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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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baby going to ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0010.jpg
baby going to ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0010.jpg
Brian Wells' Mom DSCF0010.JPG
Brian Wells' Mom DSCF0010.JPG
our country driveway in autumn _DSC9950.jpg
our country driveway in autumn _DSC9950.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9443.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9443.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign in Autumn Vertical _DSC1815.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign in Autumn Vertical _DSC1815.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7979.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7979.jpg
Bill Schaefer found his subject smallfile DSCF0164.JPG
Bill Schaefer found his subject smallfile DSCF0164.JPG
Pocatello sunflower with bee P1060321.jpg
Pocatello sunflower with bee P1060321.jpg
flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0107.jpg
flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0107.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1585.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1585.jpg
Cyclists in Pocatello _DSC1428.jpg
Cyclists in Pocatello _DSC1428.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6562.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6562.jpg
Springtime at ISU _DSC4411.jpg
Springtime at ISU _DSC4411.jpg
Cottonwood at Ross Park.jpg
Cottonwood at Ross Park.jpg
Flagbearers at ISU International Night - Georgia _DSC0717.jpg
Flagbearers at ISU International Night - Georgia _DSC0717.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6597.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6597.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo with Prey actually a Toy _DSC1051.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo with Prey actually a Toy _DSC1051.jpg
identify me I am on City Creek Trail DSCF0042.JPG
identify me I am on City Creek Trail DSCF0042.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC9196.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9196.jpg
Prof. Kevin Marsh with a Book He Co-Authored _DSC0614.JPG
Prof. Kevin Marsh with a Book He Co-Authored _DSC0614.JPG
Flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0159.jpg
Flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0159.jpg
Mike and another familiar person _DSC0364.jpg
Mike and another familiar person _DSC0364.jpg
Blue Hawk _DSC0666.jpg
Blue Hawk _DSC0666.jpg
Bill O_Brien in Feb 2010 smallfile IMG_1903.jpg
Bill O_Brien in Feb 2010 smallfile IMG_1903.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Students presenting their final project - Makho Johnathan and others _DSC0394.JPG
ISU College of Engineering Students presenting their final project - Makho Johnathan and others _DSC0394.JPG
Fred Meyer's Flowers IMG_3107.jpg
Fred Meyer's Flowers IMG_3107.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Buildling DSCF0492.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Buildling DSCF0492.jpg
Trail, Cherry Springs Nature Area, Pocatello, Idaho
Trail, Cherry Springs Nature Area, Pocatello, Idaho
typical pocatello summer scene with sunflowers and mountain P1060323.jpg
typical pocatello summer scene with sunflowers and mountain P1060323.jpg
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DSC_0141.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance of Man of la Mancha at Bistline Theater DSC_47.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance of Man of la Mancha at Bistline Theater DSC_47.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0041.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0041.jpg
sunflower P1000031.jpg
sunflower P1000031.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9413.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9413.jpg
Mo at home in polo shirt from sister with Wolfi dem Wolfspitz DSCF0594.jpg
Mo at home in polo shirt from sister with Wolfi dem Wolfspitz DSCF0594.jpg
Food sold by ISU Japanese Club DSCN5312.jpg
Food sold by ISU Japanese Club DSCN5312.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 _DSC0362.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 _DSC0362.jpg
MLK and 8th IMG_1264.jpg
MLK and 8th IMG_1264.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9038.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9038.jpg
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brown butterfly DSC_5995.JPG
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or red squirrel DSCN4023.jpg
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or red squirrel DSCN4023.jpg
Moose by a Little Pond smallfile P4160055.jpg
Moose by a Little Pond smallfile P4160055.jpg
baby cockatiels P1010001.JPG
baby cockatiels P1010001.JPG
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCF0090.JPG
Arrowleaf balsamroot DSCF0090.JPG
I15 to Inkom DSCN0345.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0345.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCN0527.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCN0527.jpg
Princess Diana Serviceberry _DSC0004.jpg
Princess Diana Serviceberry _DSC0004.jpg
Engineering Picnic DSCF0019.JPG
Engineering Picnic DSCF0019.JPG
Great Race came to Pocatello again P7040115.JPG
Great Race came to Pocatello again P7040115.JPG
red squirrel on aspen _DSC5100.jpg
red squirrel on aspen _DSC5100.jpg
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