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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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Bill Schaefer looking for a photo op smallfile DSCF0163.JPG
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Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1219.jpg
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College Market Night Scene with Snow 2007 PC100008.jpg
Sauerbraten, The Continental Bistro, Pocatello, Idaho
Sauerbraten, The Continental Bistro, Pocatello, Idaho
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Lithuanian Choir _DSC6350.jpg
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Fox Squirrel taken with Canon S3IS IMG_1157.jpg
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ISU Street Scene MLK Blvd IMG_1509.jpg
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Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 379.jpg
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A dance at Indian Night _DSC7337.jpg
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New Jersey Choir _DSC6399.jpg
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Unser neues Avtokineto DSC_0098.jpg
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Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 047.jpg
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ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4805.JPG
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City Creek Autumn Scene _DSC1588.jpg
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Naidu at Indian Night 2012 _DSC7260.jpg
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Doll abandoned on Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2504.jpg
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Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7940.jpg
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Trio Lyrique oder Lyrisches Trio at Jensen Grand Concert Hall Inaugural Event DSCN5718.JPG
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Winter Night at College Market IMG_1102.JPG
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Mountain Aspen in Winter DSCF0108.JPG
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View from our Home IMG_1904.jpg
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The Dining Room - 2nd and Center - IMG_1323.jpg
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Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6680.JPG
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Scout Mountain _DSC7873.jpg
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ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1696.jpg
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ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1757.jpg
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First Day of School at ISU Fall 2006 smallfile IMG_0119.jpg
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Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0336.jpg
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Pocatello's First Indian Lunch Spot smallfile IMG_1731.jpg
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Exhibit at Transition Gallery at ISU DSCN5526
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ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1729.jpg
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Wheeledchair marathon start smallfile _DSC0354.JPG
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Deborah plowing snow P1020328.jpg
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food ISU Taste of France DSCF0072.jpg
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ISU at MLK Blvd showing Rendez-Vous Ctr and Library DJI_0007 smallfile.JPG
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ISU College of Engineering Dean Graduate Associate Dean _DSC2682.jpg
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_DSC0782 Pocatello Sunset Modified in GIMP Image Editor.JPG
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Munro's Globe-mallow P6210001.jpg
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dragon fly on Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6595.JPG
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