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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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wildflowers next to Antelope Road
wildflowers next to Antelope Road
Theater ISU historic performance of Man of la Mancha at Bistline Theater DSC_47.jpg
Theater ISU historic performance of Man of la Mancha at Bistline Theater DSC_47.jpg
The Mountains glow pink at sundown - first day of spring DSCF1034.jpg
The Mountains glow pink at sundown - first day of spring DSCF1034.jpg
tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0021.jpg
tiger swallowtail butterfly DSCF0021.jpg
Taiko drumming at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0167.jpg
Taiko drumming at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0167.jpg
OSL at Ross Park at the College of Engineering Picnic DSCF0041.JPG
OSL at Ross Park at the College of Engineering Picnic DSCF0041.JPG
Wagon and Teepee by Fort Hall Replica P1020203.jpg
Wagon and Teepee by Fort Hall Replica P1020203.jpg
ISU Administration Building Thundercloud Plum Blossoms DSCN6086.JPG
ISU Administration Building Thundercloud Plum Blossoms DSCN6086.JPG
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0501.jpg
Rodeo 2007 _DSC0501.jpg
larkspur, a Pocatello mountain wildflower DSCF0110.JPG
larkspur, a Pocatello mountain wildflower DSCF0110.JPG
Wild Sunflowers with Bee P7290055.jpg
Wild Sunflowers with Bee P7290055.jpg
Boo the Alameda Pet Hospital Cat IMG_1572.JPG
Boo the Alameda Pet Hospital Cat IMG_1572.JPG
Lunch at Senang _DSC4479.jpg
Lunch at Senang _DSC4479.jpg
Twilight at Camelback Mountain _DSC0047.jpg
Twilight at Camelback Mountain _DSC0047.jpg
olympus 287 wild sunflower and pollinators.JPG
olympus 287 wild sunflower and pollinators.JPG
Stephen Tigner ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering - Distance Learning IMG_0710.jpg
Stephen Tigner ISU Computer Science - College of Engineering - Distance Learning IMG_0710.jpg
Pocatello Sunset IMG_0597.jpg
Pocatello Sunset IMG_0597.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 150.jpg
Africa Night 2013 at ISU 150.jpg
Pocatello In August, Pocatello, Idaho
Pocatello In August, Pocatello, Idaho
David Parry MD in Concert - Allergist and Organist - Pocatello Baroque Festival at the UCC _DSC0592.jpg
David Parry MD in Concert - Allergist and Organist - Pocatello Baroque Festival at the UCC _DSC0592.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0008.jpg
Golden Dragon Acrobats _DSC0008.jpg
Working on Bengal Theater Sign smallfile IMG_1163.jpg
Working on Bengal Theater Sign smallfile IMG_1163.jpg
ISU College of Engineering IMG_0556.jpg
ISU College of Engineering IMG_0556.jpg
Sho-ban Kid Dancing _DSC0253.jpg
Sho-ban Kid Dancing _DSC0253.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen P1000859.jpg
Samarabalouf French Pop Group at Jensen P1000859.jpg
Zoo Teepee DSCF0592.jpg
Zoo Teepee DSCF0592.jpg
ISU Flowers with Snow DSCF0190.jpg
ISU Flowers with Snow DSCF0190.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9199.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9199.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello Idaho _DSC0600.jpg
Howard Dean in Pocatello Idaho _DSC0600.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9195.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9195.jpg
Historic Theater ISU Performance DSC_71.jpg
Historic Theater ISU Performance DSC_71.jpg
Winter at Home _DSC0536.jpg
Winter at Home _DSC0536.jpg
Nun Pumping Gas P1000813.JPG
Nun Pumping Gas P1000813.JPG
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1725.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 singer _DSC1725.jpg
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DSCN1677.jpg
Ruth Moorhead speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050065.jpg
Ruth Moorhead speaking at Ken Trimmers Memorial PC050065.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous - Verabredungszentrum - Appointment Center IMG_0736.jpg
Le Centre Rendez-Vous - Verabredungszentrum - Appointment Center IMG_0736.jpg
lahb made with salmon _DSC0424.jpg
lahb made with salmon _DSC0424.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Driveway at Home _DSC2856.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from Driveway at Home _DSC2856.jpg
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6724.JPG
Buckskin Autumn Scene DSC_6724.JPG
Scout Mountain from Performing Arts Pkg Lot _DSC0156.jpg
Scout Mountain from Performing Arts Pkg Lot _DSC0156.jpg
City Creek P1020692.jpg
City Creek P1020692.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from home P1040307.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset from home P1040307.jpg
La Catrina Quartet with Pizzicato _DSC4382.jpg
La Catrina Quartet with Pizzicato _DSC4382.jpg
red squirrel with late may snow _DSC3709.jpg
red squirrel with late may snow _DSC3709.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0470.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello IMG_0470.jpg
Dorian and Leonard Hitchcock and Liz Cartwright smallfile _DSC0651.jpg
Dorian and Leonard Hitchcock and Liz Cartwright smallfile _DSC0651.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1756.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 _DSC1756.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center IMG_1923.jpg
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center IMG_1923.jpg
Belly Dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0420
Belly Dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0420
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