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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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DSCF0086 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0086 Flag Carrier.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8530.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8530.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6537.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6537.jpg
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Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0705.JPG
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Lewis Flax P6130011.jpg
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Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0060.jpg
Mountain Winter Scene with Aspen from Our Driveway smallfile PC200027.jpg
Mountain Winter Scene with Aspen from Our Driveway smallfile PC200027.jpg
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Pocatello Sunset _DSC7504.jpg
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hawk in flight at home cropped smallfile _DSC1240.jpg
Home is a Snowy Place This Year BILD1C4.jpg
Home is a Snowy Place This Year BILD1C4.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Rd Scout Mtn Area DJI00042.JPG
East Fork Mink Creek Rd Scout Mtn Area DJI00042.JPG
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Prickly Pear Cactus Bloom _DSC5465.jpg
Pocatello Country Autumn Scene IMG_0242.jpg
Pocatello Country Autumn Scene IMG_0242.jpg
Bread Samples at Great Harvest Bread on Main Street DSCN5540.jpg
Bread Samples at Great Harvest Bread on Main Street DSCN5540.jpg
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storm clouds over Pocatello _DSC2675.JPG
flowers for sale at McKees Pocatello IMG_1940.jpg
flowers for sale at McKees Pocatello IMG_1940.jpg
My Wife Deborah Arnold DSCF0051.JPG
My Wife Deborah Arnold DSCF0051.JPG
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Scene from East Mink Trail P1030779.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0978.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0978.jpg
Susannes Geburtstag P8110155.jpg
Susannes Geburtstag P8110155.jpg
red squirrel in the mountains - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus - Rotes Skiouroschen DSCF0064.JPG
red squirrel in the mountains - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus - Rotes Skiouroschen DSCF0064.JPG
Caramel _DSC1628.jpg
Caramel _DSC1628.jpg
Mark Neiwirth with Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1338.jpg
Mark Neiwirth with Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1338.jpg
Singer at Indian Night _DSC7660.jpg
Singer at Indian Night _DSC7660.jpg
DSCF0081 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0081 Flag Carrier.jpg
Very Late Purple Flowers PA260032.jpg
Very Late Purple Flowers PA260032.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8447.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8447.jpg
Cherries from Ruth Moorhead's Tree DSCN6574
Cherries from Ruth Moorhead's Tree DSCN6574
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0657.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0657.jpg
A dog behind Colonial Hall P1050405.jpg
A dog behind Colonial Hall P1050405.jpg
Eine Nacht in Mexico - isu P2230164.jpg
Eine Nacht in Mexico - isu P2230164.jpg
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Hier bei uns in den Bergen P3250014.jpg
Marhaba Restaurant sign P5140117.jpg
Marhaba Restaurant sign P5140117.jpg
Getting Ready for the Baroque Festival _DSC0582.jpg
Getting Ready for the Baroque Festival _DSC0582.jpg
Hühner-Karotten-Zwiebelnsuppe Friedrich Meyeros _DSC0398.jpg
Hühner-Karotten-Zwiebelnsuppe Friedrich Meyeros _DSC0398.jpg
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Save City Creek City Council Mtg Looze Speaking DSCF0136.JPG
skiouros -- squirrel -- sciurus
skiouros -- squirrel -- sciurus
Apple Fritter at College Market - baked by Major P1300002.jpg
Apple Fritter at College Market - baked by Major P1300002.jpg
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Sunset Today April 27 2013 069.JPG
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Our Neighborhood 107.JPG
Africa Night 2007 _DSC0005.jpg
Africa Night 2007 _DSC0005.jpg
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MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0115.JPG
Fox Squirrel Near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1502.jpg
Fox Squirrel Near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1502.jpg
Dessert DSCF0069.jpg
Dessert DSCF0069.jpg
A Conversation _DSC0675.jpg
A Conversation _DSC0675.jpg
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music man _DSC0245.jpg
Chinese Peak _DSC4287.jpg
Chinese Peak _DSC4287.jpg
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wild flower on red hill P1030285.jpg
Frühlingsszene - Idaho State University 02.jpg
Frühlingsszene - Idaho State University 02.jpg
An ISU Faculty Senate Meeting with Interim President Gallagher DSC_6932.jpg
An ISU Faculty Senate Meeting with Interim President Gallagher DSC_6932.jpg
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