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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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Order of Engineers Induction _DSC0130.jpg
Order of Engineers Induction _DSC0130.jpg
Autumn at Red Hill IMG_1555.jpg
Autumn at Red Hill IMG_1555.jpg
ISU Computer Science Graduate Ben Frisk May 2007 _DSC0449.jpg
ISU Computer Science Graduate Ben Frisk May 2007 _DSC0449.jpg
Idaho State University College of Engineering squirrel PA110019.jpg
Idaho State University College of Engineering squirrel PA110019.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0489.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0489.jpg
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DSC_49.jpg
Colonial Hall ISU DSCN2434.jpg
Colonial Hall ISU DSCN2434.jpg
Night Scene from Woodhill Way on the East Bench PB280267.jpg
Night Scene from Woodhill Way on the East Bench PB280267.jpg
Mountain Winter Scene with Aspen from Our Driveway smallfile PC200027.jpg
Mountain Winter Scene with Aspen from Our Driveway smallfile PC200027.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0638.jpg
Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0638.jpg
Camelback Mountain with American Falls Reservoir from Crestview _DSC1905.jpg
Camelback Mountain with American Falls Reservoir from Crestview _DSC1905.jpg
Fall Foliage at City Creek in Pocatello _DSC1977.jpg
Fall Foliage at City Creek in Pocatello _DSC1977.jpg
autumn Sep 21 2004 DSC_0045.jpg
autumn Sep 21 2004 DSC_0045.jpg
Ken Trimmers flower perhaps pansy or violet DSCN2803.jpg
Ken Trimmers flower perhaps pansy or violet DSCN2803.jpg
An ISU student apartment complex next to the Performing Arts Center PC150153.jpg
An ISU student apartment complex next to the Performing Arts Center PC150153.jpg
Sego Lily DSCN3972.jpg
Sego Lily DSCN3972.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearers 2011 _DSC1709.jpg
ISU International Night flag bearers 2011 _DSC1709.jpg
El dí­a de cuatro fuegos IMG_0019.jpg
El dí­a de cuatro fuegos IMG_0019.jpg
Pocatello Country Autumn Scene IMG_0242.jpg
Pocatello Country Autumn Scene IMG_0242.jpg
fleabane DSC_0007.jpg
fleabane DSC_0007.jpg
Crêpemaking at the ISU PSUB DSCN6090.JPG
Crêpemaking at the ISU PSUB DSCN6090.JPG
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0027.jpg
Coonie Oct 7 2008 _DSC0027.jpg
Choir from PR China _DSC6447.jpg
Choir from PR China _DSC6447.jpg
northern flying squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSC_0143.jpg
northern flying squirrel Pocatello Idaho DSC_0143.jpg
pink microsteris DSCN1776.jpg
pink microsteris DSCN1776.jpg
Brian Wells' Mom DSCF0010.JPG
Brian Wells' Mom DSCF0010.JPG
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 241.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 241.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2580.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen IMG_2580.jpg
getting school lunch ready at Idaho State University DSCF0025.JPG
getting school lunch ready at Idaho State University DSCF0025.JPG
Heavenly scene DSCN1359.jpg
Heavenly scene DSCN1359.jpg
ChokeCherry cropped P7150163.jpg
ChokeCherry cropped P7150163.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3985.jpg
Munro's Globe-Mallow DSCN3985.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0336.jpg
Pocatello Sunset smallfile IMG_0336.jpg
New Pocatello Sign DSCF4987.jpg
New Pocatello Sign DSCF4987.jpg
Nancy Woodland feeding a neighbor's horse _DSC2568.jpg
Nancy Woodland feeding a neighbor's horse _DSC2568.jpg
Ken and JoAnn Trimmer's iris DSCN2781.jpg
Ken and JoAnn Trimmer's iris DSCN2781.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0662.jpg
eclipse of the moon - recovery _DSC0662.jpg
Rebirth - Springtime at Gibson Jack P1020636.jpg
Rebirth - Springtime at Gibson Jack P1020636.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6770.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6770.jpg
Trees on Scout Mountain Nature Trail DSC_6426.JPG
Trees on Scout Mountain Nature Trail DSC_6426.JPG
West Buckskin Road Roadside Scene in Autumn Pocatello Idaho DSCF0059.jpg
West Buckskin Road Roadside Scene in Autumn Pocatello Idaho DSCF0059.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050627.jpg
Pocatello Sunset P1050627.jpg
Africa Night 2013 026.jpg
Africa Night 2013 026.jpg
VMG05 0030.jpg
VMG05 0030.jpg
rose fruit east fork mink creek trail scout mountain pocatello _DSC3728.jpg
rose fruit east fork mink creek trail scout mountain pocatello _DSC3728.jpg
Pocatello sunflower with bee P1060321.jpg
Pocatello sunflower with bee P1060321.jpg
Art of Stephen Bosworth Graduating Century High School Senior _DSC0001_2.jpg
Art of Stephen Bosworth Graduating Century High School Senior _DSC0001_2.jpg
Judy's Blueberry Muffin at College Market New Year's Day 2009, half eaten IMG_0871
Judy's Blueberry Muffin at College Market New Year's Day 2009, half eaten IMG_0871
The Forrests walking Taiwanese choirmembers home _DSC6431.jpg
The Forrests walking Taiwanese choirmembers home _DSC6431.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040107.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040107.jpg
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