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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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Teepee by Fort Hall Replica P1020193.jpg
Teepee by Fort Hall Replica P1020193.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
Diana and Mark smallfile _DSC9103.jpg
International Night 2011 Liu Shi-Wei _DSC1649.jpg
International Night 2011 Liu Shi-Wei _DSC1649.jpg
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flea bane city creek area P1040185.jpg
Recognizing the upcoming Día de los Muertos at ISU P1030160.jpg
Recognizing the upcoming Día de los Muertos at ISU P1030160.jpg
PSUB or Pond Student Union Building, Idaho State University Autumn Herbst DSC_0074
PSUB or Pond Student Union Building, Idaho State University Autumn Herbst DSC_0074
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ken bosworth smallfile DSCF0028.JPG
City Creek Trail with Yellow Sweet Clover and Squawberry DSCF0079.JPG
City Creek Trail with Yellow Sweet Clover and Squawberry DSCF0079.JPG
College Market with Snow 4x6 smallfile 2007 P1010946.jpg
College Market with Snow 4x6 smallfile 2007 P1010946.jpg
Gelbe Blumen P4270010.jpg
Gelbe Blumen P4270010.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1137.jpg
Silver Fox at Pocatello Zoo _DSC1137.jpg
Great Harvest Bread Sandwich smallfile IMG_2932.jpg
Great Harvest Bread Sandwich smallfile IMG_2932.jpg
College Market In Autumn.jpg
College Market In Autumn.jpg
Mule Deer at Gibson Jack with Turning Leaves in the Early Autumn P1000378.jpg
Mule Deer at Gibson Jack with Turning Leaves in the Early Autumn P1000378.jpg
Grecian Key Restaurant Summer Scene IMG_0223.jpg
Grecian Key Restaurant Summer Scene IMG_0223.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1749.jpg
Dr Crystal Shropshire - Duck Foot Surgery - Alameda Pet Hospital IMG_1749.jpg
Clown with Dad and Little Girl DSCF0031.JPG
Clown with Dad and Little Girl DSCF0031.JPG
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1391.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1391.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4758.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4758.JPG
Amerikanischer Pfannkuchen P1040576.jpg
Amerikanischer Pfannkuchen P1040576.jpg
DSCF0098 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0098 Flag Carrier.jpg
chipmunk _DSC5247.jpg
chipmunk _DSC5247.jpg
My Wife Deborah Arnold with Roger Schieß DSCF0326.jpg
My Wife Deborah Arnold with Roger Schieß DSCF0326.jpg
Typische Bergszene DSC_2227.jpg
Typische Bergszene DSC_2227.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050445.jpg
Trimmers flowers P1050445.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_0161.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_0161.jpg
Pocatello Sunrise _DSC5118.jpg
Pocatello Sunrise _DSC5118.jpg
Camelback Mountain Pocatello smallfile IMG_2814.jpg
Camelback Mountain Pocatello smallfile IMG_2814.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5918.jpg
sunflowers DSCF5918.jpg
_DSC0850 Pocatello Sunset 1 June 2013.JPG
_DSC0850 Pocatello Sunset 1 June 2013.JPG
yellow-headed and -chested black bird smallfile _DSC0130.jpg
yellow-headed and -chested black bird smallfile _DSC0130.jpg
Het Concertgebouw Pocatello - Stephens Center for the Performing Arts at Idaho State University Pocatello DSC_5058.JPG
Het Concertgebouw Pocatello - Stephens Center for the Performing Arts at Idaho State University Pocatello DSC_5058.JPG
Women in Spanish dresses International Night 2006 _DSC0440
Women in Spanish dresses International Night 2006 _DSC0440
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1385.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1385.jpg
Tsunami Moon DSC_2165.jpg
Tsunami Moon DSC_2165.jpg
Reliant _DSC0655.jpg
Reliant _DSC0655.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0063.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0063.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020156.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020156.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1375.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1375.jpg
Apple P1000070.jpg
Apple P1000070.jpg
August scene from West Buckskin Road P1030964.jpg
August scene from West Buckskin Road P1030964.jpg
attendees at Taste of France DSCF0113.jpg
attendees at Taste of France DSCF0113.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6620 edited.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6620 edited.jpg
ISU Winter Scene at 6 degrees F P1020143.jpg
ISU Winter Scene at 6 degrees F P1020143.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0661.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0661.jpg
Hikers at Cherry Springs _DSC2954.jpg
Hikers at Cherry Springs _DSC2954.jpg
American Falls Reservoir from John Ellesson and Crete Browns yard DSC_0033.jpg
American Falls Reservoir from John Ellesson and Crete Browns yard DSC_0033.jpg
Godzilla Sushi at Sumisu Pocatello _DSC4119.jpg
Godzilla Sushi at Sumisu Pocatello _DSC4119.jpg
Episcopal Church's Stained Glass Window smallfile  _DSC0614.jpg
Episcopal Church's Stained Glass Window smallfile _DSC0614.jpg
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