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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 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
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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 Espaņa DSC_6483.jpg
Un coro de Espaņa DSC_6483.jpg
NEW YEAR CARD 2007 smallfile P1000422.jpg
NEW YEAR CARD 2007 smallfile P1000422.jpg
Interior of Portneuf Valley Brewing =_DSC9658.jpg
Interior of Portneuf Valley Brewing =_DSC9658.jpg
College Market DSCF0029.jpg
College Market DSCF0029.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0125.jpg
fashion show at ISU Cherry Blossom Festival _DSC0125.jpg
Autumn at ISU campus after todays long Faculty Senate meeting DSCN5336.jpg
Autumn at ISU campus after todays long Faculty Senate meeting DSCN5336.jpg
Fall Foliage (aspen) from Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 037.jpg
Fall Foliage (aspen) from Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 037.jpg
bird of prey in flight at home _DSC6197.jpg
bird of prey in flight at home _DSC6197.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset with Olympus C750UZ P8070032.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset with Olympus C750UZ P8070032.jpg
Wild Rose on City Creek Trail DSCF0064.JPG
Wild Rose on City Creek Trail DSCF0064.JPG
wild rose and rose buds P1000104.jpg
wild rose and rose buds P1000104.jpg
Crestline Trail Scout Mountain DSCN6621.JPG
Crestline Trail Scout Mountain DSCN6621.JPG
Pocatello Myco IMG_0293.jpg
Pocatello Myco IMG_0293.jpg
Reaching for the Moon _DSC3021.jpg
Reaching for the Moon _DSC3021.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020518.jpg
ISU squirrel girl P1020518.jpg
photo workshop at ISU with Kristi Sheriff 0012.jpg
photo workshop at ISU with Kristi Sheriff 0012.jpg
sagebrush hillside in winter P1010005.jpg
sagebrush hillside in winter P1010005.jpg
Capuccino with Chives, made when I wasn't awake (meant to put cinnamon in!)
Capuccino with Chives, made when I wasn't awake (meant to put cinnamon in!)
Rosewood Reception Center with Lon Hamlin's Stained Glass _DSC3512
Rosewood Reception Center with Lon Hamlin's Stained Glass _DSC3512
Springtime at Inman Creek Inkom _DSC3755.jpg
Springtime at Inman Creek Inkom _DSC3755.jpg
Howard Dean and James Ruchti in Pocatello _DSC0615.jpg
Howard Dean and James Ruchti in Pocatello _DSC0615.jpg
Hossein Mousavinezhad _DSC9705.jpg
Hossein Mousavinezhad _DSC9705.jpg
who am i DSCN1714.jpg
who am i DSCN1714.jpg
Baked Chicken with Curry Powder and Washington State Apple Sauce smallfile IMG_1456.jpg
Baked Chicken with Curry Powder and Washington State Apple Sauce smallfile IMG_1456.jpg
Little Apples _DSC9770.jpg
Little Apples _DSC9770.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1455.jpg
Austin and Mom _DSC1455.jpg
flying magpie _DSC2012.JPG
flying magpie _DSC2012.JPG
Student Union at Night DSCF0063.jpg
Student Union at Night DSCF0063.jpg
Seth Hays ISU Computer Science Graduate _DSC6685.jpg
Seth Hays ISU Computer Science Graduate _DSC6685.jpg
Red Hill dsc_2854.jpg
Red Hill dsc_2854.jpg
Main Street Coffee and News DSCN6375.JPG
Main Street Coffee and News DSCN6375.JPG
Baby Sulcata Tortoise at McKee's (pet store) on Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello P1010038.jpg
Baby Sulcata Tortoise at McKee's (pet store) on Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello P1010038.jpg
Campus Autumn Scene PA110014.jpg
Campus Autumn Scene PA110014.jpg
scarlet gilia West Buckskin Rd about 5800 feet DSC_4864.JPG
scarlet gilia West Buckskin Rd about 5800 feet DSC_4864.JPG
City Creek Trail _DSC1534.jpg
City Creek Trail _DSC1534.jpg
Guitar ISU _DSC0503.jpg
Guitar ISU _DSC0503.jpg
flowers for sale at McKees Pocatello IMG_1940.jpg
flowers for sale at McKees Pocatello IMG_1940.jpg
Morning Glory P6190052.jpg
Morning Glory P6190052.jpg
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