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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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View from Pocatello Creek Road DSCN5505.jpg
View from Pocatello Creek Road DSCN5505.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0056.jpg
pregnant red squirrel girl _DSC0056.jpg
Autumn in the Mountains, Pocatello, Idaho
Autumn in the Mountains, Pocatello, Idaho
Music Man by Theater ISU and the ISU Music Department _DSC0261.jpg
Music Man by Theater ISU and the ISU Music Department _DSC0261.jpg
lovebirds_DSC4698.jpg
lovebirds_DSC4698.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9620.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9620.jpg
Honeysuckle - Twinberry P7040073.jpg
Honeysuckle - Twinberry P7040073.jpg
Enrique Gonzalez I think DSCF0098.JPG
Enrique Gonzalez I think DSCF0098.JPG
Presidential Search Meeting Idaho State University DSCF0053.JPG
Presidential Search Meeting Idaho State University DSCF0053.JPG
Red Squirrel - Pregnant and on the Move _DSC3250.jpg
Red Squirrel - Pregnant and on the Move _DSC3250.jpg
Road to Inkom DSCN0999.jpg
Road to Inkom DSCN0999.jpg
Autumn on 7th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho
Autumn on 7th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho
Mountain View from Pocatello Creek Road Valentines Day 07 IMG_2463.JPG
Mountain View from Pocatello Creek Road Valentines Day 07 IMG_2463.JPG
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile  _DSC0020.jpg
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0020.jpg
Engineering Degree Recipient with ISU President Bowen DSCF0182.JPG
Engineering Degree Recipient with ISU President Bowen DSCF0182.JPG
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0709.JPG
Coyotes at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0709.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6712.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6712.jpg
Bill Smith, avid airplane builder and flyer DSCF0027
Bill Smith, avid airplane builder and flyer DSCF0027
ISU Dance _DSC9443.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9443.jpg
Greg Fielding ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0706.jpg
Greg Fielding ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering IMG_0706.jpg
name forgotten may be penstamon DSC_4879.JPG
name forgotten may be penstamon DSC_4879.JPG
Pocatello-American-Falls-Reservoir Sunset _DSC5232
Pocatello-American-Falls-Reservoir Sunset _DSC5232
Guyer and Neiwirth _DSC3656.JPG
Guyer and Neiwirth _DSC3656.JPG
Máximos - el rey de los gatos DSCF0169.jpg
Máximos - el rey de los gatos DSCF0169.jpg
Daisies smallfile DSCN7208.jpg
Daisies smallfile DSCN7208.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0287.jpg
VMG art opening at Main Street Coffee and News _DSC0287.jpg
Marathon start smallfile _DSC0360.JPG
Marathon start smallfile _DSC0360.JPG
A Night in Mexico at ISU P2230005.jpg
A Night in Mexico at ISU P2230005.jpg
Schmetterling _DSC0757.jpg
Schmetterling _DSC0757.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0171.jpg
rodeo 2007 _DSC0171.jpg
Vivliothiki Mas P1020174.jpg
Vivliothiki Mas P1020174.jpg
DSCF0069 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0069 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU Art Graduate Lonalee Hamlin May 2007 _DSC0277.jpg
ISU Art Graduate Lonalee Hamlin May 2007 _DSC0277.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040099.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040099.jpg
Bleeding Heart present from DeAnn Green to Deborah IMG_1150.jpg
Bleeding Heart present from DeAnn Green to Deborah IMG_1150.jpg
Chinese Peak in the Autumn _DSC1990.jpg
Chinese Peak in the Autumn _DSC1990.jpg
Mary Anne Benner at VMG Booth during Student Organization Fair 2005 DSC_6624.JPG
Mary Anne Benner at VMG Booth during Student Organization Fair 2005 DSC_6624.JPG
Red Squirrel Baby, Pocatello, Idaho
Red Squirrel Baby, Pocatello, Idaho
ISU College of Engineering Grads 2007 _DSC0144.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Grads 2007 _DSC0144.jpg
Senang Wine Bar and Tapas Bistro - Pocatello Coop - 1st Street _DSC0362.jpg
Senang Wine Bar and Tapas Bistro - Pocatello Coop - 1st Street _DSC0362.jpg
Vegetables from LuAnn Broadhead's Garden in Burley P1030462.jpg
Vegetables from LuAnn Broadhead's Garden in Burley P1030462.jpg
Trimmers' flower2007IMG_3028.jpg
Trimmers' flower2007IMG_3028.jpg
Wilde Blumen smallfile IMG_2798.jpg
Wilde Blumen smallfile IMG_2798.jpg
skunk small file DSCF0045.JPG
skunk small file DSCF0045.JPG
Sticky Geranium McNabb Road Inkom _DSC5480.jpg
Sticky Geranium McNabb Road Inkom _DSC5480.jpg
Kay Flowers speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050078.jpg
Kay Flowers speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050078.jpg
Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho State University smallfile DSC_0072.jpg
Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho State University smallfile DSC_0072.jpg
Rachel Dowling at One Mile in the Pocatello Marathon
Rachel Dowling at One Mile in the Pocatello Marathon
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8303.jpg
Sunset over the American Falls Reservoir from Pocatello _DSC8303.jpg
Barn at Old Bannock Highway and Gibson Jack - now demolished - smallfile.jpg
Barn at Old Bannock Highway and Gibson Jack - now demolished - smallfile.jpg
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