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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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VMG05 0002.jpg
Country Sunset smallfile P1000954.jpg
Country Sunset smallfile P1000954.jpg
Ken Bosworth _DSC0104.JPG
Ken Bosworth _DSC0104.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1404.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1404.jpg
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New Pup at Home in front of Chinese Peak _DSC1023.jpg
Probably Sticky Geranium pink flowers smallfile DSCN3058.jpg
Probably Sticky Geranium pink flowers smallfile DSCN3058.jpg
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night sky _DSC2898.jpg
Sego Lily DSCN3972.jpg
Sego Lily DSCN3972.jpg
La danza árabe - ISU International Night 2011 Saudi Arabian students dancing _DSC1736.jpg
La danza árabe - ISU International Night 2011 Saudi Arabian students dancing _DSC1736.jpg
A City Creek Waterfall -- Late May _DSC0237.JPG
A City Creek Waterfall -- Late May _DSC0237.JPG
le coq-au-vin à la mode d'ISU IMG_1038.jpg
le coq-au-vin à la mode d'ISU IMG_1038.jpg
Red Squirrel Baby smallfile _DSC0078.jpg
Red Squirrel Baby smallfile _DSC0078.jpg
Full Moon - hand-held P1000266.jpg
Full Moon - hand-held P1000266.jpg
ISU student at work IMG_0232.jpg
ISU student at work IMG_0232.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1033.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1033.jpg
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Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0715.JPG
Gulab Jamun, home made by ISU Student Madhavi Anugolu PC130181.JPG
Gulab Jamun, home made by ISU Student Madhavi Anugolu PC130181.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4686.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4686.JPG
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 441.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 441.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1279.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1279.jpg
ISU quad autumn scene with kids _DSC4607.jpg
ISU quad autumn scene with kids _DSC4607.jpg
Buckskin Moonrise from Red Hill smallfile PB240142.jpg
Buckskin Moonrise from Red Hill smallfile PB240142.jpg
fire IMG_0138.JPG
fire IMG_0138.JPG
Cucina Cinese ISU Chinese New Year dsc_2907.jpg
Cucina Cinese ISU Chinese New Year dsc_2907.jpg
Moose Browsing a Bush smallfile P4160036.jpg
Moose Browsing a Bush smallfile P4160036.jpg
Baked Chicken with Curry Powder and Washington State Apple Sauce smallfile IMG_1456.jpg
Baked Chicken with Curry Powder and Washington State Apple Sauce smallfile IMG_1456.jpg
A magical cool spring day on the ISU campus P4110053.jpg
A magical cool spring day on the ISU campus P4110053.jpg
Recognizing the upcoming Día de los Muertos at ISU P1030160.jpg
Recognizing the upcoming Día de los Muertos at ISU P1030160.jpg
City Creek Trail smallfileP9240029.jpg
City Creek Trail smallfileP9240029.jpg
Autumn on a Trail near Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6009.jpg
Autumn on a Trail near Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6009.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2739.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2739.jpg
music man _DSC0271.jpg
music man _DSC0271.jpg
Summer Evening from Hootowl Road _DSC5328.jpg
Summer Evening from Hootowl Road _DSC5328.jpg
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial by Donna Looze DSCF0176.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial by Donna Looze DSCF0176.JPG
Autumn in the Mountains, Pocatello, Idaho
Autumn in the Mountains, Pocatello, Idaho
Lightning in Pocatello _DSC1436.jpg
Lightning in Pocatello _DSC1436.jpg
Dental Office - Bannock County Museum P1020184.jpg
Dental Office - Bannock County Museum P1020184.jpg
typical august roadside scene P1030971.jpg
typical august roadside scene P1030971.jpg
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Schmetterling _DSC0757.jpg
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0709.JPG
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0709.JPG
Sunset over American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC7838.jpg
Sunset over American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC7838.jpg
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Sunset P1020001_030.JPG
Chinese Peak from about 400 ft.jpg
Chinese Peak from about 400 ft.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3445.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3445.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3427.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3427.jpg
Old House Arbon Valley DSCN0179.jpg
Old House Arbon Valley DSCN0179.jpg
New Lady Cockatiel P1040273.JPG
New Lady Cockatiel P1040273.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho smallfile DSCF0047.JPG
ISU VMG Meeting at the Grecian Key DSCF0061.jpg
ISU VMG Meeting at the Grecian Key DSCF0061.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0070.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0070.jpg
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