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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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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
Full Moon - hand-held P1000266.jpg
Full Moon - hand-held P1000266.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2006 smallfile _DSC0417.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2006 smallfile _DSC0417.jpg
Lou Pirro the Artist IMG_1183.jpg
Lou Pirro the Artist IMG_1183.jpg
Trimmers' tulips smallfile P4170015.JPG
Trimmers' tulips smallfile P4170015.JPG
Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8960.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 quick starters _DSC8960.jpg
Bill O_Brien with a Guitar Student _DSC0511.jpg
Bill O_Brien with a Guitar Student _DSC0511.jpg
ISU Holt Arena _DSC0146.JPG
ISU Holt Arena _DSC0146.JPG
Pocatello Creek Road Roadside View DSCN0223.jpg
Pocatello Creek Road Roadside View DSCN0223.jpg
Tony the Coffee Man of Main Street IMG_0288 2.jpg
Tony the Coffee Man of Main Street IMG_0288 2.jpg
Caramel _DSC1622.jpg
Caramel _DSC1622.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7337.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7337.jpg
Identify us - Gibson Jack flowers and pollenating insect P1020656.jpg
Identify us - Gibson Jack flowers and pollenating insect P1020656.jpg
Mark Neiwirth talked to fans after a piano concert at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center _DSC0578.jpg
Mark Neiwirth talked to fans after a piano concert at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center _DSC0578.jpg
View from Trayis Ridge P1060307.jpg
View from Trayis Ridge P1060307.jpg
Wharton - Fletcher - Masserini - Fisher  Open House at ISUIMG_0795.jpg
Wharton - Fletcher - Masserini - Fisher Open House at ISUIMG_0795.jpg
old red barn in Arbon Valley DSCN0173.jpg
old red barn in Arbon Valley DSCN0173.jpg
Vöglein Tamron 200-400 DSCF0589.jpg
Vöglein Tamron 200-400 DSCF0589.jpg
les tartes aux fruits de frederico meyeros P8110186.jpg
les tartes aux fruits de frederico meyeros P8110186.jpg
Food at Sanju's Taste of India in Old Town IMG_0728.jpg
Food at Sanju's Taste of India in Old Town IMG_0728.jpg
Audrey and Robert Pirro in R7 parking lot _DSC2936.JPG
Audrey and Robert Pirro in R7 parking lot _DSC2936.JPG
Prof. Kevin Marsh with a Book He Co-Authored _DSC0614.JPG
Prof. Kevin Marsh with a Book He Co-Authored _DSC0614.JPG
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0024.jpg
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0024.jpg
Trimmers garden _DSC0025.jpg
Trimmers garden _DSC0025.jpg
The Dining Room - 2nd and Center - IMG_1330.jpg
The Dining Room - 2nd and Center - IMG_1330.jpg
home _DSC7522.jpg
home _DSC7522.jpg
grilled vegetables at stuffles DSCF0057.jpg
grilled vegetables at stuffles DSCF0057.jpg
Professional Videographer filming ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0600.jpg
Professional Videographer filming ISU College of Engineering Steel Bridge Team _DSC0600.jpg
Mozart the Cockatiel - formerly Abbey smallfile _DSC0137.jpg
Mozart the Cockatiel - formerly Abbey smallfile _DSC0137.jpg
Scarlet Gilia DSCN3209.jpg
Scarlet Gilia DSCN3209.jpg
ISU Mechanical Engineering graduates 2013 with most faculty and a doggie 1600pix BW 024.JPG
ISU Mechanical Engineering graduates 2013 with most faculty and a doggie 1600pix BW 024.JPG
Pocatello Mountain Scene IMG_2824.jpg
Pocatello Mountain Scene IMG_2824.jpg
International Night 2012 _DSC7923.jpg
International Night 2012 _DSC7923.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0699.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0699.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0720.jpg
Hootowl Road Red Rock _DSC0720.jpg
Wild sunflower smallfile DSCF0030.JPG
Wild sunflower smallfile DSCF0030.JPG
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