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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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chinese peak with apple tree in the foreground _DSC7550.jpg
chinese peak with apple tree in the foreground _DSC7550.jpg
zoo elk DSC_0123.jpg
zoo elk DSC_0123.jpg
Annual Beer and Blooms Party at the Trimmers P1050418.jpg
Annual Beer and Blooms Party at the Trimmers P1050418.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6706.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6706.JPG
Tiny Waterfall on City Creek P1030036.jpg
Tiny Waterfall on City Creek P1030036.jpg
person serving food at Indian Night _DSC7241.jpg
person serving food at Indian Night _DSC7241.jpg
frosty October scene at home _DSC0078.jpg
frosty October scene at home _DSC0078.jpg
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DSC_0149.jpg
Chinese New Year 2010 ISU _DSC6912.jpg
Chinese New Year 2010 ISU _DSC6912.jpg
Hootowl Road, Bannock County, near Pocatello, Idaho
Hootowl Road, Bannock County, near Pocatello, Idaho
Hikers at Cherry Springs _DSC2954.jpg
Hikers at Cherry Springs _DSC2954.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 419.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 419.jpg
View from head of driveway of our former home _DSC3093.jpg
View from head of driveway of our former home _DSC3093.jpg
Snow Scene Pc120006
Snow Scene Pc120006
Pasta aus Neapolis mit Römerkäse und Crabcakes _DSC4859.jpg
Pasta aus Neapolis mit Römerkäse und Crabcakes _DSC4859.jpg
Jackson-Bosworth Bigelow Award Handshake _DSC0152.jpg
Jackson-Bosworth Bigelow Award Handshake _DSC0152.jpg
A squirrel on the lawn of ISU's School of Engineering DSCF7515.jpg
A squirrel on the lawn of ISU's School of Engineering DSCF7515.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2111.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2111.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0905.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0905.jpg
appetizers at ISU Honors Program Banquet _DSC0389 smallfile.jpg
appetizers at ISU Honors Program Banquet _DSC0389 smallfile.jpg
Aspen in winter DSCF0001.jpg
Aspen in winter DSCF0001.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1940.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1940.jpg
Gate to Bannock County Museum - Fort Hall Replica compound P1020191.jpg
Gate to Bannock County Museum - Fort Hall Replica compound P1020191.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0047.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0047.jpg
Christmas Day Scene: Buckskin Road Rock and Tree P1040256.jpg
Christmas Day Scene: Buckskin Road Rock and Tree P1040256.jpg
Elizabeth Frantz's Daughter DSC_2274.jpg
Elizabeth Frantz's Daughter DSC_2274.jpg
Wildflower in the Pea Family, may be a Milkvetch, Cherry Springs Nature Area, Pocatello, Idaho
Wildflower in the Pea Family, may be a Milkvetch, Cherry Springs Nature Area, Pocatello, Idaho
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4659.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4659.JPG
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6891.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6891.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team 2007 College of Engineering _DSC0190.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team 2007 College of Engineering _DSC0190.jpg
McKees Sheep at Christmas Time _DSC5256.JPG
McKees Sheep at Christmas Time _DSC5256.JPG
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0104.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0104.jpg
Springtime in Inkom _DSC3746.jpg
Springtime in Inkom _DSC3746.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0191.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0191.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9445.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9445.jpg
City Creek DSCN6408.JPG
City Creek DSCN6408.JPG
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1587.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1587.jpg
A Pocatello Gas Station DSCN5703.JPG
A Pocatello Gas Station DSCN5703.JPG
Dark-Eyed Junco  _DSC0366.jpg
Dark-Eyed Junco _DSC0366.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6712.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6712.jpg
Steer's Head -- Pocatello Mountain Wildflower P4270005.jpg
Steer's Head -- Pocatello Mountain Wildflower P4270005.jpg
wild rose with rose hips and sage brush P1060336.jpg
wild rose with rose hips and sage brush P1060336.jpg
Grecian Key Restaurant Summer Scene IMG_0223.jpg
Grecian Key Restaurant Summer Scene IMG_0223.jpg
Sunflowers Pocatello Aug 2004 DSC_0034.jpg
Sunflowers Pocatello Aug 2004 DSC_0034.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6505.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6505.jpg
Africa Night 2007 at ISU _DSC0050.jpg
Africa Night 2007 at ISU _DSC0050.jpg
music man _DSC0239.jpg
music man _DSC0239.jpg
Wilma, a Zoo Coyote May 28 2001 Pocatello Idaho
Wilma, a Zoo Coyote May 28 2001 Pocatello Idaho
Liberal Arts Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Liberal Arts Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU Dance _DSC6110.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6110.jpg
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