Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2562.jpg
DSCF0130 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0130 Flag Carrier.jpg
View from The Dining Room towards Bouillon Soup _DSC9297.jpg
View from The Dining Room towards Bouillon Soup _DSC9297.jpg
At Home in Winter _DSC0002.JPG
At Home in Winter _DSC0002.JPG
droopy ones forgot name DSCN1936.jpg
droopy ones forgot name DSCN1936.jpg
Home Oct 28 2004 DSC_0009.jpg
Home Oct 28 2004 DSC_0009.jpg
Field of sagebrush and arrowleaf balsamroot near Inman Creek DSCN1433.jpg
Field of sagebrush and arrowleaf balsamroot near Inman Creek DSCN1433.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1099.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1099.jpg
Original Home Winter Scene DSC_2265.jpg
Original Home Winter Scene DSC_2265.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6764.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6764.jpg
New Aspen Leaves with Web _DSC3409.jpg
New Aspen Leaves with Web _DSC3409.jpg
Buckskin Road Roadside Scene smallfile DSC_6331.JPG
Buckskin Road Roadside Scene smallfile DSC_6331.JPG
bigleaf balsamroot from behind _DSC0473.JPG
bigleaf balsamroot from behind _DSC0473.JPG
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1273.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1273.jpg
Engineering Picnic Alba Left Mary Right Somebody Else Middle DSCF0014.JPG
Engineering Picnic Alba Left Mary Right Somebody Else Middle DSCF0014.JPG
ThreePennyOpera _DSC7726 smallfile.jpg
ThreePennyOpera _DSC7726 smallfile.jpg
Dance by Engineering Graduate Student Nabanita at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0874.jpg
Dance by Engineering Graduate Student Nabanita at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0874.jpg
Mosa the Love Bird in Flight _DSC1533.JPG
Mosa the Love Bird in Flight _DSC1533.JPG
Rocks next to Hootowl Road P2240083.jpg
Rocks next to Hootowl Road P2240083.jpg
cherry springs smallfile _DSC2977.jpg
cherry springs smallfile _DSC2977.jpg
September Autumn Snow IMG_0836.jpg
September Autumn Snow IMG_0836.jpg
Performing Arts Center Idaho State University DSCF0008.JPG
Performing Arts Center Idaho State University DSCF0008.JPG
Gelbe Bergblumen _DSC6554.jpg
Gelbe Bergblumen _DSC6554.jpg
photo workshop at ISU with Kristi Sheriff 0007.jpg
photo workshop at ISU with Kristi Sheriff 0007.jpg
City Creek P1020986.jpg
City Creek P1020986.jpg
wild turkeys with domestic blooming trees _DSC6922.jpg
wild turkeys with domestic blooming trees _DSC6922.jpg
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