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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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Marathon on Hootowl Rd smallfile DSCF0230.jpg
Marathon on Hootowl Rd smallfile DSCF0230.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3463.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3463.jpg
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VMG picnic may 15 2005 DSCF0044 smallfile.JPG
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Aspen the Fox Squirrel on an Aspen smallfile IMG_0356.jpg
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Steller's Jay smallfile _DSC0301.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6709.jpg
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Theater ISU DSC_58.jpg
Lodgepole Lupine West Mink Trail DSC_0092.jpg
Lodgepole Lupine West Mink Trail DSC_0092.jpg
Moose Girl eating Sagebrush, Feb 4 2004, Pocatello, Idaho
Moose Girl eating Sagebrush, Feb 4 2004, Pocatello, Idaho
Old Town Pocatello - View down Main Street DSCF5243.jpg
Old Town Pocatello - View down Main Street DSCF5243.jpg
Spring Break at ISU 2010 _DSC7392.jpg
Spring Break at ISU 2010 _DSC7392.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7516.jpg
ISU School of Engineering Squirrel DSCF7516.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0385.jpg
Chinese Dance at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0385.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1658.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1658.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Fashion Show DSCF0361.jpg
ISU International Night 2005 Fashion Show DSCF0361.jpg
All Faculty Meeting with Gallagher 001.jpg
All Faculty Meeting with Gallagher 001.jpg
music man _DSC0286.jpg
music man _DSC0286.jpg
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our country driveway in autumn _DSC9950.jpg
Gangemi Owens Stephenson Wachowicz Stephenson _DSC4066.jpg
Gangemi Owens Stephenson Wachowicz Stephenson _DSC4066.jpg
freight trains PA050523.jpg
freight trains PA050523.jpg
fireworks coolpix 8700 Pocatello DSCN4919.jpg
fireworks coolpix 8700 Pocatello DSCN4919.jpg
little apple tree and chinese peak _DSC7546.jpg
little apple tree and chinese peak _DSC7546.jpg
Autumn on a Trail near Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6013.jpg
Autumn on a Trail near Kinport Road City Creek DSCF6013.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0060.jpg
Show at Bistline Theater DSC_0060.jpg
John Bennion _DSC9669.jpg
John Bennion _DSC9669.jpg
Lou Pirro taking picture of self and kids smallfile  _DSC2920.jpg
Lou Pirro taking picture of self and kids smallfile _DSC2920.jpg
ISU school lunch Hühnersalat Giulio Cesare DSCN5867.jpg
ISU school lunch Hühnersalat Giulio Cesare DSCN5867.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 349.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 349.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1279.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1279.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_0051.jpg
Mexican Food at Chapala's in Chubbuck DSC_0051.jpg
The Office in Winter smallfile Picture 274.jpg
The Office in Winter smallfile Picture 274.jpg
Camelback Mtn DSCN1206.jpg
Camelback Mtn DSCN1206.jpg
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DSCN1390.jpg
Annual Beer and Blooms Party at the Trimmers P1050418.jpg
Annual Beer and Blooms Party at the Trimmers P1050418.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030221.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030221.jpg
A Laotian Meal P1040410.jpg
A Laotian Meal P1040410.jpg
Sopapilla Chapala DSCF0078.jpg
Sopapilla Chapala DSCF0078.jpg
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admin bldg flowers PA110018.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0397.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0397.jpg
fireworks july 4 2008 _DSC5515.jpg
fireworks july 4 2008 _DSC5515.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3461.jpg
ISU Music Dept Candide _DSC3461.jpg
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7941.JPG
Moose Aug 18 2008 smallfile _DSC7941.JPG
Century High students on Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 047.jpg
Century High students on Crestline Trail Nikon Coolpix 047.jpg
Roger Schieß, builder DSCF0355
Roger Schieß, builder DSCF0355
Dr Karl Holte and his Spring Flora class at Porcelain Pot DSCN1914.jpg
Dr Karl Holte and his Spring Flora class at Porcelain Pot DSCN1914.jpg
Blue-Eyed Mary or Collinsia parviflora DSCN1647.jpg
Blue-Eyed Mary or Collinsia parviflora DSCN1647.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow _DSC0118.jpg
Pocatello Autumn Scene with Snow _DSC0118.jpg
Sheep at McKees Pocatello P1040284.jpg
Sheep at McKees Pocatello P1040284.jpg
Pocatello Country Scene DSCN0982.jpg
Pocatello Country Scene DSCN0982.jpg
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