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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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Pumpkin Pie, made by photographer
Pumpkin Pie, made by photographer
Sticky Geranium P6130005.jpg
Sticky Geranium P6130005.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_97.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Performance to Open Stephens Performing Arts Center DSC_97.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble _DSC0358.jpg
ISU Guitar Ensemble _DSC0358.jpg
Pocatello'scher Geburtstagstanz P8110190
Pocatello'scher Geburtstagstanz P8110190
yellow flower in front of ISUs Admin. Bldg. DSCN0409.jpg
yellow flower in front of ISUs Admin. Bldg. DSCN0409.jpg
flamenco dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0368.jpg
flamenco dancer at ISU International Night 2006 _DSC0368.jpg
Pocatello Area Country Autumn Scene - from West Buckskin Road - IMG_0234.jpg
Pocatello Area Country Autumn Scene - from West Buckskin Road - IMG_0234.jpg
View from Black Rock Trail DSCN0565.jpg
View from Black Rock Trail DSCN0565.jpg
Shibori Ties at College Market P1300013.jpg
Shibori Ties at College Market P1300013.jpg
Portneuf Gap Panorama Smallfile.jpg
Portneuf Gap Panorama Smallfile.jpg
Turkey Sandwich and Soup at Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9662.jpg
Turkey Sandwich and Soup at Portneuf Valley Brewing _DSC9662.jpg
Steller's Jay DSCF0574.jpg
Steller's Jay DSCF0574.jpg
ISU Winter Squirrel by the Liberal Arts Building IMG_1703.jpg
ISU Winter Squirrel by the Liberal Arts Building IMG_1703.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer and host _DSC1659.jpg
International Night 2011 flag bearer and host _DSC1659.jpg
Todd Gansauge _DSC6583.jpg
Todd Gansauge _DSC6583.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9073.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9073.jpg
earthworm _DSC0085.jpg
earthworm _DSC0085.jpg
Jake and Another Person _DSC0680.jpg
Jake and Another Person _DSC0680.jpg
Save City Creek party DSCF0034.JPG
Save City Creek party DSCF0034.JPG
Bill O'Brien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Bill O'Brien in Concert _DSC8587.jpg
Autumn Aspen _DSC9895.jpg
Autumn Aspen _DSC9895.jpg
Winter Scene from Next To Buckskin Road smallfile P1000736.jpg
Winter Scene from Next To Buckskin Road smallfile P1000736.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3429.jpg
ISU Music Dept Saint of Bleecker Street _DSC3429.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9489.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9489.jpg
Thai tea CA style _DSC0426.jpg
Thai tea CA style _DSC0426.jpg
International Night flag bearers _DSC1677.jpg
International Night flag bearers _DSC1677.jpg
Farhana Hibbert and one of her kids VMG05 0024.jpg
Farhana Hibbert and one of her kids VMG05 0024.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6659.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6659.jpg
Paintbrush at Black Rock Canyon _DSC0024.jpg
Paintbrush at Black Rock Canyon _DSC0024.jpg
Linda Wolfe Pocatello Artist _DSC3979.jpg
Linda Wolfe Pocatello Artist _DSC3979.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 389.jpg
Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 389.jpg
Mule Deer in Arbon Valley DSCN0219.jpg
Mule Deer in Arbon Valley DSCN0219.jpg
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4737.JPG
Geoff Friedley as Organizer of ISU Baroque Festival at Performing Arts Center _DSC4737.JPG
Little Bengal Foursome DSC_6619.JPG
Little Bengal Foursome DSC_6619.JPG
Idaho State University College of Engineering with the Bent P8290122.jpg
Idaho State University College of Engineering with the Bent P8290122.jpg
Wild Seafood Selection at Pocatello Co-op _DSC0359.jpg
Wild Seafood Selection at Pocatello Co-op _DSC0359.jpg
fashion show at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0136.jpg
fashion show at ISU cherry blossom festival _DSC0136.jpg
International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1668.jpg
International Night Flag Bearers _DSC1668.jpg
grasshopper on sunflower P1040167.jpg
grasshopper on sunflower P1040167.jpg
a night in mexico at isu P2230008.jpg
a night in mexico at isu P2230008.jpg
Deathbed Scene, Man of La Mancha, DSC_0158.jpg
Deathbed Scene, Man of La Mancha, DSC_0158.jpg
Pocatello Twilight at Home P4060041.jpg
Pocatello Twilight at Home P4060041.jpg
Blue Hawk _DSC0666.jpg
Blue Hawk _DSC0666.jpg
Butterfly on Daisy smallfile IMG_0168.jpg
Butterfly on Daisy smallfile IMG_0168.jpg
51st birthday self portrait with Putnam P1030888.JPG
51st birthday self portrait with Putnam P1030888.JPG
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6601.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6601.jpg
Gnocky 49th Birthday fixed red eye smallfile  _DSC0205.jpg
Gnocky 49th Birthday fixed red eye smallfile _DSC0205.jpg
Ceramic Mugs by Phil Jenkins _DSC3638.jpg
Ceramic Mugs by Phil Jenkins _DSC3638.jpg
zoo goosies DSCF0673.jpg
zoo goosies DSCF0673.jpg
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