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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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Liz Cartwright DSCF0109.JPG
Dr. Subbaram Naidu and Dr. Tommy Ambrose at a Faculty Meeting Bild 009
Dr. Subbaram Naidu and Dr. Tommy Ambrose at a Faculty Meeting Bild 009
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music man _DSC0235.jpg
ISU Music Dept The Consul _DSC3425.jpg
ISU Music Dept The Consul _DSC3425.jpg
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ISU Oboler Library Reference Area Computers smallfile _DSC9915.jpg
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir after the Solar Eclipse _DSC5203.jpg
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir after the Solar Eclipse _DSC5203.jpg
Pocatello spring scene DSCF0094.JPG
Pocatello spring scene DSCF0094.JPG
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Ruth Moorhead at 60th bday party _DSC0636.jpg
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Butterfly on Daisy smallfile IMG_0168.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- View from the Administration Bldg towards the Fine Arts Building DSCF0498.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- View from the Administration Bldg towards the Fine Arts Building DSCF0498.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0131.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0131.jpg
Thundercloud Plum ISU Admin Bldg. DSCN0844.jpg
Thundercloud Plum ISU Admin Bldg. DSCN0844.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 359.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 359.jpg
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0142.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0142.JPG
Nick DSCF0110.JPG
Nick DSCF0110.JPG
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3098.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3098.jpg
autumn Sep 21 2004 DSC_0045.jpg
autumn Sep 21 2004 DSC_0045.jpg
Breakfast at Perkins - Frühstück im Ristorante Perchinos   DSC_2755.JPG
Breakfast at Perkins - Frühstück im Ristorante Perchinos DSC_2755.JPG
Taste of France DSCF0173.jpg
Taste of France DSCF0173.jpg
Camelback Mtn P6080028.jpg
Camelback Mtn P6080028.jpg
Coonie in TD Bag roll 90_2 2007-08_DSC0496.jpg
Coonie in TD Bag roll 90_2 2007-08_DSC0496.jpg
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View from Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 084.jpg
Thom Ritter George and Janet Sung with Id State Civic IMG_1013.jpg
Thom Ritter George and Janet Sung with Id State Civic IMG_1013.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_2542.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_2542.jpg
Robin _DSC7987.jpg
Robin _DSC7987.jpg
Sunflower from Blackrock-Chinese Peak Trail P1000076.jpg
Sunflower from Blackrock-Chinese Peak Trail P1000076.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0712.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0712.jpg
ISU Admin Bldg butterfly DSCN5935.jpg
ISU Admin Bldg butterfly DSCN5935.jpg
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VMG05 0009.jpg
Autumn Scene with Aspen and Sagebrush _DSC9912.jpg
Autumn Scene with Aspen and Sagebrush _DSC9912.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 120.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 120.jpg
Portneuf Gap Panorama Smallfile.jpg
Portneuf Gap Panorama Smallfile.jpg
Apple P1000001.jpg
Apple P1000001.jpg
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dump smallfile DSCN5987.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial DSCF0163.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial DSCF0163.JPG
Theater ISU DSC_0161.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_0161.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Perfomance DSC_132.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Perfomance DSC_132.jpg
Deathbed Scene, Man of La Mancha, DSC_0158.jpg
Deathbed Scene, Man of La Mancha, DSC_0158.jpg
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butterfly on fleabane DSCF5963.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0604.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0604.jpg
Persian Bazaar Pocatello.jpg
Persian Bazaar Pocatello.jpg
Farhana Hibbert and one of her kids VMG05 0021.jpg
Farhana Hibbert and one of her kids VMG05 0021.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1174.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1174.jpg
Sopapilla Chapala DSCF0078.jpg
Sopapilla Chapala DSCF0078.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4750.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4750.JPG
New Jersey Choir introduced by Prof Paul Link _DSC6394.jpg
New Jersey Choir introduced by Prof Paul Link _DSC6394.jpg
Local Aerobatic Radio-Controlled Plane and Flier _DSC6427.jpg
Local Aerobatic Radio-Controlled Plane and Flier _DSC6427.jpg
Crestline Trail Scout Mountain DSCN6621.JPG
Crestline Trail Scout Mountain DSCN6621.JPG
Mtns sagebrush and juniper DSCN0837.jpg
Mtns sagebrush and juniper DSCN0837.jpg
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baby praying mantis P8060027.JPG
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