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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 Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3427.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3427.jpg
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american falls reservoir sunset P7040127.JPG
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Wolfi P1040229.jpg
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ISU International Night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1695.jpg
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Savannah Firebaugh _DSC0027.jpg
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Western Spring Beauty DSCN0975.jpg
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Flagbearer - Sweden - ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0746.jpg
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winter in the wilderness P2020038.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3437.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3437.jpg
Pocatello sunset in black and white P1050566.jpg
Pocatello sunset in black and white P1050566.jpg
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Western Serviceberry am I not I grow by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010508.jpg
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stuffle dad and son DSCF0053.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello DSCF0006.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello DSCF0006.JPG
Bracelet by Free Spirit Design PC200039.jpg
Bracelet by Free Spirit Design PC200039.jpg
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
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Winter Solstice Drumming at the Heartland dscf0089.jpg
South Fork, Mink Creek Road DSC_0018
South Fork, Mink Creek Road DSC_0018
Having a Close Look -- VMG art show opening 2006 -- Main St Coffee and News _DSC0297.jpg
Having a Close Look -- VMG art show opening 2006 -- Main St Coffee and News _DSC0297.jpg
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Camelback Mtn from NEF DSC_0018.jpg
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wild turkeys on someones yard _DSC6927.jpg
Walkway to Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Walkway to Physical Sciences Bldg., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
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Office DSC_2618.JPG
ISU International Night Host 2005 DSCF0183.jpg
ISU International Night Host 2005 DSCF0183.jpg
Exhibit at Transition Gallery at ISU DSCN5527
Exhibit at Transition Gallery at ISU DSCN5527
DSCF0123 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0123 Flag Carrier.jpg
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The Unstable Stable P1020162.jpg
Rufous Hummingbird _DSC3024.jpg
Rufous Hummingbird _DSC3024.jpg
Australian Choir at the International Choral Festival 66.jpg
Australian Choir at the International Choral Festival 66.jpg
Maple the Fox Squirrel smallfile Picture 164.jpg
Maple the Fox Squirrel smallfile Picture 164.jpg
Trimmers' flowers2007 IMG_3039.jpg
Trimmers' flowers2007 IMG_3039.jpg
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs at ISU DSCN0467.jpg
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs at ISU DSCN0467.jpg
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red squirrel smallfile _DSC0402.jpg
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blue root DSCN1938.jpg
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springtime scene from our deck P1010014.JPG
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9216.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9216.jpg
Baby Cockatiels with Newborn DSC_3318.JPG
Baby Cockatiels with Newborn DSC_3318.JPG
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mule deer hiding amidst sagebrush _DSC4187.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0683.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0683.jpg
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ein saenger des mexicanischen lieds P2230034.jpg
DSCF0157 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0157 Flag Carrier.jpg
Goat at McKees Pocatello P1040271.jpg
Goat at McKees Pocatello P1040271.jpg
Slide Presentation showing Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night _DSC0094.JPG
Slide Presentation showing Opulence of Saint Petersburg at ISU's Russian White Night _DSC0094.JPG
Prof. Dr. Westfalls sog. Bergheimat DSC_0116.jpg
Prof. Dr. Westfalls sog. Bergheimat DSC_0116.jpg
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Joyce Guyer and Mark Neiwirth _DSC3649.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello _DSC7710.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello _DSC7710.jpg
Pocatello Junction P1020197.jpg
Pocatello Junction P1020197.jpg
Nicole DSCF0033.JPG
Nicole DSCF0033.JPG
Scrub Jay _DSC1840.jpg
Scrub Jay _DSC1840.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello Idaho August 2010 P1020093.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello Idaho August 2010 P1020093.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Assistant - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1755.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire and Assistant - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1755.jpg
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