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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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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
Forest by E Mink Tr Trailhead Scout mtn P1010528.jpg
Forest by E Mink Tr Trailhead Scout mtn P1010528.jpg
serving soup at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0118.jpg
serving soup at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0118.jpg
Autumn at ISUs Eli Oboler Library smallfile IMG_1433.jpg
Autumn at ISUs Eli Oboler Library smallfile IMG_1433.jpg
spider _DSC2600.JPG
spider _DSC2600.JPG
Putnam 8 June 2010 DSCF0346.jpg
Putnam 8 June 2010 DSCF0346.jpg
Paul Dix and Pam Fitzpatrick at ISU DSCF0179.JPG
Paul Dix and Pam Fitzpatrick at ISU DSCF0179.JPG
Frazier Hall, former home of the Theater Department, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Frazier Hall, former home of the Theater Department, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Iraq War Protesters in Pocatello Idaho DSCF0061.jpg
Iraq War Protesters in Pocatello Idaho DSCF0061.jpg
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VMG05 0005.jpg
Potatoes Habibi _DSC9720.jpg
Potatoes Habibi _DSC9720.jpg
holidaycard2010 -  Wolfi der Wolfspitz
holidaycard2010 - Wolfi der Wolfspitz
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0687.JPG
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0687.JPG
Medical Center smallfile DSCN5663.jpg
Medical Center smallfile DSCN5663.jpg
Engineering Grads Edwin Guerra in Front _DSC0398.jpg
Engineering Grads Edwin Guerra in Front _DSC0398.jpg
Wild Roses July 5 2011 smallfile P1050970.jpg
Wild Roses July 5 2011 smallfile P1050970.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6808.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6808.jpg
Worth-Zikratch (spelling?) Exhibit IMG_1659
Worth-Zikratch (spelling?) Exhibit IMG_1659
ISU Dance _DSC9387.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9387.jpg
Cooking at Idaho State University's Pond Student Union DSC_2564.jpg
Cooking at Idaho State University's Pond Student Union DSC_2564.jpg
Snowy Weather at Home Today April 18 2007 smallfile IMG_2951.jpg
Snowy Weather at Home Today April 18 2007 smallfile IMG_2951.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290071.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290071.jpg
autumn DSC_0045.jpg
autumn DSC_0045.jpg
sunflower from behind with brush P1030985.jpg
sunflower from behind with brush P1030985.jpg
Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0096.jpg
Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0096.jpg
american falls reservoir sunset P7040127.JPG
american falls reservoir sunset P7040127.JPG
bucking bronco _DSC0744.jpg
bucking bronco _DSC0744.jpg
apricot blossom 8th avenue IMG_2709.JPG
apricot blossom 8th avenue IMG_2709.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC7696.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC7696.jpg
ChokeCherry cropped P7150163.jpg
ChokeCherry cropped P7150163.jpg
Springtime at Graveley Hall ISU _DSC0339.JPG
Springtime at Graveley Hall ISU _DSC0339.JPG
Trimmers' flower garden 2008 _DSC1938.jpg
Trimmers' flower garden 2008 _DSC1938.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1191.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1191.jpg
pink flowers smallfile DSCN3156.jpg
pink flowers smallfile DSCN3156.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 033.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 033.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4803.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4803.JPG
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6737.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6737.jpg
Ruth Moorhead at her 60th birthday celebration _DSC0619.jpg
Ruth Moorhead at her 60th birthday celebration _DSC0619.jpg
Janet Sung Thom Ritter George and Idaho State Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1008.jpg
Janet Sung Thom Ritter George and Idaho State Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1008.jpg
Sunset over American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC7834.jpg
Sunset over American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC7834.jpg
Sticky Geranium  D70 manual 50mm f1_4 lens BW closeup DSC_0032.jpg
Sticky Geranium D70 manual 50mm f1_4 lens BW closeup DSC_0032.jpg
ISU VMG (Visual Media Guild) Annual Art Exhibit 05 0008.jpg
ISU VMG (Visual Media Guild) Annual Art Exhibit 05 0008.jpg
turning maple leaves at city creek at 5000ft P1040148.jpg
turning maple leaves at city creek at 5000ft P1040148.jpg
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DSCN1390.jpg
Sweepea and Big Beauty P1050266.jpg
Sweepea and Big Beauty P1050266.jpg
Andrew Richard and Laird _DSC0370.JPG
Andrew Richard and Laird _DSC0370.JPG
Night Scene from Red Hill Rotated smallfile PB240169.jpg
Night Scene from Red Hill Rotated smallfile PB240169.jpg
Der Mann aus la Mancha DSC_0168.jpg
Der Mann aus la Mancha DSC_0168.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3462.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3462.jpg
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