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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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ISU Early Thaw Feb 2008 IMG_0856.jpg
ISU Early Thaw Feb 2008 IMG_0856.jpg
sunflower DSCF5892.jpg
sunflower DSCF5892.jpg
Wolfi _DSC7871.jpg
Wolfi _DSC7871.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1587.jpg
Italienisches Liederbuch _DSC1587.jpg
Lena Contor presenting Ukrainian culture at Pocatellos First Friday Art Walk _DSC3777.jpg
Lena Contor presenting Ukrainian culture at Pocatellos First Friday Art Walk _DSC3777.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0657.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0657.jpg
ISU Hutchinson Quadrangle P8210403.jpg
ISU Hutchinson Quadrangle P8210403.jpg
pink microsteris DSCN1749.jpg
pink microsteris DSCN1749.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2115.jpg
Metropolitan Opera auditions at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello _DSC2115.jpg
Thai Seas Seafood - home-made dinner for Putnam and myself DSC_0053.jpg
Thai Seas Seafood - home-made dinner for Putnam and myself DSC_0053.jpg
Idaho State University campus with white tent DSCF0012.JPG
Idaho State University campus with white tent DSCF0012.JPG
forgot what these were DSCN1939.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1939.jpg
VMG art opening 2006 at Main Street Coffee and News DSC0107.jpg
VMG art opening 2006 at Main Street Coffee and News DSC0107.jpg
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DSC_100.jpg
AMI Moonrise PB240151.jpg
AMI Moonrise PB240151.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 036.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 036.jpg
our country driveway in autumn 2008 _DSC9951.jpg
our country driveway in autumn 2008 _DSC9951.jpg
ISU students participating in an international programming contest smallfile P1030089.jpg
ISU students participating in an international programming contest smallfile P1030089.jpg
Entenpaar RSCN1531.jpg
Entenpaar RSCN1531.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC5303.jpg
Pocatello Sunset _DSC5303.jpg
typical dinner at home - turkey sausage, photographer-made hummus bi tahini, asparagus, brown rice
typical dinner at home - turkey sausage, photographer-made hummus bi tahini, asparagus, brown rice
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0014.jpg
Wiener Sängerknaben smallfile _DSC0014.jpg
I call this Renaissance Court Jester smallfile DSCN3139.jpg
I call this Renaissance Court Jester smallfile DSCN3139.jpg
A Conversation _DSC0675.jpg
A Conversation _DSC0675.jpg
International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1673.jpg
International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1673.jpg
Headwaters of West Fork Rapid Creek _DSC4437.jpg
Headwaters of West Fork Rapid Creek _DSC4437.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020092.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020092.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6834.jpg
Chinese New Year at ISU 2010 _DSC6834.jpg
Spring on 7th Ave DSCN0894.jpg
Spring on 7th Ave DSCN0894.jpg
Mike Ellis _DSC9694.jpg
Mike Ellis _DSC9694.jpg
Medical Center smallfile DSCN5663.jpg
Medical Center smallfile DSCN5663.jpg
Bolliwood Dance ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0771.jpg
Bolliwood Dance ISU International Night 2008 _DSC0771.jpg
music man _DSC0234.jpg
music man _DSC0234.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_45.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_45.jpg
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o skiouros smallfile DSCF0002.JPG
Pocatello spring scene DSCF0102.JPG
Pocatello spring scene DSCF0102.JPG
The Occupy Pocatello Movement IMG_0246.jpg
The Occupy Pocatello Movement IMG_0246.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open the Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_51.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open the Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_51.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous (ISU) von der osten Seite IMG_0859.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous (ISU) von der osten Seite IMG_0859.jpg
wellhouse in winter _DSC0186.jpg
wellhouse in winter _DSC0186.jpg
Lacy the Lynx Pocatello Zoo _DSC1678.jpg
Lacy the Lynx Pocatello Zoo _DSC1678.jpg
My Cranberry Bread IMG_1911.jpg
My Cranberry Bread IMG_1911.jpg
ISU Oboler Library Reference Area Computers smallfile _DSC9915.jpg
ISU Oboler Library Reference Area Computers smallfile _DSC9915.jpg
View behind Trimmers House P1050421.jpg
View behind Trimmers House P1050421.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert DSCF0036.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert DSCF0036.JPG
Springtime in Inkom _DSC3751.jpg
Springtime in Inkom _DSC3751.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0619.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello _DSC0619.jpg
Trimmers' primroses smallfile P4170006.JPG
Trimmers' primroses smallfile P4170006.JPG
Bird Cop Cameraman and Deborah P1010094.jpg
Bird Cop Cameraman and Deborah P1010094.jpg
Scout Mountain _DSC7873.jpg
Scout Mountain _DSC7873.jpg
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