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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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ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center.JPG
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center.JPG
Dance ISU _DSC9134.jpg
Dance ISU _DSC9134.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 150.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 150.jpg
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Gelbe Blumen P4270010.jpg
I grow on East Mink Trail Scout Mtn P1010454.jpg
I grow on East Mink Trail Scout Mtn P1010454.jpg
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Africa Night 2013 at ISU 035.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Autumn Snow Scene IMG_4695.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Autumn Snow Scene IMG_4695.jpg
Adelita-Tanz P2230028.jpg
Adelita-Tanz P2230028.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2753.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2753.jpg
Choir from PR China _DSC6447.jpg
Choir from PR China _DSC6447.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0096.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0096.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble concert DSCF0033.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble concert DSCF0033.JPG
Autumn sunset from our deck smallfile IMG_1445.jpg
Autumn sunset from our deck smallfile IMG_1445.jpg
wild turkeys in someones yard _DSC6940.jpg
wild turkeys in someones yard _DSC6940.jpg
black-capped chickadee _DSC1389.jpg
black-capped chickadee _DSC1389.jpg
ISU on Earth Day DSCN1321.jpg
ISU on Earth Day DSCN1321.jpg
At Habib and Kims Wedding Reception _DSC0580.jpg
At Habib and Kims Wedding Reception _DSC0580.jpg
Foggy Buckskin Autumn Scene DSCF0002.jpg
Foggy Buckskin Autumn Scene DSCF0002.jpg
la cocina mexicana en pocatello - el jacalito cerca del motel de Thunderbird P1020342.jpg
la cocina mexicana en pocatello - "el jacalito" cerca del motel de Thunderbird P1020342.jpg
city creek bike trail with sunflowers P1040117.JPG
city creek bike trail with sunflowers P1040117.JPG
red squirrel not cropped or altered except downsizing _DSC0502.jpg
red squirrel not cropped or altered except downsizing _DSC0502.jpg
Ken and JoAnn Trimmer's iris DSCN2781.jpg
Ken and JoAnn Trimmer's iris DSCN2781.jpg
Rachel Dowling Finishing Marathon smallfile _DSC0515.jpg
Rachel Dowling Finishing Marathon smallfile _DSC0515.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble 2007 _DSC0090.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble 2007 _DSC0090.jpg
wild flowers _DSC8577.jpg
wild flowers _DSC8577.jpg
Bill O'Brien _DSC0510.jpg
Bill O'Brien _DSC0510.jpg
baby fox squirrel DSC_6228.JPG
baby fox squirrel DSC_6228.JPG
Winter at Home _DSC0536.jpg
Winter at Home _DSC0536.jpg
ISU Music Dept Little Women _DSC3434.jpg
ISU Music Dept Little Women _DSC3434.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1375.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1375.jpg
Stephen Tigner ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering - Distance Learning IMG_0710.jpg
Stephen Tigner ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering - Distance Learning IMG_0710.jpg
Roof Construction at home by Bill Crampton and Affiliates DSC_0041.jpg
Roof Construction at home by Bill Crampton and Affiliates DSC_0041.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2108.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2108.jpg
Tom Forrest VMG05 0032.jpg
Tom Forrest VMG05 0032.jpg
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DSCN1696.jpg
Hikers on Gibson Jack Trail P1020587.jpg
Hikers on Gibson Jack Trail P1020587.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet _DSC0020 smallfile.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet _DSC0020 smallfile.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6861.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6861.jpg
Dr. William (Will) Dowling of Philadelphia, PA at Pocatello Marathon Award Ceremony smallfile _DSC0592.JPG
Dr. William (Will) Dowling of Philadelphia, PA at Pocatello Marathon Award Ceremony smallfile _DSC0592.JPG
Moosie Moose P4160058.jpg
Moosie Moose P4160058.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow _DSC0118.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow _DSC0118.jpg
Brigette Hodson ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0703.jpg
Brigette Hodson ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0703.jpg
dump Apr 16 2005 smallfile P1010081.JPG
dump Apr 16 2005 smallfile P1010081.JPG
Amerikanischer Pfannkuchen P1040576.jpg
Amerikanischer Pfannkuchen P1040576.jpg
Sunset at ISU DSCF0458.jpg
Sunset at ISU DSCF0458.jpg
Wasp after Thanksgiving _DSC5247.JPG
Wasp after Thanksgiving _DSC5247.JPG
Maytag Washer at Bannock County Historical Museum _DSC1675.jpg
Maytag Washer at Bannock County Historical Museum _DSC1675.jpg
VMG art opening 2006 at Main Street Coffee and News DSC0107.jpg
VMG art opening 2006 at Main Street Coffee and News DSC0107.jpg
deer after sundown _DSC3560.JPG
deer after sundown _DSC3560.JPG
ISU Eli Oboler Library in the Fall P1010113.jpg
ISU Eli Oboler Library in the Fall P1010113.jpg
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