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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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Quilla the Jenday Conure _DSC3312.jpg
Quilla the Jenday Conure _DSC3312.jpg
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antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0601.jpg
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Ken Trimmer's flower DSCN2806.jpg
La Cocina Mexicana en Pocatello: La Chimichanga Muy Grande en el Restaurant  «El Jacalito» _DSC0584.jpg
La Cocina Mexicana en Pocatello: La Chimichanga Muy Grande en el Restaurant «El Jacalito» _DSC0584.jpg
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Typische Bergszene DSC_2227.jpg
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bucking bronco _DSC0788.jpg
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A Hootowl Rose for You smallfile DSCN6422.jpg
College Market Cappuccino DSCF0016.jpg
College Market Cappuccino DSCF0016.jpg
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pad gaprow _DSC0423.jpg
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mule deer hiding amidst sagebrush _DSC4187.jpg
Pumpkin Pie, made by photographer
Pumpkin Pie, made by photographer
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Trimmers flowers _DSC0043.jpg
Great Harvest Bread Sandwich smallfile IMG_2932.jpg
Great Harvest Bread Sandwich smallfile IMG_2932.jpg
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Springtime in Our Neighborhood P1020532.jpg
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Coonie _DSC0434.jpg
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Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0014.jpg
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City Creek Trail Sign - Autumn Scene _DSC1808.jpg
Baby Red Squirrel _DSC4965.jpg
Baby Red Squirrel _DSC4965.jpg
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dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050508.jpg
ISU Music Dept The Consul _DSC3424.jpg
ISU Music Dept The Consul _DSC3424.jpg
In stiller Nacht
In stiller Nacht
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music man _DSC0229.jpg
Autumn on 7th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho
Autumn on 7th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho
ELS ESL graduates and their teachers Mrs Call L and Grace Owens R DSCF0028.JPG
ELS ESL graduates and their teachers Mrs Call L and Grace Owens R DSCF0028.JPG
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Twilight at Camelback Mountain _DSC0047.jpg
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VMG05 0047.jpg
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Camelback Mtn sepia smallfile _DSC0123.jpg
Maximos DSCF0175.jpg
Maximos DSCF0175.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9623.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9623.jpg
typical dinner at home - turkey sausage, photographer-made hummus bi tahini, asparagus, brown rice
typical dinner at home - turkey sausage, photographer-made hummus bi tahini, asparagus, brown rice
Moonrise over AMI Semiconductor Factory
Moonrise over AMI Semiconductor Factory
Nancy Woodland feeding a neighbor's horse _DSC2568.jpg
Nancy Woodland feeding a neighbor's horse _DSC2568.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7495.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7495.jpg
The Dining Room by Tom Cashin and his Wife _DSC9293.jpg
The Dining Room by Tom Cashin and his Wife _DSC9293.jpg
red squirrel _DSC8277.jpg
red squirrel _DSC8277.jpg
baby cockatiels at play _DSC6823.jpg
baby cockatiels at play _DSC6823.jpg
Winterszene zu Hause DSC_2503
Winterszene zu Hause DSC_2503
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Thundercloud plum flowers ISU Admin Bldg _DSC0012.jpg
Trimmers' flowers2007 IMG_3015.jpg
Trimmers' flowers2007 IMG_3015.jpg
brown butterfly DSC_6000.JPG
brown butterfly DSC_6000.JPG
Du bist die Ruh'
Du bist die Ruh'
David Parry MD in Concert - Allergist and Organist - Pocatello Baroque Festival at the UCC _DSC0592.jpg
David Parry MD in Concert - Allergist and Organist - Pocatello Baroque Festival at the UCC _DSC0592.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7179.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7179.jpg
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baby cockatiels DSCF0007.JPG
Trimmers flower _DSC0017.jpg
Trimmers flower _DSC0017.jpg
Home snow scene framed IMG_0700.jpg
Home snow scene framed IMG_0700.jpg
Aspen in November in the Mountains DSCF0059.jpg
Aspen in November in the Mountains DSCF0059.jpg
Isabella DSC_0001.jpg
Isabella DSC_0001.jpg
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View from Gibson Jack Trail P1020663.jpg
Identify me - I grow at Gibson Jack Trail at 5500 ft P1020643.jpg
Identify me - I grow at Gibson Jack Trail at 5500 ft P1020643.jpg
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