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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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American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8951.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC8951.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCN5544.jpg
Camelback Mountain DSCN5544.jpg
red squirrel early spring Buckskin area P1010009.JPG
red squirrel early spring Buckskin area P1010009.JPG
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0163.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0163.jpg
Kim with Some Family _DSC0603.jpg
Kim with Some Family _DSC0603.jpg
Theater ISU Man of la Mancha Deathbed Scene DSC_0159.jpg
Theater ISU Man of la Mancha Deathbed Scene DSC_0159.jpg
Early Spring Scene _DSC0087.jpg
Early Spring Scene _DSC0087.jpg
white flowers smallfile DSCN3089.jpg
white flowers smallfile DSCN3089.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
ISU College of Engineering faculty Hofle Schoen Naidu _DSC0934.jpg
ISU College of Engineering faculty Hofle Schoen Naidu _DSC0934.jpg
Old Tom from Arbon Valley DSCN0176.jpg
Old Tom from Arbon Valley DSCN0176.jpg
Missouri Moose Braves Idaho Mountain Snow smallfile Picture 202.jpg
Missouri Moose Braves Idaho Mountain Snow smallfile Picture 202.jpg
ISU Authors ready to be photographed by Julie Hillebrandt _SC0624.JPG
ISU Authors ready to be photographed by Julie Hillebrandt _SC0624.JPG
arrowleaf balsamroot DSC_4543.JPG
arrowleaf balsamroot DSC_4543.JPG
Autumn comes to Scout Mountain smallfile IMG_0586.JPG
Autumn comes to Scout Mountain smallfile IMG_0586.JPG
Garden Creek at Garden Creek Gap, near Pocatello, Idaho
Garden Creek at Garden Creek Gap, near Pocatello, Idaho
Jamaalrückenberg DSCF0004.JPG
Jamaalrückenberg DSCF0004.JPG
Karl Holte's Spring Flora Class - Tour of Buckskin Area DSCN1614.jpg
Karl Holte's Spring Flora Class - Tour of Buckskin Area DSCN1614.jpg
birds at our feeders _DSC7160.jpg
birds at our feeders _DSC7160.jpg
Packrat P1030266.jpg
Packrat P1030266.jpg
wildrose with Agfa digital camera 20011.jpg
wildrose with Agfa digital camera 20011.jpg
Lewis Flax P6130011.jpg
Lewis Flax P6130011.jpg
Clydesdale horse, a traveling 4-legged ambassador from St. Louis or thereabouts P6220066.JPG
Clydesdale horse, a traveling 4-legged ambassador from St. Louis or thereabouts P6220066.JPG
Magical Rocks and Pebble Creek DSCN2437.jpg
Magical Rocks and Pebble Creek DSCN2437.jpg
microbiotic crust turned green after light rain P4230140.jpg
microbiotic crust turned green after light rain P4230140.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0033.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0033.jpg
potato prep DSCF0041.jpg
potato prep DSCF0041.jpg
Yellow Bell IMG_1109.jpg
Yellow Bell IMG_1109.jpg
Colorful layered rock at Gibson Jack P1020630.jpg
Colorful layered rock at Gibson Jack P1020630.jpg
Opuntia at Upper Rattlesnake Rd DSCN4942.jpg
Opuntia at Upper Rattlesnake Rd DSCN4942.jpg
apricot blossom 8th avenue IMG_2709.JPG
apricot blossom 8th avenue IMG_2709.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6566.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6566.jpg
Grape Juice - Home Made by LuAnn Broadhead of Burley IMG_0827.jpg
Grape Juice - Home Made by LuAnn Broadhead of Burley IMG_0827.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9241.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9241.jpg
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DSC_98.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
Wild Turkeys smallfile P1040335.jpg
chinese peak _DSC1207.jpg
chinese peak _DSC1207.jpg
Craig Worth Photographing at College Market smallfile DSCF0063.JPG
Craig Worth Photographing at College Market smallfile DSCF0063.JPG
rose fruits on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3738.jpg
rose fruits on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3738.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3095.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3095.jpg
flowers at Randall Chiropractic _DSC0175.jpg
flowers at Randall Chiropractic _DSC0175.jpg
Historic Staging of Man of La Mancha at ISU DSC_80.jpg
Historic Staging of Man of La Mancha at ISU DSC_80.jpg
Dance to Bolliwood Music at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0764.jpg
Dance to Bolliwood Music at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0764.jpg
Winter Scene at Home - Willows at West Fork Rapid Creek IMG_0825.jpg
Winter Scene at Home - Willows at West Fork Rapid Creek IMG_0825.jpg
VMG05 0042.jpg
VMG05 0042.jpg
Robin taken with Canon S3IS IMG_1165.jpg
Robin taken with Canon S3IS IMG_1165.jpg
Ardys and Karl Holte _DSC0685.jpg
Ardys and Karl Holte _DSC0685.jpg
Inkom Farmland Canon S3IS IMG_1159.jpg
Inkom Farmland Canon S3IS IMG_1159.jpg
Red Hill smallfile DSCF0151.jpg
Red Hill smallfile DSCF0151.jpg
la cocina mexicana en pocatello - el jacalito cerca del motel de Thunderbird P1020342.jpg
la cocina mexicana en pocatello - "el jacalito" cerca del motel de Thunderbird P1020342.jpg
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