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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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Buckskin Scene in July _DSC6524.jpg
Buckskin Scene in July _DSC6524.jpg
iPhone picture: Breakfast from Costco Pocatello - Waffles from Belgium and Smoked Salmon from Alaska IMG_0046.jpg
iPhone picture: Breakfast from Costco Pocatello - Waffles from Belgium and Smoked Salmon from Alaska IMG_0046.jpg
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Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1047.jpg
Old Town Pocatello from Red Hill _DSC2804.jpg
Old Town Pocatello from Red Hill _DSC2804.jpg
Pocatello Early Spring on Buckskin Road 111.JPG
Pocatello Early Spring on Buckskin Road 111.JPG
Scene from Red Hill IMG_1568.jpg
Scene from Red Hill IMG_1568.jpg
is this a white sticky geranium Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6617.JPG
is this a white sticky geranium Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6617.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6523.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6523.jpg
rose native wild _DSC5427.jpg
rose native wild _DSC5427.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center IMG_1923.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center IMG_1923.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6690.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6690.jpg
Morning Glory P6190052.jpg
Morning Glory P6190052.jpg
ISU butterfly DSCN6100.JPG
ISU butterfly DSCN6100.JPG
Theater ISU Man of la Mancha Deathbed Scene DSC_0159.jpg
Theater ISU Man of la Mancha Deathbed Scene DSC_0159.jpg
Winter Scene from Next To Buckskin Road smallfile P1000736.jpg
Winter Scene from Next To Buckskin Road smallfile P1000736.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Chairpeople and Dean _DSC2684.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Chairpeople and Dean _DSC2684.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6763.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6763.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0035.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0035.JPG
City Creek Autumn Scene Pocatello _DSC1805.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene Pocatello _DSC1805.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1941.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1941.jpg
Bill OBrien R and Curtis L Guitar Concert large web sized  _DSC8590.jpg
Bill OBrien R and Curtis L Guitar Concert large web sized _DSC8590.jpg
Don Lopez DSC_6550.JPG
Don Lopez DSC_6550.JPG
Dorian and Leonard Hitchcock and Liz Cartwright smallfile _DSC0651.jpg
Dorian and Leonard Hitchcock and Liz Cartwright smallfile _DSC0651.jpg
Tsunami Moon DSC_2168.jpg
Tsunami Moon DSC_2168.jpg
Red Hill Columns - January 2010.jpg
Red Hill Columns - January 2010.jpg
New Pup _DSC1059.jpg
New Pup _DSC1059.jpg
Buckskin Road from Quadcopter smallfile DJI00022.JPG
Buckskin Road from Quadcopter smallfile DJI00022.JPG
aspen.jpg
aspen.jpg
Bigleaf Balsamroot.jpg
Bigleaf Balsamroot.jpg
Snow Scene from Pocatello Creek Road _DSC9706.jpg
Snow Scene from Pocatello Creek Road _DSC9706.jpg
DSCF0114 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0114 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9495.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9495.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0003.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0003.JPG
Pocatello Co-op _DSC0375.jpg
Pocatello Co-op _DSC0375.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_0002.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_0002.jpg
View from the Way up to Chinese Peak P1020169.jpg
View from the Way up to Chinese Peak P1020169.jpg
food ISU Taste of France DSCF0099.jpg
food ISU Taste of France DSCF0099.jpg
Könige der Gemüse haben wir natürlich auch - eigentlich die Besten dsc_2909
Könige der Gemüse haben wir natürlich auch - eigentlich die Besten dsc_2909
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3999.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3999.jpg
Sunflowers on Red Hill P8040146.jpg
Sunflowers on Red Hill P8040146.jpg
Magical Spot DSC_0061.jpg
Magical Spot DSC_0061.jpg
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DSC_40.jpg
Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0356.jpg
Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0356.jpg
Eli Oboler Library Idaho State University DSCN5531.jpg
Eli Oboler Library Idaho State University DSCN5531.jpg
floral arrangement for janene willers retirement party _DSC1246.jpg
floral arrangement for janene willers retirement party _DSC1246.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 271.jpg
Lazuli Bunting smallfile 271.jpg
quartet and attendees ISU Taste of France DSCF0110.jpg
quartet and attendees ISU Taste of France DSCF0110.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News 2006 _DSC0282.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News 2006 _DSC0282.jpg
ISU College of Engineering squirrel, fat P1010033.jpg
ISU College of Engineering squirrel, fat P1010033.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearer and hosts _DSC1717.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearer and hosts _DSC1717.jpg
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