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Pocatello, Idaho

LOST EQUIPMENT!

While flying in the Chinese Peak Trail area near Buckskin and American Roads in early July, 2015, I lost my Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter (drone) in the sagebrush field approximately 1600 feet from the trailhead. If you find it, please return it to me for a nice reward. I'd really appreciate it.


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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Rachel Dowling at One Mile in the Pocatello Marathon
Rachel Dowling at One Mile in the Pocatello Marathon
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8303.jpg
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8303.jpg
Barn at Old Bannock Highway and Gibson Jack - now demolished - smallfile.jpg
Barn at Old Bannock Highway and Gibson Jack - now demolished - smallfile.jpg
Maytag Washer at Bannock County Historical Museum _DSC1675.jpg
Maytag Washer at Bannock County Historical Museum _DSC1675.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak  Trail P1000097.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000097.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1698.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1698.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley, soprano; Dieter Wulfhorst, violoncello; Kraig Scott, harpsichord - _DSC0622
Diana Livingston-Friedley, soprano; Dieter Wulfhorst, violoncello; Kraig Scott, harpsichord - _DSC0622
ISU Administration Building -- Spring smallfile _DSC0039.jpg
ISU Administration Building -- Spring smallfile _DSC0039.jpg
Noch ein Bild vom Verabredungszentrum P1030955.jpg
Noch ein Bild vom Verabredungszentrum P1030955.jpg
Dental Office - Bannock County Museum P1020184.jpg
Dental Office - Bannock County Museum P1020184.jpg
Who am I growing by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010513.jpg
Who am I growing by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010513.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8454.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8454.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Member _DSC0373.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Member _DSC0373.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0695.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0695.jpg
Cake at Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1274.jpg
Cake at Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1274.jpg
baby cockatiels growing up DSCF0032.JPG
baby cockatiels growing up DSCF0032.JPG
Mansoor Raza Receives Computer Science Degree from President Bowen of ISU DSCF0175.JPG
Mansoor Raza Receives Computer Science Degree from President Bowen of ISU DSCF0175.JPG
Ken Bosworth _DSC0104.JPG
Ken Bosworth _DSC0104.JPG
Memorial Drive _DSC4730.jpg
Memorial Drive _DSC4730.jpg
Original Home Winter Scene DSC_2265.jpg
Original Home Winter Scene DSC_2265.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU International Night _DSC0931.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU International Night _DSC0931.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1030998.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1030998.jpg
Hallelujah Chorus Feb 7 2008 Jensen Hall _DSC0598.jpg
Hallelujah Chorus Feb 7 2008 Jensen Hall _DSC0598.jpg
Performing Arts Center DSCF0009.jpg
Performing Arts Center DSCF0009.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_69.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_69.jpg
Cherry Springs DSC_0072.jpg
Cherry Springs DSC_0072.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0905.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0905.jpg
fireweed DSC_0095.jpg
fireweed DSC_0095.jpg
VMG05 0005.jpg
VMG05 0005.jpg
Springtime in Inkom _DSC3746.jpg
Springtime in Inkom _DSC3746.jpg
pan-fried wild white fish with herbs and colorful vegetable rice IMG_0053.jpg
pan-fried wild white fish with herbs and colorful vegetable rice IMG_0053.jpg
food line ISU Taste of France DSCF0073.jpg
food line ISU Taste of France DSCF0073.jpg
Mule Deer _DSC9839.jpg
Mule Deer _DSC9839.jpg
Jackson's presentation _DSC0167.jpg
Jackson's presentation _DSC0167.jpg
Man of la Mancha Musicians DSC_0186.jpg
Man of la Mancha Musicians DSC_0186.jpg
la danza mexicana P2230082.jpg
la danza mexicana P2230082.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet _DSC0020 smallfile.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet _DSC0020 smallfile.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
September Autumn Snow IMG_0836.jpg
September Autumn Snow IMG_0836.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9605.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9605.jpg
The Making of an American Classic DSCF0023.jpg
The Making of an American Classic DSCF0023.jpg
sunflowers juniper and sky city creek area P1040161.jpg
sunflowers juniper and sky city creek area P1040161.jpg
Mountains north of McCammon, near Pocatello
Mountains north of McCammon, near Pocatello
Moonrise over AMI Semiconductor Factory
Moonrise over AMI Semiconductor Factory
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6589.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6589.jpg
Frühlingsszene - Idaho State University 02.jpg
Frühlingsszene - Idaho State University 02.jpg
Moon rising over the treetops IMG_1125.jpg
Moon rising over the treetops IMG_1125.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0013.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0013.JPG
DSCF0095 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0095 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0126 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0126 Flag Carrier.jpg
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