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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 from Pocatello P1000067.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello P1000067.jpg
autumn sunset pardon the powerlines DSC_6374.JPG
autumn sunset pardon the powerlines DSC_6374.JPG
Professor Bruce Ronald Making Own Coffee at College Mkt DSCF.jpg
Professor Bruce Ronald Making Own Coffee at College Mkt DSCF.jpg
Save City Creek smallfile DSCF0074.JPG
Save City Creek smallfile DSCF0074.JPG
West Mink Trailhead DSC_3877.jpg
West Mink Trailhead DSC_3877.jpg
DSCF0153 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0153 Flag Carrier.jpg
Il Picco Cinese - Chinese Peak with Double Rainbow from Home Summer 2009 _DSC0051.jpg
Il Picco Cinese - Chinese Peak with Double Rainbow from Home Summer 2009 _DSC0051.jpg
Three Love Birds on a Chime _DSC6440.jpg
Three Love Birds on a Chime _DSC6440.jpg
fireworks Coolpix 8700 Pocatello DSCN4922.jpg
fireworks Coolpix 8700 Pocatello DSCN4922.jpg
Bill OBrien R and Curtis L Guitar Concert large web sized  _DSC8590.jpg
Bill OBrien R and Curtis L Guitar Concert large web sized _DSC8590.jpg
Bird of Prey probably guarding food at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0794.JPG
Bird of Prey probably guarding food at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0794.JPG
Sunset Today April 27 2013 069.JPG
Sunset Today April 27 2013 069.JPG
Pocatellans buying fireworks DSC_0084.jpg
Pocatellans buying fireworks DSC_0084.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Buildling DSCF0492.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- Liberal Arts Buildling DSCF0492.jpg
Gabe Schieß DSCF0037.jpg
Gabe Schieß DSCF0037.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Langroise Trio with Page Turner Turning Page 2006-4-2 022.jpg
Mark Neiwirth and Langroise Trio with Page Turner Turning Page 2006-4-2 022.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearer and hosts _DSC1717.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearer and hosts _DSC1717.jpg
Red Hill IMG_1583.jpg
Red Hill IMG_1583.jpg
Sunset from the deck at home looking west DSC_3909.jpg
Sunset from the deck at home looking west DSC_3909.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020164.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020164.jpg
Bicycling in Pocatello P5140119.jpg
Bicycling in Pocatello P5140119.jpg
Munros Globe-Mallow with Ants P1000138.jpg
Munros Globe-Mallow with Ants P1000138.jpg
Office before Snowstorm DSC_2434.jpg
Office before Snowstorm DSC_2434.jpg
Wagon Wheel with Snow at Firkins Ranch _DSC6370.jpg
Wagon Wheel with Snow at Firkins Ranch _DSC6370.jpg
Kay Flowers speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050071.jpg
Kay Flowers speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050071.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel with Prof Steve Chiu's Hand _DSC0854.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel with Prof Steve Chiu's Hand _DSC0854.jpg
Professors Arthur Dolsen  and Carl Levenson at CoHo
Professors Arthur Dolsen and Carl Levenson at CoHo
Trey Russell ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0720.jpg
Trey Russell ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0720.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8433.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Highland High School Cheerleaders _DSC8433.jpg
Putnam the Doggie during Dental Cleaning by Crystal Shropshire DVM _DSC3074.jpg
Putnam the Doggie during Dental Cleaning by Crystal Shropshire DVM _DSC3074.jpg
Foxer DSCN0416.jpg
Foxer DSCN0416.jpg
Sunflowers Pocatello Aug 2004 DSC_0034.jpg
Sunflowers Pocatello Aug 2004 DSC_0034.jpg
ISU's Fine Arts Building, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU's Fine Arts Building, Pocatello, Idaho
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0046.jpg
Diana Livingston-Friedley and Kori Bond smallfile _DSC0046.jpg
Miss Sho-Ban 2006 _DSC0275.jpg
Miss Sho-Ban 2006 _DSC0275.jpg
Lovely Ducks at Pocatello Zoo DSCF0675.jpg
Lovely Ducks at Pocatello Zoo DSCF0675.jpg
D&S Automotive P1040145.jpg
D&S Automotive P1040145.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7178.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7178.jpg
Munro's globe-mallow near AMI Semiconductor DSC_4921.JPG
Munro's globe-mallow near AMI Semiconductor DSC_4921.JPG
ISU Interim President Gallagher greeting Faculty Senators DSC_6924.jpg
ISU Interim President Gallagher greeting Faculty Senators DSC_6924.jpg
Moose Girl Aug 28 2008 _DSC8875.jpg
Moose Girl Aug 28 2008 _DSC8875.jpg
Wild Rose at Home smallfile IMG_1174.jpg
Wild Rose at Home smallfile IMG_1174.jpg
DSCF0175 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0175 Flag Carrier.jpg
red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0396.JPG
red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0396.JPG
Nepali Student Band at International Night 2012 _DSC7977.jpg
Nepali Student Band at International Night 2012 _DSC7977.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050524.jpg
dwarf zinnia from fred meyer P1050524.jpg
Audrey Pirro _DSC2934.jpg
Audrey Pirro _DSC2934.jpg
Dr. Karl Holte leading a field trip for his Spring Flora course DSCN1546
Dr. Karl Holte leading a field trip for his Spring Flora course DSCN1546
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1184.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1184.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7056.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC7056.jpg
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