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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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ISU Guitar Ensemble 2007 _DSC0090.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble 2007 _DSC0090.jpg
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bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6765.jpg
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New Jersey Choir _DSC6401.jpg
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Butterfly on East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010478.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9593.jpg
Jewelry by Lonalee Hamlin with Stone from Thailand smallfile P1010061.jpg
Jewelry by Lonalee Hamlin with Stone from Thailand smallfile P1010061.jpg
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Western Serviceberry DSCN1935.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6056.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6056.jpg
Chicago View Camera DSC_6539.JPG
Chicago View Camera DSC_6539.JPG
El coro de España cantó a una audiencia apreciativa DSC_6489.jpg
El coro de España cantó a una audiencia apreciativa DSC_6489.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Friday Night Coffee House Concert DSCF0046.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble Friday Night Coffee House Concert DSCF0046.JPG
scarlet gilia D70 DSC_0065.jpg
scarlet gilia D70 DSC_0065.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0904.jpg
Fashion Show at ISU Indian Night Oct 2005 DSCF0904.jpg
Frost smallfile DSCF0148.jpg
Frost smallfile DSCF0148.jpg
View from The Dining Room towards Bouillon Soup _DSC9297.jpg
View from The Dining Room towards Bouillon Soup _DSC9297.jpg
Rocks next to Hootowl Road P2240083.jpg
Rocks next to Hootowl Road P2240083.jpg
Bill O_Brien and Bob Fisher DSCF0031.JPG
Bill O_Brien and Bob Fisher DSCF0031.JPG
ISU International Night 2011 Host _DSC1702.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 Host _DSC1702.jpg
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longleaved phlox DSCN1629.jpg
International Treats served at a meeting DSC_3014.jpg
International Treats served at a meeting DSC_3014.jpg
DSCF0141 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0141 Flag Carrier.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6916.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6916.jpg
rodeo _DSC0895.jpg
rodeo _DSC0895.jpg
yellow-headed and -chested black-bird _DSC0237.jpg
yellow-headed and -chested black-bird _DSC0237.jpg
Anne Merkley and another person before Save City Creek Meeting DSCN6670.JPG
Anne Merkley and another person before Save City Creek Meeting DSCN6670.JPG
Du bist die Ruh'
Du bist die Ruh'
Erik Graff ISU Computer Science and Physics graduate _DSC6679.jpg
Erik Graff ISU Computer Science and Physics graduate _DSC6679.jpg
Looking Downhill Towards Pocatello from Buckskin Road P1020179.jpg
Looking Downhill Towards Pocatello from Buckskin Road P1020179.jpg
who am i DSCF0009.jpg
who am i DSCF0009.jpg
Bill O'Brien, guitarist, Edited96 smallfile.JPG
Bill O'Brien, guitarist, Edited96 smallfile.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
Danyal at ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0397.jpg
Danyal at ISU International Night 2005 DSCF0397.jpg
music man _DSC0210.jpg
music man _DSC0210.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1906.jpg
Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1906.jpg
Baby cockatiel DSCF0004.JPG
Baby cockatiel DSCF0004.JPG
Picture of Me by Wife Deborah Arnold P5310033.JPG
Picture of Me by Wife Deborah Arnold P5310033.JPG
Inside the Centre Rendez-Vous _DSC9583.jpg
Inside the Centre Rendez-Vous _DSC9583.jpg
Yellow Flowers PA050029
Yellow Flowers PA050029
Autumn Scene with Aspen and Sagebrush _DSC9912.jpg
Autumn Scene with Aspen and Sagebrush _DSC9912.jpg
Chinese Peak with Moon at First Light of August P1010276.jpg
Chinese Peak with Moon at First Light of August P1010276.jpg
Am I a Larkspur I grow by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010506.jpg
Am I a Larkspur I grow by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010506.jpg
Raccoon paw print in snow IMG_7404.JPG
Raccoon paw print in snow IMG_7404.JPG
Subway near Campus smallfile P1000746.jpg
Subway near Campus smallfile P1000746.jpg
brown butterfly DSCF0029.JPG
brown butterfly DSCF0029.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial DSCF0169.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial DSCF0169.JPG
Sankt-Johannisrose IMG_0243.jpg
Sankt-Johannisrose IMG_0243.jpg
sego lily and munros globe-mallow DSCN3993.jpg
sego lily and munros globe-mallow DSCN3993.jpg
Trimmers flower _DSC0017.jpg
Trimmers flower _DSC0017.jpg
Prof. Laura Woodworth-Ney _DSC0607.JPG
Prof. Laura Woodworth-Ney _DSC0607.JPG
Friedhof P1010170.jpg
Friedhof P1010170.jpg
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