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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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wild rose hips _DSC1127.jpg
wild rose hips _DSC1127.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020518.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020518.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1343.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Civic Symphony smallfile IMG_1343.jpg
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Gate on Red Hill _DSC1942.jpg
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One of Lons Cats DSCF0029.JPG
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grilled vegetables at stuffles DSCF0057.jpg
Fire IMG_0140.JPG
Fire IMG_0140.JPG
Chef Tom Cashin of Bouillon Soup and his wife at work _DSC0107.jpg
Chef Tom Cashin of Bouillon Soup and his wife at work _DSC0107.jpg
Roger Schieß, builder DSCF0355
Roger Schieß, builder DSCF0355
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7939.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7939.jpg
A dance to Chopin nocturne op 9 no 2 _DSC8070.jpg
A dance to Chopin nocturne op 9 no 2 _DSC8070.jpg
Goat McKees Nativity Scene Christmas 2007 P1010957.jpg
Goat McKees Nativity Scene Christmas 2007 P1010957.jpg
Halloween Season Tart with dough coyote and bats (Tarte aux pommes et bleuets), homemade by the photographer
Halloween Season Tart with dough coyote and bats (Tarte aux pommes et bleuets), homemade by the photographer
Road to Inkom DSCN0999.jpg
Road to Inkom DSCN0999.jpg
ISU Mechanical Engineering graduates 2013 with most faculty and a doggie pic 011
ISU Mechanical Engineering graduates 2013 with most faculty and a doggie pic 011
Trimmers' unusual daffodil or something P4170009.JPG
Trimmers' unusual daffodil or something P4170009.JPG
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Flugmodellen _DSC0642.jpg
Whitman Street Squirrel IMG_0667.JPG
Whitman Street Squirrel IMG_0667.JPG
turning maple city creek area P1040146.jpg
turning maple city creek area P1040146.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2106.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2106.jpg
Red Hill Columns IMG_1805.JPG
Red Hill Columns IMG_1805.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello P1000067.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello P1000067.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9290.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9290.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0196.jpg
karate exhibit ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0196.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0025.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0025.JPG
Camelback mountain DSC_4695.JPG
Camelback mountain DSC_4695.JPG
food at Indian Night _DSC7247.jpg
food at Indian Night _DSC7247.jpg
Trimmers' daffodil smallfile P4170003.JPG
Trimmers' daffodil smallfile P4170003.JPG
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0381.jpg
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0381.jpg
la danza arabe de ISU _DSC8153.jpg
la danza arabe de ISU _DSC8153.jpg
display of my photos at art walk _DSC3773.jpg
display of my photos at art walk _DSC3773.jpg
Red Hill IMG_1585.jpg
Red Hill IMG_1585.jpg
Ruth Moorhead _DSC0626.jpg
Ruth Moorhead _DSC0626.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0403.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0403.jpg
College Market with Snow 4x6 smallfile 2007 P1010946.jpg
College Market with Snow 4x6 smallfile 2007 P1010946.jpg
Quadcopter - DJI Phantom 2 Vision.jpg
Quadcopter - DJI Phantom 2 Vision.jpg
roast pork _DSC0416.jpg
roast pork _DSC0416.jpg
Winterszene -- Winter Scene, Buckskin Area
Winterszene -- Winter Scene, Buckskin Area
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Winter Solstice Drumming at the Heartland dscf0089.jpg
Pocatello Zoo Teepee in October DSCF0716.jpg
Pocatello Zoo Teepee in October DSCF0716.jpg
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wellhouse in winter _DSC0186.jpg
City Creek P1020681.jpg
City Creek P1020681.jpg
Sankt-Johannisrose IMG_0243.jpg
Sankt-Johannisrose IMG_0243.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0328.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0328.jpg
Paul Frantz on  Buckskin Tower DSCF0254.jpg
Paul Frantz on Buckskin Tower DSCF0254.jpg
Habibs Home before Wedding Reception _DSC0546.jpg
Habibs Home before Wedding Reception _DSC0546.jpg
food line ISU Taste of France DSCF0086.jpg
food line ISU Taste of France DSCF0086.jpg
View from Wal-Mart Parking Lot smallfile DSCF0022.JPG
View from Wal-Mart Parking Lot smallfile DSCF0022.JPG
ThreePennyOpera _DSC7727.jpg
ThreePennyOpera _DSC7727.jpg
Oksana Kelly, new Ph.D., ISU _DSC6717.jpg
Oksana Kelly, new Ph.D., ISU _DSC6717.jpg
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