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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 or (208) 251-4368. 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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Trimmers flowers P1050442.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050442.jpg
Lonalee Hamlin's Jewelry, In Progress IMG_1814
Lonalee Hamlin's Jewelry, In Progress IMG_1814
Old Barn in Arbon Valley DSCN0181.jpg
Old Barn in Arbon Valley DSCN0181.jpg
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Trimmers' tulips smallfile P4170015.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot P1030328.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot P1030328.JPG
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1030998.jpg
Pocatello Street Scene - MLK Blvd and ISU Eli Oboler Library P1030998.jpg
Sunflowers along Chinese Peak Trail near the trailhead P1000133.jpg
Sunflowers along Chinese Peak Trail near the trailhead P1000133.jpg
Kit-Kat _DSC5365.JPG
Kit-Kat _DSC5365.JPG
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7947.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7947.jpg
Autumn in Front of The Continental Bistro DSCF0740.jpg
Autumn in Front of The Continental Bistro DSCF0740.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0454.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0454.jpg
Food at International Night at ISU 2005 DSCF0062.jpg
Food at International Night at ISU 2005 DSCF0062.jpg
ISU Stephen Performing Arts Center IMG_2538.JPG
ISU Stephen Performing Arts Center IMG_2538.JPG
Man of la Mancha Musicians DSC_0186.jpg
Man of la Mancha Musicians DSC_0186.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous d'ISU et le Boulevard de Martin Luther King Jr _DSC4489.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous d'ISU et le Boulevard de Martin Luther King Jr _DSC4489.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Driveway _DSC2854.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Driveway _DSC2854.JPG
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music man _DSC0274.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team Captain 2007 College of Engineering _DSC0466.jpg
ISU Steel Bridge Team Captain 2007 College of Engineering _DSC0466.jpg
mule deer _DSC4231.jpg
mule deer _DSC4231.jpg
school lunch at Idaho State University DSCF0026.JPG
school lunch at Idaho State University DSCF0026.JPG
ISU fox squirrel _DSC0597.JPG
ISU fox squirrel _DSC0597.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmers' flowers _DSC0077.jpg
Ken and Joann Trimmers' flowers _DSC0077.jpg
Local Sandwich DSC_2242.jpg
Local Sandwich DSC_2242.jpg
City Creek P1020696.jpg
City Creek P1020696.jpg
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flying magpie _DSC2012.JPG
A Dance at Indian Night _DSC7285.jpg
A Dance at Indian Night _DSC7285.jpg
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DSCN1761.jpg
our country driveway in autumn 2008 _DSC9951.jpg
our country driveway in autumn 2008 _DSC9951.jpg
Miss Sho-Ban 2006 _DSC0275.jpg
Miss Sho-Ban 2006 _DSC0275.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010496.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mountain P1010496.jpg
Trey Russell ISU Computer Science/Math (double major) Graduate _DSC6692.jpg
Trey Russell ISU Computer Science/Math (double major) Graduate _DSC6692.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6352.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6352.jpg
Red Hill in Evening Light with Indian and Scout Mountains P1030279.jpg
Red Hill in Evening Light with Indian and Scout Mountains P1030279.jpg
Cell Phone picture of Springtime in Pocatello - big blue sky IMG_0189.jpg
Cell Phone picture of Springtime in Pocatello - big blue sky IMG_0189.jpg
Winco Grocery Store P1040429.jpg
Winco Grocery Store P1040429.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9216.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9216.jpg
Oregon Grape DSCN1048.jpg
Oregon Grape DSCN1048.jpg
ISU College of Business Building _DSC2361.jpg
ISU College of Business Building _DSC2361.jpg
bird of prey in flight at home _DSC6197.jpg
bird of prey in flight at home _DSC6197.jpg
butterfly on fleabane _DSC1054.jpg
butterfly on fleabane _DSC1054.jpg
Visitor viewing Deborah Arnold's work VMG05 0051.jpg
Visitor viewing Deborah Arnold's work VMG05 0051.jpg
Heavenly scene DSCN1359.jpg
Heavenly scene DSCN1359.jpg
New Red Hill Trail IMG_1577.jpg
New Red Hill Trail IMG_1577.jpg
Scrub Jay _DSC1840.jpg
Scrub Jay _DSC1840.jpg
Stephens Performing Arts Center while Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sang DSC_5083.JPG
Stephens Performing Arts Center while Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sang DSC_5083.JPG
ISU Music Dept Ghosts of Versailles _DSC3459.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ghosts of Versailles _DSC3459.jpg
Audrey and Robert Pirro in R7 parking lot _DSC2936.JPG
Audrey and Robert Pirro in R7 parking lot _DSC2936.JPG
City Creek autumn scene _DSC1586.jpg
City Creek autumn scene _DSC1586.jpg
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0138.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0138.JPG
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