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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 P1020703.jpg
Russell Stephenson making a presentation in a Computer Science class at ISU P1040148.jpg
Russell Stephenson making a presentation in a Computer Science class at ISU P1040148.jpg
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potato prep DSCF0041.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello 2010 P1020096.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello 2010 P1020096.jpg
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Deborah plowing snow P1020328.jpg
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Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6861.jpg
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ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1704.jpg
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Gelbe Bergblumen _DSC6554.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9502.jpg
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forgot what these were DSCN1939.jpg
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Oregon Grape DSCN1048.jpg
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ISU fox squirrel IMG_1719.JPG
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Rodeo 2007 _DSC0163.jpg
Bleeding Heart present from DeAnn Green to Deborah IMG_1150.jpg
Bleeding Heart present from DeAnn Green to Deborah IMG_1150.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9413.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9413.jpg
Autumn by a Delapidated Building at Pine Ridge Mall DSCF0563.jpg
Autumn by a Delapidated Building at Pine Ridge Mall DSCF0563.jpg
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identify me please IMG_0287.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC5308.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC5308.jpg
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Trimmers flowers P1050446.jpg
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Show at ISU Bistline Theater DSC_0065.jpg
Rachel Dowling of Philadelphia running the Pocatello Marathon - nearing Finish Line smallfile _DSC0491.jpg
Rachel Dowling of Philadelphia running the Pocatello Marathon - nearing Finish Line smallfile _DSC0491.jpg
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A Conversation _DSC0675.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3985.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3985.jpg
A squirrel on the lawn of ISU's School of Engineering DSCF7515.jpg
A squirrel on the lawn of ISU's School of Engineering DSCF7515.jpg
View from The Dining Room towards Bouillon Soup _DSC9297.jpg
View from The Dining Room towards Bouillon Soup _DSC9297.jpg
A Conversation with Elena Velasquez _DSC0109.jpg
A Conversation with Elena Velasquez _DSC0109.jpg
Bill O'Brien, ISU's Guitar Instructor _DSC0504.jpg
Bill O'Brien, ISU's Guitar Instructor _DSC0504.jpg
my photo of the Tetons from road to Mesa Falls at Pocatello airport P1030127.jpg
my photo of the Tetons from road to Mesa Falls at Pocatello airport P1030127.jpg
Profs. Laura Woodworth-Ney and Kevin Marsh _SC0605.JPG
Profs. Laura Woodworth-Ney and Kevin Marsh _SC0605.JPG
Great Harvest Bread DSCN5541.jpg
Great Harvest Bread DSCN5541.jpg
Daytime Northern Flying Squirrel P4250014.jpg
Daytime Northern Flying Squirrel P4250014.jpg
Farhana Hibbert and one of her kids VMG05 0024.jpg
Farhana Hibbert and one of her kids VMG05 0024.jpg
Partygoers P8110147.jpg
Partygoers P8110147.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8453.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8453.jpg
September Autumn Snow IMG_0836.jpg
September Autumn Snow IMG_0836.jpg
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Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1124.jpg
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Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0750.JPG
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ISU DSCF5464.jpg
Nordisk Sang P1020101.jpg
Nordisk Sang P1020101.jpg
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Africa Night 2013 at ISU 035.jpg
Guitar ISU _DSC0503.jpg
Guitar ISU _DSC0503.jpg
Flagbearers at ISU International Night - Georgia _DSC0717.jpg
Flagbearers at ISU International Night - Georgia _DSC0717.jpg
Springtime at ISU _DSC4415.jpg
Springtime at ISU _DSC4415.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9212.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9212.jpg
purple flowers near cougar zone P6190032.jpg
purple flowers near cougar zone P6190032.jpg
Edwin and Nicole at Danyals Photography Exhibit DSCF0460.jpg
Edwin and Nicole at Danyals Photography Exhibit DSCF0460.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1099.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1099.jpg
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zoo elk DSC_0123.jpg
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