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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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The Opening smallfile P7260012.jpg
The Opening smallfile P7260012.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0455.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0455.jpg
College of Engineering snapdragon DSC_0006.jpg
College of Engineering snapdragon DSC_0006.jpg
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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
Putnam and I by Deborah P1020546.jpg
Putnam and I by Deborah P1020546.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Building DSCF0488.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Building DSCF0488.jpg
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DSCF0173 Flag Carrier.jpg
Slide Presentation showing Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night _DSC0094.JPG
Slide Presentation showing Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night _DSC0094.JPG
Identify us - Gibson Jack flowers and pollenating insect P1020656.jpg
Identify us - Gibson Jack flowers and pollenating insect P1020656.jpg
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City Creek Trail Sign Autumn Scene _DSC1813.jpg
Making of an American Classic DSCF0014.jpg
Making of an American Classic DSCF0014.jpg
College Market Interior DSC_0034.jpg
College Market Interior DSC_0034.jpg
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Vivliothiki Mas P1020174.jpg
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breakfast with neighbors tomato.jpg
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VMG05 0037.jpg
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Pocatello Co-op _DSC0377.jpg
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Spring at Idaho State University DSCN6165.JPG
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Camerata Singers _DSC2751.jpg
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winter at home _DSC0457.jpg
Engineering Picnic Are You Ready for Some Lipstick DSCF0015.JPG
Engineering Picnic Are You Ready for Some Lipstick DSCF0015.JPG
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A dance at Indian Night _DSC7420.jpg
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Pocatello-American-Falls-Reservoir Sunset _DSC5232
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6655.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6655.jpg
Bergszene - Mountain Scene PC220007.jpg
Bergszene - Mountain Scene PC220007.jpg
Our home and neighborhood DJI00006.JPG
Our home and neighborhood DJI00006.JPG
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1663.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1663.jpg
Southeast Idaho Mountains Aerial Shot P1040446.jpg
Southeast Idaho Mountains Aerial Shot P1040446.jpg
Benton Street Rose PA070002.jpg
Benton Street Rose PA070002.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1414.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1414.jpg
Tulips ISU PSUB DSCF0007.jpg
Tulips ISU PSUB DSCF0007.jpg
Uhu
Uhu
Utah Symphony with old lens _DSC0591.jpg
Utah Symphony with old lens _DSC0591.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance of Man of la Mancha DSC_99.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance of Man of la Mancha DSC_99.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Grads 2007 _DSC0144.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Grads 2007 _DSC0144.jpg
The Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Battle of the Little Bighorn
Scene from the Dump Site A DSC_0001.jpg
Scene from the Dump Site A DSC_0001.jpg
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magpie with worm _DSC8582.jpg
Oregon Grape - Pocatello area wild flowers IMG_3105.jpg
Oregon Grape - Pocatello area wild flowers IMG_3105.jpg
ISU Campus Spring Scene - during a performance of la musica latina smallfile IMG_2901.jpg
ISU Campus Spring Scene - during a performance of la musica latina smallfile IMG_2901.jpg
Autumn at Red Hill IMG_1555.jpg
Autumn at Red Hill IMG_1555.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Meeting testimonial DSCF0160.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Meeting testimonial DSCF0160.JPG
fashion show at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0136.jpg
fashion show at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0136.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_97.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_97.jpg
chamomile DSCN1570.jpg
chamomile DSCN1570.jpg
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ISU Interim President Gallagher explaining salary issues 031.jpg
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