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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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fireworks Coolpix 8700 Pocatello DSCN4922.jpg
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Iris Dan Jay and Kristin DSCF0054.jpg
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holidaycard2010 - Wolfi der Wolfspitz
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Moose Mom and Baby _DSC8512.jpg
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Missouri Moose Braves Idaho Mountain Snow smallfile Picture 202.jpg
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Bird and Mountains P1010072.jpg
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Eclipse of the Sun from Pocatello _DSC5192.jpg
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who am i DSCN1714.jpg
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Fall Foliage on City Creek Trail in Pocatello _DSC1895.jpg
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DSCF0093 Flag Carrier.jpg
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Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0060.jpg
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bumble bee on larkspur _DSC6765.jpg
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Applebees smallfile _DSC0264.JPG
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Breakfast at Elmer's BILD16D.jpg
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Scout Mountain Nature Trail _DSC2497.jpg
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College Market Scene - A Birthday Cake for Shelley by Cats Mom _DSC8593.jpg
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Red Hill Columns IMG_1805.JPG
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Trees on Scout Mountain Nature Trail DSC_6426.JPG
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Der Schneehund P1020111.jpg
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ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4758.JPG
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Mexican food from el Herradero Pocatello DSC_0036.jpg
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quartet and attendees ISU Taste of France DSCF0110.jpg
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Ukrainian treats by Lena Contor _DSC3764.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1385.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Pocatello IMG_1385.jpg
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Fox Squirrel Near ISU Campus smallfile IMG_1502.jpg
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Dump with seagulls and mountains IMG_0526.jpg
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Butterfly on Daisy smallfile IMG_0168.jpg
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Buckskin Scene in July _DSC6524.jpg
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Ken and JoAnn Trimmer's iris DSCN2781.jpg
Cockatiel Brothers Treasure and Magic, sons of Ama Mama and Jake Daddy _DSC0191.jpg
Cockatiel Brothers Treasure and Magic, sons of Ama Mama and Jake Daddy _DSC0191.jpg
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Maytag Washer at Bannock County Historical Museum _DSC1675.jpg
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Trimmers Tulips P1050423.jpg
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grilled vegetables at stuffles DSCF0057.jpg
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Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7941.JPG
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Un coro de Espaņa DSC_6483.jpg
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Horses at Dusk on American Road _DSC4945.jpg
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Tom P8110150.jpg
An R/C Model of a Stinson Reliant from the local Club _DSC0645.jpg
An R/C Model of a Stinson Reliant from the local Club _DSC0645.jpg
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Rodeo 2007 _DSC0104.jpg
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Robert and Audrey Pirro _DSC2925.jpg
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Pocatello Postcard 4.jpg
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Glass Art of Lonalee Hamlin Jr DSC_3703.JPG
bison at Pocatello Zoo
bison at Pocatello Zoo
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Susannes Geburtstag P8110129.jpg
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Western Serviceberry am I not I grow by E Mink Tr Scout Mtn P1010508.jpg
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