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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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ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190051.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190051.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1689.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1689.jpg
music man _DSC0286.jpg
music man _DSC0286.jpg
Graveley Hall Idaho State University DSCN1300.jpg
Graveley Hall Idaho State University DSCN1300.jpg
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Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0334.jpg
Der im Zoo sitzender Schwann DSCF0593
Der im Zoo sitzender Schwann DSCF0593
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subbaram and alba DSCF0040.jpg
Pizza from Pizzeria Molto Caldo IMG_1738.jpg
Pizza from Pizzeria Molto Caldo IMG_1738.jpg
Sunset from Pocatello over American Falls Reservoir from Little Canon Camera IMG_2473.jpg
Sunset from Pocatello over American Falls Reservoir from Little Canon Camera IMG_2473.jpg
music man _DSC0208.jpg
music man _DSC0208.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7818.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7818.jpg
Chinese Poetry Reading at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0414.jpg
Chinese Poetry Reading at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0414.jpg
Hausgemachter Cake Anglais mit Sahne P1030032.jpg
Hausgemachter Cake Anglais mit Sahne P1030032.jpg
Red Hill Sunflowers P8040138.jpg
Red Hill Sunflowers P8040138.jpg
Order of Engineers Induction _DSC0130.jpg
Order of Engineers Induction _DSC0130.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0619.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0619.jpg
Autumn on a Trail near Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6013.jpg
Autumn on a Trail near Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6013.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1590.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1590.jpg
The Occupy Pocatello Movement IMG_0246.jpg
The Occupy Pocatello Movement IMG_0246.jpg
Another Time Bild Nummer 299 smallfile.jpg
Another Time Bild Nummer 299 smallfile.jpg
Taiko Drummers at ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0203.jpg
Taiko Drummers at ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0203.jpg
Autumn near McCammon IMG_0874.jpg
Autumn near McCammon IMG_0874.jpg
ISU Engineering Graduate Krystal Firebaugh May 2007 _DSC0431.jpg
ISU Engineering Graduate Krystal Firebaugh May 2007 _DSC0431.jpg
Putnam in the Truck DSCF0121.JPG
Putnam in the Truck DSCF0121.JPG
wild rose hips _DSC1088.jpg
wild rose hips _DSC1088.jpg
a neighbors dog P1020533.jpg
a neighbors dog P1020533.jpg
grasshopper on sunflower P1040167.jpg
grasshopper on sunflower P1040167.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife Deborah smallfile P1010043.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife Deborah smallfile P1010043.jpg
Graduation Reception - ISU School of Engineering 2011 - reflection _DSC6423.jpg
Graduation Reception - ISU School of Engineering 2011 - reflection _DSC6423.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open the Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_51.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open the Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_51.jpg
Moose Aug 18 2008 _DSC7946.JPG
Moose Aug 18 2008 _DSC7946.JPG
Samarabalouf French Pop Group Member and I P1000848.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group Member and I P1000848.jpg
Trimmers Flowers 2007 P1010293.JPG
Trimmers Flowers 2007 P1010293.JPG
A Conversation with Elena Velasquez _DSC0109.jpg
A Conversation with Elena Velasquez _DSC0109.jpg
ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0668.jpg
ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0668.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot smallfile IMG_3255.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot smallfile IMG_3255.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7206.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7206.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from home P1040307.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from home P1040307.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0195.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0195.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9015.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9015.jpg
autumn DSC_0029.jpg
autumn DSC_0029.jpg
Pocatello Zoo's Tree House DSC_0138.jpg
Pocatello Zoo's Tree House DSC_0138.jpg
La Catrina Quartet - standing ovation _DSC4397.JPG
La Catrina Quartet - standing ovation _DSC4397.JPG
College of Engineering faculty meet CoT Dean Davis _DSC0897.jpg
College of Engineering faculty meet CoT Dean Davis _DSC0897.jpg
Fox Squirrel, near Engineering Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Fox Squirrel, near Engineering Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Indian Night 2012 with Chinese scholar Yan Zhang and Ellen Combs _DSC7263.jpg
Indian Night 2012 with Chinese scholar Yan Zhang and Ellen Combs _DSC7263.jpg
Red Bike and Red Leaves IMG_0496.jpg
Red Bike and Red Leaves IMG_0496.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 313.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 313.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1695.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1695.jpg
pot of flowers at fred meyer P1030421.jpg
pot of flowers at fred meyer P1030421.jpg
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