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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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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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Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 419.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 419.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Opening Profs Williams and Stout and Somebody Else _DSC0882.jpg
ISU Wind Tunnel Opening Profs Williams and Stout and Somebody Else _DSC0882.jpg
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starry night scene with blown out moon _DSC2906.jpg
school lunch at Idaho State University DSCF0026.JPG
school lunch at Idaho State University DSCF0026.JPG
yellow bells IMG_1712.jpg
yellow bells IMG_1712.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030953.jpg
first day of school at ISU P1030953.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1584.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1584.jpg
Karl Holte with plant DSCN1579.jpg
Karl Holte with plant DSCN1579.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9622.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9622.jpg
orange butterfly _DSC0111.jpg
orange butterfly _DSC0111.jpg
Blue-Eyed MaryDSCF0021.jpg
Blue-Eyed MaryDSCF0021.jpg
VMG Annual Exhibit setup in Minds Eye Gallery DSCN5820.JPG
VMG Annual Exhibit setup in Minds Eye Gallery DSCN5820.JPG
ISU History Walk with Couple IMG_0657.JPG
ISU History Walk with Couple IMG_0657.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
Camelback Mtn sepia smallfile _DSC0123.jpg
Camelback Mtn sepia smallfile _DSC0123.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6891.jpg
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Larkspur smallfile _DSC6891.jpg
Pocatello Sunset with view of American Falls Reservoir _DSC6910.jpg
Pocatello Sunset with view of American Falls Reservoir _DSC6910.jpg
Visitor viewing Deborah Arnold's work VMG05 0045.jpg
Visitor viewing Deborah Arnold's work VMG05 0045.jpg
eclipse of the moon - beginning _DSC0649.jpg
eclipse of the moon - beginning _DSC0649.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1714.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1714.jpg
Serious Pondering _DSC0101.jpg
Serious Pondering _DSC0101.jpg
Student Protestors on ISU Campus DSCF0172.JPG
Student Protestors on ISU Campus DSCF0172.JPG
Earl - smaller file _DSC8926.jpg
Earl - smaller file _DSC8926.jpg
Man of la Mancha DSC_0150.jpg
Man of la Mancha DSC_0150.jpg
apple blossoms _DSC7539.jpg
apple blossoms _DSC7539.jpg
Fox Squirrel Near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1502.jpg
Fox Squirrel Near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1502.jpg
Century High School DSCN3121.jpg
Century High School DSCN3121.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9445.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9445.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6693.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6693.jpg
PSUB ballroom at ISU during Taste of France slide show DSCF0116.jpg
PSUB ballroom at ISU during Taste of France slide show DSCF0116.jpg
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DSC_0066.jpg
Fashion show at International Night 2006 - Deutschland repräsentieren sie _DSC0491.jpg
Fashion show at International Night 2006 - Deutschland repräsentieren sie _DSC0491.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Nepalese Dance I think it was DSCF0231.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Nepalese Dance I think it was DSCF0231.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team 2007 _DSC0401.jpg
ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team 2007 _DSC0401.jpg
Maple Grove at City Creek -- Late May_DSC0232.JPG
Maple Grove at City Creek -- Late May_DSC0232.JPG
tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0046.jpg
tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0046.jpg
brown butterfly DSC_5975.JPG
brown butterfly DSC_5975.JPG
Jensensgroßkonzertsaal P1020548.jpg
Jensensgroßkonzertsaal P1020548.jpg
Habibs Flower _DSC0638.jpg
Habibs Flower _DSC0638.jpg
Trimmers flowers 2007 P1010289.JPG
Trimmers flowers 2007 P1010289.JPG
Great Harvest Bread DSCN5541.jpg
Great Harvest Bread DSCN5541.jpg
Adcox's Chief Pocatello Statue P8010103.jpg
Adcox's Chief Pocatello Statue P8010103.jpg
Raffles table DSCF0026.JPG
Raffles table DSCF0026.JPG
baby cockatiels at play _DSC6816.jpg
baby cockatiels at play _DSC6816.jpg
clown DSCF0028.JPG
clown DSCF0028.JPG
Prof Bruce Savage and College of Engineering Senior Project Winners _DSC2734.jpg
Prof Bruce Savage and College of Engineering Senior Project Winners _DSC2734.jpg
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