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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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Pocatello - Fort Hall Replica DJI_0002.JPG
Pocatello - Fort Hall Replica DJI_0002.JPG
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Pocatello - Fort Hall Replica area smallfile DJI_0047.JPG
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Springtime at Chinese Peak smallfile P5060081.JPG
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Apple Blossoms smallfile P5060072.png
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Frühlingsblätter _DSC7587.JPG
Earthday Eve Sunset, Pocatello, Idaho DJI_0003.JPG
Earthday Eve Sunset, Pocatello, Idaho DJI_0003.JPG
Pocatello Sunset at Home smallfile 8 April 2016 DSCF8509.jpg
Pocatello Sunset at Home smallfile 8 April 2016 DSCF8509.jpg
Idaho State University students in my Microcontroller projects course.
Idaho State University students in my Microcontroller projects course.
Pocatello Mountain Scene near Century School smallfile _DSC7374.JPG
Pocatello Mountain Scene near Century School smallfile _DSC7374.JPG
Buckskin Rd from a QuadcopterDJI_0013
Buckskin Rd from a QuadcopterDJI_0013
Red Hill Winter Scene, Pocatello, Idaho
Red Hill Winter Scene, Pocatello, Idaho
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho May 2013 028.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot Pocatello Idaho May 2013 028.JPG
la danza latina - ISU _DSC8055.jpg
la danza latina - ISU _DSC8055.jpg
Old Town Pocatello from Red Hill _DSC2824.jpg
Old Town Pocatello from Red Hill _DSC2824.jpg
Wild sunflower smallfile DSCF0030.JPG
Wild sunflower smallfile DSCF0030.JPG
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020070.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020070.jpg
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mule deer filtered _DSC4201.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0442.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0442.jpg
Apple blossoms P1010105.jpg
Apple blossoms P1010105.jpg
Flagbearer - Sweden - ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0746.jpg
Flagbearer - Sweden - ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0746.jpg
Springtime at ISU - Walkway near Red Hill Building P1010299.JPG
Springtime at ISU - Walkway near Red Hill Building P1010299.JPG
Desmond Hugh the Hedgehog DSCF0054.JPG
Desmond Hugh the Hedgehog DSCF0054.JPG
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Utah Symphony smallfile _DSC0570.jpg
Nepali Student Band at International Night 2012 _DSC7977.jpg
Nepali Student Band at International Night 2012 _DSC7977.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9185.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9185.jpg
Crêpemaking at the ISU PSUB DSCN6090.JPG
Crêpemaking at the ISU PSUB DSCN6090.JPG
Two participants of Save City Creek Meeting DSCN6671.JPG
Two participants of Save City Creek Meeting DSCN6671.JPG
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Wolfi_DSC3932_032.JPG
Student Protestors on ISU Campus DSCF0172.JPG
Student Protestors on ISU Campus DSCF0172.JPG
España!! Flagbearers at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0739
España!! Flagbearers at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0739
Duck Couple in Early Spring DSCN0399.jpg
Duck Couple in Early Spring DSCN0399.jpg
red squirrel DSC_6071.JPG
red squirrel DSC_6071.JPG
city creek area bike trail with juniper P1040171.jpg
city creek area bike trail with juniper P1040171.jpg
Linda Hales of Rigby selling her handmade items at ISU Holiday Crafts Fair IMG_0256.jpg
Linda Hales of Rigby selling her handmade items at ISU Holiday Crafts Fair IMG_0256.jpg
Show at ISU Bistline Theater DSC_0068.jpg
Show at ISU Bistline Theater DSC_0068.jpg
Autumn is Beginning Here in Pocatello - City Creek Area DSCF6005.jpg
Autumn is Beginning Here in Pocatello - City Creek Area DSCF6005.jpg
Richard Wabrek DSCF0010.JPG
Richard Wabrek DSCF0010.JPG
Mule Deer _DSC9839.jpg
Mule Deer _DSC9839.jpg
DSCF0074 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0074 Flag Carrier.jpg
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DSC_49.jpg
Ken Trimmer as Professor _DSC6721.jpg
Ken Trimmer as Professor _DSC6721.jpg
Green Wagon and Cabin - Fort Hall Replica P1020209.jpg
Green Wagon and Cabin - Fort Hall Replica P1020209.jpg
Late flowers, Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 074.jpg
Late flowers, Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 074.jpg
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DSC_46.jpg
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arrowleaf balsamroot _DSC0928.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020522.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020522.jpg
Sadie in Flight _DSC6154.jpg
Sadie in Flight _DSC6154.jpg
Towing the Eagle IMG_1039.jpg
Towing the Eagle IMG_1039.jpg
DSCF0147 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0147 Flag Carrier.jpg
Profs. Laura Woodworth-Ney and Kevin Marsh _SC0605.JPG
Profs. Laura Woodworth-Ney and Kevin Marsh _SC0605.JPG
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