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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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ladybug P8100069.jpg
ladybug P8100069.jpg
Magical Early Spring Scene DSCN0539.jpg
Magical Early Spring Scene DSCN0539.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains 2008 _DSC9918.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains 2008 _DSC9918.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0801.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0801.jpg
pan-fried wild white fish with herbs and colorful vegetable rice IMG_0053.jpg
pan-fried wild white fish with herbs and colorful vegetable rice IMG_0053.jpg
Autumn in the City Pocatello Idaho DSCF0027.jpg
Autumn in the City Pocatello Idaho DSCF0027.jpg
Coonie _DSC0434.jpg
Coonie _DSC0434.jpg
Putnam DSCF0124.jpg
Putnam DSCF0124.jpg
Brazilian Choir _DSC6334.jpg
Brazilian Choir _DSC6334.jpg
Sagebrush Art Festival 2005 at ISU DSC_6392.JPG
Sagebrush Art Festival 2005 at ISU DSC_6392.JPG
Trimmers Back Porch - View from - 2007 P1010284.JPG
Trimmers Back Porch - View from - 2007 P1010284.JPG
Theater ISU DSC_69.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_69.jpg
chinese peak with apple tree in the foreground _DSC7550.jpg
chinese peak with apple tree in the foreground _DSC7550.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0672.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0672.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7182.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7182.jpg
Red squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSCN0319.jpg
Red squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSCN0319.jpg
Butterfly on East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010478.jpg
Butterfly on East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010478.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer and hosts _DSC1716.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer and hosts _DSC1716.jpg
Dorian and Leonard Hitchcock and Liz Cartwright smallfile _DSC0651.jpg
Dorian and Leonard Hitchcock and Liz Cartwright smallfile _DSC0651.jpg
Yellow-Bellied Marmot near AMI Trail P1050113.jpg
Yellow-Bellied Marmot near AMI Trail P1050113.jpg
Blue-Eyed MaryDSCF0021.jpg
Blue-Eyed MaryDSCF0021.jpg
Marathon on Hootowl Rd smallfile DSCF0230.jpg
Marathon on Hootowl Rd smallfile DSCF0230.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Starting Line smallfile 2008 P8290443.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Starting Line smallfile 2008 P8290443.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3429.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3429.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7933.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7933.jpg
baby cockatiels DSCF0007.JPG
baby cockatiels DSCF0007.JPG
Bolliwood Dance ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0771.jpg
Bolliwood Dance ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0771.jpg
Chinese Peak with Moon at First Light of August P1010276.jpg
Chinese Peak with Moon at First Light of August P1010276.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0440.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0440.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer and host _DSC1659.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer and host _DSC1659.jpg
rose fruits on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3738.jpg
rose fruits on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3738.jpg
Mountain Scene from Hootowl Road smallfile DSCF0142.jpg
Mountain Scene from Hootowl Road smallfile DSCF0142.jpg
Purple Mtn Majesty - autumn at sundown DSCN5341.jpg
Purple Mtn Majesty - autumn at sundown DSCN5341.jpg
First sign of autumn 2004 DSC_0075.jpg
First sign of autumn 2004 DSC_0075.jpg
Camelback Mtn Pocatello DSCN0485.jpg
Camelback Mtn Pocatello DSCN0485.jpg
ISU Pond Student Union P1050292.jpg
ISU Pond Student Union P1050292.jpg
Mark Neiwirth _DSC0566.jpg
Mark Neiwirth _DSC0566.jpg
Susan Duncan ready to Photograph Taiko Drummers at ISU International Night DSCF0223.jpg
Susan Duncan ready to Photograph Taiko Drummers at ISU International Night DSCF0223.jpg
Chicken Scallopine - Asparagus - Mushroom Risotto - Broiled Parmesan Tomato by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1135.jpg
Chicken Scallopine - Asparagus - Mushroom Risotto - Broiled Parmesan Tomato by ISU kitchen crew DSCN1135.jpg
Bergszene mit dem großen Vogel P1010101.jpg
Bergszene mit dem großen Vogel P1010101.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1658.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1658.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040107.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040107.jpg
Little Miss Dahlgren at a College of Engineering Picnic Sep 2005 DSCF0005.JPG
Little Miss Dahlgren at a College of Engineering Picnic Sep 2005 DSCF0005.JPG
Schwarzweisser Schmetterling IMG_0434.jpg
Schwarzweisser Schmetterling IMG_0434.jpg
DSCN1618.jpg
DSCN1618.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0021.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0021.JPG
A couple attending ISUs International Night 2008 _DSC0663.jpg
A couple attending ISUs International Night 2008 _DSC0663.jpg
Trimmers' flower with bee _DSC1950.jpg
Trimmers' flower with bee _DSC1950.jpg
Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 077.jpg
Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 077.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2106.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2106.jpg
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