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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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wildflowers next to Antelope Road
wildflowers next to Antelope Road
Autumn 2012 at Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6012.jpg
Autumn 2012 at Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6012.jpg
City Creek P1020667.jpg
City Creek P1020667.jpg
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pork roast at Bouillon Soup (not on standard menu) smallfile DSCF0052.JPG
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View from Red Hill P1030926.JPG
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Office DSC_2618.JPG
The Dining Room _DSC9296.jpg
The Dining Room _DSC9296.jpg
Rosewood Reception Center with Lon Hamlin's Stained Glass _DSC3512
Rosewood Reception Center with Lon Hamlin's Stained Glass _DSC3512
red squirrel Olympus SP-550UZ - unedited but just downsized P7230009
red squirrel Olympus SP-550UZ - unedited but just downsized P7230009
String Quartet at Taste of France DSCF0100.jpg
String Quartet at Taste of France DSCF0100.jpg
Aspen with Non-Native Evergreen DSC_2267.jpg
Aspen with Non-Native Evergreen DSC_2267.jpg
Utah Symphony _DSC0592.jpg
Utah Symphony _DSC0592.jpg
Brave Little Bigleaf Balsamroot DSCN2404.jpg
Brave Little Bigleaf Balsamroot DSCN2404.jpg
Springtime Mountain Scene from West Buckskin Road _DSC3770.jpg
Springtime Mountain Scene from West Buckskin Road _DSC3770.jpg
music man _DSC0293.jpg
music man _DSC0293.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6736.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6736.JPG
rodeo 2007 _DSC0253.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0253.jpg
Nun Pumping Gas P1000813.JPG
Nun Pumping Gas P1000813.JPG
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1220.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1220.jpg
Breakfast at Elmer's BILD16D.jpg
Breakfast at Elmer's BILD16D.jpg
Seth Hays ISU Computer Science Graduate _DSC6685.jpg
Seth Hays ISU Computer Science Graduate _DSC6685.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival 2006 _DSC0135.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival 2006 _DSC0135.jpg
Utah Symphony _DSC0593.jpg
Utah Symphony _DSC0593.jpg
West Buckskin Road Scene DSCF0060.jpg
West Buckskin Road Scene DSCF0060.jpg
Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory ISU IMG_1036.jpg
Lillibridge Engineering Laboratory ISU IMG_1036.jpg
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0384.jpg
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0384.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 437.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 437.jpg
antifilibuster rally P1030200.jpg
antifilibuster rally P1030200.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6834.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6834.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8960.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8960.jpg
ISU Administration Building Tulip DSCN5825.JPG
ISU Administration Building Tulip DSCN5825.JPG
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dump smallfile DSCN5991.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Daffodil DSCF0007.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's Daffodil DSCF0007.JPG
Gate on Red Hill _DSC1942.jpg
Gate on Red Hill _DSC1942.jpg
Bill O'Brien playing guitar in Jensen Hall  DSCF0127
Bill O'Brien playing guitar in Jensen Hall DSCF0127
sticky geranium P6130008.jpg
sticky geranium P6130008.jpg
Trimmers' flower2007IMG_3028.jpg
Trimmers' flower2007IMG_3028.jpg
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DSC_92.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040003.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1040003.jpg
Purple Mountain Majesty _DSC0068.jpg
Purple Mountain Majesty _DSC0068.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1704.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1704.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley sings at Baroque Festival PB080044.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley sings at Baroque Festival PB080044.jpg
Opuntia at Upper RattleSnake Rd DSCN4937.jpg
Opuntia at Upper RattleSnake Rd DSCN4937.jpg
Red Squirrel - Pregnant and on the Move _DSC3250.jpg
Red Squirrel - Pregnant and on the Move _DSC3250.jpg
Larkspur P6080044.jpg
Larkspur P6080044.jpg
ISU Hutchinson Quadrangle autumn scene _DSC4600.jpg
ISU Hutchinson Quadrangle autumn scene _DSC4600.jpg
Jack-in-the-Box _DSC6228.jpg
Jack-in-the-Box _DSC6228.jpg
Lou and his kids _DSC2929.JPG
Lou and his kids _DSC2929.JPG
Bill O'Brien, guitarist, Edited96 smallfile.JPG
Bill O'Brien, guitarist, Edited96 smallfile.JPG
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