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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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Rachel Dowling Running Pocatello Marathon smallfile DSCF0224.jpg
Rachel Dowling Running Pocatello Marathon smallfile DSCF0224.jpg
Roger Schieß DSCF0336.jpg
Roger Schieß DSCF0336.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6801.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6801.jpg
Women in Spanish dresses International Night 2006 _DSC0440
Women in Spanish dresses International Night 2006 _DSC0440
fireweed DSC_0095.jpg
fireweed DSC_0095.jpg
Prof Bruce Savage and College of Engineering Senior Project Winners _DSC2734.jpg
Prof Bruce Savage and College of Engineering Senior Project Winners _DSC2734.jpg
DSCF0111 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0111 Flag Carrier.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2749.jpg
Camerata Singers _DSC2749.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot on cliff DSCN1438.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot on cliff DSCN1438.jpg
display of my photos at art walk _DSC3773.jpg
display of my photos at art walk _DSC3773.jpg
pac 022.jpg
pac 022.jpg
Country Scene with Spring Foliage, Red Barn, and White Horse _DSC0005.jpg
Country Scene with Spring Foliage, Red Barn, and White Horse _DSC0005.jpg
Choir conductors with festival organizers etc _DSC6328.jpg
Choir conductors with festival organizers etc _DSC6328.jpg
ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0053.JPG
ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0053.JPG
DSCF0074 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0074 Flag Carrier.jpg
city creek bike trail with sunflowers P1040117.JPG
city creek bike trail with sunflowers P1040117.JPG
Bill O'Brien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Bill O'Brien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Pocatello Zoo's Tree House DSC_0138.jpg
Pocatello Zoo's Tree House DSC_0138.jpg
Gate on Red Hill Sorry for the Bent Post IMG_2545.JPG
Gate on Red Hill Sorry for the Bent Post IMG_2545.JPG
Autumn on the ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1419.jpg
Autumn on the ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1419.jpg
College Market on a Snowy Evening P1040633.jpg
College Market on a Snowy Evening P1040633.jpg
Snake River Coffee Pocatello.jpg
Snake River Coffee Pocatello.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6739.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6739.jpg
Autumn on 7th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho
Autumn on 7th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho
Dental Office - Bannock County Museum P1020184.jpg
Dental Office - Bannock County Museum P1020184.jpg
Country Driveway, Snowing, Pocatello, Idaho
Country Driveway, Snowing, Pocatello, Idaho
Miguel C _DSC0138.jpg
Miguel C _DSC0138.jpg
Lox with Easter Eggs - Fifth Street Bagelry DSCN0779.jpg
Lox with Easter Eggs - Fifth Street Bagelry DSCN0779.jpg
ISU fox squirrel DSCF5237.jpg
ISU fox squirrel DSCF5237.jpg
yet another shot of these mountains smallfile IMG_2678.jpg
yet another shot of these mountains smallfile IMG_2678.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020198.jpg
Fort Hall Replica P1020198.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6050.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6050.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9185.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9185.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0039.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0039.jpg
Lunch at Toms Bouillon Soup smallfile DSCF0015.JPG
Lunch at Toms Bouillon Soup smallfile DSCF0015.JPG
Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0096.jpg
Zauberkätzchen smallfile _DSC0096.jpg
New Pocatello Sign DSCF4986.jpg
New Pocatello Sign DSCF4986.jpg
City Creek P1020681.jpg
City Creek P1020681.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3108.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3108.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in concert with Jeanne Sherman _DSC8433.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in concert with Jeanne Sherman _DSC8433.jpg
A favorite Jurassic cheese purchased from local Costco IMG_1918.jpg
A favorite Jurassic cheese purchased from local Costco IMG_1918.jpg
Picking raffle winner at International Night 2012 _DSC7973.jpg
Picking raffle winner at International Night 2012 _DSC7973.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7183.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7183.jpg
The Dining Room in Sepia Tones P1030215.jpg
The Dining Room in Sepia Tones P1030215.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_53.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_53.jpg
Shibori Ties at College Market P1300013.jpg
Shibori Ties at College Market P1300013.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
Indian and Scout Mountains from Red Hill ISU Campus P1040890.jpg
Indian and Scout Mountains from Red Hill ISU Campus P1040890.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0112.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0112.jpg
loog chin _DSC0421.jpg
loog chin _DSC0421.jpg
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