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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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A Drawing from Deborah Arnold's Earth Day Book entitled, Council of Animals DSCN5792.JPG
A Drawing from Deborah Arnold's Earth Day Book entitled, "Council of Animals" DSCN5792.JPG
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3445.jpg
ISU Music Dept Ice Cream Sextet _DSC3445.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1754.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1754.jpg
Baby cockatiel DSCF0009.JPG
Baby cockatiel DSCF0009.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4659.JPG
The King's Singers at ISU Performing Arts Center _DSC4659.JPG
yellow bell _DSC7008.jpg
yellow bell _DSC7008.jpg
Spring Snow Scene DSCN6059.JPG
Spring Snow Scene DSCN6059.JPG
Camelback Mtn Pocatello DSCN0485.jpg
Camelback Mtn Pocatello DSCN0485.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7182.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7182.jpg
Red Ale at Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9657.jpg
Red Ale at Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9657.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290074.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile P7290074.jpg
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8307.jpg
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8307.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0262.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0262.jpg
WINTER FOX SQUIRREL lowres DSCF0063.jpg
WINTER FOX SQUIRREL lowres DSCF0063.jpg
Wild Butterfly on Domestic Sunflower Leaf, Pocatello, Idaho
Wild Butterfly on Domestic Sunflower Leaf, Pocatello, Idaho
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010481.jpg
East Fork Mink Creek Trail Scout Mtn P1010481.jpg
VMG DSCF0067.jpg
VMG DSCF0067.jpg
music man _DSC0285.jpg
music man _DSC0285.jpg
Buckskin Road Roadside Scene smallfile DSC_6331.JPG
Buckskin Road Roadside Scene smallfile DSC_6331.JPG
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9116.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9116.jpg
VMG05 0035.jpg
VMG05 0035.jpg
November Sunset at Caldwell Park smallfile  IMG_1737.jpg
November Sunset at Caldwell Park smallfile IMG_1737.jpg
my photo of the Tetons from road to Mesa Falls at Pocatello airport P1030127.jpg
my photo of the Tetons from road to Mesa Falls at Pocatello airport P1030127.jpg
Breakfast at Perkins - Frühstück im Ristorante Perchinos   DSC_2755.JPG
Breakfast at Perkins - Frühstück im Ristorante Perchinos DSC_2755.JPG
Ken Trimmer wearing a straw hat in April 2008 _DSC1998.jpg
Ken Trimmer wearing a straw hat in April 2008 _DSC1998.jpg
Pocatello Spring Sunset 11 May 2013 _DSC0684.jpg
Pocatello Spring Sunset 11 May 2013 _DSC0684.jpg
Carry-out food from Marhaba Restaurant P5140122.jpg
Carry-out food from Marhaba Restaurant P5140122.jpg
city creek area bike trail with juniper P1040171.jpg
city creek area bike trail with juniper P1040171.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance DSC_0145
Theater ISU Historic Performance DSC_0145
Anderson Sandes thesis defense P1000242.jpg
Anderson Sandes thesis defense P1000242.jpg
red squirrel on aspen _DSC5100.jpg
red squirrel on aspen _DSC5100.jpg
Apple P1000001.jpg
Apple P1000001.jpg
Aspen autumn DSC_0006.jpg
Aspen autumn DSC_0006.jpg
ISU College of Engineering P8270424.jpg
ISU College of Engineering P8270424.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6552.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6552.jpg
Des Winters Ende _DSC0749.jpg
Des Winters Ende _DSC0749.jpg
Sunflowers on the Chinese Peak Trail P1000126.jpg
Sunflowers on the Chinese Peak Trail P1000126.jpg
Quilla the Jenday Conure _DSC3312.jpg
Quilla the Jenday Conure _DSC3312.jpg
DSCF0111 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0111 Flag Carrier.jpg
The Dining Room - 2nd and Center - IMG_1342.jpg
The Dining Room - 2nd and Center - IMG_1342.jpg
Napali Night 2010 _DSC6668.jpg
Napali Night 2010 _DSC6668.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1931.jpg
Upland Larkspur DSCN1931.jpg
Inman Creek Road DSCN1444.jpg
Inman Creek Road DSCN1444.jpg
Wilde Blumen IMG_2799.jpg
Wilde Blumen IMG_2799.jpg
Taste of France DSCF0166.jpg
Taste of France DSCF0166.jpg
Susannes Geburtstag P8110129.jpg
Susannes Geburtstag P8110129.jpg
Fall is coming to Scout Mountain P1000508
Fall is coming to Scout Mountain P1000508
Lox with Easter Eggs - Fifth Street Bagelry DSCN0779.jpg
Lox with Easter Eggs - Fifth Street Bagelry DSCN0779.jpg
College of Engineering faculty meet CoT Dean Davis _DSC0897.jpg
College of Engineering faculty meet CoT Dean Davis _DSC0897.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open Performing Arts Center DSC_52.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open Performing Arts Center DSC_52.jpg
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