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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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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
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Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1184.jpg
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Pocatello Sunset _DSC7056.jpg
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Maximos DSCF0175.jpg
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Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290072.jpg
Doosie Duckson le canard de RouŽn 2006-4-2 009.jpg
Doosie Duckson le canard de RouŽn 2006-4-2 009.jpg
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Singer at Indian Night _DSC7660.jpg
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Wilder Helianthos DSCF0001.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0015.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0015.JPG
Autumn Scene next to the Physical Sciences Bldg ISU smallfile IMG_1494.jpg
Autumn Scene next to the Physical Sciences Bldg ISU smallfile IMG_1494.jpg
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VMG05 0049.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6574.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6574.jpg
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VMG05 0047.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 _DSC0386.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Spring 2008 _DSC0386.jpg
ISU Interim President Gallagher meeting with Faculty Senators DSC_6931.jpg
ISU Interim President Gallagher meeting with Faculty Senators DSC_6931.jpg
lily -- I call this Renaissance Court Jester smallfile DSCN3143.jpg
lily -- I call this Renaissance Court Jester smallfile DSCN3143.jpg
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4654.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4654.JPG
ISU Wind Tunnel Opening Williams Somebody Stout _DSC0928.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Opening Williams Somebody Stout _DSC0928.jpg
Pollo Asado en el Restaurante Chapala en la Ciudad Chķbuca DSCF0077.jpg
Pollo Asado en el Restaurante Chapala en la Ciudad Chķbuca DSCF0077.jpg
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golden dragon acrobats _DSC0242.JPG
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0452.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0452.jpg
wilderness scene from east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3745.jpg
wilderness scene from east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3745.jpg
Trimmers Flowers 2007 P1010290.JPG
Trimmers Flowers 2007 P1010290.JPG
Sweepea and Big Beauty P1050266.jpg
Sweepea and Big Beauty P1050266.jpg
Aspen the Baby Fox Squirrel DSCF0183
Aspen the Baby Fox Squirrel DSCF0183
Pebble Creek, Inkom (near Pocatello), Idaho, on Thanksgiving Day 2003
Pebble Creek, Inkom (near Pocatello), Idaho, on Thanksgiving Day 2003
sunflowers IMG_1224.jpg
sunflowers IMG_1224.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0978.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0978.jpg
grasshopper _DSC1489.jpg
grasshopper _DSC1489.jpg
ISU squirrel near R5 parking lot DSCF0016.JPG
ISU squirrel near R5 parking lot DSCF0016.JPG
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1297.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1297.jpg
Jay Kunze, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, ISU DSCF0047
Jay Kunze, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, ISU DSCF0047
Ken and Joann Trimmer's tulips smallfile DSCF0015.JPG
Ken and Joann Trimmer's tulips smallfile DSCF0015.JPG
Pocatello Mountain Spring Morning -- Apr 17 2006 _DSC0004.jpg
Pocatello Mountain Spring Morning -- Apr 17 2006 _DSC0004.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0030.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0030.jpg
Phil Jenkins selling his and his wifes ceramics at ISU Holiday Crafts Fair IMG_0271.jpg
Phil Jenkins selling his and his wifes ceramics at ISU Holiday Crafts Fair IMG_0271.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3098.jpg
Chinese Peak and Planted Aspen from Our Deck _DSC3098.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7179.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7179.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow Sep 29 2007 _DSC0109_2.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow Sep 29 2007 _DSC0109_2.jpg
Deborah on the Phone with Her Sister June smallfile DSCF0001.JPG
Deborah on the Phone with Her Sister June smallfile DSCF0001.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC8936.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC8936.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer and hosts _DSC1716.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer and hosts _DSC1716.jpg
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DSC_93.jpg
City Creek P1010320.jpg
City Creek P1010320.jpg
Idaho State University Campus Scene DSCF0047.jpg
Idaho State University Campus Scene DSCF0047.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6516.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6516.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1175.jpg
Deer from Portneuf Road _DSC1175.jpg
Robert and Audrey Pirro _DSC2925.jpg
Robert and Audrey Pirro _DSC2925.jpg
Teepee by Fort Hall Replica P1020193.jpg
Teepee by Fort Hall Replica P1020193.jpg
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