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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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International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1675.jpg
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Liberal Arts Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Liberal Arts Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
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wildrose with Agfa digital camera 20011.jpg
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cyclist on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain area _DSC3757.jpg
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Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6770.jpg
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Autumn at ISU -- R5 Parking Lot DSCF0456.jpg
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The Unstable Stable P1020162.jpg
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A dance at Indian Night _DSC7521.jpg
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old red barn in Arbon Valley DSCN0173.jpg
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Utah Symphony _DSC0571.jpg
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Trimmers' Irises smallfile P4170017.JPG
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Red-Winged Black Bird 19 April 2015_DSC6267.JPG
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Trimmers flower _DSC0016.jpg
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Making Window Art at College Market _DSC0534.jpg
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campus rose DSCN5325.jpg
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Georgian Display at ISU International NIght 2008 _DSC0664.jpg
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Habibs Flower _DSC0638.jpg
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Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6719.JPG
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ISU Squirrel P1050297.jpg
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ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1721.jpg
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ISU Japanese Club DSCN6069.JPG
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Jonathan Woo enjoying a Spring Bike Ride P4170066.jpg
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bigleaf balsamroot _DSC0923.jpg
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ISU Performing Arts Center from Red Hill IMG_1817.JPG
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red squirrel DSC_6067.JPG
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Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0801.jpg
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Moose Aug 28 2008 _DSC8786.jpg
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Shoban dancers _DSC0275.jpg
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Phil Jenkins the ISU Craft Shop Director DSCF0052.JPG
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Davis and Naidu _DSC0900.jpg
Mom, Lend Me Your Horn!  Big Horn at Pocatello Zoo, around 1998
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Pocatello Marathon 2006 smallfile _DSC0417.jpg
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Taiko drummers ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0182.jpg
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Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1919.jpg
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Taste of France 2010 _DSC7202.jpg
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Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020075.jpg
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American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC2859.jpg
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DSC_0066.jpg
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Change of Seasons: McCurdy's new shop DSC_0029.jpg
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Exhibit at Transition Gallery at ISU DSCN5527
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The Ambroses Dancing smallfile _DSC0092.jpg
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ISU Dorm fall scene IMG_1516.jpg
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