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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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bass - Händels Messiah, Complete _DSC0584.jpg
bass - Händels Messiah, Complete _DSC0584.jpg
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I think this is butterweed DSCN1538.jpg
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scarlet gilia West Buckskin Rd about 5800 feet DSC_4864.JPG
African Dance DSCF0286.jpg
African Dance DSCF0286.jpg
College Market on a Snowy Evening P1040633.jpg
College Market on a Snowy Evening P1040633.jpg
Reed Gym ISU _DSC4500.JPG
Reed Gym ISU _DSC4500.JPG
Dr. Alba Perez Gracia's in-laws smallfile DSCF0058.JPG
Dr. Alba Perez Gracia's in-laws smallfile DSCF0058.JPG
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ISU College of Engineering IMG_0556.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Vet Tech Yvonne Aprato - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1750.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Vet Tech Yvonne Aprato - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1750.jpg
Pink Lady smallfile DSCN3145.jpg
Pink Lady smallfile DSCN3145.jpg
ISU Physical Sciences - Engineering Complex smallfile P1000936.jpg
ISU Physical Sciences - Engineering Complex smallfile P1000936.jpg
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Vine berries _DSC3900.JPG
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4736.JPG
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4736.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble _DSC0358.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble _DSC0358.jpg
Linda Wolfe's Paint Jars _DSC3946.jpg
Linda Wolfe's Paint Jars _DSC3946.jpg
Ken Trimmer wearing a straw hat in April 2008 _DSC1998.jpg
Ken Trimmer wearing a straw hat in April 2008 _DSC1998.jpg
food line at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7234.jpg
food line at Indian Night at ISU _DSC7234.jpg
Autumn at ISU - le centre rendez-vous _DSC0042.jpg
Autumn at ISU - le centre rendez-vous _DSC0042.jpg
Soup and Sandwich at Tom's Bouillon Soup DSC_0078.jpg
Soup and Sandwich at Tom's Bouillon Soup DSC_0078.jpg
Traditional African Wedding for Sikaswe _DSC0878.jpg
Traditional African Wedding for Sikaswe _DSC0878.jpg
View from Trayis Ridge P1060307.jpg
View from Trayis Ridge P1060307.jpg
Continental Bistro Lunch DSC_2941.jpg
Continental Bistro Lunch DSC_2941.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0716.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0716.jpg
Mule Deer at Gibson Jack eating amidst sagebrush P1000357.jpg
Mule Deer at Gibson Jack eating amidst sagebrush P1000357.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow Sep 29 2007 _DSC0109_2.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow Sep 29 2007 _DSC0109_2.jpg
A favorite Jurassic cheese purchased from local Costco IMG_1918.jpg
A favorite Jurassic cheese purchased from local Costco IMG_1918.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2298.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2298.jpg
Autumn at ISU DSC_6856.jpg
Autumn at ISU DSC_6856.jpg
Quilt made by ISU Womens Sewing Group IMG_0248.jpg
Quilt made by ISU Womens Sewing Group IMG_0248.jpg
Alto Soloist, Händels Messiah, Complete _DSC0585.jpg
Alto Soloist, Händels Messiah, Complete _DSC0585.jpg
ISU Reed Gym IMG_1512.JPG
ISU Reed Gym IMG_1512.JPG
Pocatello Sunset IMG_0597.jpg
Pocatello Sunset IMG_0597.jpg
Eclipse of the Sun from Pocatello _DSC5192.jpg
Eclipse of the Sun from Pocatello _DSC5192.jpg
DSCF0133 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0133 Flag Carrier.jpg
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DSCN1590.jpg
Dr Karl Holte and his Spring Flora class at Porcelain Pot DSCN1914.jpg
Dr Karl Holte and his Spring Flora class at Porcelain Pot DSCN1914.jpg
music man _DSC0238.jpg
music man _DSC0238.jpg
Glacier Lily DSCN3139
Glacier Lily DSCN3139
Pocatello Moonset - prélude to a total eclipse of the moon _DSC3065.jpg
Pocatello Moonset - prélude to a total eclipse of the moon _DSC3065.jpg
penultimate group shot ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0698.jpg
penultimate group shot ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0698.jpg
ISU butterfly DSC_0065.jpg
ISU butterfly DSC_0065.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0039.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0039.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2265.jpg
dragonfly at skippers pocatello _DSC2265.jpg
Purple flower grows on a vine in the shade smallfile DSCN3106.jpg
Purple flower grows on a vine in the shade smallfile DSCN3106.jpg
Photo show by palette of light dot com at Walrus and Carpenter _DSC0220.jpg
Photo show by palette of light dot com at Walrus and Carpenter _DSC0220.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7696.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7696.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7972.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7972.jpg
ISU Pond Student Union P1050291.jpg
ISU Pond Student Union P1050291.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1752.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1752.jpg
Janet Sung Thom Ritter George and Idaho State Civic Symphony IMG_1038.jpg
Janet Sung Thom Ritter George and Idaho State Civic Symphony IMG_1038.jpg
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