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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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Trimmers flower _DSC0017.jpg
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Prof. Laura Woodworth-Ney _DSC0607.JPG
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Prof. Susan Swetnam _DSC0586
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Un coro de España DSC_6476.jpg
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Late May Snow _DSC0117.jpg
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DSCF0071 Flag Carrier.jpg
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wellhouse D300 _DSC0037.jpg
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Our Little Harvest DSCF0578.jpg
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Prof Bhushan serving food at Indian Night _DSC7219.jpg
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Slide Presentation of the Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night 2007 _DSC0095.JPG
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The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4638.JPG
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West Buckskin Road near our Home _DSC6612.jpg
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Adnan Ilyas at International Night 2005 DSCF0007.jpg
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fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0128.jpg
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Linda Wolfe's Paint Jars _DSC3946.jpg
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Coonie in TD Bag roll 90_2 2007-08_DSC0496.jpg
Dr. William (Will) Dowling of Philadelphia, PA at Pocatello Marathon Award Ceremony smallfile _DSC0592.JPG
Dr. William (Will) Dowling of Philadelphia, PA at Pocatello Marathon Award Ceremony smallfile _DSC0592.JPG
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DSCF0135 Flag Carrier.jpg
iPhone photo of Pocatello Sunset IMG_0040.jpg
iPhone photo of Pocatello Sunset IMG_0040.jpg
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Brazilian Choir _DSC6329.jpg
Fighting Male Pronghorn at Pocatello Zoo, Pocatello, Idaho
Fighting Male Pronghorn at Pocatello Zoo, Pocatello, Idaho
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Camelback mountain DSC_4695.JPG
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Foggy Autumn Scene DSC_0005.jpg
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Portneuf River P1000191.jpg
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Der Vogel den ich heute begegnet habe P1010062.jpg
City Creek Trail DSCF0073.JPG
City Creek Trail DSCF0073.JPG
DSCF0130 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0130 Flag Carrier.jpg
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skunk with tail perhaps in defensive pose DSCF0076.JPG
New Pocatello Sign vertical DSCF4981.jpg
New Pocatello Sign vertical DSCF4981.jpg
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Doosie Duckson le canard de Rouën 2006-4-2 012.jpg
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music man _DSC0235.jpg
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Moose Aug 18 2008 _DSC7946.JPG
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fleabane on scout mountain _DSC0971.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign in Autumn Vertical _DSC1815.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign in Autumn Vertical _DSC1815.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3431.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3431.jpg
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Alfalfa perhaps P6190054.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ghosts of Versailles _DSC3460.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ghosts of Versailles _DSC3460.jpg
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Food at Susannes Birthday P8110125.jpg
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red squirrel DSC_0011.jpg
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Dry Winter on ISU Campus DSC_2923.jpg
Dry Winter on ISU Campus DSC_2923.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7200.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7200.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9510.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9510.jpg
A magical cool spring day on the ISU campus P4110053.jpg
A magical cool spring day on the ISU campus P4110053.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0899.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0899.jpg
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Red Hill IMG_1585.jpg
La danza árabe - ISU International Night 2011 Saudi Arabian students dancing _DSC1736.jpg
La danza árabe - ISU International Night 2011 Saudi Arabian students dancing _DSC1736.jpg
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