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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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Springtime on Halliday Street _DSC3285.jpg
Springtime on Halliday Street _DSC3285.jpg
An ISU Faculty Senate Meeting with Interim President Gallagher DSC_6932.jpg
An ISU Faculty Senate Meeting with Interim President Gallagher DSC_6932.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6350.jpg
Lithuanian Choir _DSC6350.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0427.jpg
red squirrel smallfile _DSC0427.jpg
Typical Pocatello Summer Scene P1060314.jpg
Typical Pocatello Summer Scene P1060314.jpg
Three Bucks for a Photo with Bush Anyone ? BILD1DC.jpg
Three Bucks for a Photo with Bush Anyone ? BILD1DC.jpg
Breakfast at Elmer's BILD16D.jpg
Breakfast at Elmer's BILD16D.jpg
two tiger swallowtail butterflies DSCF0013.JPG
two tiger swallowtail butterflies DSCF0013.JPG
ISU Museum and Pond Student Union Building P4180087.jpg
ISU Museum and Pond Student Union Building P4180087.jpg
DSCF0173 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0173 Flag Carrier.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC7696.jpg
American Falls Reservoir Sunset _DSC7696.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9015.jpg
Pocatello Marathon 2008 _DSC9015.jpg
Twilight Scene from American Road _DSC4965.jpg
Twilight Scene from American Road _DSC4965.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
Sikaswe Wedding _DSC0580.jpg
Sikaswe Wedding _DSC0580.jpg
ISU Music Dept The Consul _DSC3423.jpg
ISU Music Dept The Consul _DSC3423.jpg
ISU Music Dept The Consul _DSC3424.jpg
ISU Music Dept The Consul _DSC3424.jpg
View from a bike trail at city creek P1040138.jpg
View from a bike trail at city creek P1040138.jpg
Flugmodellen _DSC0642.jpg
Flugmodellen _DSC0642.jpg
Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6627.JPG
Crestline Trail Scout Mtn DSCN6627.JPG
international night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1682.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearers _DSC1682.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030229.jpg
Autumn on Scout Mountain smallfile P1030229.jpg
cyclist on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3755.jpg
cyclist on east mink trail pocatello scout mountain _DSC3755.jpg
City Creek Trail in Autumn _DSC1819.jpg
City Creek Trail in Autumn _DSC1819.jpg
Adelita-Tanz P2230028.jpg
Adelita-Tanz P2230028.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4751.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4751.JPG
ISU Dance _DSC6050.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC6050.jpg
fireweed Olympus 045.jpg
fireweed Olympus 045.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_131.jpg
Theater ISU DSC_131.jpg
ISU History Walk with Cyclist lowres IMG_0611.jpg
ISU History Walk with Cyclist lowres IMG_0611.jpg
Caramel _DSC1628.jpg
Caramel _DSC1628.jpg
 wild forget-me-nots DSCN1964.jpg
wild forget-me-nots DSCN1964.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Perfomance DSC_132.jpg
Theater ISU Historic Perfomance DSC_132.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1273.jpg
Janene Willers retirement party _DSC1273.jpg
Complete Messiah Performance - The Applause showing Conductors Face _DSC0599.jpg
Complete Messiah Performance - The Applause showing Conductors Face _DSC0599.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot in its habitat DSCN1427.jpg
Arrowleaf balsamroot in its habitat DSCN1427.jpg
Edwin and Nicole at Danyals Photography Exhibit DSCF0460.jpg
Edwin and Nicole at Danyals Photography Exhibit DSCF0460.jpg
Geologistic Wolf Man _DSC0943.jpg
Geologistic Wolf Man _DSC0943.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1689.jpg
international night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1689.jpg
A City Creek Waterfall -- Late May _DSC0237.JPG
A City Creek Waterfall -- Late May _DSC0237.JPG
Snake River at Massacre Rocks with Big Bird P6010015.jpg
Snake River at Massacre Rocks with Big Bird P6010015.jpg
Autumn at the ISU Library IMG_0466.jpg
Autumn at the ISU Library IMG_0466.jpg
Pocatello Twilight _DSC5128.jpg
Pocatello Twilight _DSC5128.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0659.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0659.jpg
Bill O_Brien in Feb 2010 smallfile IMG_1903.jpg
Bill O_Brien in Feb 2010 smallfile IMG_1903.jpg
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4747.JPG
ISU Baroque Festival 2009 at Jensen Hall - Performing Arts Center _DSC4747.JPG
The Reed Gym Bengali Tiger IMG_1481.jpg
The Reed Gym Bengali Tiger IMG_1481.jpg
Moose Moonrise P4160021.jpg
Moose Moonrise P4160021.jpg
Joyce Guyer and Mark Neiwirth performing at the Jensen Grand Concert Hall Pocatello _DSC3667.JPG
Joyce Guyer and Mark Neiwirth performing at the Jensen Grand Concert Hall Pocatello _DSC3667.JPG
First Friday Art Walk at Mind Your Body Studio _DSC3790.jpg
First Friday Art Walk at Mind Your Body Studio _DSC3790.jpg
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