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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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Cherry Springs DSC_3860.jpg
Cherry Springs DSC_3860.jpg
Cuddles the Cat _DSC7164.jpg
Cuddles the Cat _DSC7164.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7203.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7203.jpg
El coro de España cantó a una audiencia apreciativa DSC_6489.jpg
El coro de España cantó a una audiencia apreciativa DSC_6489.jpg
apricot blossoms 8th avenue IMG_2712.JPG
apricot blossoms 8th avenue IMG_2712.JPG
Mark Neiwirth in concert with Jeanne Sherman _DSC8433.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in concert with Jeanne Sherman _DSC8433.jpg
Smoking Snowman at College Market DSC_2380.jpg
Smoking Snowman at College Market DSC_2380.jpg
Karl Holte's Spring Flora Class - Tour of Buckskin Area DSCN1614.jpg
Karl Holte's Spring Flora Class - Tour of Buckskin Area DSCN1614.jpg
Red Ale at Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9657.jpg
Red Ale at Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9657.jpg
Coonie _DSC0437.jpg
Coonie _DSC0437.jpg
Main Street Old Town Pocatello from Human Eye Level IMG_1579.JPG
Main Street Old Town Pocatello from Human Eye Level IMG_1579.JPG
A Laotian Meal P1040410.jpg
A Laotian Meal P1040410.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0098.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0098.jpg
Camelback Mtn from NEF DSC_0018.jpg
Camelback Mtn from NEF DSC_0018.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset with Olympus C750UZ P8070032.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset with Olympus C750UZ P8070032.jpg
Prof. Ralph Baergen _DSC0557.JPG
Prof. Ralph Baergen _DSC0557.JPG
Red Squirrel Baby, Pocatello, Idaho
Red Squirrel Baby, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU Dance _DSC9375.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9375.jpg
DSCN1618.jpg
DSCN1618.jpg
ISU 11 Jan 2013 DSCF7602.jpg
ISU 11 Jan 2013 DSCF7602.jpg
Joan Downing, a Distinguished Retired Librarian _DSC0612.JPG
Joan Downing, a Distinguished Retired Librarian _DSC0612.JPG
Susannes Geburtstag P8110129.jpg
Susannes Geburtstag P8110129.jpg
Sunflowers on the Chinese Peak Trail P1000126.jpg
Sunflowers on the Chinese Peak Trail P1000126.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1756.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1756.jpg
woodpecker _DSC1353.jpg
woodpecker _DSC1353.jpg
food at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0101.jpg
food at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0101.jpg
wild turkey _DSC6919.jpg
wild turkey _DSC6919.jpg
Moonrise over Fred Meyer Store, Pocatello, Idaho
Moonrise over Fred Meyer Store, Pocatello, Idaho
Korean Choir 93.jpg
Korean Choir 93.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Langroise Trio 2006-4-2 020.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Langroise Trio 2006-4-2 020.jpg
Fireplace at Fort Hall Replica P1020205.jpg
Fireplace at Fort Hall Replica P1020205.jpg
Pocatello Moonset - prélude to a total eclipse of the moon _DSC3057.jpg
Pocatello Moonset - prélude to a total eclipse of the moon _DSC3057.jpg
Person serving Indian Food _DSC7216.jpg
Person serving Indian Food _DSC7216.jpg
VIew from Home towards American Falls Reservoir in the Early Spring P1040929.jpg
VIew from Home towards American Falls Reservoir in the Early Spring P1040929.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 264.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 264.jpg
Indian and Scout Mountains (L, R), from Red Hill, ISU, Pocatello, Idaho
Indian and Scout Mountains (L, R), from Red Hill, ISU, Pocatello, Idaho
Ken Bosworth _DSC9693.jpg
Ken Bosworth _DSC9693.jpg
Edwin Guerra and me, Vitit Kantabutra VMG05 0065 by Deborah Arnold.jpg
Edwin Guerra and me, Vitit Kantabutra VMG05 0065 by Deborah Arnold.jpg
Old Town Pocatello - View down Main Street DSCF5243.jpg
Old Town Pocatello - View down Main Street DSCF5243.jpg
Performing Arts Center P8040136.jpg
Performing Arts Center P8040136.jpg
Des Winters Ende _DSC0749.jpg
Des Winters Ende _DSC0749.jpg
Nanda and Mosa the Lovebirds _DSC4783.jpg
Nanda and Mosa the Lovebirds _DSC4783.jpg
Wildflowers - I forgot what they are - P1030321.JPG
Wildflowers - I forgot what they are - P1030321.JPG
Flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0071.jpg
Flagbearer ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0071.jpg
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4658.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4658.JPG
the other kind of fringecup DSCN1947.jpg
the other kind of fringecup DSCN1947.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010481.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010481.jpg
ground squirrel DSCN1837.jpg
ground squirrel DSCN1837.jpg
Karl Holte with plant DSCN1579.jpg
Karl Holte with plant DSCN1579.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0641.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0641.jpg
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