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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 International Night 2011 Host _DSC1693.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 Host _DSC1693.jpg
Lena Contor _DSC3760.jpg
Lena Contor _DSC3760.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Starting Line smallfile 2008 P8290443.jpg
Pocatello Marathon Starting Line smallfile 2008 P8290443.jpg
A Choir from PR China _DSC6456.jpg
A Choir from PR China _DSC6456.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6598.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6598.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9648.jpg
Autumn 2008 _DSC9648.jpg
Springtime in Pocatello May 2005 DSCF0030.JPG
Springtime in Pocatello May 2005 DSCF0030.JPG
Bill Schaefer of Idaho State Journal photographing ISU Prof. and Book Author Susan Swetnam _SC0575.JPG
Bill Schaefer of Idaho State Journal photographing ISU Prof. and Book Author Susan Swetnam _SC0575.JPG
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2008 _DSC2742.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Graduates May 2008 _DSC2742.jpg
Lily near AMI DSC_4914.JPG
Lily near AMI DSC_4914.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Meeting DSCF0122.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Meeting DSCF0122.JPG
Tulip under Snow DSCN2412.jpg
Tulip under Snow DSCN2412.jpg
Northern Flying Squirrel -- Glaucomys sabrinus, on an Aspen up in the mountains of Pocatello, Idaho
Northern Flying Squirrel -- Glaucomys sabrinus, on an Aspen up in the mountains of Pocatello, Idaho
Performance of Complete Händels Messiah _DSC0592.jpg
Performance of Complete Händels Messiah _DSC0592.jpg
mule deer _DSC4231.jpg
mule deer _DSC4231.jpg
Trimmers Back Porch - View from - 2007 P1010284.JPG
Trimmers Back Porch - View from - 2007 P1010284.JPG
Ambrose and Jackson at Sigma Xi 2007 _DSC0134.jpg
Ambrose and Jackson at Sigma Xi 2007 _DSC0134.jpg
budding apple blossoms _DSC7540.jpg
budding apple blossoms _DSC7540.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0723.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0723.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0345.jpg
I15 to Inkom DSCN0345.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020200.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020200.jpg
apricot blossoms 8th avenue IMG_2708.JPG
apricot blossoms 8th avenue IMG_2708.JPG
Un coro de España DSC_6478.jpg
Un coro de España DSC_6478.jpg
iPhone photo of Alameda Pet Hospital Cat Boo IMG_0033.jpg
iPhone photo of Alameda Pet Hospital Cat Boo IMG_0033.jpg
Administration Building flower PA110016.jpg
Administration Building flower PA110016.jpg
Putnam unser Schneehund _DSC1986.JPG
Putnam unser Schneehund _DSC1986.JPG
Northern Flying Squirrel -- Glaucomys sabrinus DSCF0513.jpg
Northern Flying Squirrel -- Glaucomys sabrinus DSCF0513.jpg
ladybug P8100069.jpg
ladybug P8100069.jpg
Engineering Picnic Troy DSCF0022.JPG
Engineering Picnic Troy DSCF0022.JPG
View from Mink Creek Road at Summers Way _DSC0117.jpg
View from Mink Creek Road at Summers Way _DSC0117.jpg
paintbrush DSCF0082.JPG
paintbrush DSCF0082.JPG
Ready to Plow some Snow DSCF0068.jpg
Ready to Plow some Snow DSCF0068.jpg
Cat and a Customer at College Market New Year's Day 2009 IMG_0875.jpg
Cat and a Customer at College Market New Year's Day 2009 IMG_0875.jpg
City Creek P1020667.jpg
City Creek P1020667.jpg
Bill OBrien R and Curtis L Guitar Concert large web sized  _DSC8590.jpg
Bill OBrien R and Curtis L Guitar Concert large web sized _DSC8590.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley singt aus dem Italienischen Liederbuch von Hugo Wolf  _DSC1588.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley singt aus dem Italienischen Liederbuch von Hugo Wolf _DSC1588.jpg
College Market on a Snowy Evening P1040633.jpg
College Market on a Snowy Evening P1040633.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0687.JPG
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0687.JPG
Trimmers flowers P1050435.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050435.jpg
Pocatello Moonrise
Pocatello Moonrise
Corky and Babe the Monk Parakeets _DSC4841.jpg
Corky and Babe the Monk Parakeets _DSC4841.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Vet Tech Yvonne Aprato - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1750.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Vet Tech Yvonne Aprato - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1750.jpg
Major at College Market P1300015.jpg
Major at College Market P1300015.jpg
Fetter Dienstag in Pocatello: Cooking on Fat Tuesday in the Student Union DSC_2995.jpg
Fetter Dienstag in Pocatello: Cooking on Fat Tuesday in the Student Union DSC_2995.jpg
Mary Hofle _DSC9701.jpg
Mary Hofle _DSC9701.jpg
Napali Night 2010 _DSC6590.jpg
Napali Night 2010 _DSC6590.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6597.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6597.jpg
Bull Moose, Aug 17, 2002, Nikon F, Pocatello Idaho
Bull Moose, Aug 17, 2002, Nikon F, Pocatello Idaho
Princess Diana Serviceberry _DSC0004.jpg
Princess Diana Serviceberry _DSC0004.jpg
Baby cockatiel DSCF0007.jpg
Baby cockatiel DSCF0007.jpg
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