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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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sunflower P1000031.jpg
sunflower P1000031.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7642.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7642.jpg
Jester (Loah Fay) _DSC0582.JPG
Jester (Loah Fay) _DSC0582.JPG
Fox Squirrel near Engineering Building, Idaho State University
Fox Squirrel near Engineering Building, Idaho State University
Aggressive Red Squirrel DSCF0002.JPG
Aggressive Red Squirrel DSCF0002.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0025.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0025.JPG
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7521.jpg
A dance at Indian Night _DSC7521.jpg
West Buckskin Power Spot And Pebble Creek or La Montagne de Bonneville
West Buckskin Power Spot And Pebble Creek or La Montagne de Bonneville
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0381.jpg
Fall at Caldwell Park _DSC0381.jpg
wild flowers _DSC8527.jpg
wild flowers _DSC8527.jpg
Habib and Kims Wedding Reception _DSC0553.jpg
Habib and Kims Wedding Reception _DSC0553.jpg
ISU Students for Obama P1020140.jpg
ISU Students for Obama P1020140.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040137.jpg
Pocatello from City Creek P1040137.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert DSCF0039.JPG
ISU Guitar Ensemble Concert DSCF0039.JPG
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0970.jpg
Western Spring Beauty DSCN0970.jpg
Chokecherry DSCN3831.jpg
Chokecherry DSCN3831.jpg
Moose Aug 28 2008 _DSC8786.jpg
Moose Aug 28 2008 _DSC8786.jpg
Winter Night at College Market IMG_1102.JPG
Winter Night at College Market IMG_1102.JPG
RODEO 2007 _DSC0352.jpg
RODEO 2007 _DSC0352.jpg
Pork and Idaho Potato Soup by Pocatello Artist Arla Morgan - I baked the pork -  DSC_0087.jpg
Pork and Idaho Potato Soup by Pocatello Artist Arla Morgan - I baked the pork - DSC_0087.jpg
Autumn in the City Pocatello Idaho DSCF0027.jpg
Autumn in the City Pocatello Idaho DSCF0027.jpg
A Pocatello Gas Station DSCN5703.JPG
A Pocatello Gas Station DSCN5703.JPG
red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0415.JPG
red squirrel on an aspen _DSC0415.JPG
Autumn at ISU - le centre rendez-vous _DSC0042.jpg
Autumn at ISU - le centre rendez-vous _DSC0042.jpg
Pocatello Sunset slightly cropped smallfile IMG_0335.jpg
Pocatello Sunset slightly cropped smallfile IMG_0335.jpg
Professor Ken Bosworth explaining recursion to students after class DSCF0052.jpg
Professor Ken Bosworth explaining recursion to students after class DSCF0052.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_53.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_53.jpg
Saudi Arabian students dancing at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0333.jpg
Saudi Arabian students dancing at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0333.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6763.jpg
bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6763.jpg
red squirrel Olympus SP-550UZ - unedited but just downsized P7230009
red squirrel Olympus SP-550UZ - unedited but just downsized P7230009
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 177.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 177.jpg
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DSC_33.jpg
Das Gelbsteinhotel - nicht mehr in Dienst P1000942.jpg
Das Gelbsteinhotel - nicht mehr in Dienst P1000942.jpg
Two participants of Save City Creek Meeting DSCN6671.JPG
Two participants of Save City Creek Meeting DSCN6671.JPG
The Office IMG_3086.jpg
The Office IMG_3086.jpg
Sunflowers along Chinese Peak Trail near the trailhead P1000133.jpg
Sunflowers along Chinese Peak Trail near the trailhead P1000133.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Silverwood Circle _DSC0518.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center from Silverwood Circle _DSC0518.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000098.jpg
Sunflowers on Chinese Peak Trail P1000098.jpg
One of Lons Cats DSCF0029.JPG
One of Lons Cats DSCF0029.JPG
Autumn in Old Town smallfile IMG_1063.jpg
Autumn in Old Town smallfile IMG_1063.jpg
baby cockatiels at play _DSC6846.jpg
baby cockatiels at play _DSC6846.jpg
Trimmers flower with bee P1050426.jpg
Trimmers flower with bee P1050426.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0096.jpg
Cherry Blossom Festival at ISU _DSC0096.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8551.jpg
Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 Annie _DSC8551.jpg
il parco rosso DSC_0141.jpg
il parco rosso DSC_0141.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1917.jpg
forgot what these were DSCN1917.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0801.jpg
Moosie October 2007 smallfile DSCF0801.jpg
Ruth Moorhead speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050061.jpg
Ruth Moorhead speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050061.jpg
Tulip at ISU DSCN0794.jpg
Tulip at ISU DSCN0794.jpg
City Creek Trail P1000655.jpg
City Creek Trail P1000655.jpg
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