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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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Gazetteer of the Castilla - ISU research group at College Market P1040564.jpg
Gazetteer of the Castilla - ISU research group at College Market P1040564.jpg
Professors Arthur Dolsen  and Carl Levenson at CoHo
Professors Arthur Dolsen and Carl Levenson at CoHo
Slide Presentation of the Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0095.JPG
Slide Presentation of the Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0095.JPG
Port Neuf River at North City Park DSC_0012.jpg
Port Neuf River at North City Park DSC_0012.jpg
el hombre de la mancha de ISU DSC_68.jpg
el hombre de la mancha de ISU DSC_68.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7056.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7056.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1942.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1942.jpg
Springtime at ISU smallfile _DSC0006.jpg
Springtime at ISU smallfile _DSC0006.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7840.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7840.jpg
Linda Wolfe Pocatello Artist _DSC3979.jpg
Linda Wolfe Pocatello Artist _DSC3979.jpg
autumn IMG_1057.jpg
autumn IMG_1057.jpg
Red Hill on ISU Campus is Now Cougar Country _DSC6666.jpg
Red Hill on ISU Campus is Now Cougar Country _DSC6666.jpg
VMG picnic May 15 2005 DSCF0006 smallfile.JPG
VMG picnic May 15 2005 DSCF0006 smallfile.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC8942.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC8942.jpg
DSCF0121 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0121 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6021.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6021.jpg
Setting For Shakespeare's Play at ISU _DSC0012
Setting For Shakespeare's Play at ISU _DSC0012
Chicken Scallopine - Asparagus - Mushroom Risotto - Broiled Parmesan Tomato by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1135.jpg
Chicken Scallopine - Asparagus - Mushroom Risotto - Broiled Parmesan Tomato by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1135.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050626.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050626.jpg
New Pup _DSC1761.jpg
New Pup _DSC1761.jpg
Save City Creek Sign DSCN6399.JPG
Save City Creek Sign DSCN6399.JPG
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1720.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1720.jpg
Old Friends Crete Brown (L) and Ruth Moorhead (R) VMG05 0018.jpg
Old Friends Crete Brown (L) and Ruth Moorhead (R) VMG05 0018.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 291.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 291.jpg
ISU students participating in an international programming contest P1030091 smallfile.jpg
ISU students participating in an international programming contest P1030091 smallfile.jpg
Rachel Dowling accepting Marathon Award smallfile IMG_0368.jpg
Rachel Dowling accepting Marathon Award smallfile IMG_0368.jpg
sunflower DSCF5892.jpg
sunflower DSCF5892.jpg
Dr James Drake in Concert - Pocatello Baroque Festival _DSC0590.jpg
Dr James Drake in Concert - Pocatello Baroque Festival _DSC0590.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0346.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0346.jpg
Marathon Actual Start smallfile _DSC0357.JPG
Marathon Actual Start smallfile _DSC0357.JPG
Tomato from Oregon DSC_0004.jpeg
Tomato from Oregon DSC_0004.jpeg
International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1681.jpg
International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1681.jpg
College Market Today DSCF0014.jpg
College Market Today DSCF0014.jpg
this may be Vernon DSCF0103.JPG
this may be Vernon DSCF0103.JPG
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3438.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3438.jpg
Aurora the Baby Cougar's Eyes, 1998 Felis concolor
Aurora the Baby Cougar's Eyes, 1998 Felis concolor
Fine Arts Squirrel DSCN0903.jpg
Fine Arts Squirrel DSCN0903.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1834.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1834.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0135.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0135.jpg
Lox with Easter Eggs - Fifth Street Bagelry DSCN0779.jpg
Lox with Easter Eggs - Fifth Street Bagelry DSCN0779.jpg
Gibson Jack Creek roaring in May P1020602.jpg
Gibson Jack Creek roaring in May P1020602.jpg
Will Mark and Poetic Trumpeter _DSC0241.jpg
Will Mark and Poetic Trumpeter _DSC0241.jpg
Pauline Havens _DSC9702.jpg
Pauline Havens _DSC9702.jpg
Graveley Hall Sign with Tulips ISU DSCN1073.jpg
Graveley Hall Sign with Tulips ISU DSCN1073.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0665.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0665.jpg
West Fork Mink Creek Trail with Fireweed Olympus C-750 bild 037.jpg
West Fork Mink Creek Trail with Fireweed Olympus C-750 bild 037.jpg
Wolfgang der Wolfspitz P1020659.jpg
Wolfgang der Wolfspitz P1020659.jpg
Town and Mountains DSC_2244.jpg
Town and Mountains DSC_2244.jpg
wild rose and rose buds P1000104.jpg
wild rose and rose buds P1000104.jpg
Ruth Moorhead speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050061.jpg
Ruth Moorhead speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050061.jpg
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