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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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City Creek Trail Sign - Autumn Scene _DSC1808.jpg
City Creek Trail Sign - Autumn Scene _DSC1808.jpg
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Sunset over American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC7838.jpg
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Lazuli Bunting smallfile 291.jpg
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Pocatello Marathon smallfile _DSC0418.jpg
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Maximos de los Gatos DSCF0070.JPG
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Tulip DSCN0605.jpg
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Lovebirds and Cockatiel DSCF1064 copy.jpg
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View from Pocatello Creek Road DSCN5498.jpg
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Red Squirrel Baby smallfile _DSC0078.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 124.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 124.jpg
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ISU Steel Bridge Team 2007 College of Engineering _DSC0190.jpg
Approach to Pocatello from Buckskin Road _DSC4533.jpg
Approach to Pocatello from Buckskin Road _DSC4533.jpg
Great Race came to Pocatello again P7040115.JPG
Great Race came to Pocatello again P7040115.JPG
Eli Oboler Library Idaho State University DSCN5531.jpg
Eli Oboler Library Idaho State University DSCN5531.jpg
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Gazetteer of the Castilla - ISU research group at College Market P1040564.jpg
Gazetteer of the Castilla - ISU research group at College Market P1040564.jpg
Cherry Springs tree smallfile _DSC2918.jpg
Cherry Springs tree smallfile _DSC2918.jpg
Breakfast with giant German pancakes at Elmer's
Breakfast with giant "German" pancakes at Elmer's
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife Deborah smallfile P1010043.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife Deborah smallfile P1010043.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6671.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6671.jpg
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petroglyph at former Indian Rocks Park smallfile DSCF0027.JPG
Aspen in November in the Mountains DSCF0059.jpg
Aspen in November in the Mountains DSCF0059.jpg
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Autumn 2008 _DSC9641.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9641.jpg
Aspen in winter DSCF0001.jpg
Aspen in winter DSCF0001.jpg
Rocks by Hootowl Road
Rocks by Hootowl Road
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Beaverland DSCF0344.jpg
Native Students against Columbus Day PA130017.jpg
Native Students against Columbus Day PA130017.jpg
Slate Mountain IMG_0051.jpg
Slate Mountain IMG_0051.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2749.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2749.jpg
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ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0036.JPG
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0173.JPG
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0173.JPG
John Bennion _DSC9698.jpg
John Bennion _DSC9698.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0655.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0655.jpg
Trimmers flower P1050436.jpg
Trimmers flower P1050436.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6702.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6702.JPG
Bird and Mountains P1010072.jpg
Bird and Mountains P1010072.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1696.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1696.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3438.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3438.jpg
City Creek bike trail with sunflowers P1040111.jpg
City Creek bike trail with sunflowers P1040111.jpg
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DSCF0077 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU College of Engineering squirrel girl NIB6F71.jpg
ISU College of Engineering squirrel girl NIB6F71.jpg
Rose family member
Rose family member
ISU School of Engineering Autumn Snow Scene IMG_4695.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Autumn Snow Scene IMG_4695.jpg
Man of la Mancha Cast DSC_0189.jpg
Man of la Mancha Cast DSC_0189.jpg
Johnson St sidewalk Old Town Pocatello IMG_1600.jpg
Johnson St sidewalk Old Town Pocatello IMG_1600.jpg
Ryan Sack in Pocatello Idaho _DSC0585.jpg
Ryan Sack in Pocatello Idaho _DSC0585.jpg
Prickly Pear Cactus Bloom _DSC5465.jpg
Prickly Pear Cactus Bloom _DSC5465.jpg
International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1670.jpg
International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1670.jpg
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