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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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Finch 19 April 2015 _DSC6273.JPG
ISU International Night 2005 Fashion Show DSCF0373.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Fashion Show DSCF0373.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance DSC_123.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance DSC_123.jpg
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dump smallfile DSCN5980.JPG
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Guay Tiaw Pad Thai leftover _DSC0430.jpg
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Alex Henrie ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering - Will cite Web site shown IMG_0718.jpg
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Save City Creek party DSCF0034.JPG
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DSAutomotiveP1040138.jpg
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sunset DSC_1595.JPG
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College Market during Autumn Snowfall smallfile IMG_1521.jpg
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Singer of a 中国 Song _DSC8121.jpg
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Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9128.jpg
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freight trains PA050523.jpg
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Necklace for Nicole by Free Spirit Design P8150225.jpg
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Gibson Jack Creek - Spring Scene - P1020585.jpg
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ISU Interim President Gallagher 025.jpg
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Rachel Pocatello Marathon smallfile DSCF0225.jpg
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ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3429.jpg
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Theater ISU DSC_116.jpg
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Moose BW _DSC8836.jpg
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Bigelow award handshake smallfile DSCF0097.JPG
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DSCF0111 Flag Carrier.jpg
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Curtis Smith _DSC8514.jpg
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fireworks coolpix 8700 Pocatello DSCN4919.jpg
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Thai tea CA style _DSC0426.jpg
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music man _DSC0285.jpg
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Tommy Ambrose and Edwin Guerra DSCF0024.JPG
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040002.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040002.jpg
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Munro's globe-mallow near AMIS DSC_4935
Red Hill, Pocatello, Idaho
Red Hill, Pocatello, Idaho
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Election Day 2008 smallfile _DSC0595.jpg
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Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur _DSC6834.jpg
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Crestline Trail Scout Mountain P1030059.jpg
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rodeo 2007 _DSC0273.jpg
Geoffrey Friedley, Tenor, and Mark Neiwirth, Gravicembalo con Piano e Forte _DSC0260.jpg
Geoffrey Friedley, Tenor, and Mark Neiwirth, Gravicembalo con Piano e Forte _DSC0260.jpg
Desmond Hoohoo the Pygmy African Hedgehog and his Anti-Cancer Aloe DSCF0042.jpg
Desmond Hoohoo the Pygmy African Hedgehog and his Anti-Cancer Aloe DSCF0042.jpg
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DSCF0136 Flag Carrier.jpg
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Mountain View from Pocatello Creek Road Valentines Day 07 IMG_2463.JPG
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Farewell to Macy's _DSC0443
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The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4654.JPG
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Hot Dog at Save City Creek Party DSCN6402.JPG
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The Opening smallfile P7260012.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0455.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0455.jpg
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College of Engineering snapdragon DSC_0006.jpg
Crestline Trail in Autumn Nikon Coolpix 080.jpg
Crestline Trail in Autumn Nikon Coolpix 080.jpg
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Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1586.jpg
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robin _DSC0181.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_138.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_138.jpg
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs at ISU DSCN0467.jpg
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs at ISU DSCN0467.jpg
Pocatello Twilight looking towards the American Falls Reservoir IMG_2342.jpg
Pocatello Twilight looking towards the American Falls Reservoir IMG_2342.jpg
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