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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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Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6716.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6716.JPG
Ankunft des yassas aux poulets DSCF0064.jpg
Ankunft des yassas aux poulets DSCF0064.jpg
ISU Dorm fall scene IMG_1516.jpg
ISU Dorm fall scene IMG_1516.jpg
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City Creek Trail Sign DSCF0038.JPG
ISU Holt Arena _DSC0151.jpg
ISU Holt Arena _DSC0151.jpg
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View From Upper Rattlesnake Rd DSC_0025.jpg
Coonie _DSC0438.jpg
Coonie _DSC0438.jpg
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Coffee brewing at College Market cropped smallfile _DSC0220.jpg
Faculty Senate DSC_6930.jpg
Faculty Senate DSC_6930.jpg
Transition Gallery ISU VMG05 0061.jpg
Transition Gallery ISU VMG05 0061.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7366.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7366.jpg
Yellowstone Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho, Summer 2002
Yellowstone Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho, Summer 2002
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial DSCF0145.JPG
Save City Creek City Council Mtg Testimonial DSCF0145.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6533.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6533.jpg
Wolfi P1040226.jpg
Wolfi P1040226.jpg
bugs love me DSCN1733.jpg
bugs love me DSCN1733.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello 2010 P1020096.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello 2010 P1020096.jpg
National Bar Spring Night P5170035.jpg
National Bar Spring Night P5170035.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020070.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020070.jpg
Scene from Our Home at Sunset smallfile IMG_1448.jpg
Scene from Our Home at Sunset smallfile IMG_1448.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet with Neiwirth at Piano _DSC0007 smallfile.jpg
Friedleys sing Schumann Duet with Neiwirth at Piano _DSC0007 smallfile.jpg
iPhone photo of Alameda Pet Hospital Cat named Summer IMG_0029.jpg
iPhone photo of Alameda Pet Hospital Cat named Summer IMG_0029.jpg
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rotunda top _DSC0526.jpg
Isabella DSC_0007.jpg
Isabella DSC_0007.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0419.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0419.jpg
Vegetables for grilling DSCF0027.jpg
Vegetables for grilling DSCF0027.jpg
Partying by the Mountains at the Trimmers' _G_3012.jpg
Partying by the Mountains at the Trimmers' _G_3012.jpg
Blue Camas or are they Triplet Lily -- Puffy Purple Flowers DSCN3053
Blue Camas or are they Triplet Lily -- Puffy Purple Flowers DSCN3053
Puffin' at College Market DSC_0129.jpg
Puffin' at College Market DSC_0129.jpg
magpies behind our house flying next to Chinese Peak _DSC2642.jpg
magpies behind our house flying next to Chinese Peak _DSC2642.jpg
ISU Music Dept Mother of Us All _DSC3456.jpg
ISU Music Dept Mother of Us All _DSC3456.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6021.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6021.jpg
seasonal creek spring snow P4160051.jpg
seasonal creek spring snow P4160051.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife smallfile P1010041.jpg
Optometrist Dr Michael Flandro and My Wife smallfile P1010041.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9495.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9495.jpg
Tom Sheeley plays Recuerdos de l'al-Hambra _DSC0658.jpg
Tom Sheeley plays Recuerdos de l'al-Hambra _DSC0658.jpg
dove _DSC7146.JPG
dove _DSC7146.JPG
City Creek Trail _DSC1526.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1526.jpg
Ticket Selling for Russian White Night P1000895.JPG
Ticket Selling for Russian White Night P1000895.JPG
rock concert friday evening at Mocha Madness P8100113.jpg
rock concert friday evening at Mocha Madness P8100113.jpg
ISU Eli Oboler Library by Night DSCF0081.jpg
ISU Eli Oboler Library by Night DSCF0081.jpg
Moosie Girl - Moose eating in light snow smallfile _DSC1648.jpg
Moosie Girl - Moose eating in light snow smallfile _DSC1648.jpg
Deborah Arnold, Crete Brown, and Ruth Moorhead VMG05 0026.jpg
Deborah Arnold, Crete Brown, and Ruth Moorhead VMG05 0026.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0403.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0403.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6537.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6537.jpg
Winter Scene from Next To Buckskin Road smallfile P1000743.jpg
Winter Scene from Next To Buckskin Road smallfile P1000743.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot in the Mountains of Pocatello_DSC0757.JPG
Arrowleaf Balsamroot in the Mountains of Pocatello_DSC0757.JPG
College Market night snow scene P1070064.jpg
College Market night snow scene P1070064.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road DSCN5505.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road DSCN5505.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0056.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0056.jpg
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