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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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Wei Pan _DSC9685.JPG
Wei Pan _DSC9685.JPG
Pocatello Sunset _DSC5308.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC5308.jpg
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Lon's Cat DSCF0027.JPG
Administrator Squirrel DSCF0020.jpg
Administrator Squirrel DSCF0020.jpg
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Red Squirrel up in the mountains P7230009.jpg
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Jackson and Holte _DSC0104.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6693.jpg
At Home with Deborah and Putnam IMG_0815.jpg
At Home with Deborah and Putnam IMG_0815.jpg
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Gangemi Owens Stephenson Wachowicz Stephenson _DSC4066.jpg
Chinese Peak - Spring Evening _DSC7501.jpg
Chinese Peak - Spring Evening _DSC7501.jpg
la danza mexicana P2230082.jpg
la danza mexicana P2230082.jpg
Western Serviceberry DSCN1935.jpg
Western Serviceberry DSCN1935.jpg
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bugs love me DSCN1733.jpg
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7941.JPG
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7941.JPG
food line ISU Taste of France DSCF0073.jpg
food line ISU Taste of France DSCF0073.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel with Prof Steve Chiu's Hand _DSC0854.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel with Prof Steve Chiu's Hand _DSC0854.jpg
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DSC_0066.jpg
Der Dschamaalrückenberg P1000947.jpg
Der Dschamaalrückenberg P1000947.jpg
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pink microsteris DSCN1776.jpg
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Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0103.jpg
North City Park DSC_0015.jpg
North City Park DSC_0015.jpg
Max the Cat as a Kitten DSCF0072.JPG
Max the Cat as a Kitten DSCF0072.JPG
Campus Autumn Scene PA110012.jpg
Campus Autumn Scene PA110012.jpg
Schäfe bei McKees Pocatello P1040273.jpg
Schäfe bei McKees Pocatello P1040273.jpg
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Trimmers flowers P1050446.jpg
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Trimmers flower _DSC0014.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2738.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2738.jpg
ISU Guitar Concert - Mike Skerjanc April 2007 _DSC0234_2.jpg
ISU Guitar Concert - Mike Skerjanc April 2007 _DSC0234_2.jpg
Three Bucks for a Photo with Bush Anyone ? BILD1DC.jpg
Three Bucks for a Photo with Bush Anyone ? BILD1DC.jpg
Tango at ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0304.jpg
Tango at ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0304.jpg
Sheep at McKees Pocatello P1040284.jpg
Sheep at McKees Pocatello P1040284.jpg
Autumn at Buckskin Bend_DSC0516.jpg
Autumn at Buckskin Bend_DSC0516.jpg
The Ambroses at the ISU Cherry Blossom Festival 2006 _DSC0122.jpg
The Ambroses at the ISU Cherry Blossom Festival 2006 _DSC0122.jpg
ISU Engineering Graduates at Reception May 9 2014 scaled - 1172.JPG
ISU Engineering Graduates at Reception May 9 2014 scaled - 1172.JPG
First Official Day of Autumn _DSC0060.jpg
First Official Day of Autumn _DSC0060.jpg
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bunny front view cropped smallfile _DSC0540.jpg
Chinese Peak with Blooming Young Apple Tree IMG_0191.jpg
Chinese Peak with Blooming Young Apple Tree IMG_0191.jpg
Bill OBrien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Bill OBrien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Autumn Scene next to the Physical Sciences Bldg ISU smallfile IMG_1494.jpg
Autumn Scene next to the Physical Sciences Bldg ISU smallfile IMG_1494.jpg
spring - west buckskin road P4230132.jpg
spring - west buckskin road P4230132.jpg
Sheep and Goats at McKees Pocatello P1040288.jpg
Sheep and Goats at McKees Pocatello P1040288.jpg
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eclipse of the moon - beginning _DSC0653.jpg
City Creek Trail P1000655.jpg
City Creek Trail P1000655.jpg
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haiku reading at isu cherry blossom festival _DSC0143.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
Zoma Zaman - electrical engineering graduate of ISU _DSC6689.jpg
Zoma Zaman - electrical engineering graduate of ISU _DSC6689.jpg
The Mountains glow pink at sundown - first day of spring DSCF1034.jpg
The Mountains glow pink at sundown - first day of spring DSCF1034.jpg
Local Radio-Controlled Aerobatic Flight _DSC6414.jpg
Local Radio-Controlled Aerobatic Flight _DSC6414.jpg
Taiko drumming at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0167.jpg
Taiko drumming at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0167.jpg
music man _DSC0288.jpg
music man _DSC0288.jpg
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