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Pocatello, Idaho

Welcome to beautiful Pocatello, Idaho, home of Idaho State University, where I serve on the Computer Science faculty in the College of 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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Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6680.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6680.JPG
ISU Japanese Club DSCN6069.JPG
ISU Japanese Club DSCN6069.JPG
Jackson-Bosworth Bigelow Award Handshake _DSC0152.jpg
Jackson-Bosworth Bigelow Award Handshake _DSC0152.jpg
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iPhone squirrel ISU IMG_1840.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9464.jpg
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Fort Hall Replica P1020198.jpg
ISU Parking Lot Tree DSCF5244.jpg
ISU Parking Lot Tree DSCF5244.jpg
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Red Squirrel _DSC1077.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0023.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0023.JPG
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butterweed DSCN1927.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0567.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0567.jpg
Mike Ramshaw Hidayatollah Ahsan Steve Miller and Moses Okeyo at senior project presentation DSCF0010.JPG
Mike Ramshaw Hidayatollah Ahsan Steve Miller and Moses Okeyo at senior project presentation DSCF0010.JPG
first day of school at ISU P1030952.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030952.jpg
Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 077.jpg
Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 077.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1690.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1690.jpg
music man _DSC0239.jpg
music man _DSC0239.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1929.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1929.jpg
Georgian Display at ISU International NIght 2008 _DSC0664.jpg
Georgian Display at ISU International NIght 2008 _DSC0664.jpg
roses near campus Catholic church DSCN5332.jpg
roses near campus Catholic church DSCN5332.jpg
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VMG05 0014.jpg
Jack-in-the-Box _DSC6228.jpg
Jack-in-the-Box _DSC6228.jpg
Theater ISU Man of La Mancha historic performance at Bistline Theater -- first run in the new performing arts ctr DSC_0154.jpg
Theater ISU Man of La Mancha historic performance at Bistline Theater -- first run in the new performing arts ctr DSC_0154.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9623.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9623.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_0003.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_0003.jpg
Trimmer Professor Ken pouring home brewed beer P1010280.JPG
Trimmer Professor Ken pouring home brewed beer P1010280.JPG
Old Barn in Arbon Valley DSCN0181.jpg
Old Barn in Arbon Valley DSCN0181.jpg
New aspen leaves grey P4300005.jpg
New aspen leaves grey P4300005.jpg
yellow bell DSCN0946.jpg
yellow bell DSCN0946.jpg
Im Winter in den Bergen _DSC1390.jpg
Im Winter in den Bergen _DSC1390.jpg
Change of Seasons: McCurdy's new shop DSC_0029.jpg
Change of Seasons: McCurdy's new shop DSC_0029.jpg
Mark Neiwirth the Pianist DSCF0174.JPG
Mark Neiwirth the Pianist DSCF0174.JPG
aspen autumn leaves DSCF0714.jpg
aspen autumn leaves DSCF0714.jpg
ISU History-Computer Science- Geosciences research group at College Market P1040560.jpg
ISU History-Computer Science- Geosciences research group at College Market P1040560.jpg
Guay Tiaw Pad Thai leftover _DSC0430.jpg
Guay Tiaw Pad Thai leftover _DSC0430.jpg
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus P1010162.jpg
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus P1010162.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6721.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6721.jpg
Springtime on the ISU Campus smallfile _DSC0021.jpg
Springtime on the ISU Campus smallfile _DSC0021.jpg
Bill O_Brien _DSC0515.jpg
Bill O_Brien _DSC0515.jpg
New Pup _DSC1761.jpg
New Pup _DSC1761.jpg
Show at ISU Bistline Theater DSC_0068.jpg
Show at ISU Bistline Theater DSC_0068.jpg
Autumn 2012 at Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6012.jpg
Autumn 2012 at Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6012.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene Pocatello _DSC1805.jpg
City Creek Autumn Scene Pocatello _DSC1805.jpg
View from Our Deck P3130021.jpg
View from Our Deck P3130021.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8864.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8864.jpg
Walking the Doggie at ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course Pocatello P1050051.jpg
Walking the Doggie at ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course Pocatello P1050051.jpg
Our pumphouse with aspen in autumn DSC_0010.jpg
Our pumphouse with aspen in autumn DSC_0010.jpg
Pocatello sunset P1050568.jpg
Pocatello sunset P1050568.jpg
Sikaswe Wedding _DSC0857.jpg
Sikaswe Wedding _DSC0857.jpg
Black Rock and Sage Massacre Rocks State Park P1040952.jpg
Black Rock and Sage Massacre Rocks State Park P1040952.jpg
Sunflower on Chinese Peak Trail P1000135.jpg
Sunflower on Chinese Peak Trail P1000135.jpg
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