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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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Mira the Cockatiel in Flight _DSC1502.JPG
Mira the Cockatiel in Flight _DSC1502.JPG
College Market _DSC0219.jpg
College Market _DSC0219.jpg
In stiller Nacht
In stiller Nacht
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020158.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home South 8th Avenue Pocatello P1020158.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1414.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset IMG_1414.jpg
Springtime in Pocatello IMG_0186.jpg
Springtime in Pocatello IMG_0186.jpg
Café du coin d'érudit IMG_1084.jpg
Café du coin d'érudit IMG_1084.jpg
music man _DSC0237.jpg
music man _DSC0237.jpg
Pocatello Moonset - Just before a total lunar eclipse Dec 10 2011 _DSC3061.jpg
Pocatello Moonset - Just before a total lunar eclipse Dec 10 2011 _DSC3061.jpg
Wilde Helianthoi P7160014.jpg
Wilde Helianthoi P7160014.jpg
Stephens Performing Arts Center while Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sang DSC_5083.JPG
Stephens Performing Arts Center while Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sang DSC_5083.JPG
neighbors horses grazing in snow DSCF5208.jpg
neighbors horses grazing in snow DSCF5208.jpg
Richie Sheng performs at Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8561.jpg
Richie Sheng performs at Pocatellos Got Talent July 2011 _DSC8561.jpg
Thom Ritter George conducting Idaho State Civic Symphony IMG_0973.jpg
Thom Ritter George conducting Idaho State Civic Symphony IMG_0973.jpg
Buckskin Sunset IMG_0043.jpg
Buckskin Sunset IMG_0043.jpg
Yellow Bells, Pocatello, Idaho
Yellow Bells, Pocatello, Idaho
Halloween 2008 at ISU IMG_0499.jpg
Halloween 2008 at ISU IMG_0499.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9616.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9616.jpg
City Creek P1020681.jpg
City Creek P1020681.jpg
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1780.JPG
Old Town Pocatello IMG_1780.JPG
induction of new members at Sigma Xi annual banquet 2007 at ISU _DSC0119.jpg
induction of new members at Sigma Xi annual banquet 2007 at ISU _DSC0119.jpg
Crete Brown VMG05 0033.jpg
Crete Brown VMG05 0033.jpg
Typical Spring Scene, Pocatello, Idaho
Typical Spring Scene, Pocatello, Idaho
Thom Ritter George and Janet Sung with Id State Civic IMG_1013.jpg
Thom Ritter George and Janet Sung with Id State Civic IMG_1013.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3433.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3433.jpg
cyclist on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain area _DSC3757.jpg
cyclist on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain area _DSC3757.jpg
Setting For Shakespeare's Play at ISU _DSC0012
Setting For Shakespeare's Play at ISU _DSC0012
Theater ISU Man of la Mancha d.h. Miguel de Cervantes DSC_81.jpg
Theater ISU Man of la Mancha d.h. Miguel de Cervantes DSC_81.jpg
Musicians playing during Oktoberfest at Continental Bistro DSCF0747.jpg
Musicians playing during Oktoberfest at Continental Bistro DSCF0747.jpg
ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course P1050061.jpg
ISU Centennial Cross-Country Course P1050061.jpg
West Buckskin Road from hill behind our Office Home DSCF0087.JPG
West Buckskin Road from hill behind our Office Home DSCF0087.JPG
Fox Squirrel Canon S3IS IMG_1153.jpg
Fox Squirrel Canon S3IS IMG_1153.jpg
Glacier Lily -- Gletscherlilie, Forellenlilie usw DSCN3143.jpg
Glacier Lily -- Gletscherlilie, Forellenlilie usw DSCN3143.jpg
Tulips LA Bldg ISU DSCN0798.jpg
Tulips LA Bldg ISU DSCN0798.jpg
Autumn is Beginning Here in Pocatello - City Creek Area DSCF6005.jpg
Autumn is Beginning Here in Pocatello - City Creek Area DSCF6005.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020069.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Pocatello P1020069.jpg
Trimmers' flower with bee _DSC1950.jpg
Trimmers' flower with bee _DSC1950.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9229.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9229.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1663.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1663.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6523.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6523.jpg
red squirrel on banister _DSC0320.JPG
red squirrel on banister _DSC0320.JPG
Bee in Flower at Hells Half Acre RSCN2753.jpg
Bee in Flower at Hells Half Acre RSCN2753.jpg
Deborah Clearing Snow from the Roof in Winter IMG_0807.jpg
Deborah Clearing Snow from the Roof in Winter IMG_0807.jpg
Nordisk Sang P1020101.jpg
Nordisk Sang P1020101.jpg
City Creek Trail DSCN6404.JPG
City Creek Trail DSCN6404.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0139.JPG
MLK Day March 2007 _DSC0139.JPG
Tulips on the ISU Campus - smallfile - Spring scene taken 16 May 2013 P1010015.JPG
Tulips on the ISU Campus - smallfile - Spring scene taken 16 May 2013 P1010015.JPG
Hootowl Panorama.jpg
Hootowl Panorama.jpg
ISU Football DSCF0014.JPG
ISU Football DSCF0014.JPG
Un coro de España DSC_6483.jpg
Un coro de España DSC_6483.jpg
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