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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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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
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Town and Mountains DSC_2244.jpg
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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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Springtime on Halliday Street _DSC3283.jpg
Pocatello from Red Hill with ISU in the Foreground P1030928.JPG
Pocatello from Red Hill with ISU in the Foreground P1030928.JPG
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
ISU's Fine Arts Building, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU's Fine Arts Building, Pocatello, Idaho
Pork and Idaho Potato Soup by Pocatello Artist Arla Morgan - I baked the pork -  DSC_0087.jpg
Pork and Idaho Potato Soup by Pocatello Artist Arla Morgan - I baked the pork - DSC_0087.jpg
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Lazuli Bunting smallfile 290.jpg
Cleve Davis of Fort Hall - Environmental Scientist, Climber and Nature Photographer P7260013.jpg
Cleve Davis of Fort Hall - Environmental Scientist, Climber and Nature Photographer P7260013.jpg
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Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0020.jpg
Autumn by a Delapidated Building at Pine Ridge Mall DSCF0563.jpg
Autumn by a Delapidated Building at Pine Ridge Mall DSCF0563.jpg
ISU Music Dept Mother of Us All _DSC3456.jpg
ISU Music Dept Mother of Us All _DSC3456.jpg
Yellow-Bellied Marmot near AMI Trail P1050113.jpg
Yellow-Bellied Marmot near AMI Trail P1050113.jpg
Developing apple in front of Chinese Peak Pocatello DSCF7911.JPG
Developing apple in front of Chinese Peak Pocatello DSCF7911.JPG
Bonnie and Jake at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0637.jpg
Bonnie and Jake at Kim and Habibs Wedding Reception _DSC0637.jpg
Having a Close Look -- VMG art show opening 2006 -- Main St Coffee and News _DSC0297.jpg
Having a Close Look -- VMG art show opening 2006 -- Main St Coffee and News _DSC0297.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9073.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9073.jpg
City Creek P1020690.jpg
City Creek P1020690.jpg
Winter Scene from Next To Buckskin Road smallfile P1000743.jpg
Winter Scene from Next To Buckskin Road smallfile P1000743.jpg
Coonie _DSC0438.jpg
Coonie _DSC0438.jpg
Snake River at Massacre Rocks State Park _DSC5018.jpg
Snake River at Massacre Rocks State Park _DSC5018.jpg
Taste of France DSCF0175.jpg
Taste of France DSCF0175.jpg
India Night at ISU 2010 _DSC2717.jpg
India Night at ISU 2010 _DSC2717.jpg
Séba Jean-Baptiste ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0731.jpg
Séba Jean-Baptiste ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0731.jpg
Hawk at bird feeder post PC140160.jpg
Hawk at bird feeder post PC140160.jpg
Boo DSC_0018.jpg
Boo DSC_0018.jpg
West Buckskin Road from Our Mailbox DSCF0029.jpg
West Buckskin Road from Our Mailbox DSCF0029.jpg
De los Reyes following African Students _DSC0310.jpg
De los Reyes following African Students _DSC0310.jpg
City Creek bike trail with sunflowers P1040111.jpg
City Creek bike trail with sunflowers P1040111.jpg
A Night in Mexico at ISU P2230005.jpg
A Night in Mexico at ISU P2230005.jpg
Sunflower with Typical Sagebrush and Juniper Landscape, Pocatello, Idaho
Sunflower with Typical Sagebrush and Juniper Landscape, Pocatello, Idaho
Hootowl smallfile DSCF0014.jpg
Hootowl smallfile DSCF0014.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9229.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9229.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6794.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6794.jpg
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name forgotten may be penstamon DSC_4879.JPG
Moosie Girl - Moose eating in light snow smallfile _DSC1648.jpg
Moosie Girl - Moose eating in light snow smallfile _DSC1648.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3985.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3985.jpg
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DSC_94.jpg
Wolfi P1040332.jpg
Wolfi P1040332.jpg
Ukrainian treats by Lena Contor _DSC3764.jpg
Ukrainian treats by Lena Contor _DSC3764.jpg
old town lamp post and building P1040032.jpg
old town lamp post and building P1040032.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7366.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7366.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1297.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1297.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 124.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 124.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030954.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030954.jpg
Autumn on the ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1419.jpg
Autumn on the ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1419.jpg
ISU International Night food line _DSC0667.jpg
ISU International Night food line _DSC0667.jpg
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