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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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Lithuanian Choir _DSC6352.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6352.jpg
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frost P2120006.jpg
Indian and Scout Mountains from ISU Performing Arts Center parking lot _DSC3648.jpg
Indian and Scout Mountains from ISU Performing Arts Center parking lot _DSC3648.jpg
dragon fly on Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6595.JPG
dragon fly on Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6595.JPG
Roof and deck construction at home by Bill Crampton and Affiliates DSC_0044.jpg
Roof and deck construction at home by Bill Crampton and Affiliates DSC_0044.jpg
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praying mantis.jpeg
International Night flag bearers _DSC1677.jpg
International Night flag bearers _DSC1677.jpg
Pocatello Co-op _DSC0375.jpg
Pocatello Co-op _DSC0375.jpg
Musicians playing during Oktoberfest at Continental Bistro DSCF0747.jpg
Musicians playing during Oktoberfest at Continental Bistro DSCF0747.jpg
Geoff Friedley Opening Pocatello Baroque Music Festival _DSC0585.jpg
Geoff Friedley Opening Pocatello Baroque Music Festival _DSC0585.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7305.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7305.jpg
College of Engineering snapdragon DSC_0006.jpg
College of Engineering snapdragon DSC_0006.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation  _DSC3426.jpg
ISU Music Dept Carry Nation _DSC3426.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6719.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6719.JPG
Western Serviceberry DSCN1935.jpg
Western Serviceberry DSCN1935.jpg
Red Hill Bunny smallfile IMG_1116.jpg
Red Hill Bunny smallfile IMG_1116.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in Concert at the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Centers - Jensen Hall _DSC0564.jpg
Mark Neiwirth in Concert at the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Centers - Jensen Hall _DSC0564.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2738.jpg
Isona and Alba _DSC2738.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 16-year-old Ventriloquist _DSC8509.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 16-year-old Ventriloquist _DSC8509.jpg
Raccoon at Pocatello Zoo DSC_0061.jpg
Raccoon at Pocatello Zoo DSC_0061.jpg
Des Winters Ende _DSC0749.jpg
Des Winters Ende _DSC0749.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
Bearers of French Flag at ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0710.jpg
Chokecherry DSCN3831.jpg
Chokecherry DSCN3831.jpg
Making of an American Classic DSCF0014.jpg
Making of an American Classic DSCF0014.jpg
Ready to Plow some Snow DSCF0068.jpg
Ready to Plow some Snow DSCF0068.jpg
subbaram and alba DSCF0040.jpg
subbaram and alba DSCF0040.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190051.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Fox Squirrel P2190051.jpg
P1010034 Person in Trouble.JPG
P1010034 Person in Trouble.JPG
Trimmers' daffodil smallfile P4170003.JPG
Trimmers' daffodil smallfile P4170003.JPG
Sunset Today April 27 2013 069.JPG
Sunset Today April 27 2013 069.JPG
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6794.jpg
ISU Chinese New Year 2010 _DSC6794.jpg
Todd Gansauge smallfile DSCF0001.JPG
Todd Gansauge smallfile DSCF0001.JPG
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7940.jpg
Pocatello Fireworks July 4 2011 _DSC7940.jpg
Mark Neiwirth the Pianist DSCF0174.JPG
Mark Neiwirth the Pianist DSCF0174.JPG
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010481.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010481.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6600.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6600.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6692.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6692.jpg
Scout Mountain DSC_2983.jpg
Scout Mountain DSC_2983.jpg
freight trains PA050524.jpg
freight trains PA050524.jpg
brown butterfly DSCF0029.JPG
brown butterfly DSCF0029.JPG
first day of school at ISU P1030951.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030951.jpg
Gulab Jamun, Cut to show texture, at Cuisine of the Himalayas restaurant P1040025.jpg
Gulab Jamun, Cut to show texture, at Cuisine of the Himalayas restaurant P1040025.jpg
Dinner today 014.jpg
Dinner today 014.jpg
ISU Students Protesting on President Richard Bowens Last Day at Work DSCF0062.JPG
ISU Students Protesting on President Richard Bowens Last Day at Work DSCF0062.JPG
Utah Symphony with old lens _DSC0591.jpg
Utah Symphony with old lens _DSC0591.jpg
ISU Computer Science Graduate Ben Frisk May 2007 _DSC0449.jpg
ISU Computer Science Graduate Ben Frisk May 2007 _DSC0449.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail taken with Panasonic Camera P1000036.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail taken with Panasonic Camera P1000036.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7495.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7495.jpg
getting school lunch ready at Idaho State University DSCF0025.JPG
getting school lunch ready at Idaho State University DSCF0025.JPG
Pregnant ISU Lady Squirrel Gathering Grass PA060009.jpg
Pregnant ISU Lady Squirrel Gathering Grass PA060009.jpg
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