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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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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
International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1667.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1667.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0018.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0018.jpg
Nicole and Edwin at Edwins senior project presentation _DSC0356.JPG
Nicole and Edwin at Edwins senior project presentation _DSC0356.JPG
Historic Theater ISU Performance DSC_71.jpg
Historic Theater ISU Performance DSC_71.jpg
Our First Cockatiel babies born of Ama Mama and Jake Daddy DSCN5482.jpg
Our First Cockatiel babies born of Ama Mama and Jake Daddy DSCN5482.jpg
Change of Seasons at Gibson Jack P9160030.jpg
Change of Seasons at Gibson Jack P9160030.jpg
Trimmers flower with bee P1050426.jpg
Trimmers flower with bee P1050426.jpg
Camelback Mountain smallfile _DSC0125.jpg
Camelback Mountain smallfile _DSC0125.jpg
Wolfi P1040226.jpg
Wolfi P1040226.jpg
earthworm _DSC0085.jpg
earthworm _DSC0085.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2343.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2343.jpg
Yoann Buch (L) and another student selling ISU International Night tickets IMG_0558.jpg
Yoann Buch (L) and another student selling ISU International Night tickets IMG_0558.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 338.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 338.jpg
Munro's globe-mallow near AMI Semiconductor DSC_4921.JPG
Munro's globe-mallow near AMI Semiconductor DSC_4921.JPG
June Terry and Kim _DSC0618.jpg
June Terry and Kim _DSC0618.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2580.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2580.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3108.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3108.jpg
Diana et al scaled-down_DSC6744.JPG
Diana et al scaled-down_DSC6744.JPG
Baby West Bench Fox Squirrels Today DSCF0116.JPG
Baby West Bench Fox Squirrels Today DSCF0116.JPG
Autumn scene with snow IMG_0850.jpg
Autumn scene with snow IMG_0850.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0683.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0683.jpg
yellow flowers not so sharp DSCN1903.jpg
yellow flowers not so sharp DSCN1903.jpg
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4737.JPG
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4737.JPG
Tree in Ross Park in front of the Zoo DSCF0726.jpg
Tree in Ross Park in front of the Zoo DSCF0726.jpg
squirrel by ISU administration bldg DSC_0175.jpg
squirrel by ISU administration bldg DSC_0175.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot backlit _DSC0018.jpg
bigleaf balsamroot backlit _DSC0018.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene with Old Footbridge _DSC1790.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene with Old Footbridge _DSC1790.jpg
Pocatello Myco P1030153.jpg
Pocatello Myco P1030153.jpg
Wolfi _DSC7871.jpg
Wolfi _DSC7871.jpg
P1030188 smallfile.JPG
P1030188 smallfile.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC6096.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6096.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road DSCN5505.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road DSCN5505.jpg
fall at cherry springs nature area PA050484.jpg
fall at cherry springs nature area PA050484.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley singt aus dem Italienischen Liederbuch von Hugo Wolf  _DSC1588.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley singt aus dem Italienischen Liederbuch von Hugo Wolf _DSC1588.jpg
Putnam _DSF0097.jpg
Putnam _DSF0097.jpg
Elizabeth O_brien as Lucy in ThreePennyOpera at ISU _DSC7741.jpg
Elizabeth O_brien as Lucy in ThreePennyOpera at ISU _DSC7741.jpg
Fall is coming to Scout Mountain P1000508
Fall is coming to Scout Mountain P1000508
DSCF0098 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0098 Flag Carrier.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0501.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0501.jpg
Pebble Creek, Inkom (near Pocatello), Idaho, on Thanksgiving Day 2003
Pebble Creek, Inkom (near Pocatello), Idaho, on Thanksgiving Day 2003
Friedhof P1010170.jpg
Friedhof P1010170.jpg
Yet another lunch at Bouillon Soup IMG_0477.jpg
Yet another lunch at Bouillon Soup IMG_0477.jpg
Camelback Mountain in January
Camelback Mountain in January
ISU squirrel near R5 parking lot DSCF0016.JPG
ISU squirrel near R5 parking lot DSCF0016.JPG
Diana Livingston-Friedley, soprano; Dieter Wulfhorst, violoncello; Kraig Scott, harpsichord - _DSC0622
Diana Livingston-Friedley, soprano; Dieter Wulfhorst, violoncello; Kraig Scott, harpsichord - _DSC0622
little squirrels - Aspen and Maple - smallfile DSC_6800.jpg
little squirrels - Aspen and Maple - smallfile DSC_6800.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3439.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3439.jpg
flamenco dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0368.jpg
flamenco dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0368.jpg
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