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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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Friedleys sing Schumann Duet _DSC0020 smallfile.jpg
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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
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Moosie Moose P4160058.jpg
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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
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dump Apr 16 2005 smallfile P1010081.JPG
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Amerikanischer Pfannkuchen P1040576.jpg
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Sunset at ISU DSCF0458.jpg
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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
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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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ISU on a Foggy Autumn Day _DSC0050.jpg
Squirrel at R8 parking lot ISU IMG_1517.jpg
Squirrel at R8 parking lot ISU IMG_1517.jpg
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An East Bench Neighborhood _DSC0464.jpg
ISU College of Engineering squirrel girl NIB6F71.jpg
ISU College of Engineering squirrel girl NIB6F71.jpg
ISU College of Engineering faculty Hofle Schoen Naidu _DSC0934.jpg
ISU College of Engineering faculty Hofle Schoen Naidu _DSC0934.jpg
Taiko Drummer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0220.jpg
Taiko Drummer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0220.jpg
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Putnam unser Schneehund _DSC1986.JPG
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music man _DSC0234.jpg
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rodeo _DSC0670.jpg
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induction of associates DSCF0076.JPG
Tom Sheeley - guitar - Chung Park - conductor - Idaho State Civic Symph smallfile _DSC0648.jpg
Tom Sheeley - guitar - Chung Park - conductor - Idaho State Civic Symph smallfile _DSC0648.jpg
campus rose DSCN5322.jpg
campus rose DSCN5322.jpg
Aurora the Baby Cougar 1998.JPG
Aurora the Baby Cougar 1998.JPG
VMG DSCF0067.jpg
VMG DSCF0067.jpg
Turkey Sandwich and Soup at Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9662.jpg
Turkey Sandwich and Soup at Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9662.jpg
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DSCN1547.jpg
Squirrel at R8 parking lot ISU IMG_1519.jpg
Squirrel at R8 parking lot ISU IMG_1519.jpg
Pocatello Spring Sunset 11 May 2013 _DSC0684.jpg
Pocatello Spring Sunset 11 May 2013 _DSC0684.jpg
Caldwell Park Downtown Pocatello PA110039.jpg
Caldwell Park Downtown Pocatello PA110039.jpg
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Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9105.jpg
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Im Winter in den Bergen _DSC1390.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6542.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6542.jpg
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Munro's Globe-Mallow P7060036.jpg
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Bee on Thistle _DSC3585.JPG
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New Pocatello Sign vertical DSCF4981.jpg
Rufous Hummingbird _DSC3024.jpg
Rufous Hummingbird _DSC3024.jpg
Lovely Ducks at Pocatello Zoo DSCF0675.jpg
Lovely Ducks at Pocatello Zoo DSCF0675.jpg
Greg Fielding ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0706.jpg
Greg Fielding ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0706.jpg
Mary Hofle _DSC9701.jpg
Mary Hofle _DSC9701.jpg
Bill O'Brien's Hand Pc140021
Bill O'Brien's Hand Pc140021
Twas a gorilly windy day in Pocatello P1060202.jpg
Twas a gorilly windy day in Pocatello P1060202.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Red Hill P1040870.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Red Hill P1040870.jpg
Red squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSCN0048.jpg
Red squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSCN0048.jpg
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wild rose bush with rose hips _DSC1102.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6674.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6674.jpg
West Buckskin Road Mountain Scene DSC_2962.jpg
West Buckskin Road Mountain Scene DSC_2962.jpg
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